Afterburner Inc.

  • Team of Elite Fighter Pilots
  • Leading the Worlds Top Corporations to Flawless Execution

You're fighting for market share. You're fighting to make your numbers. You need a team that works as one. You need a team that works for the same goals. You need a team that knows not only how to plan a mission, but how to execute that mission flawlessly from start to finish. And our experiential team building keynote speakers understand this need to stay relevant in today's business world.

 
  

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I've been very blessed to work for such a wonderful and amazing company and am honored to see people's lives changed for the good every day, several times a day, due to the products I represent. As a really neat sidebar I've been able to hear several fabulous motivational and 'sales help' speakers in my tenure. All that being said, your presentation takes the cake and leaves no crumbs for the rest. I have used your Afterburner worksheet two times this week with stellar results. I even had a customer ask me what happened while I was in California because I came back with a very concise game plan to help their hospital achieve two of their goals and the execution has been spot on. I wish I would've had a video camera when I had the debrief meeting with the OR Director. That was a game changer and I'm absolutely fired up and am enjoying a new vigor

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Afterburner Inc.
  • Senior VP, Distribution, Fortis Benefits
  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • GE Healthcare Financial Services
  • Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Zurich Insurance Group
  • Mid Atlantic Car Wash Technology, Inc.
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Tree of Life
  • Thomas & Betts
  • Telstra
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Flawless Execution

Learn how Fighter Pilots plan for a mission using the Six Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning. Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of front-line execution. Discover how Fighter Pilots ensure Flawless Execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining Task Saturation. Imp ...

Learn how Fighter Pilots plan for a mission using the "Six Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning". Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of front-line execution. Discover how Fighter Pilots ensure Flawless Execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining Task Saturation. Implement nameless/rankless feedback sessions in your squadron to guarantee maximum learning.

Leading Flawless Execution from the Top with Jim Murphy

Afterburner’s leadership keynote speaker Jim Murphy has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action. Historically fewer than 20% of all initiatives actually get accomplished. This keynote will help align your team around your strategy and understand exactly what to do and how to ...

Afterburner’s leadership keynote speaker Jim Murphy has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action. Historically fewer than 20% of all initiatives actually get accomplished. This keynote will help align your team around your strategy and understand exactly what to do and how to do it. This 60-90 minute keynote is based on Jim Murphy’s ground breaking book ‘Flawless Execution’.

Flawless Sales Execution

When the economy is great, you can tolerate sales teams that are less than flawless, but what happens when the tables are turned and the economy isn't doing so great? You can't afford to have your sales teams operate at only a fraction of their potential. Your sales teams should hit their numbers no ...

When the economy is great, you can tolerate sales teams that are less than flawless, but what happens when the tables are turned and the economy isn't doing so great? You can't afford to have your sales teams operate at only a fraction of their potential. Your sales teams should hit their numbers not 70%, not 80%, but 100% of the time. But how can sales teams really improve their performance overnight? The answer…Afterburner brings you Flawless Sales Execution. Your sales teams are capable of success in any environment- hostile or calm. The power to lead your sales teams to victory can be found in this sales keynote presentation.

The Afterburner Day

The Afterburner Day is an interactive, hands-on experience where your team will compare the similar situations faced in business and in air combat. During the Afterburner Day, your group will work side by side with some of America's top Fighter Pilots and learn how they excel in the business of comb ...

The Afterburner Day is an interactive, hands-on experience where your team will compare the similar situations faced in business and in air combat. During the Afterburner Day, your group will work side by side with some of America's top Fighter Pilots and learn how they excel in the business of combat.

Leaning Forward

Leaning Forward is an interactive, corporate event program where your team will learn, via lecture and experiential learning, how fighter pilots strive for flawless execution in every single mission. Your group will work side-by-side with some of America's top fighter pilots and learn how they excel ...

Leaning Forward is an interactive, corporate event program where your team will learn, via lecture and experiential learning, how fighter pilots strive for flawless execution in every single mission. Your group will work side-by-side with some of America's top fighter pilots and learn how they excel in the business of combat. Our Afterburner team brings these lessons to your own business environment, in living color, using a multimedia presentation, a role playing breakout session with experienced military fighter pilots as facilitators, and punctuated by an intensely climatic and motivational closing. The energy and skill training of this event will improve your group's performance at every level.

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Team of Elite Fighter Pilots Leading the Worlds Top Corporations to Flawless Execution

Afterburner's Incorporated's team building events and corporate workshops are founded on the principles of the Flawless Execution model, developed from a combination of business experience and strategic and tactical military execution. Afterburner draws from its Three E's, Empower, Equip and Embed, to teach corporate teams the Plan, Brief, Execute and Debrief system to transform companies from the ground up. In Afterburner Empower,clients of all sizes (including corporations, meeting planners, groups and trade associations) can benefit from a variety of experiential corporate team building events, including inspirational keynote speeches and the legendary "Afterburner Day" team-building experience.

The company was founded in 1996 by former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James D. Murphy, when "Murph" realized that the tools he learned in the zero-tolerance-for-error world of military aviation were applicable and imperative to business success. Since its creation, Afterburner has trained over 1.5 million managers and executives in the simple, scalable, continuous improvement processes of Flawless Execution by delivering customized corporate training workshops, team building events and motivational seminars.

Afterburner's accomplishments include being listed in Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies" twice, with regular features in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Meetings and Conventions Magazine. Afterburner has also appeared on Fox News,CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg News. Murphy is also the author of Business Is Combat, now in its third printing, and his latest book, The Debrief Imperative.

Afterburner began its global expansion in 2003, by opening up offices in Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. The company recently launched its Corporate Wingman Program, certifying a team of qualified corporate coaches that lead Afterburner's zero-tolerance-for-error consulting services, corporate team building events and corporate training workshops.

Murphy and key Afterburner personnel were trained in 2005 by retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John A. Warden Ill, who taught the team his renowned Prometheus Process. His strategic planning system was utilized in the phenomenally successful air campaign against Saddam Hussein in 1990, dubbed Instant Thunder, which is described in Warden and co-author Leland A. Russell's novel, Winning in Fast Time (Venturist Publishing, 2002). After learning Warden's defining Prometheus Strategic Planning System, Murphy realized the perfect synergy between the Flawless Execution engine and the Prometheus Process and,with Warden's assistance,adapted this methodology into the comprehensive continuous improvement process model that it has become. This methodology is utilized in all aspects of Afterburner's business verticals, including the company's corporate team building events and corporate training workshops, to teach business teams how to apply Flawless Execution into all aspects of planning, briefing, executing and debriefing.

Today, Afterburner is considered the world's leading authority on orgnizational execution, boasting 23% of the U.S. Fortune 500 as a client in addition to many global 1000 companies that have benefited from the company's unique corporate team building events and corporate training workshops.  Afterbuner has executed its services in over 34 countries.