Today we discuss generating the courage to have fearless success in life and business.
How do you get beyond your current circumstances and generate success uncommon to most? How do you step into your life’s purpose and generate unending success and bring forth your greatness?
You have to change the way you’ve been thinking about change! Your greatest thinking has got you right where you are right now. But, if you open up your mind and acknowledge the beliefs, choices, and actions that are holding you back from success, you can begin to uncover your greatness.
My guest, John Foley, is a former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, leadership expert, speaker, and gratitude guru. He joins us today to share the secrets and techniques that elite performers know and practice on a daily basis.
John provides tips and strategies to lead through change, build high-performance teams, and help individuals and organizations reach their highest potential.
Stretching our limits and deepening our self-trust to expand our possibilities and potential
Changing the way we think about change and acknowledging what’s not working in our lives
How extreme trust transposed into the world of business creates incredible results
Visualizing our future to impact the conscious mind and make our dreams a reality
Changing our brain chemistry through gratitude and reflecting on positive thoughts
The dangers that come with complacency and the importance of learning from our mistakes
The secrets and techniques that elite performers know and practice on a daily basis
Combining operational excellence with a proactive and positive mindset for optimal success
How organizations can lead through change, elevate belief levels, and execute with high trust
Building a strong foundation so that we can stay calm and confident under high pressure
- How we can bring people closer together despite the polarization in our society today
“I feel if you can inspire a leader, then the leader can inspire so many other people. It’s about impact.” – John Foley
John Foley is a former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, leadership expert, speaker, and gratitude guru.
As a thought leader on high performance, Foley created the Glad To Be Here® Mindset Methodology and the Diamond Performance Framework.
These programs inspire individuals, teams, and organizations around the world to reach their highest potential.
Foley graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was a defensive back for the Navy Midshipmen football team. He was chosen as a top 10 carrier pilot six times before becoming an F/A-18 instructor pilot.
John holds three master’s degrees: a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College; a Master of Science in Management, as a Sloan Fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business; and a Master of Arts in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.
He was a Fellow at Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
For decades, Foley has shared his exciting, rare journey with audiences around the world, becoming one of the most in-demand leadership and performance experts.
He has spoken on five continents, in 20 countries, and at over 1,000 events with some of the world’s top organizations, including Google, Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, HP, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, IBM, Hitachi, Chevron, BP, Marriott, Hilton, Team Penske, Alabama’s Crimson Tide, the Los Angeles Kings, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Edward Jones, Fidelity, MassMutual, MetLife, Bank of America, Deloitte, IBM, Hershey’s, P&G, Philips, Etihad Airways, the American Hospital Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Mayo Clinic.
Foley has also been a featured speaker at NBA, MLB, MLS, NCAA, TEDx, VC, and CEO summits, the Titan Summit, the USNA Leadership Conference, and at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“All human beings – 99.9% of our DNA – is the same. So, let’s focus on what is important and similar, and not focus on the differences.” – John Foley
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- Fearless Success: Beyond High Performance
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