Developing Leaders – Building Teams
Coach • Speaker • Consultant • Author
Jeff helps successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behaviors for themselves and their people.
He does this through leadership coaching, keynote presentations, and leadership seminars designed to meet the priority needs of the organization.
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As a speaker, he will bring to life valuable lessons in leadership that will challenge and inspire you!
He will interview every client to learn about your organization, your challenges, your people and your culture. Every keynote is tailored to the organization and target audience.
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As a leadership coach he helps people get even better by achieving positive and lasting changes in behaviors for themselves and their people.
He uses as his foundation Marshall Goldsmith’s world-renown methodology called Stakeholder Centered Coaching .
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New Book: BRAVE Business Leadership!
This new book captures the essence of what I have learned from my thirty-two years in the army. The methodology is simple, powerful, proven approach to help guide your development as a leader, and in turn help you develop your people. The methodology is called BRAVE and addresses the most significant leadership challenges facing business owners and managers today.
Jeff will bring to life valuable lessons in organizational leadership that will challenge and inspire you! He will interview every client to learn about your organization, your challenges, your people and your culture. Every keynote is tailored to the organization and target audience. He will help you and your team develop as a leaders ultimately resulting in the increase in the success of your organization. His presentations are based on extensive first hand experience developing leaders and leading teams in the Army ranging in size from 40 to 8000 people, combined with the best research in the industry.
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How well do you know yourself? Do you know how you’re perceived by others? Would you value increasing your competence in those leadership skills that will make you more effective in your current role and increase the leadership capacity of those on your team? Would you benefit from having a trusted partner to help you achieve positive and lasting change in your behaviors and those of the people you lead?
Having been an executive leader for many years, Jeff knows how critical the development of leaders is to building and sustaining high performance in organizations.
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"Working with coach Jeff Foley is, by far, the best investment of time that I have done in my professional career. His work with me as the leader has an extraordinary impact in raising the overall leadership and teamwork capabilities of the entire organization."
- Daniel Albo, MD, PhD Chairman, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia and Surgeon-in-Chief of Augusta University Health System
“Presentation content, personal leadership experience and innate ability to relate so clearly to others have been only a few of the many benefits we have gained from working with Jeff. We already have him on our slate to come back next year.”
- Jeff Bevis CEO, FirstLight Home Care, Cincinnati, OH
“I have had the great fortune of working with Jeff as my coach for several years. He helped guide me at a critical time to become much more confident in my role as a senior level manager. I have developed into a far more effective coach, organizer, critical thinker, and overall leader for the company and all of its people.”
- Derek Thexton President, Southern Industries, Augusta, GA
“General Jeff Foley was one of our most engaging and inspiring speakers we have had in years at the annual USO conference! His message of how to build high performing teams was precisely what our entire audience needed to hear. The tools and techniques he shared will benefit our organization for a long time."
- Elaine Rogers President and CEO, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
“Through inspiring and engaging words, Jeff powerfully promotes the value of effective leadership in every area of our lives. He speaks it as he lived it.”
– William S. Biggs President, HMR Veterans Services, Anderson, SC
"Jeff’s facilitation of the 'Values Based Decision Making' program has been invaluable to our organization - assisting every decision we make. I highly recommend this program to business leaders in any industry."
- Jay B. Forrester Executive Vice President, Georgia Bank & Trust
“Jeff Foley provided a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for leaders who continue to cite him as a reason for their personal growth.”
- John Stewart Plant Manager, Bridgestone Tire, Aiken SC
“Jeff Foley made a difference in my executive team. He has a special connectivity with the people with whom he engages. He sees through the layers and gets to the foundation of issues, challenging the client to learn more and do better.”
- Jeff Annis CEO, Advanced Services, Inc., Augusta, GA
“Jeff was one of our best speakers in years at our annual Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services Conference. He gave a powerful message on leadership and how it applied to our profession, keeping the audience engaged throughout. I highly recommend him.”
- Vince Brogdon CEO, Gold Cross Emergency Medical Services, Inc, Augusta GA
“Jeff Foley provides insights and real world examples in his leadership seminars that break down the complexity of what it takes to become a great leader into actionable elements that are easy to understand and readily implemented. His style is motivating – I came away with no less than ten elements to implement in my own management and visioning style.”
- W. Rick Toole CEO/President, WRToole Engineering
“Jeff's expertise in strategic planning, combined with superb facilitation skills enabled the comprehensive revision of our vision, mission, and strategic goals within an extremely challenging timeline, exceeding all our expectations.”
- Stan Shepherd Chairman, CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA
Holding people accountable for performance was not an easy task for me when I first entered the army. I knew my supervisors were going to ensure I performed to standard and I knew I would have to do the same
Effective one-on-one coaching is a critical task for leaders at all levels. It is clearly one of the best methods to develop your people. Effective coaching inspires in others an internal drive to act ethically, without direction, to achieve goals. Effective coaching drives performance builds competence and confidence, and ultimately enhances trusting relationships. The best coaches help people find ways to make things happen as opposed to creating excuses why they can’t.
BRAVE is a proven model for developing competent, confident leaders capable of decisive action.
Brave Business Leadership
“Jeff has done a masterful job of distilling the US Army’s wisdom on leadership into a highly-readable book you’ll want to refer to again and again.”
– Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach for 10 Years and New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“If you want deeper engagement, increased loyalty and greater retention in our high-velocity and generational-shifting workplace, then BRAVE leadership is a must read.”
– Mick Ukleja, PhD. Co-author Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Todays’ Workforce (2d Edition)
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