Accelerating Performance Through Flawless Execution

We believe corporate teams can execute with the same precision and accuracy as elite military aviators and special operations teams.

This is the core of who we are and what we do for our clients. We inspire teams, align them on their purpose and help execute their plan to accelerate their performance.

The Afterburner Difference

Transactional consulting engagements typically result in recommendations from gurus that leave you and your team left to execute on your own — from implementation to adoption and sustainment.

Afterburner is different. Our Flawless Execution methodology is a simple, scalable, and holistic process that gives you and your team a framework that creates a shared common mental model of execution that aligns and enables accountable action.

How We Do It

We connect strategy to execution with our cutting-edge training programs that include keynotes, team building seminars, workshops, training, coaching, and consulting programs.

Our programs empower leaders to accelerate learning and improve performance. We leverage the same principles of teamwork, accountability, and continuous learning that we utilized in our military careers to WIN when the chips were down, the stakes were high, and failure was not an option.

Acceleration Stats


+3 Million Business Professionals Trained


60% of Fortune 50 on Client List


9.2 Average Program Rating Over the Past 22 Years


8 Nationally Acclaimed Publications


2 Super Bowl-Winning Clients


5 Nominations to the INC 500/5000 List

How We Started

In 1989, Jim “Murph” Murphy sat at the controls of an F-15 fighter jet and realized that the cultural discipline and strategic alignment needed to execute flawlessly in the unforgiving, rapidly changing world of military aviation was more than unique — it was awe-inspiring. The U.S. military’s ability to cultivate a singleness-of-mind around strategic action was so compelling to Murph that he strove to translate these time-tested, combat-proven processes into a simple, scalable, agile methodology. The result was Flawless ExecutionSM, a proprietary framework that enables organizations to effectively leverage team experience, lessons learned, and a structured planning process to achieve new levels of success.

In 1996, Murph started Afterburner, Inc. to share the message of Flawless Execution with organizations around the world. Today, nearly 20 years later, more than 1.7 million professionals have experienced the power of Flawless Execution.


The Afterburner Team

Our Afterburner Seminars team of current and former fighter pilots, U.S. Navy SEALs and other elite military professionals has a powerful mix of combat experience and professional acumen, including graduates of top business schools and academies. For nearly 20 years, we’ve leveraged our expertise in strategic execution, strategy development, leadership training, and VUCA environments to empower individuals, teams, and organizations to close execution gaps, accelerate learning and lead more effectively as they pursue cultures of excellence.

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