Episode 3

Published on:

15th Sep 2021

Maximizing Human Potential by Creating High Performance Teams: Myth, Magic or Mistake.

The world is going through a monumental change and every single day a new headline points us to a new challenge we need to overcome. As an optimist. I believe in the collective power of people working together as a team to solve the problems facing our businesses, our communities, and our global societies. 

But, sometimes we need someone to look to. Someone to guide us. Someone who understands what it means to operate in the most difficult and challenging of environments and to come out the other side as proof that it can be done. 

Today, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome that someone – Rich Diviney as my guest. Rich is a former Navy Seal Commander. 

When I look for an example of a team, this is the kind of team that always comes to mind. The kind of teams that have to operate together based on trust and optimal performance because it could literally mean the difference between life or death - or perhaps even worse than death. Rich completed more than twenty overseas deployments – 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. He guided specialized operational teams to train their brains to perform faster, longer and better in all environments.

Since his retirement a few years ago he has trained over 5000 businesses, athletic and military leaders from the world’s best-known organizations.

Rich is also the author of the book ‘The Attributes’ which does an excellent job of helping his readers understand what makes people tick so to speak and how to uncover these attributes in all of us, whether it’s sports, business, health and science, government or even your everyday relationships.

More recently, Rich helped kick off MakeShift’s first all-company meeting in Calgary! It was an incredible experience and our team learned so much.

On a personal note, and in full transparency, Rich is going to be joining me and the Leaders2Inspire team in Mexico in November to facilitate optimal performance workshops for participants at the Leaders2inspire retreat.

But today, Rich is here to help us all maximize our potential. Are you ready to Make the Shift? Let’s go!

About Rich Diviney:

Rich draws upon 20+ years of experience as a Navy SEAL Officer where he completed more than 13 overseas deployments – 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. Through his career, he has achieved multiple leadership positions – to include the Commanding Officer of a Navy SEAL Command.

Since retirement in early 2017, Rich has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc.


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Have feedback to share or want to be a guest? Reach out to Adam Greenberg at agreenberg@makeshift.ca.

If you’d like to connect with Rich or buy his book, visit https://theattributes.com/


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About the Podcast

Make the Shift with Adam Greenberg
Are you ready to make the shift to a peoplefirst business? Join Adam Greenberg, CEO of MakeShift, and other industry thought leaders on their journey to discover what organizations need to create happier teams.