Brandon Williams

US Air Force Fighter Pilot, Top Business Leadership Speaker, Leadership Coach & Human Factors Expert.
FEE : £10k-£20k+
Virtual: £10k-£20k
In-person: £10k-£20k

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Brandon Williams is the Founder and Owner of a Leadership Development firm known as Lead Tac, and his mission is to develop Leaders of High Performing Teams.

Brandon Williams is an accomplished and results-oriented leader, top leadership business speaker, leadership coach, and technical expert with proven leadership experience in managing cross-functional teams and organizations.

His experiences as a United States Air Force F-15E Fighter Pilot and Officer leading diverse teams of men and women from all backgrounds set the stage for his Human Factors Leadership methodology. In addition to his experience as a Fighter Pilot, Brandon is recognized for his expertise in Human Factors, having designed courses for and taught at several universities.

His world-class execution of hundreds of speaking engagements to Business Leaders from all over the globe consistently deliver superior results in how to help Leaders make better decisions in complexity and empower High Performing Teams!

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In today’s environment of dynamic change and uncertainty, Leaders must understand how to organize, lead, and operate their teams through VUCA…Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. VUCA drives Human Error, and Leaders of High Performing Organizations must mitigate Human Error with Human Factors Leadership.

Brandon Williams helps business leaders understand the Human Factors of Leadership; how to lead change in high performing teams and how to mitigate human error in complex and uncertain environments. His methodology incorporates the same techniques used by fighter pilots in highly complex and dynamic situations. He combines those techniques with his experience as an Air Force Officer, Business Leader, and Human Factors Expert, to develop leaders who can thrive in uncertain and complex environments. Brandon delivers high-energy, dynamic Keynotes and Workshops aimed at inspiring Leaders from all industries and organizations. His presentations can be delivered “in-person” or virtually, and are highly customized to your event and audience.

Featured Topics Include:

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Leading Through Change & Uncertainty, A Fighter Pilot’s Perspective

How do we Lead our Teams in Dynamic, Complex, and Uncertain Environments? How do we Lead through Change? Brandon’s experiences as a US Air Force Fighter Pilot and Officer will give you and your teams the tools to succeed in the dynamic environments we find ourselves in today. Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making. They will understand how Leaders navigate change and complexity with Autonomy and Mutual Support. And finally, your teams will be equipped to establish a Just Culture of Open/Honest Communication. Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most fast-paced and dynamic situations imaginable!

Take-aways & Learning Points:

• Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making. Perception-Decision-Execution Lead Tac Leadership Development.

• Your Leaders will understand how Leaders navigate change and complexity with Autonomy and Mutual Support.

• Your teams will be equipped to establish a Just Culture of Open/Honest Communication in the most challenging environment...Psychological Safety.

• Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most fast-paced and dynamic situations imaginable.

2
Leading Sales with a Fighter Pilot Mindset

Are you looking to take your sales to the next level? Do you have some pain points within your sales teams that you are struggling with right now? Do you want to equip your sales teams with some better tools to lead through uncertainty and drive better results? Brandon’s experiences as a US Air Force Fighter Pilot and business owner driving sales for his own team will equip your people to win in any sales environment. They will learn how to drive an intense focus on your team’s desired outcome and how to foster accountability through mutual support. Additionally, they will gain valuable tools in how to improve performance by working and communicating as a team with a “Just Culture.” Ultimately, your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making, and how it can prepare them for ANY SALES SITUATION. Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most uncertain and complex situations imaginable!

Take-aways & Learning Points:

• Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used to gain an advantage in a sales environment.

• Your Sales Leaders will understand how to ensure PEER ACCOUNTABILITY with Mutual Support in a very autonomous operating sales environment.

• Your teams will be equipped to establish a “Just Culture” of Open/Honest Communication so they can improve in even the most challenging sales landscape.

• Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most fast-paced and dynamic situations imaginable!

3
Workshop: Flight Plan for Success

Does your team struggle with connecting strategy to execution? Are you looking for a planning session to drive action on strategic initiatives or improvement within your organization? Our planning workshop leverages a six-step “Flight Plan” process based on Human Factors Leadership to help equip your team with the highest Situational Awareness before planning and making critical decisions. Plan with a Clearly Defined Outcome and ensure success with Mutual Support, Accountability, and Alignment!

Take-aways and Learning Points:

• Learn an actionable process to structure planning and organize your teams...strategically or tactically at any level.

• Learn and apply a planning process that instils accountability, alignment, and mutual support to ensure plans are seen through to execution.

• Learn about ways to uncover and think about obstacles BEFORE they present a problem in execution.

• Your team will walk away with an ACTUAL PLAN they can execute!

