July 5, 2020

Episode 24: Adam La Reau - Co-Founder of O2X, Founder of One Summit, Retired Navy SEAL

Episode 24: Adam La Reau - Co-Founder of O2X, Founder of One Summit, Retired Navy SEAL

Today’s guest is Adam La Reau. Adam is the Co-Founder of O2X Human Performance, Founder of One Summit, and a former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander. After serving just over 11 years in the Navy, Adam knew that a common thread for him was (and still is...


Today’s guest is Adam La Reau. Adam is the Co-Founder of O2X Human Performance, Founder of One Summit, and a former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander. After serving just over 11 years in the Navy, Adam knew that a common thread for him was (and still is) to serve others. He also knew that he wanted to start his own business. The coupling of these two passions led him to getting a Masters at the Harvard Kennedy School, which then helped him navigate the transition to starting both One Summit and O2X in 2014. One Summit is a non-profit focused on building resilience in children with cancer through experiential learning rock climbing events and powerful Navy SEAL mentor relationships with each patient. O2X is an organization that provides world class training and integrated educational experiences that improves the health, safety, and performance of the country’s tactical populations (think first responders, military, and federal agencies) and other elite organizations. In this interview, we discuss Adam’s upbringing and what inspired him to become a Navy SEAL, his time in the Merchant Marine Academy, and all things One Summit and O2X.

Timestamps

00:02:38 Adjusting to the pandemic

00:06:00 What sparked his interest in becoming a SEAL

00:08:31 What led him to the Merchant Marine Academy

00:10:11 His time at the Merchant Marine Academy

00:20:10 Applying to BUD/S

00:23:56 Biggest takeaways from serving in the SEAL Teams

00:26:55 Transitioning out of the military

00:32:44 One Summit

00:45:10 O2X

01:10:21 His Driving Force

01:12:06 Advice for people looking to improve their performance