Developing Leaders – Building Teams

Jeff Foley

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. Click HERE to listen to a 30 minute interview with Emmy award winning  Doug Llewelyn.

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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 competent and confident are you in those critical leadership skills to ensure your success? And how do you know? Super successful organizations have a cohesive team at the top. How would you assess your leadership team’s ability to make the best decisions and achieve commitment by all to produce the best results on a consistent basis? Having been an executive leader for many years, Jeff knows how critical the development of leaders and cohesive teams 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 in my professional career. His work with me as a leader has had 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

“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. As a result of my partnership with Jeff, 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

“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

“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

The best leaders learn to ASK

“How can I be a better supervisor for you?” How often have you been asked that question by your boss? For all you leaders out there, how often have you asked your direct reports or team members? According to Marshall

Posted by Jeff Foley - Blog - May 10, 2022

Four Pitfalls to Avoid when Taking on a New Leadership Role

Startling statistic: according to Inc magazine’s website, 50% of leader transitions fail. Wow. The consequences of a failed transition can have a very painful and lasting impact on an organization. From a leader’s perspective trust, respect, and integrity are lost.

Posted by Jeff Foley - Blog - March 09, 2021

3 Fundamental Leadership Lessons in Times of Crisis

The decision of the Commander in Chief to declare war on COVID-19 was clearly an accurate choice. I remember deploying to war for the first time in my military career after the United States declared war on Iraq in 1990.



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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