4
Workshop: Debrief with a Just Culture

Does your team operate with a Just Culture? Does your organization ensure open and honest communication that drives a “Learning Culture” versus a “Blame Culture?” Our Debrief with Just Culture Workshop will not only teach your Teams how to establish a Just Culture, but will also allow them to utilize our model to Debrief, learn, and improve upon an actual task, project, or initiative in your organization. Your Leaders will walk away with ways to ensure accountability, open/honest communication, analysis techniques (perception-decision execution), and finally HOW to implement improvement!

Take-aways and Learning Points:

• Learn and practice a method for creating a Just Culture "Psychologically Safe" Environment for Debriefing.

• Learn and practice a method for analysing execution on an ACTUAL task or project within your team.

• Walk away with ACTIONABLE Lessons Learned on how to implement improvement and repeat successes in the future.

1
Leading Through Change & Uncertainty, A Fighter Pilot’s Perspective

How do we Lead our Teams in Dynamic, Complex, and Uncertain Environments? How do we Lead through Change? Brandon’s experiences as a US Air Force Fighter Pilot and Officer will give you and your teams the tools to succeed in the dynamic environments we find ourselves in today. Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making. They will understand how Leaders navigate change and complexity with Autonomy and Mutual Support. And finally, your teams will be equipped to establish a Just Culture of Open/Honest Communication. Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most fast-paced and dynamic situations imaginable!

Take-aways & Learning Points:

• Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making. Perception-Decision-Execution Lead Tac Leadership Development.

• Your Leaders will understand how Leaders navigate change and complexity with Autonomy and Mutual Support.

• Your teams will be equipped to establish a Just Culture of Open/Honest Communication in the most challenging environment...Psychological Safety.

• Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most fast-paced and dynamic situations imaginable.

2
Leading Sales with a Fighter Pilot Mindset

Are you looking to take your sales to the next level? Do you have some pain points within your sales teams that you are struggling with right now? Do you want to equip your sales teams with some better tools to lead through uncertainty and drive better results? Brandon’s experiences as a US Air Force Fighter Pilot and business owner driving sales for his own team will equip your people to win in any sales environment. They will learn how to drive an intense focus on your team’s desired outcome and how to foster accountability through mutual support. Additionally, they will gain valuable tools in how to improve performance by working and communicating as a team with a “Just Culture.” Ultimately, your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making, and how it can prepare them for ANY SALES SITUATION. Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most uncertain and complex situations imaginable!

Take-aways & Learning Points:

• Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used to gain an advantage in a sales environment.

• Your Sales Leaders will understand how to ensure PEER ACCOUNTABILITY with Mutual Support in a very autonomous operating sales environment.

• Your teams will be equipped to establish a “Just Culture” of Open/Honest Communication so they can improve in even the most challenging sales landscape.

• Harness tactics based on Human Factors research and used by FIGHTER PILOTS in some of the most fast-paced and dynamic situations imaginable!

3
Workshop: Flight Plan for Success

Does your team struggle with connecting strategy to execution? Are you looking for a planning session to drive action on strategic initiatives or improvement within your organization? Our planning workshop leverages a six-step “Flight Plan” process based on Human Factors Leadership to help equip your team with the highest Situational Awareness before planning and making critical decisions. Plan with a Clearly Defined Outcome and ensure success with Mutual Support, Accountability, and Alignment!

Take-aways and Learning Points:

• Learn an actionable process to structure planning and organize your teams...strategically or tactically at any level.

• Learn and apply a planning process that instils accountability, alignment, and mutual support to ensure plans are seen through to execution.

• Learn about ways to uncover and think about obstacles BEFORE they present a problem in execution.

• Your team will walk away with an ACTUAL PLAN they can execute!

4
Workshop: Debrief with a Just Culture

Does your team operate with a Just Culture? Does your organization ensure open and honest communication that drives a “Learning Culture” versus a “Blame Culture?” Our Debrief with Just Culture Workshop will not only teach your Teams how to establish a Just Culture, but will also allow them to utilize our model to Debrief, learn, and improve upon an actual task, project, or initiative in your organization. Your Leaders will walk away with ways to ensure accountability, open/honest communication, analysis techniques (perception-decision execution), and finally HOW to implement improvement!

Take-aways and Learning Points:

• Learn and practice a method for creating a Just Culture "Psychologically Safe" Environment for Debriefing.

• Learn and practice a method for analysing execution on an ACTUAL task or project within your team.

• Walk away with ACTIONABLE Lessons Learned on how to implement improvement and repeat successes in the future.

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Loved how Brandon connected the pitfalls and challenges in Healthcare Sales to his experiences as a F-15 fighter pilot. A high energy talk that provides a framework on how to process information and translate it into actionable results. This is a talk for everyone - from individual contributors to leaders alike!

Nicholas Canes, Senior Account Executive, Billion to One

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It was an engaging session creating a parallel between something you may not know much about and your business! It made it much more fun and enjoyable to consider your own behaviour with your team.

Kaytlin Maddix, Director of Operations, Merrill Manufacturing

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