Keynote Speaker to over 1500 Organizations Worldwide, Blue Angel Lead Solo Pilot, Stanford Fellow, Bestselling Author and ‘Gratitude Guru’
John Foley Bio
What if the legendary Blue Angels Culture of Excellence could be replicated and scaled?
Since 2015, John Foley has been recognized as one of the top 10 most in-demand speakers. John has spoken to some of the highest performing organizations in the world such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Goodyear, Chevron, Lowe's, Marriott, Hilton, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, Penske Racing, Sprint, Motorola, Merrill Lynch, Mass Mutual, AMC Theatre, Norton Lifelock, Capital Group, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, GE, American Hospital Association, Mayo, Merck, Palo Alto Networks, Sunovion, Gillette, McDonald's, Stanford Business School, Global Sports Summit, and numerous CEO Summits to name a few.
He is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, Bestselling Author of Fearless Success, an expert in the How of High-Performance teams, and 'The Guru of Gratitude.' As a Blue Angel, John consistently performed in an extreme, high-stakes environment, flying at speeds of more than 500 miles per hour in formations as close as 18 inches apart. To survive in those circumstances he relied on a culture of high trust, leadership and teamwork. John employs the intense realities of his aviation career as a metaphor to inspire - breath life into - teams to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change. John's presentations are highlighted by:
An energizing delivery that inspires High Performance with a grateful mindset.
Awe inspiring storytelling and electrifying video of the legendary Blue Angels in action.
A contagious attitude of gratitude that he calls Glad To Be Here .
A unique approach that equips others to take the same journey toward excellence, teamwork, and transformation.
In 2011 John founded the Glad To Be Here Foundation. John donates 10% of his 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. It's part of his mission to connect a shared 'purpose larger than self' with every organization.