Christian “Boo” Boucousis

military speaker

Christian “Boo” Boucousis

military speaker


CEO of Afterburner Inc., Former Fighter Pilot Turned Business Founder, and Author

Speech Topics Include:

  • Deep Performance
  • The GID Mindset – Get It Done
  • Be Exceptional
  • Indispensable

Global human and organizational performance company Afterburner’s CEO, Christian Boucousis, known as “Boo,” is a world-class keynote speaker whose results-oriented approach has made a profound impact on individuals and organizations worldwide. His message of growth and empowerment has inspired audiences globally, including global leaders from Pfizer, Specsavers, and McDonald’s, among others.


Boo’s Evolutionary way of Thinking has revolutionized the way global leaders achieve immediate and ongoing performance leaps, replacing the outdated and unsustainable “high-performance” models. His novel “Thought Loops” equip leaders and teams with fast-thinking, fast-acting skills needed to consistently surpass expectations. By connecting individuals with their human performance strengths and limitations, Boo navigates them towards a growth mindset and the skills needed to evolve both personally and professionally. Boo’s impact can be seen in the thousands of glowing reviews he has received from satisfied clients who have experienced his powerful insights firsthand. His life story is a testament to his ability to adapt, reinvent himself, and create success in the face of adversity. He has reinvented himself numerous times, using the ways of thinking and working he acquired as a fighter pilot to build a humanitarian business with a turnover in excess of $200 million, developing a record-setting $42 million high-rise hotel, and transforming an iconic published business into a digital publishing powerhouse.


With his unique blend of expertise, energy, and passion, Boo is the ideal keynote speaker for anyone seeking inspiration and empowerment. He not only equips individuals with the tools to achieve their goals but also inspires them to unlock their full potential and make a positive impact in their personal and professional lives. By connecting with Boo, you will join the ranks of global leaders who have experienced his life-changing insights and have achieved extraordinary success.

Deep Performance

Be the best of the best!

High performance has its place in an organisation and deep down, we all need and want to perform and to be part of a high-performing, winning team. However, research highlights the stark reality, that not everyone can be, or wants to be, a high performer. However, we can all be deep performers!

This topic explores the power of deep performance. You’ll gain insights into the simple lessons and habits of the best of the best, from business leaders, the GOATs (that’s Greatest of All Time for the uninitiated!) and the uncompromising world of fighter pilots, and how to apply them in your business.

In this session you will learn:

  • The trust-based “nameless and rankless” methods used by fighter pilots globally to deliver exceptional outcomes and a win rate of 98%.
  • The relationship between Purpose, Time and Trust. Three powerful elements that can’t be bought and must be created, to drive organisational-wide velocity and sustained high performance.
  • How to create an agile and adaptive mindset, without chaos and confusion.
  • How to create more time by investing in the right things and saying no purposefully.


The GID Mindset – Get It Done

The secret to unlocking 400% more of everything.

The world around you is accelerating. We look at emerging research on how organisations can take advantage of disruption to not only keep pace with change, but to accelerate ahead of it. We’ve all heard the phrase “We need to buy time”? Well unfortunately you can’t! In an accelerating world, mastering the time you have is fundamental to success.

If we can’t buy more time, how do we create it? The GID mindset is a way of getting your people to think fast and work in unprecedented synchronicity – it’s the future for humans to work in the era of digitalization and automation. It’s about focus, getting “it” done rather than “things” or “stuff “done.

In this session you will learn:

  • The value of sustained high performance (or “deep” performance) for you, your team and your customers.
  • A simple four-step structure that helps you “think quick” and create velocity to gain the competitive edge.
  • Keep it simple. How to create more time in your day through greater alignment in thought, action and impact.
  • The “GID” mantra and why focusing on big picture outcomes rather than tasks is the key to success.
  • Close the “Say-Do” gap. How to build trust by “doing” what we say we’re going to do (and do the right things in the first place!).


Be Exceptional

How to stand out from the crowd.

In a world where every brand, product and service feel the same, this session will show you the methods to stand out by becoming an exceptional organisation. The formula for driving success?

Developing the courage to dive deep into your organisation’s missteps and failures, to extract incredible lessons and to act on them quickly to rapidly improve your existing products and services, drive innovation and create exceptional people. Transition from a failure mindset to an experimental mindset and strike the balance between delivering your business of today with your business of the future

In this session you will learn:

  • How to future-proof your business with the ultimate secret weapon, debriefing.
  • The optimism bias and how we unintentionally set ourselves up to fail.
  • The transformative “Three R’s” three-step debriefing process used by fighter pilots to drive a 98% success rate.
  • The art of debriefing with customers to discover their purpose, their needs, solve their problems and transition from value to invaluable.
  • The performance high – the neuroscience hack that turns failure into success and gives you a free energy boost.



Be the organization (or person!) you can’t live without!

What’s the point of every action, meeting, or product in your organisation, or to put it another way, the purpose? This keynote explores why creating purpose, understanding purpose at different levels of your business, and understanding our customers purpose is the key to becoming indispensable.

Having a Vision, Mission and goals is one thing, helping everyone in the organisation connect to them is another.

We’ll take a dive deep into connecting daily purposeful actions to your organisations “Big Purpose” to help improve engagement, productivity and wellbeing across all levels of your business.

In this session you will learn:

  • The rule of three. The simple patterns of communication that will help you stay forefront of mind.
  • How to create long term “Big” purpose with a capital P to align the hearts and minds of your organisation and drive purposeful activity each day.
  • How to create small wins by asking “what’s the point” before we launch into time-consuming action.
  • Is your yes, a “Hell yes!”? How to say NO to unnecessary “stuff” and YES to the ideas that drive innovation in your business.
  • Never give up – the key role resilience plays in leadership and within a team to get the job done.


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