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John Foley

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker to over 1500 Organizations Worldwide, Blue Angel Lead Solo Pilot, Stanford Fellow, Bestselling Author and ‘Gratitude Guru’

John Foley inspires with lessons from the Navy's elite Blue Angels flying team. These core values are the key to world-class performance in any field.

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John Foley'S SPEAKING FEE $40K - $70K

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John Foley, former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, epitomizes precision, teamwork, and peak performance. His awe-inspiring experiences with the U.S. Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron illuminate the profound principles of trust, collaboration, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Foley’s transition from cockpit to keynote speaker has allowed him to distill the essence of Blue Angels’ success into strategies applicable to any high-stakes business environment.

In his presentations, Foley masterfully weaves together thrilling narratives from his aviation career with actionable insights on leadership, performance psychology, and the power of a cohesive team. His dynamic speaking style captivates audiences, leaving them with not only a deeper understanding of the discipline and dedication behind the Blue Angels’ precision but also practical tools to elevate their own teams to new heights.

Choosing John Foley for your event guarantees a session that’s both electrifying and educational. Attendees will walk away with a renewed sense of purpose, equipped with the methodologies to transform their individual contributions into collective triumphs, mirroring the synchronized harmony of the Blue Angels.

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John Foley’s Speech Topics

  • Fearless Success: Leading Through Change

    Connecting, aligning, and unifying teams that are geographically remote or unable to travel can be a daunting task. Leading through these changes with an attitude of gratitude can transform the way your organization does business.

    The US Navy’s Blue Angels are a living example of extreme trust and collaboration. In his virtual presentations, John Foley shares the wisdom of his experiences and brings audiences inside the cockpit for the experience of a lifetime. His interactive virtual presentations will leave your audience feeling connected, inspired and ready to commit to a world where anything is possible. 

    The key to Foley’s “Fearless Success” system is the Glad To Be Here mindset, a powerful new way of thinking, working and living that connects people on a human level. This mindset will engage your employees on an intellectual and emotional level to create deeper commitment and elevate overall performance.

    Key Takeaways

    • How to build a culture of excellence, clarity and focus that will transcend virtual boundaries.
    •  shared “attitude of gratitude” called Glad To Be Here that will transform your organization. 
    • Master a process and a mindset for leading through change.
    • Find your “purpose larger than self” and use that purpose to elevate execution and drive results.
    • Live, virtual Q&A sessions, polls and exercises to take leaders to the next level.
    • High-quality viewing experience and customized content aligned with your meeting objectives.

    This keynote is available in a virtual format. 

  • High Performance Climb®

    Every organization depends upon the performance of their people and their teams. There are few examples where this is more dramatically demonstrated than with the Blue Angels. John Foley draws upon his experience as Lead Solo of the Blue Angels to inspire audiences and show them how to achieve substantially higher levels of performance.

    Foley demonstrates a simple, systematic, yet exciting approach for how to develop the clarity, focus, commitment, and trust that are necessary to achieve ever-higher levels of performance. He shows how to create buy-in and commitment for a team’s vision and goals, leading to clarity that drives execution decisions. He demonstrates how learning to focus prepares individuals for action and increases successful outcomes. In this insightful program, he emphasizes the development of trust and respect among team members as essential to execution, and demonstrates proven ways for teams to achieve deep levels of trust. He also explains a process that he believes is the primary key to continuous improvement and exceptional growth.

    He drives home his message with dynamic videos of his adrenaline-pumping performance with the Blue Angels. His charismatic and enthusiastic presentations stimulate audiences emotionally and intellectually with a whole new perspective on their ability to excel. They leave the event not only transformed, but also with a set of concrete tools to immediately begin a high performance climb.

  • Teamwork

    The importance of teams being in sync is a concept that John Foley understands profoundly. The Blue Angels must be closely aligned in thought and action in order to accomplish their mission. Through their interdependence as a team, members are also challenged and stimulated to achieve higher levels of individual performance. In his dynamic presentations, Foley addresses the essential elements of exceptional team performance and makes them relevant, simple, and immediately actionable. He shares how to center a team around shared goals, strengthen relationships, and create unity that leads to consistent and effective results.

  • Glad To Be Here Mindset

    Glad to be here – is simply the Ethos way of living combined with the operation of excellence – takes teams to the next level – it connects, aligns, and commits an organization opening up its communication line.

    The Glad To Be Here mindset stands at the very heart of high performance, with gratitude and generosity fueling that positive state of mind. 

    Glad To Be Here is the subtle ingredient that binds habits and behaviors of excellence. 

    Glad To Be Here will bring you to an understanding that will elevate and galvanize your mind. 

    Gratitude, an attitude that imbues the Glad To Be Here state of mind. It is the most overlooked personal quality, and yet probably the most crucial one. 

    Like a high standard professional camera lens, or an F18 radar screen, you will be able to bring everything into awareness and yet identify what you are supposed to be focused on. The Glad To Be Here mindset will provide you with the tools to do just that. 

    Having a Glad To Be Here mindset you will realize your own purpose in life and in your professional career. This is called “Purpose Larger Than Self”.

    The feeling of happiness happens even before you even give is a Glad To Be Here mindset.

    Generosity is a pillar of your own personal flourishing. What is the point of success if it cannot be shared with others?


What other organizations say about John Foley

He absolutely hands down killed it. Our team was fired up and our Need for Speed theme was dead on with him. Many people said to me, best ever!!!!

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What other organizations say about John Foley

John Foley was tremendous. As a planner, I appreciated his attention to details.



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