….Challenging complexity through a simple way of thinking…
Afterburner Australia is a team of Australian and New Zealand men and women who are part of the high performance fighter pilot community. They are the custodians of a simple process developed by fighter pilots over 60 years ago. This process significantly improved the performance of military aviation, and is so effective it is still in used today. To enable organisations outside the military to develop and foster a similar high performance culture, Afterburner tailored this process to business and called it Flawless Execution (or “FLEX” for short), a cycle of PLAN, BRIEF, EXECUTE and DEBRIEF.
FLEX is a simple, scalable, continuous improvement process that can help you align everyone in your organisation with your vision, drive individual accountability and address the complex environment that is business today. It can be used to identify execution gaps in your strategy before you make the substantial investment to execute it. Once you have a firm strategy, FLEX is used to develop the detail to get it done.
Afterburner Australia provides high performance coaching and programs, from dynamic keynotes to experiential workshops focused on team building, leadership development, business planning and debriefing. They are high energy, contain a strong takeaway message and are customised to your business or event objectives. By the end of an Afterburner program, your team will feel motivated to excel in their environment.
Afterburner Australia’s Managing Director – Christian “Boo” Boucousis
Christian “Boo” Boucousis was a fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force for 10 years. He is now the CEO of an innovative property development group called Mode, and is currently developing Australia’s tallest prefabricated hotel in the Perth CBD.
Boo’s life story is a real world example of how fighter pilots use the skills developed during their military careers to succeed in business.
After being diagnosed with a serious medical condition, Boo could no longer fly fighter aircraft and decided to take the plunge into business. Using the skills and knowledge he acquired in the Air Force, Boo co-founded a humanitarian support company in the Middle East, employing over 1,500 staff. He then sold that business, moved back to Australia and set his focus on developing affordable building methods. This focus was the beginning of his company Mode.
Boo attributes his success in business to the values and discipline he learned during his Air Force career – focus, efficiency, continuous improvement and simplicity. And because of this experience, Boo fundamentally believes that the simple methodology used by fighter pilots can bring alignment to, and excel the performance of any business or organisation.