Christian "Boo" Boucousis Keynote Speaker

  • Afterburner CEO

Christian "Boo" Boucousis's Biography

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of Thinking has revolutionized the way global leaders achieve immediate and ongoing performance leaps, replacing the outdated and unsustainable “high-performance” models.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.

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Christian "Boo" Boucousis's Speaking Topics


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 GOAT's (that's Greatest of All Time for the uninitiated!) and the uncompromising world of fighter pilots, and how to apply them in your business.

You’ll 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 the 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 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.

    You'll take away:

  • 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

    In a world where every brand, product and service feels 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 mis-steps 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.

    You'll take away:

  • How to futureproof 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
    • Indispensable

    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 dive deep on connecting daily purposeful actions to your organisations “Big Purpose” to help improve engagement, productivity and wellbeing across all levels of your business.

    You'll explore:

  • 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

    We all need clarity, especially in today’s chaotic disconnected world. In the military they call it VUCA; Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. It’s during these periods exceptional companies find opportunity, rally their people and shift into the new norm, at speed. We’ll explore the importance of creating an execution rhythm, the concept of situationally aware thinking and how to create time to focus and collaborate.

    You’ll learn:

  • How to be adaptable by creating “situational awareness” each day – the key to staying one step ahead
  • The distraction hack, how to claw back the 2.5 days of lost productivity every week we experience due to distraction
  • How to talk less and say more using the “Pose, pause, pounce” influence technique Boo used to build a $200m global business and a $42 million hotel, on time and under budget
  • The eight steps to rewire your brain and create “total awareness”, the ninja like skill of leading your team through disruption
  • How to “sell” situational awareness to your customers and make yourself indispensable
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    Comments & Testimonials

    Great session. Boo is an an inspirational keynote speaker and highly motivating. I will definitely be bringing the 3 Rs and debriefing and Red team into our office.
    Chris Stead, National Workforce
    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!)
    Adam Meier, FX Dealer, American Express

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