Afterburner keynotes

Inspiring Your Team I Accelerating Performance

Use our experience to further your mission

Afterburner is a group of former elite military professionals turned business consultants and speakers that relate their experiences and stories to your business challenges.

Our dynamic, high-energy keynote program will inspire your audience to immediately apply what they’ve learned into their daily work lives – so they can break down silos, drive accountability and accelerate team performance in the midst of changing environments and task saturation.

With 20 years’ experience in business coaching and consulting with Fortune 500 businesses and global organizations, Afterburner keynotes will let you in on the secrets used by elite military aviators, Navy SEALs, and Army Rangers to thrive and succeed in agile, high-stakes environments.

Audience reactions & testimonials

Gunter Guzman, Brand Marketing
Very insightful, let us identify task saturation and ways that we can improve our productivity.
Joe Fiore, VP & General Manager
One reason we brought Afterburner in was because of the execution aspect of the Flawless Execution methodology. We need to execute. Plans are not great unless you execute.
Patricia Curry, IT Director
I can start using this methodology tomorrow to improve my team's performance.
Robert McGonagle, District Business Manager
Outstanding tools and discussion to stay focused on clear objectives and plan accordingly.
Gunter Guzman, Brand Marketing
Very insightful, let us identify task saturation and ways that we can improve our productivity.
Joe Fiore, VP & General Manager
One reason we brought Afterburner in was because of the execution aspect of the Flawless Execution methodology. We need to execute. Plans are not great unless you execute.
Patricia Curry, IT Director
I can start using this methodology tomorrow to improve my team's performance.
Robert McGonagle, District Business Manager
Outstanding tools and discussion to stay focused on clear objectives and plan accordingly.

Keynote topics

FLAWLESS EXECUTION FOR LEADERS

In this 60 minute keynote, Afterburner’s most experienced current and former elite military leaders teach executives and high-performers how to connect strategy to the frontlines by cultivating a culture of accelerated learning and accountability.

Key Takeaways
  • How to inspire alignment and achieve disciplined execution on your team

  • How to get your teams to offer authentic, necessary feedback

60 Minutes
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2 Elite Military Speakers
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Unlimited Attendees
FLAWLESS EXECUTION FOR SALES

In this 60 minute keynote, we teach sales teams how to use discipline to meet shared goals and we share a proven sales planning process that fuels annual sales strategies, weekly account plans, and single-sales-call plans across the globe.

Key Takeaways
  • Peak Performance

  • Teamwork

  • Accountability

  • Sales Strategy

  • Change Management

  • Business Strategy

60 Minutes
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2 Elite Military Speakers
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Unlimited Attendees

I appreciate the high energy approach and universal message.

Tom Covey,
Area Business Manager
Pfizer

Afterburner showed us we always have room for flaws and how important debriefing can be for a company.

Patricia Haff,
Retail Brand Marketing
Nike

Clips & videos

Fighter Pilots and Navy SEALs explain how they select, train, plan, lead and execute missions — and show audiences how to apply these strategies and tools to everyday leadership situations.

Flawless Execution For Sales Teams
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Flawless Execution For Agile Teams
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Case study

VMware

My challenge was to build a successful sales organization in the wake of one of the largest mergers in tech history. With all of our talent and great products, we were faced with the prospect of a couple of down quarters sales-wise. A colleague of mine suggested I bring in Afterburner to help get my team hyper-focused.

Afterburner worked with our team on two things: One, getting the post-merger teams aligned around a very clear picture of the future. And two, Afterburner worked side by side with our entire team to get everyone in our globally dispersed team highly disciplined around execution.

Flawless Execution is our offense and defense! We are still working with Afterburner because you can’t argue with delivering four straight quarters of exceeding forecast and being a contributing factor to our stock price tripling.

— Jeff Mitchell, VP Worldwide Sales, End-User Computing at VMware
The Debrief process has become a religion for us, and we've been able to take the Flawless ExecutionSM process and apply it to pretty much everything we do.
Mark Paske,
VP of Sales
VMware