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Anthony “AB” Bourke

F-16 Fighter Pilot, Renowned Entrepreneur, and Expert on Leadership, Communication & Teamwork

About

Major Anthony “AB” Bourke, a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot, is on a mission to educate individuals and team members on how the use of a constant communication system is key to achieving peak performance in organizations. AB applies structured tools and techniques that made him one of our nation’s premier fighter pilots to the competitive world of business where he became a top producing mortgage banker and successfully grew revenue at a California startup from $500,000 to $65M in three years. AB has shared his message of peak performance to over 100,000 people in twelve different countries. He brings his tactical knowledge and business acumen to the forefront of the management training world to share how organizations can develop and implement a system of constant and accurate feedback to ensure continuous improvement of business functionality. His wealth of experience and ability to connect with audiences landed AB in Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference.

Speaking Topics

  • Executing at Mach 2
  • Communicating at Mach 2
  • Leading at Mach 2
  • Selling at Mach 2
  • Innovating at Mach 2

Additional Services

  • Half Day Programs
  • Interactive Sessions

Testimonials

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“I was blown away by the excellent presentation. As we are combing through the evaluations, I am not alone in saying that the experience was awesome.”

Elizabeth Dahlgren

Vice President, Charles Schwab

2018-01-11T18:17:51+00:00

Elizabeth Dahlgren

Vice President, Charles Schwab

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“I was blown away by the excellent presentation. As we are combing through the evaluations, I am not alone in saying that the experience was awesome.”
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“Interactive presentations are the top educational events and AB’s was one of the best I have seen – a “10” definitely! His experience as a fighter pilot and the ability to transfer the same skills to leaders is fantastic! They came away understanding the importance of making the right split-second decisions as a leader and the resulting impact on their teams. Chapters should sign AB up now for an exciting and dynamic flight lesson!”

Yvonne Warner

Chapter Administrator, Young Presidents’ Organization

2018-01-11T18:18:49+00:00

Yvonne Warner

Chapter Administrator, Young Presidents’ Organization

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“Interactive presentations are the top educational events and AB’s was one of the best I have seen – a “10” definitely! His experience as a fighter pilot and the ability to transfer the same skills to leaders is fantastic! They came away understanding the importance of making the right split-second decisions as a leader and the resulting impact on their teams. Chapters should sign AB up now for an exciting and dynamic flight lesson!”
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“Thanks again for providing us a World Class Speech at our PCS Annual Conference. Your message was a perfect fit for our group and our theme. Most importantly the term “Debrief” is the new buzzword at Russell as we continue to “Come Together” and focus on always doing the right thing for our clients, our associates and our investors. I commend you on your hard work up front, learning our business and our language. You seamlessly wove our themes and verbiage into your presentation and this was noted by all who attended.”

Michael Winnick

Managing Director, Russell Investments

2018-01-11T18:19:28+00:00

Michael Winnick

Managing Director, Russell Investments

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“Thanks again for providing us a World Class Speech at our PCS Annual Conference. Your message was a perfect fit for our group and our theme. Most importantly the term “Debrief” is the new buzzword at Russell as we continue to “Come Together” and focus on always doing the right thing for our clients, our associates and our investors. I commend you on your hard work up front, learning our business and our language. You seamlessly wove our themes and verbiage into your presentation and this was noted by all who attended.”

Videos

Debrief to Improve Team Performance

The Feedback Loop

Motivational Speaker on Teamwork

Photo Gallery

Major Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot

You can find AB in Inc Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference

AB shows companies how they can execute at Mach 2!

Speaking Topics

Executing at Mach 2

There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today. Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to Execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, AB will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team. If your company is pursuing a path of Executional Excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why Execution truly matters in every business.

Communicating at Mach 2

A high impact Keynote focusing on how the world’s most successful enterprises – where results truly matter – achieve peak performance by creating a culture of honest and open feedback. At the conclusion of this multi-media presentation, your team will walk out the door with a clear understanding of the potential power of open feedback. They will also learn how a “feedback gap” can cripple an organization. Finally, they will see a clear path on how they can make open feedback an integral part of company culture.

Leading at Mach 2

All great leaders have a system for driving peak performance. This hard-charging, high-impact keynote offers your leaders the straightforward, critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ to lead their wingmen into the demanding environment of aerial combat. Learn how the best fighter squadrons and the best businesses in the world hire future leaders, how they then properly train those individuals, and constantly promote a process of continuous improvement to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Selling at Mach 2

In addition to rising to the top of the aviation community, AB built a business career on sales excellence. After achieving accolades as “Top Producer in the Western US” for a prominent lending institution, AB led a team of 40 professionals to grow revenue at a California based start-up company from $500,000 to $65M in just three years. A quintessential sales professional, AB will teach your people that just like fighter pilots, “great salespeople are made… not born.” He draws comprehensive parallels between what makes great fighter pilots and what makes great salespeople. For organizations looking to develop a sales team of “Top Guns,” this dynamic, interactive speech is a must!

Innovating at Mach 2

In today’s rapidly changing world companies and their people must constantly innovate to stay ahead of the competition. While many people in business think only of Tech Entrepreneurs as the leading innovators of our day, there is no doubt that fighter pilots are constantly innovating to survive and thrive in the world of aerial combat. As a former fighter pilot and serial entrepreneur, AB has applied the tools that fighter pilots use to stay ahead of the competition to the world of business. In this speech, AB will share these secrets and show your audience what it takes to be the best innovators both in combat and in their industry.

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