From Battlefield to The White House to VMware - Guest: Mike Hayes shares his journey & lessons learned
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Mike Hayes has a life path that sounds like a movie script. After serving as commander of Navy SEAL Team TWO, he ran meetings in the White House Situation Room and negotiated international arms treaties. Today, he’s leading the charge for digital transformation at VMware. 

In this episode, Mike talks with Kathleen about the importance of teamwork, values, and how true leaders put others before themselves. His passion for VMware partners and customers is clear, as he shares the insight on how technology solutions aren’t things you buy—they’re tools to help you gain agility and reach business outcomes. Get ready to be inspired. 


About the Guest:

Mike Hayes is Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware. You can find Mike on LinkedIn at: or on Twitter at @thisismikehayes

To learn more about his book: Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning, recently named to J.P. Morgan’s 2021 Summer Reading List, please visit:


About the Host:

Kathleen Tandy is Vice President of Global Partner and Alliance Marketing at VMware. You can find Kathleen on LinkedIn at:, or on Twitter at @kaktandy.

To learn more about VMware's partner programs, please visit:
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