Major Scotty Mills
Leadership & Culture Consultant, High Performance Specialist
Royal Marines Officer (Ret'd)
Scotty Mills is the highest-ranking black officer in the history of the Royal Marines
and led Britain’s Commandos around the world. He shares his lessons of leadership
and resilience working as a performance coach in the world of elite sport and
business. As an advisor to the FA, worked closely with Gareth Southgate, Harry
Kane and the England Football Team to help them reach the World Cup semifinal.
Growing up in South London with many hardships, he joined the Royal Marines
by chance after ducking into their recruitment office to avoid a downfall. He
worked his way up to become a Commando ‘Green Beret’ Officer, leading the
Marines on operations around the world. He also acted as Head of Rehab and Head
of Performance throughout his time, supporting recruits who needed retraining,
rehabilitation and reintegration and guiding them to peak performance.
Scotty has an international reputation for his ability to use his experience to
inspire others and help them overcome their limitations. He continues to work
with the nation’s top sports teams and Olympic teams to develop innovative
leadership, team cohesion and peak performance. His compelling journey
highlights the power of human inspiration and his lessons on how to achieve
impossible results and how to make a winning team are transferable to any
organisation. His book Never Give In draws on his experiences in the Marines and
shares how the ‘commando’ way of thinking provides elite performance and helps
anyone reach targets and transform their way of thinking.
A world record breaker for leading the Marines to break a long-standing
Endurance Marathon World Record, he was selected as an Olympic Flag Bearer at
the London 2012 Olympic Games and has dined at Buckingham Palace with the
Queen. He was also the recipient of a national award to honour him as the most
inspirational serviceman across the entire Armed Forces community.
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