Gratitude was overflowing as Leadership Council San Mateo County welcomed their extended community to a special celebration event.
“Unstoppable San Mateo County,” held at the historic Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough, was an opportunity for the Leadership Council SMC Team to appreciate their community. Invitees included members of the Leadership Council SMC Board and Advisory Council, alumni and current participants in their Immersive Leadership Programs, speakers, community and city partners, sponsors, and donors.
“Unstoppable San Mateo County,” was more than just a title. It was both a nod to the evening’s Special Guest Speaker and bestselling author, Alden Mills, and a reminder of Leadership Council SMC’s central vision—that San Mateo County is unstoppable when a diversity of leaders are connected, knowledgeable, and targeted in their efforts to create positive change.
Mr. Mills is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, business executive, C-suite advisor, military leader, and author of Be Unstoppable: The 8 Essential Actions to Succeed at Anything. and Unstoppable Teams: The Four Essential Actions of High-Performance Leadership.
In a presentation that was tailor-made for the Leadership Council SMC audience, Mr. Mills offered observations of the challenges of both being a leader and leading teams, and provided practical strategies and ways to think about the subtle conditions that sometimes hold us back. To illustrate, he used fascinating anecdotes from his accomplished career as a Navy SEAL platoon commander, keeping the audience captivated. His talk circled back to parallels of leaders in San Mateo County, with their successes, collaborations, hurdles, and commitments who “go all in” to create a better future for those who live and work here.