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Anthony "AB" Bourke

Anthony "AB" Bourke

Keynote Speaker: Former F-16 Fighter Pilot & Founder, Mach 2 Consulting

Anthony "AB" Bourke Biography

Major Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot who flew tactical missions in service to our country all over the world. He has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of flight time in various high-performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly an F-16 in homeland defense efforts over New York City in the aftermath of September 11th.

Following his impressive military career, AB applied the tools and techniques that made him one of our nation's premier fighter pilots to the competitive world of business. He ascended rapidly to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US for a prominent lending institution. His success in the mortgage banking industry led to an opportunity with a California based start-up where his team dramatically grew annual revenue from $500,000 to $65M in just three years.

Following these two endeavors, AB combined his love of business with his passion for tactical aviation to build Afterburner Seminars, a global training company based on the lessons he learned in the military. While President & CEO, Afterburner grew into a best-in-class training company that was twice named one of Inc. magazine's 500 fastest growing companies.

Currently AB serves as CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting and has shared his message of peak performance to more than 100,000 people in twelve different countries. AB brings his tactical knowledge and business acumen to the forefront of the management training world to share how fighter pilots, and other organizations where performance truly matters, can develop a feedback system to ensure continuous improvement and peak performance. His wealth of experience and ability to connect with audiences landed AB in Inc Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference.

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Anthony "AB" Bourke Speaking Topics

Veteran Appreciation — How Can I Help?

Designed for Veterans Day appreciation programs, Fighter Pilot Motivational Speaker Anthony 'AB' Bourke's speech is a perfect fit. This keynote speech runs through AB's experience on 9/11 and flying combat air patrols over New York City in the weeks following. Given by a Veteran himself, it is a powerful reminder of how Veterans have safeguarded our society and how we can all ask ourselves how we can in turn help them back.

Innovating at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

In today’s rapidly changing world companies and their people must constantly innovate to stay ahead of the competition. While many people in business think only of Tech Entrepreneurs as the leading innovators of our day, there is no doubt that fighter pilots are constantly innovating to survive and thrive in the world of aerial combat. As a former fighter pilot and serial entrepreneur, AB has applied the tools that fighter pilots use to stay ahead of the competition to the world of business. In this speech, AB will share these secrets and show your audience what it takes to be the best innovators both in combat and in their industry.

Staying Safe at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

Safety is the key to every successful mission for a fighter pilot. No matter how fast they fly, or how accurate their bombing runs, none of it matters if they don’t come home. Learn how the best fighter squadrons in the world train their people to execute the mission at the highest level every day, while keeping “safety first” top of mind. In this high-impact keynote, AB explains how to build a culture of safety without compromising the mission. He will also paint a vivid picture of how to identify the series of events that can lead to an accident while offering attendees the critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ every day to keep their wingmen safe in the high stakes environment of aerial combat.

Executing at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today. Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, AB will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team. If your company is pursuing a path of executional excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why execution truly matters in every business

Selling at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

In addition to rising to the top of the aviation community, "AB" has built a business career on sales excellence. After achieving accolades as "Top Producer in the Western US" for a prominent lending institution, "AB" led a team of 40 professionals to grow revenue at a California based start-up company from $500,000 to $65M in just three years. A quintessential sales professional, "AB" will teach your people that just like fighter pilots, "great sales people are made ... not born." He draws comprehensive parallels between what makes great fighter pilots and what makes great sales people. For organizations looking to develop a sales team of "Top Guns," this dynamic, interactive speech is a must!

Anthony "AB" Bourke Videos

Anthony AB Bourke: Decorated F-16 Fighter Pilot, Veteran, Leadership
Virtual Event Keynote Speaker Anthony 'AB' Bourke - Fighter Pilot
Anthony "AB" Bourke

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What topics does Anthony "AB" Bourke speak about?

Anthony "AB" Bourke is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Sales, Peak Performance, Communication, Corporate Culture, Human Resources, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Customer Service, Security & Defense, Personal Growth, Consulting, Business Leadership, Business, Virtual, Leadership, Military, Air Force and Veteran.

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Anthony "AB" Bourke generally travels from Park City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Anthony "AB" Bourke is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Sales, Peak Performance and Communication. The estimated speaking fee range to book Anthony "AB" Bourke for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Anthony "AB" Bourke generally travels from Park City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Boles, Libby Gill and Amelia Rose Earhart. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anthony "AB" Bourke for an upcoming event.

Anthony "AB" Bourke Speaking Topics

  • Veteran Appreciation — How Can I Help?

    Designed for Veterans Day appreciation programs, Fighter Pilot Motivational Speaker Anthony 'AB' Bourke's speech is a perfect fit. This keynote speech runs through AB's experience on 9/11 and flying combat air patrols over New York City in the weeks following. Given by a Veteran himself, it is a powerful reminder of how Veterans have safeguarded our society and how we can all ask ourselves how we can in turn help them back.

  • Innovating at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

    In today’s rapidly changing world companies and their people must constantly innovate to stay ahead of the competition. While many people in business think only of Tech Entrepreneurs as the leading innovators of our day, there is no doubt that fighter pilots are constantly innovating to survive and thrive in the world of aerial combat. As a former fighter pilot and serial entrepreneur, AB has applied the tools that fighter pilots use to stay ahead of the competition to the world of business. In this speech, AB will share these secrets and show your audience what it takes to be the best innovators both in combat and in their industry.

  • Staying Safe at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

    Safety is the key to every successful mission for a fighter pilot. No matter how fast they fly, or how accurate their bombing runs, none of it matters if they don’t come home. Learn how the best fighter squadrons in the world train their people to execute the mission at the highest level every day, while keeping “safety first” top of mind. In this high-impact keynote, AB explains how to build a culture of safety without compromising the mission. He will also paint a vivid picture of how to identify the series of events that can lead to an accident while offering attendees the critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ every day to keep their wingmen safe in the high stakes environment of aerial combat.

  • Executing at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

    There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today. Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, AB will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team. If your company is pursuing a path of executional excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why execution truly matters in every business

  • Selling at Mach 2 (45-60 minutes)

    In addition to rising to the top of the aviation community, "AB" has built a business career on sales excellence. After achieving accolades as "Top Producer in the Western US" for a prominent lending institution, "AB" led a team of 40 professionals to grow revenue at a California based start-up company from $500,000 to $65M in just three years. A quintessential sales professional, "AB" will teach your people that just like fighter pilots, "great sales people are made ... not born." He draws comprehensive parallels between what makes great fighter pilots and what makes great sales people. For organizations looking to develop a sales team of "Top Guns," this dynamic, interactive speech is a must!

Anthony "AB" Bourke Videos

Anthony AB Bourke: Decorated F-16 Fighter Pilot, Veteran, Leadership
Virtual Event Keynote Speaker Anthony 'AB' Bourke - Fighter Pilot
Anthony "AB" Bourke
Keynote Speaker Anthony "AB" Bourke
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