John Foley | Worldwide Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Corporate Trainer, Former Lead Solo Pilot for the Blue Angels, Stanford Fellow, "Mindset Master," Podcast Host

John Foley

Worldwide Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Corporate Trainer, Former Lead Solo Pilot for the Blue Angels, Stanford Fellow, "Mindset Master," Podcast Host

John Foley
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Powerful High-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 expectation.

John Foley is a top leadership keynote speaker and former Blue Angels solo pilot that challenges leaders to build trust, improve performance, and create elite teams.

Teams become elite because of leadership, a commitment to excellence and a proven process. As companies transform their DNA and pivot their business to compete in the new digital paradigm, the ability to develop transformational leadership and enable workforce evolution is a critical competitive advantage.

The potential of elite performance lives within every individual, every team, and every organization. It takes intentional leadership to enable that potential and turn it into focused action. How to lead your organization with vulnerability, empathy, and compassion!

Ignite a Culture of Excellence and a Culture of Caring

High Performance Mindset, is a process, and a commitment to a culture of excellence and a culture of caring that accelerates every day performance and achievement. It’s all about connection and extension!

High Trust – The Key to Execution

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.

How would your teams perform if there was complete inherent trust in each other and the organization? Implicit contracts are all around us. They bind our world together, and they are part of the natural fabric of any business.

Research shows that vocalizing contracts and establishing them in a formal agreement can lead to increased productivity because both employees and managers recognize the risk inherent in breaking trust contracts.

Acknowledging and improving these agreements can have substantial positive effects. Because contracts permeate the entire organization, turning your attention to them has the ability to elevate both trust in individuals and teams.

Contracts present an opportunity to build trust. Trust is well known as a necessary component—if not the most important variable—of successful teams.

Innovation In High Performance and Transformation – Adapt to Change

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

Every organization is faced with some form of transformation based on a changing and dynamic business environment. A global economy, changing consumer behaviors and the digitization of every industry has created tremendous pressure for companies. Today’s leading companies adapt and create competitive advantage in the process.

Organizations that lead through change succeed. The two key elements to success are a reiterative process and a shift in culture. The Diamond Performance Framework was built specifically to drive performance and create the mindset and commitment to a culture of excellence.

Belief Levels

People and teams operate at the level of their beliefs. When we raise the level of those beliefs, performance will follow.

A simple self-reflection on limiting and liberating beliefs can create new alignment and precision in individuals and teams.

Perception is reality. What leaders, teams, and individuals believe drives behavior and a level of performance that mirrors those beliefs. This is true for both the high-end performers and the lower-end performers. So, what is the difference?

What separates the best from the rest and what separates the best from the best?

Performance is directly linked to short term beliefs and long-term mindset. A leader’s mindset and emotional intelligence is a proven critical element of high performing teams. When you evaluate performance in any industry, leadership often is the differentiator above skill and experience.

Teamwork - Purpose Higher Than Self

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.

John Foley is a teamwork keynote speaker and former Blue Angels Solo Pilot that challenges today’s leaders to inspire collaboration and elevate trust among teams.

Teamwork is the collective potential of individuals harnessed to create an exponential outcome of a unit.Effective teamwork requires many variables including trust, communication, a belief in purpose greater than self, and a common goal.

A CenterPoint is a single reference point or a shared goal that holds the collective focus of a team. The concept of CenterPoint can be used to create unified, powerful action in any organization. A well and clearly communicated CenterPoint helps individuals maintain vision of goals and objectives.

For teams, an effective CenterPoint keeps actions focused on priorities, while inspiring collaboration, which leads to faster outcomes, innovation, and elevated trust.
Identifying and aligning your teams on a CenterPoint keeps action directed toward desired outcomes while still allowing teams to be adaptable.

The Debrief

The Debrief is designed to improve team performance by creating a feedback loop. It does this by asking three questions: what went well; what could have gone better; and what action steps are needed to improve? This can only be accomplished if the team has the right Glad to Be Here® Mindset, one that includes respect, humility, openness, and accountability. These Dynamics are the most important tool for creating a culture of continuous improvement.

How can you make these principles a more integral part of your team meetings?


Safe Environment = Respect

Check Your Ego = Humility
Lay it on the Table = Openness
Own it and fix it = Accountability
Glad to be Here = Gratitude

Glad To Be Here® Mindset

The Glad to Be Here® Mindset lays the foundation for and fuels high performance. At its core, it is based on an attitude of gratitude. Research has proven that being actively grateful creates new pathways in the mind, shifts perspectives, and understanding, and helps people connect with a purpose larger than self. The Glad to Be Here® Mindset multiplies the potential of everyone who embraces it. It unlocks potential, elevates belief, and instills purpose. When we collectively embrace the Glad to Be Here® Mindset, we tap into a powerful engine that propels organizations and individuals to achieve extraordinary results.


John Foley offers a variety of programs including training, workshops, online curriculum and mentoring and coaching. Each program is individually tailored to address the challenges and desired business outcomes of our clients, through application of our methodology to existing business processes and environments. The programs offered differ in length ranging from one half day exposure to comprehensive annual engagements with follow on training, monitoring and consultation. JFI has provided these programs successfully to a variety of companies and industries including Health, Financial, Capital Investment, Logistics, Transportation, and Information Technology.

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