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John Foley

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High Performance in Action
Recognized as one of the top 10 Most in Demand Keynote Speakers, John has worked with by the highest performing companies in almost every industry inspiring high performance, teamwork and leadership.

Fee Range: $30,001 – $50,000
Phone: 800-328-6008

John is a former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business, a top rated Keynote Speaker to over 1500 organizations worldwide, ‘Gratitude Guru’, bestselling author and expert in the “how” of high performance teams.

His exciting, rare journey inspires awe, triggering keynote audiences to take action and rethink what they believe is possible.

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 such as, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Goodyear, Chevron, Lowe's, Marriott, Hilton, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, Penske Racing, Sprint, Motorola, Merrill Lynch, Mass Mutual, AMC Theatre, Norton Lifelock, Capital Group, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, GE, American Hospital Association, Mayo, Merck, Palo Alto Networks, Sunovion, Gillette, McDonalds, Stanford Business School, Global Sports Summit, and numerous CEO Summits to name a few.

He is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, Bestselling Author of Fearless Success, an expert in the How of High Performance teams and 'The Guru of Gratitude.’ As a Blue Angel, John consistently performed in an extreme, high-stakes environment, flying at speeds of more than 500 miles per hour in formations as close as 18 inches apart. To survive in those circumstances he relied on a culture of high trust, leadership and teamwork. John employs the intense realities of his aviation career as a metaphor to inspire - breath life into - teams to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change.

John’s presentations are highlighted by:

  • An energizing delivery that inspires High Performance with a grateful mindset.
  • Awe inspiring storytelling and electrifying video of the legendary Blue Angels in action.
  • A contagious attitude of gratitude that he calls Glad To Be Here®.
  • A unique approach that equips others to take the same journey toward excellence, teamwork and transformation.

In 2011 John founded the Glad To Be Here Foundation. John donates 10% of his speaking fees to charities through the foundation. The program has donated over $2 million to 380+ charities and impacted thousands of lives globally including sponsoring 47 children in 47 countries. It's part of his mission to connect a shared ‘purpose larger than self’ with every organization.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Creating a Culture of Performance & Excellence
High Performance is a mindset, a process, and a commitment to a culture of excellence that accelerates every day performance and achievement.

The Power of Teamwork
Blue Angel precision is built on a solid foundation of teamwork around a common objective or CenterPoint. Unified alignment collapses barriers, and creates a powerful culture of action.

Powerful Performance Leadership
The Blue Angel approach to leadership is unique and inspires trust through confidence, with open and honest communication. Every team member is a leader driving expectations.

Unwavering Trust
Picture this: two jets, on a collision course, 1000 mph rate of closure, and the goal is to miss the other jet by a wingspan.  An extreme trust makes this maneuver possible, and when that relationship and process is transposed onto the world of business, the results are incredible.

Innovation and Performance in Transformation
In the digital age, innovation and transformation surrounds us. Engaging with advances mid-stream requires a unique mindset. Once you’ve arrived, how do you sustain change?

Elevated Beliefs and Raising Performance Expectations
People and teams operate at the level of their beliefs. When we raise the level of those beliefs, performance will follow. A performance mindset wins.


John lit up the crowd. Energetic, funny, and inspiring…..but more important than that- relevant. This is a content driven speech. Lots of “Thunder & Lightning.

Never before in the history of our event has anyone ignited the audience the way John did. Learning from John how gratitude, trust and the pursuit of perfection help the best of the best become even better was a truly powerful experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
C2 Management

John combined captivating stories about the Blue Angels with his leadership and business savvy, delivering a first-class performance that both educated and enlightened. Truly inspiring and first class!
Tiger Paw Software

John was amazing! He is quite the buzz on the conference floor and with our execs!
NextGen Healthcare

John has a way of connecting with the audience that’s meaningful and his message resonates! He’s inspiring, humble and connects with all participants on many different levels! John’s Diamond Performance Framework will help any company or team achieve even greater results without question.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

The most inspirational and transformational Keynote on the planet.
Beyond Leadership

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