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Performance and Mindset Expert

Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis

travels from Australia

Fighter pilot shows businesses the power of a high-performance mindset in overcoming problems and how to engage employees in mindset principles.

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Fighter pilot Christian 'Boo' Boucousis is a deep performance coach and mentor for leaders, their teams, and aspirational individuals. He helps people connect their purpose to a strategy to make an impact. He is an inspirational keynote speaker who explores a world beyond high performing teams and high-performance leaders. Bestselling author, Boo is also a living, breathing example that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Reasons to book Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

  • His personal journey has been defined by a deep understanding of purpose-driven performance; he calls it “Deep Performance”.
  • He is a successful businessman and entrepreneur for over 15 years, founding and growing businesses in the Middle East and Australia in industries spanning humanitarian relief projects to a five-star hotel development.
  • Boo is a specialist and inspirational keynote speaker who explores a world beyond high performing teams and high-performance leaders.
  • He transformed one of Australia’s favourite aviation magazines into a multi-million-dollar global aviation publishing business.

Boo started his journey with leadership and high-performance teams over 25 years ago, as a mission commander in the Royal Australian Air Force leading hundreds of men and women on complex missions where the margin for error is only 5 secs, all while travelling more than 1,500 km/h!

Over the past 40 years the Royal Australian Air Force trained only 400 fighter pilots, Boo was one of them. Less than 1 in 10 start-up businesses survive beyond a year. Boo has successfully launched and grown four businesses over 12 years.

Boo is a force of nature who can start or close any event and engage an audience like none other, he’s a genuinely inspirational keynote speaker. He’s energetic and charismatic, surprisingly inspiring, and his deep performance mindset will empower your teams to tackle disruption head-on and be successful every time.
How has he beaten the statics to consistently achieve his goals? By evolving the high-performance mindset and skills he learned to fly a fighter jet to the way he lives his life. He calls it Deep Performance.

Boo’s fascinating journey has exposed him to world-class leadership and performance models from every industry sector. From Microsoft to mining and Woolworths to McDonalds, he has had the opportunity to mentor leaders and their teams, helping them to deliver meaningful impacts for their customers.
Discussions around an organisation’s performance are challenging and often very personal. The lens through which we view performance can also be a little narrow. Boo’s unique perspective on deep performance allows everyone in the organization to look at their performance through a fresh set of eyes, as an individual, as a team member and as a leader. The ultimate goal? To help everyone in your organisation surpass their expectations.

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Deep Performance

Be the best of the best!

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

In this session you will 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 chaos and confusion.
  • How to create more time by investing in the right things and saying no purposefully.

Target audience: leaders, sales and marketing teams, operational teams and general team performance.

The GID Mindset - Get It Done

The secret to unlocking 400% more of everything.

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.

In this session you will learn:

  • 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!).

For sales. Productivity, engagement, resilience, agile ways of working and change management

Be Exceptional

How to stand out from the crowd.

In a world where every brand, product and service feel 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 missteps 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

In this session you will learn:

  • How to future-proof 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.

Target audience: leaders, sales and marketing teams, resilience, high performing teams and change.


Be the organization (or person!) you can’t live without!

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

In this session you will learn:

  • 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.

Target audience: leaders, strategic thinking, sales and marketing, resilience, motivation and inspiration.

From Chaos To Clarity

In a chaotic world, be the oasis of calm.

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.

In this session you will 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.

Target audience: leaders, teams, strategic planning, offsites, product launch and remote teams.

The Gouge #1 - Meet Christian "Boo" Boucousis. With Subtitles!

The Gouge #2 - Why Boo does what he does! With Subtitles

The Gouge #3 - Own Disruption.

The Gouge #4 - Small Wins Matter.

The Gouge #5 - Embracing Failure.

The Gouge #6 - Never Give Up!

See keynotes with Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis


WOW! Boo exceeded our expectations with his background, clear and disciplined instruction, and inspiring delivery. Our half-day session felt like seconds and we wanted more. The feedback informed us that this was our best development event ever. Boo's lead up and preparation was extremely professional. He made an extreme effort to tailor the session by learning our product and the nuances of our team dynamics - and we became instant friends!

Senior Enterprise Account Manager


What a phenomenal experience. I'm looking forward to taking this into my everyday. If I can apply even a little bit every day I'll be in front!

Senior Medical Manager

Neuroscience Roche

A great experience to move towards high performance. Boo presentation was relevant to all our teams and ways of working. My key takeaway is the benefit of a debrief and how to use it regularly.

Head of People and Culture Australian Olympic Committee

Absolutely inspirational. Plan and Debrief! A sensational message that was very aligned to our business.

Group Sales Domain Group

Boo was a highlight! His session was both high impact and engaging with actionable take-aways for teams and individuals. The incorporation of videos and AV production throughout his keynote made his performance captivating from start to end. We toured Boo across 4 states and he was a hit with all demographics.

Director Momentum Connect Events

Boo's presentation 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!).

Corporate FX Dealer AMEX
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Keynote topics with Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis