Jim  Murphy

Jim Murphy

Founder and Chairman of Afterburner, Inc.

In-Person Fee Range:
$30,001 - $50,000
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Jim Murphy – Found of Afterburner
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Jim Murphy – Motivational Speaker

Jim Murphy

Founder and Chairman of Afterburner, Inc.

In-Person Fee Range:
$30,001 - $50,000
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Why Book

  • Murphy is an extraordinary outlier in the business world. In his first company, he increased company sales by 500%. In his second, he increased sales from $5 million to $52 million. His third and current business is designed to help others succeed.
  • Murphy is a man of many accolades and awards as well as a talented public speaker. His talent and innate skill for management and control will give any company insight in how to become more profitable.


Jim joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft.

He is also the author of seven books that range in topic from leadership and management development to veteran career transition, and is a globally recognized thought leader in agile continuous improvement for the development of Afterburner’s Flawless Execution methodology/heuristic.Jim has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds.

He has appeared on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 list 9 times and was featured as a Forbes Small Giant. He has been featured in The Wall Street JournalBusinessWeekNewsweek, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine.Jim Murphy has shared the podium with notable speakers, served as a panel member of the League of Extraordinary Minds and has been invited to speak at many of the world’s most notable business schools, including Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Emory, Duke, MIT and Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He is also the Co-Founder and former Chairman of Advanced Care Partners, a rapidly growing home healthcare company that has been serving our nations medically fragile children since 2010. Advanced Care Partners has made Inc. Magazines list of fastest growing companies every year since 2016 (6x).

In organizations around the world, high-level strategy tends to be disconnected from daily front-line operations, resulting in disorganized and unfocused execution. Jim Murphy will teach your teams how to identify powerful strategic activities or critical leverage points they must undertake to achieve his trademark flawless execution.

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In this session, your group will learn how fighter pilots achieve their missions in both training and combat. This keynote is highly customized to meet the needs of your audience.

This keynote covers four steps to Flawless Execution:

Plan: Learn how fighter pilots plan for a mission using the Six Steps to Mission Planning.

Brief: Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of frontline execution.

Execute: Discover how fighter pilots ensure flawless execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining task saturation.

Debrief: Implement nameless and rankless feedback sessions in your squadron to guarantee maximum learning.


Addressing Complexity. Becoming Agile. Leading through Change. Innovation. Operational Excellence. Developing Leaders. Retaining Top Talent.

Do these sound like a myriad of challenges, many of which you and your organization today face? Do your strategies to address and excel in these areas seem disconnected and paralyze your people? Would you believe a firm has spent the last two decades evangelizing and demonstrating that in fact they are all connected? And better still, there is a simple, holistic set of tools and techniques you can apply to address them all – simultaneously?

Aligned with the release of his 5th book Courage To Execute, Jim not only shares how leaders can address these challenges and seize these opportunities, he details the simple, scalable process that elite military teams and key clients leverage to survive, thrive and dominate where competitors fall short.

Leveraging video, corporate and military analogies and Lessons Learned from his work advising Executives at 85% of the Fortune 50 and dozens more, this keynote will inform and empower leaders to scope the environment, drown out the noise, align strategy to execution and empower leaders to demonstrate a Bias to Action – the secret to winning in the today’s business environment.


Great leaders don’t make decisions based on the past, they compel their teams forward by bringing alignment towards the same mission. But how do the best leaders motivate their teams to complete the same mission? They create ultimate buy in by communicating a clear mission and giving everyone a seat at the table.

Employees want to be heard across all levels and know they are part of the vision, mission and intent of the company they work for. As we’ve seen again and again over the past few years, employers are struggling to keep their talent which detracts dramatically from profits and the overall success of the organization. Teams need a clear, simple and compelling mission. A mission where everyone understands the unique, vital role they play, feel their input matters and ultimate end game they are collectively working towards.

Jim Murphy, founder and Chairman of the immensely successful Afterburner Inc. management consulting and leadership training firm has been part of the team that has transformed the landscape 85% of the U.S. Fortune 50 and hundreds of Global 1000 corporations in 24 countries. Jim’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Meetings and Conventions Magazine; and on national media networks like CNN, Fox News, CNBC and Bloomberg News.

In addition to being a bestselling author of seven books, Murphy is also Co-Founder and former Chairman of Advanced Care Partners, a rapidly growing home healthcare company that has been serving our nations medically fragile children since 2010. Advanced Care Partners has made Inc. Magazines list of fastest growing companies every year since 2016 (6x)Item description


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