Jim ‘Murph’ Murphy, the Founder of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Jim Murphy joined the U.S. Air Force, where he learned to fly the F-15. He has logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance jet aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph kept 42 combat-trained Fighter Pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. He has flown missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East as a flight leader.
After years in the military, Jim Murphy returned to his love of business. Before his service in the U.S. Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where he helped increase his company’s sales by 500%. Years later, Murph became Director of Sales for a small paint company. Realizing that the concepts of the Flawless ExecutionSM model could be applied to business, he engaged the proven model – “Plan. Brief. Execute. Debrief.” – and increased his company’s sales from $5 million to $52 million. Realizing that many companies could benefit from these concepts, Murph started Afterburner in early 1996.
Afterburner is a team of elite military professionals from around the world who are experts in helping your team pursue Flawless Execution.
Afterburner uses the combat-proven methodologies of elite military professionals working with your team to achieve victory in a rapidly changing business environment.
Through his leadership, Afterburner has landed on Inc. Magazine’s ‘Inc. 500 List‘ twice. Murph has been regularly featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, and Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. Jim Murphy has also been named one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine.
The Afterburner team of elite military speakers has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner’s Flawless ExecutionSM Model, and its unique, high-energy programs.
Afterburner’s notable clients include the Who’s Who of the Global 1000 list of companies.
Murph’s groundbreaking book, Business Is Combat, is now in its third printing, and his latest book, Flawless Execution, was released May 1st, 2005, by Harper Collins.
Murph has spoken at the world’s notable business schools, including Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Emory, and Duke.
Fighter Pilot Motivational Speaker:
Leading Flawless Execution from the Top with Jim Murphy
Afterburner’s leadership keynote speaker, Jim Murphy, has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action.
Historically, fewer than 20% of all initiatives get accomplished.
This keynote will help align your team around your strategy and understand exactly what to do and how to do it.
This 60-90 minute keynote is based on Jim Murphy’s groundbreaking book ‘Flawless Execution’.