Jas Hawker

Fighter pilot and former Commanding Officer of the Red Arrows
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JAS HAWKER - Fighter pilot and former Commanding Officer of the Red Arrows

Former leader of the Red Arrows and distinguished RAF fighter pilot, Jas Hawker offers a fascinating insight into the pursuit of excellence, high performance teams, leadership and delivering world-class results under constant pressure in a highly dynamic and competitive environment. He was the youngest ever pilot to fly the Tornado fighter aircraft on the front-line and went on to be able to lead any scale of combat mission in any part of the world.

Jas has also undertaken a number of high-level appointments within the UK Ministry of Defence, advising Ministers on strategic and operational matters; specifically developing national contingency and crisis plans. He has practical experience of operational level campaign planning having deployed to Afghanistan as a Senior Air Advisor. His personal experience of leading the Red Arrows and as a senior military officer will challenge preconceptions on what it takes for constantly evolving teams and organisations to deliver consistent outstanding results.

Jas also has experience of consulting to a range of corporate, public sector and professional sports clients on high performance and executing strategy; as such he is able to make these valuable lessons highly relevant to any organisation. Jas has delivered worldwide to audiences ranging from global leadership groups to sales executives to after dinner guests. He talks with credibility and authority on:

o    The pursuit of excellence
o    Leadership
o    High-Performance Teams
o    Teamwork in High Risk Environments
o    Delivering Operational Change
o    The art of effective debriefing

With experience at the cutting edge of leadership, team work, high performance and risk management, Jas will describe the inner-workings of the world’s premier formation aerobatic team. He has led the Red Arrows across 4 continents delivering over 500 public displays to tens of millions of spectators. However, although recognised as world-class, the Red Arrows have to deliver this consistent output under continual change - each year the most experienced 3 pilots leave; there is a 33% turnover of key personnel. Consistent results are a function of culture, behaviour, process and leadership rather than individual stars. His high impact, entertaining and memorable presentations will inform, engage and inspire, with messages that will have impact far beyond the event itself.

Jas also offers the opportunity to deliver exciting ½ day seminars tailored to, and aligned with your corporate objectives, which involve a unique and highly engaging insight into high-performance organisations. Through a powerful blend of dramatic in-cockpit video footage, interactive group exercises and real-life case studies, the team development seminar is an execution-focused interactive event, which gives delegates a completely fresh perspective on team and organisational performance, based on the behaviours and processes used by fighter pilots when working in complex cross-functional teams. The aim of the event is to motivate and inspire delegates via a high-impact intervention, to concentrate their minds on your major execution issues from a unique perspective, introduce some tangible tools which can be applied the next day and act as a genuine catalyst for performance improvement.

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