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US Fighter Pilots & Corporate Teambuilding Speakers

Afterburner Inc. is a team of elite military professionals who are experts in helping organizations of all sizes pursue Flawless Execution. Using Afterburner’s Flawless Execution methodology, we can help take your team to the next level in performance. This nationally acclaimed combination of sound organizational development and combat-proven methodologies has made Afterburner Inc. one of the fastest growing training and consulting organizations in the country. The Flawless ExecutionSM Model is a proven process used by elite military teams around the world to execute missions when the stakes are high and failure is not an option. Corporate success, like success in combat, depends on execution.

Afterburner’s team of elite former military professionals has a powerful mix of combat experience combined with extensive business skills, many of whom are graduates of top business schools and academies. Afterburner uses the combat-proven methodologies of high-performing military teams to train your team to achieve victory in a rapidly changing business environment. Flawless Execution works is dynamic and powerful because it is simple to use, yet the effects are lasting. The results are disciplined, coordinated, and predictable. Afterburner has an unwavering focus on improving your team’s ability to execute. Your team can improve execution on any initiative and stay one-step ahead of the competition in just four simple steps.

The Flawless Execution Model:

Plan – All missions need plans, and planning with the Flawless Execution model is unlike any process you’ve tried. Your plan is developed from a comprehensive, six-step process that starts with an objective that is clear, measurable and achievable and supports your company’s overall strategy and ends with a fully developed mission plan with accountable actions, contingency planning, and incorporates all threats, resources, and lessons learned.

Brief – Before the mission, you communicate the plan. It is essential that people on the front lines know exactly what is expected of them. Businesses ignore this—often at their peril.

Execute – Even with a solid plan and a good brief, a mission can still fail due to Task Saturation® or task overload. Task Saturation is the reality or perception of having too much to do without the time or resources to accomplish it. Even with the resources people still have to manage conflicting priorities. We know that as Task Saturation increases, performance decreases; therefore, at Afterburner we help teams combat Task Saturation by identifying resources and managing priorities.

Debrief – The last step is the Nameless, Rankless DebriefSM. After each mission, fighter pilots hold a debrief where each person, without fear of reprimand, rehashes what worked, what did not work, and why both the good events and the bad events happened. We then take the key lessons learned from the Nameless, Rankless Debrief and apply them to the next plan. Debriefing speeds up learning and allows us to fine tune the processes that ensure success.

Win! – Our goal is to win by aligning your team around a disciplined, scalable process in order to accelerate team and individual performance to achieve better results.

With offices in the United States, Australia, and Brazil, Afterburner has performed training events in 24 countries with training materials and books translated into more than 20 languages. Performing more than 300 events per year, the Afterburner team has trained more than 85% of the Fortune 50 in the continuous improvement methodologies of the Flawless Execution Model. At Afterburner, “Accelerating Performance through Flawless Execution" is more than just a slogan—it's the foundation of our company and the success of our clients has translated to our success as well.


Speech Topics

U.S. Navy SEAL Keynote (60 minutes)

U.S. Navy SEALs undergo and are forged by some of the most intensive Special Forces selection and training of any Elite Military Professional in the world. They are a special breed of warrior with mission capabilities in any environment. Often operating silently under cover of darkness, they train with a relentless commitment to individual initiative, personal responsibility and mission accomplishment.

Learn how our US Navy SEALs selected, trained, planned, led and Flawlessly Executed their missions all over the globe. Experience our Navy SEAL speakers share the tools and techniques SEAL teams use to thrive and survive in rapidly changing and hostile environments. Learn how you too can apply those same tools to any business situation, anytime, anywhere.

Flawless Execution Keynote

A Fighter Pilot's Secret to Business Success** In this session your group will learn how Fighter Pilots attack their missions in both training and combat. This keynote includes both a Main Speaker and a Wingman Fighter Pilot and is highly customized to meet the needs of your audience.

Plan Learn how Fighter Pilots plan for a mission using the "Six Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning". Brief Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of front-line execution. Execute Discover how Fighter Pilots ensure Flawless Execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining Task Saturation. Debrief Imlement nameless/rankless feedback sessions in your squadron to guarantee maximum learning.

Leading Flawless Execution from the Top with Jim Murphy

Afterburners leadership keynote speaker Jim Murphy has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action. Historically fewer than 20% of all initiatives actually get accomplished. This keynote will help align your team around your strategy and understand exactly what to do and how to do it. This 60-90 minute keynote is based on Jim Murphys ground breaking book Flawless Execution.

Flawless Sales Execution

When the economy is great, you can tolerate sales teams that are less than flawless, but what happens when the tables are turned and the economy isn't doing so great? You can't afford to have your sales teams operate at only a fraction of their potential. Your sales teams should hit their numbers not 70%, not 80%, but 100% of the time. But how can sales teams really improve their performance overnight? The answerAfterburner brings you Flawless Sales Execution. Your sales teams are capable of success in any environmenthostile or calm. The power to lead your sales teams to victory can be found in this sales keynote presentation.

