John Foley

Former Lead Solo Pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels, Motivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Founder of the “Glad To Be Here Foundation”

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Trust
  • Culture of Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • High Performance
  • Blue Angels
  • Focus
  • Motivation
He’s John Wooden. He’s Bob Dylan. He’s Neal Young. At least that’s what Bill Walton, legendary NBA player and commentator, had to say about John Foley after listening to one of his keynotes.

When an NBA Hall of Famer says he “wants to be John Foley,” you know you’re in the presence of greatness. The second you start listening to him, you know where that enthusiasm comes from. John is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world, exciting and captivating audiences in sports, healthcare, technology, and everything in-between.

Few professional speakers can get their message across and are able to build focus and motivation quite as well as him. 

His background may be part of that unique ability. His experience as a solo pilot for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels taught him the importance of teamwork and precision at speeds of 500 miles per hour while flying less than two feet apart from his teammates. The lessons he learned in trust and leadership led to a successful entrepreneurial career and a Sloan Fellowship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John is not just experienced in a constantly changing environment but has lived it throughout his career. What comes naturally is the ability to communicate that feeling out in a way that few others can.

His keynotes and philosophy focus on four core topics:

  • Teamwork, particularly as it relates to collaboration and the collective potential of well-functioning teams.
  • Leadership, defined by a commitment to excellence combined with processes to guide teams in changing times.
  • Trust, both among peers and within the hierarchical structure of organizations.
  • Performance, based on John’s unique framework that emphasizes the power of choice and a positive mindset.

Every organization will leverage these truths–and some of the world’s most important corporations, from Microsoft to BMW and McDonalds to Wells Fargo. Now, it’s your turn.

One of the best parts of booking John Foley is that you’re helping your audience and the community. 10% of his proceeds go directly to a charitable entity, and total donations from his keynotes are closing in on $2 million. This mutual benefit makes booking John a must-add for your next corporate event.

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