David Rutherford

Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Behavioral Training Specialist, Dynamic Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer

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Florida, United States

Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Behavioral Training Specialist, Dynamic Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer

David Rutherford – is an internationally known motivational personality who’s message has reached over 20 million people worldwide with his incredibly unique motivational speaking, writing, coaching, and hosting called Froglogic. Froglogic can be best described as a Navy SEAL Motivational Performance Training company.


Over the past 25 years David has been exploring and researching the human condition in every imaginable environment. David began his exploration as an athlete eventually playing collegiate Lacrosse at Penn State. David then spent 8 years working in the SEAL Community as a student, combat paramedic, operator and instructor. After being honorably discharged David continued to hone his skill sets as an international training specialist and curriculum developer for the private military contracting company known as Blackwater. He eventually graduated to working for the CIA as an instructor for case officers enhancing their behavioral integration with JSOC and regular Special Operations units. Because of his strong commitment to service he was eventually recruited by the Agency as a close protection and security specialist where he deployed for two years into high threat areas.

Motivational Expert

What David Rutherford has learned is nothing short of profound and with his high energy, high impact style of delivery and content, it has allowed him to become one of the most sought out motivational personalities in the US. David now averages over 60 speaking and coaching events a year working with Professional Sports teams like the 2018 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox, and the 2018 collegiate World Series Champions Oregon State Beavers Baseball team. As a team specialist, he’s also spoken to and coached Fortune 500 companies the likes of Merrill Lynch, Revlon, and Johnson Controls. His extensive training background enables teams and individuals to embrace fear, forge self-confidence, live the Team Life, find purpose, and develop a winning culture.


David is also the co-host for one of the fastest growing Podcast at the Westwood One network, whose monthly, digital reach is a quarter of a billion people. He and his cohost, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell, together with the Team Never Quit Podcast were nominated as one of iTunes “Top Podcast of 2016” in just six months on air. Since then the show has been downloaded over 10 million times averaging over 60 thousand downloads a week. David is also providing valuable motivational content on his YouTube channel with over 10 million views and through his ever-expanding social media influence with over 75 thousand followers.


Notable Clients: Boston Red Sox, Bank of America, Miami Dolphins, Novo Nordisk, BNY Mellon, Oregon State Beavers, Comcast, Johnson Controls, Covidien, UFC Fighters, Pioneer Investments, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, University of Nebraska, UPenn Football, Penn State Lacrosse, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 7,000 + children across America and Canada, and over 20 million people reached around the world.

Pandemic Motivation: Find a Pathway Through the Pain

We are all experiencing a profound change in our daily lives. For many, this is causing significant disruptions in mental health, business productivity, and family dynamics. David’s talk is derived from the four main Froglogic Concepts. I believe that individuals and teams who develop systems to deal with fear, self-confidence issues, team orientation, and a focused approach to finding true purpose in life, will live a more peaceful, perseverant, and meaningful existence.

Self Confidence

David introduces 8 concepts called Missions that help individuals and teams forge their personal and professional Self-Confidence. The 8 Missions include: Have a Positive Attitude, PT (Physical Training) and Live Healthy, Motivate Yourself and Others, Earn Respect, Set Goals, Live with Integrity, Mentoring, Have Fun. In this high-energy presentation, David outlines his behavioral training concept based on 70 + years of elite Navy SEAL training and on 20 years of personal discovery. Whether it's top executives, management personnel, sales associates or new trainees, when audiences leave this event, they feel inspired to start performing at a higher level.

Team Life

David introduces 4 concepts called Missions designed to help forge your team's commitment toward living the Team Life. These concepts are designed to improve your team's ability to embrace fear, and function at the highest levels in an ever changing global economy. The 4 Missions include: Commitment, Training, Communication, Leadership. Additionally, in this powerful talk, David profiles four Navy SEAL Congressional Medal of Honor stories to help illustrate the critical importance of living by a higher standard and functioning like a special operations team to achieve never before imagined levels of personal and professional success.

Embracing Fear

David introduces 5 concepts called Missions designed to help you and your team embrace fear and use it to enhance your ability to succeed in any environment. The Missions include: Search For the Truth, Accept Your Reality, Retrain Your Brain Test Yourself, Living With Courage. David utilizes 20 years of experiencing fear in the most extreme conditions to give a clearly defined path for individuals and teams to begin embracing their fears and achieve total mission success.

AOG - Adventure Operations Group “Intensive Leadership Training Program”

The Adventure Operations Group’s mission is to introduce elite professionals within their perspective industries to the Special Operations Focus in order to ignite higher levels of physical, mental and spiritual function in extreme environments. Using training principals from all the special operations groups and mission planning concepts translated from the battlefield to the boardroom, AOG uses experiential education platforms to train the country’s top performers on how to elevate their physiological and psychological abilities to the next level. These customized courses will bring your management teams into the 21st century of special operations focus and capabilities.

Forging Self-Confidence “Hammer Session”

This one-of-a-kind motivational performance is one of the most powerful events you will ever see. Using volunteers provided by your company, David unleashes a Navy SEAL style physical and mental “Hammer Session” on the participants while delivering his Forging Self-Confidence talk. This performance-style event is designed to help audiences fully understand the power of human perseverance in any environment. On a specially designed stage, David “hammers home” the self-confidence required to make it through the hardest military training on the planet, Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training or BUDS. This talk requires special planning, stage requirements, set design, and is set at a higher rate.

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Navy SEAL Training: Self-Confidence
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