Experience John’s passionate delivery to ignite high performance and foster gratitude.

Blue Angels


Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories, feel the roar of the jets, and watch exclusive video of the Blue Angels in action.

Glad To

Be Here®

Equip your team with ready-to-use success tools: The GTBH Mindset, Wake-Up, and Debrief.

“John is the BEST SPEAKER I HAVE EVER HIRED and SEEN! He prepared himself so well and wove in our needs at Transamerica like he has been here for 20 years. John put back the missing energy into our organization! Glad To be Here!!”

Kent Callahan, President & CEO at Transamerica, Investments & Retirement Division

We’ve inspired over 2,000 companies.

Keynote Topics

His keynotes are your blueprint for transformational growth and excellence.

Elevating Mindset

Harness the power of gratitude to build self-accountability and strengthen team dynamics, cultivating a culture of continuous improvement.

Creating A Culture of Excellence

Dive into the Blue Angels’ approach to elevating belief levels to enhance performance and foster a culture of continuous improvement. 

High Trust, High Execution

Explore how establishing deep trust and clear communication empowers individuals to perform with unmatched precision and reliability in high-stakes environments.

Inspiring Leadership

 Discover the 3 elements of dynamic leadership; power of inspiration, the drive for continuous improvement, and the art of creating opportunities.

Mastering Teamwork

Master the Blue Angels’ centerpoint strategy for team alignment and decision-making, enhancing collaboration in all aspects of teamwork.

Embracing Change with Innovation

Learn from the Blue Angels how to harness adaptability and collaboration, transforming challenges into avenues for innovative growth and success.

About John

As the lead solo pilot for the legendary Blue Angels flight team, John “Gucci” Foley exemplified the pinnacle of excellence, mastering the art of flying among the top 0.01% of US military pilots.

John was named a “Top Ten Carrier Pilot” six times before leaving his mark as a Marine Instructor pilot and then Lead Solo pilot of the Blue Angels. His expertise even extended to the silver screen where he piloted jets in the iconic film Top Gun.

With an unwavering commitment to exceptional performance, John knows firsthand what it takes to reach and sustain the highest levels of achievement, performing at a level of excellence few people have ever experienced.

After completing his service in the Navy, John studied at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Naval War College, earning multiple degrees and seamlessly integrating the invaluable lessons learned from the Blue Angels into the business realm, he has become a trusted advisor to global business leaders, impacting organizations worldwide.

John has captivated audiences across the globe, including at BMW, Mercedes Benz, Google, Microsoft, Intel, General Electric, Bank of America, IBM, and Coca-Cola.

An innovative and visionary leader, best-selling author, master of mindset, and a catalyst for organizational growth, John delivers his awe-inspiring and transformative message to organizations around the world, inspiring individuals and teams to achieve elite performance.

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“If I had to use one word to describe John “Gucci” Foley as a keynote speaker, that word would be influential. The way John connects with his audience is truly a skill. John is dynamic; he’s one of a kind. I walked away from the conference a better person.”

Ebonie D. Williams, Brevard County Fire Rescue