John Foley

Blue Angels Pilot; Leadership and Peak Performance Expert

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John Foley

Blue Angels Pilot; Leadership and Peak Performance Expert


In the 15 years I’ve been organizing this conference, I’ve never seen more audience outpouring of enthusiasm for a speaker.

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Executive Offices, National Association of REALTORS

High Performance and The Culture of Excellence

Elevated Beliefs and Raising Performance Expectations


“Blue Angel John Foley personifies high performance and high level leadership.
A Blue Angel pilot is in the top 1% of 1% of all Navy pilots and John Foley shares the culture of these top performers in a way that no one has ever seen before! In his high-octane keynote speech, John Foley uses rare and exciting video footage and high voltage music to help audiences understand both the culture of the Blue Angels and what it’s like to sit in the cockpit of an F-18 jet. These are the jets that fly in formation, 36 inches apart and upside down. These are the jets that you saw in the movie Top Gun landing on comparatively tiny aircraft carriers and these are the jets at air shows that wow and amaze fans all over the world.

In this engaging keynote speech, John shares a high performance model of behavior that you and your teams can easily adopt. He also introduces you to a very special phrase that’s a key component of the blue angel culture – “Glad To Be Here”.

The Blue Angels start and end every debrief with that single phase, “Glad to Be Here”. In fact, after watching Foley’s keynote speech, many companies add that same phrase to their own culture; bringing a little bit of the Blue Angel mentality back home to their own offices. It’s not just on the T shirt (though it is on a T shirt!), it’s truly a way of being that shows appreciation, respect and a real willingness to be a part of the team.

In addition to high performance, John’s leadership talk focuses on trust and… why wouldn’t he? In the Blue’s, you trust your very life to your team – especially given that with jets flying so close together that if one guy sneezes, everyone can die. That pretty makes John Foley a trust expert and in his keynote speech, he talks about how to deepen and better develop that trust amongst your team members.

John is the perfect meeting opener and a terrific meeting closer. He’s so high energy and so full of boundless enthusiasm for life and your business that he either sets an amazing stage for your upcoming program or leaves your attendees smiling and ready to take on the world as they make their way back home. He delivers his leadership keynote over 100 times each year, and is very hard to equal when you go looking for next year’s keynoter.”

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