Florent “Flo” Groberg shares stories of bravery and leadership from combat that inspire audiences to see the opportunity in challenging environments and to find the strength to complete any mission.
On August 8, 2012, Florent was on his second deployment to Afghanistan when he made a split-second decision that prevented greater catastrophe and changed his life forever. His selfless display of courage in tackling a suicide bomber while protecting a command team on that fateful day earned him the Medal of Honor, and the distinction as the 10th living American to receive the nation’s top award for valor in combat since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Today, as director of veteran’s outreach at Boeing and LinkedIn’s veteran’s program spokesperson, he is a powerful and prominent advocate for veterans’ issues. Florent’s new book, “8 Seconds of Courage,” reveals lessons he learned on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity on the battlefield, and their direct application and connection to executives, managers and business situations.
Armed with indispensable takeaways on overcoming adversity and powerful insight on dynamic leadership, teamwork and sacrifice, Florent reveals how the people and experiences throughout his life influenced his heroism. With gratitude, gallantry and reverence, he inspires audiences to go above and beyond the call of duty, find the positive in the negative, and summon their absolute best in the most adverse conditions.