John “Gucci” Foley
Always bringing infectious, intense energy to every audience, John “GUCCI” Foley has become one of the most sought-after speakers in the business world, inspiring leaders and teams to achieve higher performance and reimagine “possible” while enjoying every minute.
As the lead solo pilot for the legendary Blue Angels flight team, John “Gucci” Foley mastered the execution required to fly as the best of the best, the top 1/10th of 1% of 1% of the best pilots in the US military.
He understands what it takes to get to the top and stay there, performing at a level of excellence few people have ever experienced.
John was named a “Top Ten Carrier Pilot” six times before becoming a Marine instructor pilot and then Lead Solo pilot of the Blue Angels. He even flew jets in the hit movie Top Gun.
After completing his service in the Navy, John studied at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Naval War College, earning multiple degrees and integrating all he had learned from the Blue Angels into the business realm.
He has advised business leaders at the highest levels from all over the world and shared his dynamic, transformational message with over 1,500 organizations worldwide, including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Google, Microsoft, Intel, General Electric, Bank of America, IBM, Coca-Cola and more.
Often called “The Guru of Gratitude” John is the bestselling author of Fearless Success.
John’s keynotes are set apart by:
Engrossing stories from his aviation career
Electrifying video footage of the iconic Blue Angels in action.
His high-energy delivery that encourages high performance while embracing a grateful mindset.
The Glad To Be Here® Mindset, designed to empower others to take a similar journey towards transformation.
Connecting Mindset to Execution through The Diamond Performance Framework
Practical tools and actionable steps
John lives out his own message of generosity in many ways, including founding the Glad to Be Here® Foundation in 2011. John donates 10% of all 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.
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Greg “Boss” Woolridge
Greg Wooldridge is the only commanding officer to have led The Blue Angels in the skies for three tours. Because of his heart-driven approach, he was recalled twice after his first tour to lead two more teams through challenging times.
In flight candidate school, he learned from his classmates, an emotion that helped elevate individual performance through team effort. Later, as commander of a carrier squadron, Greg recognized the potential of a motivated team and its ability to perform at maximum efficiency.
After being selected as Blue Angel’s CO, Greg experienced taking his dreams and beliefs to new heights. His success illustrates how any organization can redefine high performance.
Greg’s unique experience resonates with all audiences, and his keynotes offer insight on—
The .01%: Blue Angels pilots are the elite, and they require special leadership to realize their potential. Greg’s success leading the Blues is an example for any team striving for excellence.
The “Tip of the Spear”: Being an effective leader requires a mindset of trust, confidence, and open communication. Great teams win together.
Extreme Focus & Precision: Every maneuver performed by the Blue Angels comes with a risk. Greg employs strategies that emphasize focus while maintaining safety and accuracy.
Greg “Boss” Wooldridge won’t just inspire your team, he will help you push the edge of the envelope on performance.
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Nate “Utah” Scott
Nate “Utah” Scott’s is another Blue Angel pilot who has experienced all facets of high performance. After several combat deployments, Nate became a fully qualified F/A-18 Flight Instructor and Head Landing Signals Officer, teaching all aspects of flying and fighting F-18s and the fine arts of landing them on aircraft carriers.
After his time with the Blue Angels, he graduated from “TOP GUN”, the world-renowned Navy Fighter Weapons School, as an Adversary Instructor, where he was privileged to put the lessons he learned as a Blue Angel to the test.
Nate understands what it takes to succeed on an individual level and how to forge a great team that will succeed at the highest level.
Nate’s energizing delivery inspires High Performance beginning with a Glad To Be Here® Mindset.
Here’s what you can expect with Nate’s keynotes –
Awe inspiring storytelling of elite performance
Alectrifying video of the legendary Blue Angels in action.
A contagious attitude of gratitude with The Glad To Be Here® Mindset.
A unique approach that equips others to take the same journey toward excellence, teamwork, and transformation.
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