Especially Under Pressure!
The Mental Toughness Training Center
Motivational Keynote Speaker | Leadership Expert
Mental Toughness For Leaders & Athletes

Andrew D. Wittman, PhD

Motivational keynote speaker Dr. Andrew Wittman is the founder of the Mental Toughness Training Center, a leadership consultancy specializing in peak performance, team dynamics, resolving conflict in the workplace and is the author of the book, “Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You” (2016). He teaches strategies on how to take control of your thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and actions, especially under pressure while sharing his experiences in combat and high-threat environments across the globe.

A Marine Corps infantry combat veteran and former federal agent, he holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Theology, is a guest lecturer at Clemson University, and co-hosts the radio call-in show, “Get Warrior Tough.” As a leadership and peak-performance expert working across five continents, Andrew has successfully added tens of millions in profit to his clients’ bottom line, through his trade-mark cellular problem-solving methods before becoming a motivational keynote speaker.

Son of Missionaries

Andrew is the son of missionaries to Australia, China, and the West Indies, and was brought up in the town of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps infantry and lead troops in combat operations in the Republic of Panama and Desert Storm, anti-terrorism operations in Honduras and two deployments to the Far East. As a security contractor for the State Department, Andrew has deployed to Jordan, Kosovo and completed four tours in Afghanistan.

Law Enforcement

Upon exiting military service, Andrew entered the field of law enforcement, becoming a sheriff’s deputy in his home state of South Carolina. He is the recipient of the J.P. Strom Award, which is the highest and most prestigious award given to a graduate of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, in recognition of being the honor graduate of his class. An accomplishment he repeated at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA while transitioning from a local to a federal commission.

Nancy Pelosi's Security

Dr. Wittman was the Special Agent in Charge of Nancy Pelosi's security detail, was Joe Lieberman's lead advance agent. He has personally protected Hillary Clinton, Tom Delay, Trent Lott, King Abdullah of Jordan, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Sir Elton John, as well as Fortune 20 CEOs.

As a lead instructor and subject matter expert for the State Department’s Worldwide Protective Service, he taught high-threat diplomatic security to former Navy SEALS, Marines, Rangers, and Special Forces. Andrew has also trained over 1,800 nationals from Nepal, Peru, and Uganda for anti-terrorism and security assignments in Asia, the Middle East, and other parts of the globe.

Andrew believes that the key to peak performance and building a culture of resilience lies in the hybrid combination of critical thinking and emotional intelligence. During times of pressure and stress, mindset mastery leads to high-performing teams that thrive through strong working relationships, effective communication, inspirational leadership, trust, respect, and collaboration.

Audiences connect with Andrew because of his down-to-earth approach and his infectious passion for creating a real transformation that produces tangible results. Through his motivational keynotes and leadership seminars, he applies the same science-based mental performance system that guaranteed his success in the most pressure-filled high-stakes environments. His message is simple – whether achieving peak performance in business or life, the same process ensures success: well-ordered thought produces well-ordered action.


A high-energy motivational keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Wittman, is a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huff Post. He has been interviewed the Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, The BBC, and featured on Fox News, ESPN, CBS, FOX, CW, Fast Company, Business Insider, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Inc. Magazine, Time Magazine, Men’s Journal, The Hallmark Channel and many other media outlets.

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