Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

On Application
Australia - NSW

Global human and organisational performance company Afterburner’s CEO, Christian Boucousis, known as "Boo," is a world-class keynote speaker whose results-oriented approach has made a profound impact on individuals and organisations worldwide. His message of growth and empowerment has inspired audiences globally, including global leaders from Pfizer, Specsavers, and McDonald's, among others.

Boo's Evolutionary way of Thinking has revolutionised the way global leaders achieve immediate and ongoing performance leaps, replacing the outdated and unsustainable "high-performance" models. His novel “Thought Loops” equip leaders and teams with fast-thinking, fast-acting skills needed to consistently surpass expectations. By connecting individuals with their human performance strengths and limitations, Boo navigates them towards a growth mindset and the skills needed to evolve both personally and professionally.

Boo's impact can be seen in the thousands of glowing reviews he has received from satisfied clients who have experienced his powerful insights firsthand. His life story is a testament to his ability to adapt, reinvent himself, and create success in the face of adversity. He has reinvented himself numerous times, using the ways of thinking and working he acquired as a fighter pilot to build a humanitarian business with a turnover in excess of $200 million, developing a record-setting $42 million high-rise hotel, and transforming an iconic published business into a digital publishing powerhouse.

With his unique blend of expertise, energy, and passion, Boo is the ideal keynote speaker for anyone seeking inspiration and empowerment. He not only equips individuals with the tools to achieve their goals but also inspires them to unlock their full potential and make a positive impact in their personal and professional lives. By connecting with Boo, you will join the ranks of global leaders who have experienced his life-changing insights and have achieved extraordinary success.

Speaking topics

Human 2.0. - The Evolution of Thinking

How to be a better, faster, smarter human in the era of total disruption

What does the future human look like? There's plenty of talk about technology, what about you? Are you being left behind? Or do you sometimes wish you had a little more to get you through the day? More, time, more energy, more growth, more money, and more fun?

The rate of change and disruption we now experience as a result of automation and digitalisation of the workplace has created enormous challenges for our people and our customers. It also presents huge opportunities. How do we get the most from our people and our technology and not get caught left behind in an accelerating world?

This topic explores the phenomenal untapped power of our brains to better connect with our feelings, thoughts and actions and those of our customers and how technology can both support and hinder our performance and connection as individuals, teams and leaders. This will test your beliefs and push you to the edge of your comfort zone

In this presentation audiences will learn:

  • The four-step “Feel - Think - Do - Loop.” method that keeps you connected to your purpose and the purpose of your customers.
  • The relationship between our feelings, thoughts and actions - and how to harness the full potential of a team and powerfully influence those around you
  • To develop the habits to remain ahead of disruption and turn intentions into action, fast!
  • How to create more time by understanding the connection between people and technology

This presentation is ideal for leaders, sales and marketing teams, operational teams and general team performance.

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 presentation audiences 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 the chaos and confusion.
  • How to create more time by investing in the right things and saying NO purposefully.

This presentation is ideal for 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 presentation audiences 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!)

This presentation is ideal for sales, productivity, engagement, resilience, agile ways of working and change management.

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 presentation audiences 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

This presentation is ideal for leaders, teams, strategic planning, offsites, product launch, remote teams.


We had heaps of awesome feedback from Boo's session. His skill as a speaker to make people go on a journey of change and live their own experiences is a unique one.
CEO - One Network | Ray White Ferntree Gully

The translation from 'cockpit' to 'meeting room' made it a highly engaging way to learn strategies for getting our strategy executed!
Head of Communication and Marketing – Zurich

Best corporate training program I've ever experienced
CEO Transurban

Real life methods that can be applied in our professional lives.
Head of Network Optimisation 7-Eleven

The simplicity of the approach was so eloquently explained and can be used in day to day objectives, small business to large corporations.
CEO Badalya and GKS

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

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

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

We enjoyed this talk. It was inspirational and definitely contained practices to put in place in our restaurants.
Restaurant Owner McDonalds

Boo resonated with our people in every way.
Head of Growth Belle Property

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

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

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Speaker Video

Christian Boo Boucousis - Showreel 2023

Christian Boo Boucousis - Showreel 2023

Christian Boo Boucousis - Cliftons Predict Speaker Showcase

Christian Boo Boucousis - Cliftons Predict Speaker Showcase

From Chaos to Clarity | Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

From Chaos to Clarity | Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

The GID Mindset - Get It Done | Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

The GID Mindset - Get It Done | Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

Deep Performance | Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

Deep Performance | Christian 'Boo' Boucousis

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