Influential thought-leader, lifelong martial-artist, dedicated Yoga and meditation practitioner, retired Navy SEAL commander, successful serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, selfless mentor and teacher—Mark Divine epitomizes his life calling to “Be Someone Special.”
Mark earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and then set out on a career as a CPA and consultant in New York City. However, it was Mark’s personal and parallel journey into Zen meditation and Seido Karate in his early twenties that revealed a different path. This one—a calling to be a warrior-leader serving his country—encouraged Divine to, “Be Someone Special” as advertised by the Navy SEAL recruiting poster he discovered one evening after meditation practice.
Inspired by those three simple words, a driven 25-year old Mark Divine traded in his suit and tie and began his journey into the most elite U.S. special forces unit, eventually graduating from the grueling nine-month Navy SEAL selection program as the #1-ranked trainee in BUD/S class 170. Impressively, his entire original Boat Crew of 7 graduated as well, a rare feat with no known precedent. That was the first Elite Team that Mark helped to forge. Over the course of 20 years of service as a SEAL officer, Mark created a unique training methodology to elevate both his and his team’s performance.
With a desire to help others recognize their own potential, Mark left the Navy and rejoined the business world as an entrepreneur. His rich experiences led to the creation of his integrated functional fitness company, SEALFIT, and his embodied leadership corporate training company, Unbeatable Mind, both built upon Divine’s Five Mountain™ philosophy, with each mountain—Physical, Mental, Emotional, Intuitional, and Spiritual— personifying a unique developmental aspect of an individual’s journey on their quest to fulfill their true calling in life.