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Afterburner Australia NZ

Afterburner Australia NZ

Afterburner Australia & New Zealand is a team of fighter pilots who are passionate about helping business learn and apply the same techniques to achieve mission success that worked for them in their air force careers. Afterburner now share theirFlawless Execution model.

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Testimonials for Afterburner Australia NZ

Phil and Boo delivered a stimulating view of their world and certainly made me feel as though our challenges, albeit important, can be managed successfully by maintaining an unwavering focus on prize/outcomes

Wayne Gibson, Santos


A big thank you from the team at CRT for joining us at the recent National Conference in Perth. You went to great lengths to tailor your presentation to our organisation and it made your whole delivery more relevant to our audience. We appreciate your efforts and thanks to both of you for staying on to spend some time with our delegates on Friday night, and some of Saturday. Our delegates scored your presentation highly in our post-Conference survey. We very much appreciate your contribution to the success of our Conference.

Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd


All dealings with... Afterburner, were extremely professional and organised (by far the best we have encountered). The presentation was outstanding and exceeded expectations.They were a pleasure to deal with at all times and our Franchisees found the presentation extremely beneficial to their business.

Lenard's Pty Ltd


We are exposed to many motivational speakers but none of them come close to the tailored and practical style of Afterburner. Your attention to detail and the depth of your knowledge of our business was second to none and was commented on by a number of members of the team. I have had feedback from our teams around the country that they have already started conducting briefing sessions, and indeed I have restructured the way in which I communicate with the team. It certainly says something when this type of response occurs unprompted.  I look forward to working with you in the future.

Product Manger, Sanofi-Synthelabo

Afterburner Australia NZ Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Afterburner Australia NZ's Biography

Afterburner Australia & New Zealand is a team of fighter pilots who are passionate about helping business learn and apply the same techniques to achieve mission success that worked for them in their air force careers.


Fighter Pilots operate in some of the most rapidly changing, complex and hostile environments on Earth, yet they consistently excel in achieving planned outcomes. Why is it so?


They are certainly intellectually, physiologically and psychologically the ‘right stuff’ and of course they learn and practice a wide range of flying, navigation, fighting etc. skills to a level of proficiency only a few attain.


Fighter pilots are also particularly adept at maintaining clear focus on objectives in the midst of complexity. This is a learned skill too, that relies on simple and repeatable processes to get things done, but unlike their other skills it requires no special talent. They are a critical part of the ‘fighter pilot way’ that anyone can learn and it’s the ‘secret sauce’ of Afterburner’s FLEX process.


Afterburner brings the fighter pilot way to business. They are the custodians of a simple process developed by fighter pilots over 60 years ago. This process significantly improved the performance of military aviation, and is so effective it is still in use today. To enable organisations outside the military to develop and foster a similar high performance culture, Afterburner tailored this process for use in business and called it Flawless Execution (or “FLEX” for short) – a cycle of PLAN, BRIEF, EXECUTE and DEBRIEF.


FLEX is a simple, scalable, continuous improvement process that can help you align everyone in your organisation with your vision, drive individual accountability and address the complex environment that is business today. It can be used to identify execution gaps in your strategy before you make the substantial investment to execute it. Once you have a firm strategy, FLEX is used to develop the detail to get it done.

Afterburner Australia provides high performance coaching and programs, from dynamic keynotes to experiential workshops focused on team building, leadership development, business planning and debriefing. They are high energy, contain a strong takeaway message and are customised to your business or event objectives. By the end of an Afterburner program, your team will feel motivated to excel in their environment.


Do you want to:

•Strengthen execution of individuals, leaders and teams?

•Develop leaders?

•Strengthen your team’s culture?

•Establish common language and discipline across departments?

•Align actions to your strategic plan?

•Overcome silos within your organisation?


If so, have Afterburner fighter pilots coach you on:


Planning and Execution: Create a FLEX Plan for your next project or performance objectives.

Examining Performance: Conduct a FLEX Debrief at the conclusion of your next project or to evaluate your performance.

Assessing Execution: Debrief any gaps in the execution of your plan or the plan itself and adjust the plan where necessary in a forum we call “X-Gap Meetings”.

Developing FLEX Leaders:  High performance coaching of individuals, teams and organisations on how to incorporate FLEX into your processes. Empowering your people to coach others on FLEX.

Personal development:  You and an Afterburner ‘wingman’ one on one.


FLEX or Flawless Execution is a way of thinking and a framework for action for use in business. It’s based on the process used by elite fighter pilots for over 60 years, which enables them to operate and succeed in complex environments.


FLEX consist of 4 simple steps:



FLEX sharpens a team’s awareness, enables decisions and actions, and drives accountability.


Individuals. Teams. Leaders and emerging Leaders. Anyone with a passion for continuous improvement or achieving their goals can apply the Flawless Execution model. FLEX has a universal application and can be used to instill the habit patterns required to succeed in any team or organisation.

Speaking Topics Include

FLAWLESS EXECUTION – PLAN - Simple Six Step process that creates alignment, focus, clarity and accountability BRIEF - Clear and effective communication of the plan, and of expectations and requirements EXECUTE - Avoid the performance killing effects of Task Saturation and Distraction DEBRIEF - The ’Nameless and Rankless’ process of continual improvement where lessons learned are developed and incorporated


LEADING FLAWLESS EXECUTION FROM THE TOP- Leading Flawless Execution from the Top is a program aimed at the leadership in your organisation. In addition to delivering all the key messages of the Flawless Execution Key Note, it will equip your leaders with the latest strategy and alignment principals in use by top military planners.


OPERATIONAL EXECUTION AND SAFETY-- The Afterburner ‘Operational Execution and Safety’ Key Note is delivered by 2 Fighter Pilots: a main speaker and wingman. It is a high energy presentation, heavily customised for the audience and their industry to relate how the ‘Flawless Execution’ model, developed and proven in the Fighter Pilot community, actually applies to business. The presentation focuses heavily on the key messages of PLAN-BRIEF-EXECUTE-DEBRIEF and how they are used to promote both safety and effectiveness in an operational environment.