Developing Leaders – Building Teams


Jeff Foleys Keynotes

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 in organizations up to 8,000 people, combined with the best research in the industry.

       “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

        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

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The BRAVE Methodology for Life-Long Leadership

We are all in this life-long journey in growing as a leader. Jeff will share his methodology based on the word BRAVE, with each letter representing a fundamental of what it takes to be a competent, confident leader. His simple, practical guide was derived from over 32 years in the army and highlights best practices that can have an immediate and positive impact on leaders and their people.  In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the importance of commitment to life-long learning
  • Learn the five key components of the BRAVE methodology
  • Learn how to apply the methodology to increase your effectiveness as a leader

“Six Fundamentals of a Winning Culture”

People want to be part of a high-performing, winning team. Culture is at the heart of such an organization. Fundamental to winning is creating an environment where ALL employees are aligned with clarity on where the organization is going and how it is going to get there. This alignment is the foundation for culture. People understand what success looks like and how they contribute to it. Culture also includes values and behaviors, resiliency, shared attitudes and customs, written and unwritten rules, adaptability to change, and ultimately how the organization does business. In this presentation you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of an organization’s culture
  • Learn the six fundamentals on how to build and sustain a winning culture
  • Learn effective techniques for increase your effectiveness in implementing each fundamental

Servant Leadership Lessons from the US Army

While not recognized by many outside the military, servant leadership has been a foundational element of leader development in the army for decades. As a matter of fact, the term “sergeant” is a derivative of the French work “servient” which means servant. While command and control is exercised by leaders with the highest rank in times of crisis or when lives are on the line, the vast majority of the time, responsibility and authority are delegated to the lowest levels possible in the army. Organizations do not drift to greatness – it takes deliberate action by many dedicated people aligned towards a common vision to achieve. Servant leadership is a key element of that deliberate action in the army. In this presentation you will:

  • Learn the importance of commitment to life-long learning
  • Learn key lessons on servant leadership from the US Army
  • Learn how to apply these lessons to increase your effectiveness as a leader

Coaching for Excellence

Coaching is the actions of a person in a leadership role who enhances the performance and development of others by multiple means. Every supervisor or manager has a coaching responsibility. Effective one-on-one coaching helps people learn what success looks like and how to achieve it. When leaders and their people connect, the results include people becoming more successful, more resilient, more competent and confident in their professional lives. Effective coaching takes discipline and practice. Jeff will share his insights on how to be a more effective coach for the people you lead. In this presentation you will learn:

  • A standard approach to your coaching sessions
  • The importance of establishing agreed-upon goals and strategies to achieve
  • Techniques to enforce accountability by assessing performance

Past Speaking Engagements

Business and Professional

  • Augusta Country Club
  • American Bio Recovery Association
  • ADP
  • Bridgestone
  • FirstLight Home Care
  • Ferno EMS
  • Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services
  • Georgia Bankers Association
  • Gray TV
  • Identification Systems Dealers Association
  • Institute for Management Consultants
  • Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives
  • NCAA
  • Nucor Steel
  • Parking Association of Georgia
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Richmond County, GA Sheriff’s Agency
  • RWAllen, Inc
  • South State Bank, Columbia SC
  • Southern Industries
  • Vistage
  • WRToole Engineers
  • Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs

Education and Non-Profit Organizations

  • Augusta Tech
  • Advanced Services Pest Control
  • Augusta University
  • Augusta University Health
  • Augusta Chapter of Georgia Association of CPA
  • Augusta Hospice Association
  • Brentwood School, GA
  • Clubhouse, Augusta, GA
  • Communities in Schools
  • Federal Employed Womens Association, Augusta
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Regents University Annual Cardiac Conference
  • Georgia Education Advancement Council
  • Kiwanis – Richmond County
  • Leadership Augusta
  • Leadership Columbia County
  • Leadership Jefferson County
  • Medical Managers Association
  • Rotary – Columbia County
  • Richmond County Medical Association
  • SafeHomes of Augusta
  • Saratoga WarHorse
  • South Carolina Manufacturer’s Alliance
  • United Way
  • Union Institute and University
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • USO
  • Virginia College
  • Young Professionals of Augusta