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Key Points
  • Christian 'Boo' Boucousis is a former Australian fighter pilot who helps empower and motivate teams by sharing the secrets of an elite fighter-pilot team.
  • From an elite fighter pilot to an elite speaker’s club, Boo is one of 600 speakers in the world to have a CSP awarded (Certified Speaking Professional).
  • He is a former mission commander in the Royal Australian Air Force leading 100’s of men and women on complex missions.
  • A successful businessman and entrepreneur for over 15 years, founding and growing businesses in the Middle East and Australia in industries spanning humanitarian relief projects to a five-star hotel development.
  • Transformed one of Australia’s favourite aviation magazines into a multi-million-dollar global aviation publishing business.
  • Clients include Woolworths, NRL, Rio Tinto, Zurich, Westfield and McDonalds.
Topics
  • Own disruption - How boo utilizes his fighter pilot training to deal with, or create disruption
    Boo explores the concept of VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous environments and how his training equipped him with a simple process and mindset to make better decisions, align team-members and succeed where others struggle.
  • Own the grey – Fighter pilots are very uncomfortable with grey areas!
    Making 100’s of decisions per mission, Boo has mastered the art of decision making at pace. Through collaborative goal setting, contingency planning and simple team “check-ins” to monitor and adapt activity on a daily basis, leaders are able to maintain momentum and motivation within their teams.
  • Small wins – Winning big or small, it makes no difference to your mind or body
    How do you take a big audacious goal and create the small wins each day that keep our people motivated and engaged? Boo explores the amazing neurochemistry behind winning and why his training as a fighter pilot “training to win” can easily be adapted to individuals and teams.
  • 98% - Fighter pilots train to successfully deliver on their discrete goals 98% of the time
    No one’s perfect! Why the high execution rate?? Because the consequences are too significant to ponder. Boo explores the power of the peer group and how effective collaboration and review, what fighter pilots call debriefing, creates strong and enduring bonds within high performing teams.
  • Embracing Failure – Imagine a world where your failures are as celebrated as your success
    Where the daily review of your performance was MORE important than the activities you undertook each day. Learn the amazing power of the fighter pilot debrief, the open and honest process where we ask ourselves, what could I have done better today and what will I do tomorrow to close my personal execution gaps and those of the team. Boo will demonstrate the positive psychological effects of debriefing and the creation of small wins from failure and mistakes.
  • Never Give Up
    Boo never graduated at the top of his class, the reality was he repeated his final year in high-school twice and didn’t do much better the second time around! Having no specific skills are natural talents Boo was your typical everyday Joe! He attributes much of his success in life to his resilience and motto “Never Give Up”, and how he uses a frog to stay motivated!
  • Future Human – Cyborgs, biological computers, embedded technology…..What is the future for the human being?
    Boo has lived at the cutting edge of man and machine, sparking a curiosity in the man/machine interface. How will humanity and the workplace deal with AI, AR, privacy, remote workplaces and the trends that have been accelerated thanks to the COVID pandemic.

 

Testimonials

Loved the focus on process, situational awareness and the all important debriefing. Thanks for providing such a great session with some really strong take-homes, will definitely look to implement some of this in my teams.
Google Review 5.0/5.0

This was a very good presentation by Boo, wasn't sure what to expect, thought it was going to be cheesy but that changed quite quickly. Love the simplicity of the approach and eloquently explained, which can be used in day to day personal live and objectives, small business to large corporations. I'm an advocate and would recommend anyone to see the presentation to assist them achieve whatever they would like to do in their life.
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Founder
GKS Product Development Solutions

Hi Boo, it was great. I am now clear on the importance of clarity for our team. Very inspirational.
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Director
Ant Construction and Development

What an amazing day these boys put together. Boo your engagement was genuinely incredible and hearing your story is inspirational.
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Founder and Owner
Laser Plumbing

Boo's presentation for AMEX on FLEX methodology was amazing - he brought humour and charisma and his amazing life experiences to show how we can bring situational awareness to our roles and look to strive to achieve (and debrief!)
Google Review 5.0/5.0
FX Dealer
American Express

Was really good and engaging. Full of high energy and high octane. Was in the Mission Possible group from Toyota. Really recommend.
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Toyota Finance

Great session. Very inspiring and motivating. I will definitely be bringing the 3 Rs and debriefing and Red team into our office.
Google Review 5.0/5.0
National Workforce

I was fortunate enough to be present at this absolutely awesome presentation at the VPNG conference. Thank you for the inspiration and for the recognition. I am so keen to ensure the FLEX method is something I can incorporate into my working practices. Thank you for your enthusiasm and passion!
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Registered Nurse
Monash Health

Absolutely inspirational. Plan Plan Plan and Debrief Debrief Debrief. Sensational message that was very aligned to our business. Congratulations Boo
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Domain Group-Sales Manager
Domain

How good was that! Plenty to take away and implement for the Forum Team, Boo and Fuse were fantastic......now time to debrief!
Google Review 5.0/5.0
Business Transformation Consultant
Forum Group

Incredible, Boo transformed our business and was an amazing resource for my team in their pursuit of operational excellence. Very inspirational and importantly, the Flex Method really works!
General Manager IT, Service, Operations & Infrastructure
Woolworths Group

Before attending this event, I thought the three “Rs” in life were simply regret, ridicule and retribution! Now I not only know what they really are, but I understand the importance of debriefing and root cause analysis. A really interesting and interactive training program. Really recommend it - absolute Mavericks!!
Sunrice

Thanks boo, what a legend and such an epic presentation. The concept of the situational awareness bubble is a game changer and will be a tool that we will definitely implement into our day to day business operations. Plan for perfection and prepare for the worse 🤙🏾
Lifestyle Tradies

It was amazing to compare a pilots day in to my working day. Who would have thought there would be any similarities..... but there are. Chaos and planning. Such awesome energy and lessons. Thank you Boo.
Zurich