Project Description

Brandon Williams graduated from the US Air Force Academy and is an accomplished leadership business speaker, business owner, and adjunct professor. As a decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, he led men and women from diverse backgrounds and managed millions of dollars in assets. As an F-15E Fighter Pilot, Brandon flew hundreds of combat hours and missions over the skies of Iraq and Afghanistan, operating in some of the most challenging and dynamic environments imaginable.

Over the past decade, Brandon has built his speaking and coaching business to become an accomplished keynote leadership speaker. Having taught at several universities for almost 15 years as an expert in Human Factors, he leverages his in-depth knowledge of human performance analysis to equip leaders for uncertainty and change.

With hundreds of globally delivered presentations, Brandon has shared battle-tested lessons from the cockpit to help organizations navigate change, excel in complexity, and unlock high-reliability teams. His results-driven approach fuses dynamic storytelling, actionable frameworks, and customized workshops to drive better decisions, catalyze transformation, and empower teams to thrive in disruptive environments.

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TOPIC:  Leading Through Complexity and Uncertainty: A Fighter Pilot’s Perspective

How do we Lead our Teams in Dynamic, Complex, and Uncertain Environments? How do we Lead through Change and make decisions in very dynamic environments? 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, Peer Accountability, 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!

Key Takeaways:

  • Your organization will understand Situational Awareness and how it is used in future decision-making.

  • Your Leaders will understand how Leaders navigate change and complexity with Autonomy through Peer Accountability 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!

Reviews for Brandon

“Brandon’s keynote was absolutely terrific.  Energetic, lots of enthusiasm…but most importantly a LOT of specific takeaways that our members can take back to execute on and be better Leaders!”

Dan Berger, President & CEO, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions

“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

“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 behavior with your team.”

Kaytlin Maddix, Director of Operations, Merrill Manufacturing