Pilot for the Blue Angels, Author, Gratitude Guru

John "Gucci" Foley
Speaking Fee: $30,000 to $50,000

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John "Gucci" Foley At A Glance:

Since 2015, John Foley has been recognized as one of the top 10 most in-demand speakers. John has spoken to some of the highest performing organizations in the world. His experience as a Blue Angel allows him to provide invaluable insight into cultivating trust, leadership, and teamwork under challenging environments—something he has put to use by inspiring audiences to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence through dynamic change. John employs the intense realities of his aviation career as a metaphor to inspire—breathe life into—teams to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change.

Since 2015, John Foley has been recognized as one of the top 10 most in-demand speakers. John has spoken to some of the highest performing organizations in the world. His experience as a Blue Angel allows him to provide invaluable insight into cultivating trust, leadership, and teamwork under challenging environments—something he has put to use by inspiring audiences to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence through dynamic change. John employs the intense realities of his aviation career as a metaphor to inspire—breathe life into—teams to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change.

John’s keynotes are set apart by:

• An energetic delivery that encourages high performance while embracing a grateful mindset.
• Awe inspiring storytelling and electrifying video of the legendary Blue Angels in action.
• The Glad To Be Here® Mindset, designed to empower others as they embrace gratitude, purpose, passion, and presence.

In 2011, John founded the Glad To Be Here® Foundation, which donates 10% of his speaking fees to charities around the world—impacting thousands globally, including sponsoring 47 children across 47 countries. It’s all part of his mission to cultivate a sense of purpose larger than self within organizations everywhere.

“You inspired everyone with your Glad To Be Here lessons of gratitude and what it takes to achieve true peak performance, both personally and professionally. No question you changed
many lives today. That was an 11 out of 10! Thank you!” -Marc Heyneker, CEO, Revinate, Inc.

  • Team Oneness

    90 Minute Session (includes 15 minutes of Q&A)
    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.

    Virtual Program Available
  • Employee Commitment

    90 Minute Session (includes 15 minutes of Q&A)
    When people are deeply engaged in their work and feel valued, they are more productive and effective, leading to a positive impact on the bottom-line. John Foley shares how management can stimulate performance by creating a culture that values expression of gratitude and appreciation-for opportunities, co-workers, and clients. With his signature "Glad to be Here"TM mantra, Foley discusses the power behind gratitude as a way of thinking, working, and living. He shows how a culture of thankfulness engages employees on an intellectual and emotional level to create deeper commitment and raise levels of performance.

    Virtual Program Available
  • The High Performance Climb

    90 Minute Session (includes 15 minutes of Q&A)
    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.

    Virtual Program Available
  • Drive the Ball: Sustaining Excellence & Leading Through Change

    We live in a time of rapid development. Business culture is evolving and mergers, acquisitions, and global expansion help create new opportunities. Smart companies keep ahead of the curve, but those willing to push the limits of what is possible - the .01 percent - are breaking the curve.

    Speaker John Foley has worked closely with top professionals from Fortune 500 companies, major league sports franchises, and healthcare service corporations and has discovered that at the crux of their challenges is one burning question: How do they adapt to change?

    "Drive the Ball" is the answer to that question. This keynote will help you in the following areas:

    Create sustained innovation: Foley will share how creating group unity helped him innovate maneuvers for the Blue Angels Communication & Collaboration: Foley will help you unlock the wealth of experience in your organization
    Continuity & Mastery: using the "diamond performance framework," Foley will help you master the Blue Angel methodology
    Proactive vs. Reactive Habits: Foley will teach you the proactive habits of top Navy pilots that can help your organization adapt to changing business realities

    "Drive the Ball" equips companies with actionable tools that create a culture of sustained excellence and reinforce the "diamond performance framework." Foley's tailored messages resonate with even the most diverse audiences. His enthusiasm is contagious and his story is inspirational.

    Virtual Program Available
  • 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 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 John’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. - A 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.
  • Every Digital Keynote contains:

    – One 5-minute promotional video – 45-60 - minute interactive session with John – Up to 60 minutes of additional video content for internal use
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