(Ret.) Senior Chief Thom Shea is the CEO of Adamantine Alliance, a unique leadership and demanding human performance training organization. Thom works exclusively with “one person at a time” throughout the nation, to ensure transformational performance results. Thom has trained 100s of individuals to date to master the Five Pyramids of Human Performance ® and led each through the intense training of Performance in the Margin®, the space where all performance occurs.
Before founding Adamantine Alliance, Thom served 23 years with distinguished Valor as a Navy SEAL. During his military career he served in three wars, ultimately leading a team of Navy SEALs into Afghanistan in 2009 where he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor and his second Combat Action Medal. He was hand-selected to serve as Officer In Charge of the famed SEAL Sniper course from 2009 – 2011. During his two year tenure, he transformed the sniper curriculum while successfully increasing both graduation numbers and shooting performance test scores.
He is the author of the national best-selling book, UNBREAKABLE: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life. Thom is the executive partner at Primal Quest LLC, the toughest multi-sport endurance event in the United States. Thom also serves as Director of Business Development for BarberWind Turbines. BarberWind Turbines represents an entirely new design for wind turbines that is efficient, economical and available to produce energy worldwide.
In his downtime, Thom competes in numerous ultra marathons and has volunteered countless hours to charity, raising funds through his athletic events for Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Chris Kyle Memorial Trust. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ball State University and a Master Training Specialist certification from the Naval Special Warfare Center. He now resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife and three children.