The Afterburner Day

The day begins in the main briefing room where you will learn how Fighter Pilots adapt to change, assess risk, and prepare for their mission using the Six Steps to Combat Mission Planning. Suddenly, an urgent telegram will interrupt the briefing and alert your team that they have been attacked by a coalition of hostile competitors. Your Fighter Pilots will split into squadrons (breakout groups of 15) where, with the help of their Afterburner facilitator, they will have one hour to formulate a plan to regain your market share. Leadership, teamwork, and communication will allow each group to overcome the challenges of this dynamic Mission Planning exercise. The Afterburners use SCUD missile attacks, intruders, and information overload to closely parallel today's task saturated work environment in a fun, new format that ensures a lasting impression. After utilizing these tools for planning and execution, your team will discover how Fighter Pilots learn from their mistakes through an effective debrief. The Afterburners nameless/rankless debriefs shed new light on how your associates can identify and learn from costly mistakes.

Leaning Forward

Leaning Forward is an interactive, corporate event program where your team will learn, via lecture and experiential learning, how fighter pilots strive for flawless execution in every single mission. Your group will work side-by-side with some of America's top fighter pilots and learn how they excel in the business of combat. Our Afterburner team brings these lessons to your own business environment, in living color, using a multimedia presentation, a role playing breakout session with experienced military fighter pilots as facilitators, and punctuated by an intensely climatic and motivational closing. The energy and skill training of this event will improve your group's performance at every level.

Black OpsSM (Special Forces Program)

Every Black OpsSM event is centered around the Flawless Execution ModelSM- Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief, Win! This innovative team building event is under 3 hours in length and uses the latest in technologies including i-Touch communication devices and custom digital mapping software. After the opening lecture, we will split your group into teams of 18-25 participants. These teams are then put through an energizing team building exercise. This exercise stresses the Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief process that has made units like Delta Force and the U.S. Navy SEALs so successful.

Real business take-aways are obtained during two complete cycles of planning a hostage rescue mission that highlights the benefits of debriefing and the value of lessons learned. On average, groups have yielded an improvement of over 70% when properly debriefed between the first and second missions. These debriefing techniques and lessons learned are reinforced during the wrap up and connected to your teams real world business execution rhythm.

Flawless Safety

The atmosphere in a fighter jet is a "0-errors, 0-losses" environment. The men and women of Afterburner specialize in accelerating our clients safety performance through Flawless Execution. They have been trained and tested their entire career in the safe, zero-loss execution of their mission, with an unmatched level of importance on the safety of their equipment, their crew and everyone involved with operations. Afterburner uses their battle proven process of Flawless Execution to improve our clients safety records. By leading groups through a core process of Plan, Brief, Execute, and Debrief, the Afterburner trainers begin to induce a cultural change in the organization, evolving how teams plan for and execute safely on each and every mission.

Flawless Healthcare

A high-energy, multimedia keynote will explore the Flawless Execution Model and how the model relates to the demanding and changing healthcare business. For the last 20 years, the World Healthcare Organization and other medical organizations have recognized that the improvements in teamwork, communication and collaboration that dramatically improved aviation safety since the 1980's directly relate to many of the challenges facing the healthcare industry. Today, many medical units are using techniques from the aviation community and specifically the Flawless Execution Model to dramatically improve the way their teams perform.

Flawless Execution Keynote.

A Fighter Pilot's Secret to Business Success In this session your group will learn how Fighter Pilots attack their missions in both training and combat. This keynote includes both a Main Speaker and a Wingman Fighter Pilot and is highly customized to meet the needs of your audience.

Plan — Learn how Fighter Pilots plan for a mission using the "Six Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning". Brief — Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of front-line execution. Execute — Discover how Fighter Pilots ensure Flawless Execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining Task Saturation. Debrief — Implement nameless/rankless feedback sessions in your squadron to guarantee maximum learning.

60-90 Minute Keynotes

  • A Fighter Pilots Secret to Business Success
  • Leading Flawless Execution from the TOP (Leadership focused)
  • Flawless Safety
  • Flawless Sales
  • Joint Force Keynote (How SpecOps Teamwork Applies to You)

1/2 Day & Full Day Team-Building Programs

  • We provide industry leading team building programs (PLUS we can faciliate a day long teambuilding program with 1000+ Attendees!)
  • If your clients are seeking a high-energy Keynote & Breakout session that is a good mix of fun & learning, our Afterburner Day or Leaning Forward programs are the way to go.

1/2 Day & Full Day Workshops

  • Do your clients want to use their annual meeting to plan a role out for the next quarter? Are they launching a new campaign? Are they getting their team together to develop a plan and courses of action to reach a specific goal by a certain date?
  • Consider a Keynote & Planning Workshop (4-6 hour day) where Afterbruner's team will teach their group how to utilize Flawless Executions 6 Steps to Mission Planning and return to work with an ACTIONABLE 30,60 or 90 day plan!

A Fighter Pilots Secret to Business Success

  • 2 Fighter Pilots
  • 60 minutes
  • Fee: $17,500 + T&E
  • More than just energy & motivation - return to work with REAL world ROI!

Joint Force: How Special Operations Teamwork Applies to You:

  • 1 Fighter Pilot, 1 Navy Seal
  • Fee: $17,500 + T&E
  • How Special Operations Teamwork Applies to YOU & your organization!

Navy Seal Keynote

  • 2 Navy SEALS
  • 60 minutes
  • Fee: $17,500 + T&E
  • Emphasis on High Performing Teams!

Leading Flawless Execution from the TOP

$30,000 + T&E for 1

Courage to Execute

Fee - $40,000 + T&E for Jim Murphy (Afterburner CEO)


Blue Angel Fighter Pilot with Afterburner, Inc. to Be Featured ...

The high-energy keynote will conclude with an Afterburner Day giveaway and book signing with fighter-pilot-turned-leadership-consultant, Scott “Intake” ...

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