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Lt Col Bo “Guvner” McGowan is a Certified Speaker with Wingman Enterprises who draws extensively on his experience as an Air Force fighter pilot, instructor, international airline pilot, and leadership consultant. Bo has flown 6,400 hours in the F-16 and T-37, including 42 combat missions in Iraq and Kuwait while enforcing the “No Fly Zone” in 1991.


He’s commanded a 122-person training squadron and has worked with international NATO partners, commanders and instructors in training future fighter pilots for thirteen NATO nations.


Recognized for his abilities to integrate team efforts, Bo worked as part of a special US Air Force Think Tank in creating the architecture for using nontraditional training methods for America’s next generation of fighter pilots.


He has also worked in the oil and gas industry as a business relationships manager where he was responsible for talent recruitment in mid-level and C-suite leadership positions.


Bo “Guvner” McGowan holds an MBA with an emphasis in Executive Leadership and currently flies the internationally with a major US airline where he was recently selected as First Officer of the YearHe loves being a part of a team effort in flying dreams to their destinations.


Bo believes that people really matter and that the key to success is building trusting, interdependent relationships across an entire organization.

Keynote Topic #1


The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business Flying solo? You might think so. But take a good look around.

You have support staff and managers. You have suppliers, vendors, and distributors. And, you have colleagues, family members and significant others. Today in our super charged, highly competitive world of constant change, those who build trust and work as a team will dodge the missiles of adversity and win. By committing yourself to excellence and placing your trust in those around you, you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and break performance barriers during adverse times. By placing trust in your wingmen and by being a wingman to others, there is no mission you can’t complete!

In Bo’s Never Fly Solo keynotes and workshops, you’ll discover how to prepare diligently for every mission, employ loyal wingmen to promote integrity and trust, and lead your team with courage, compassion, and conviction. His captivating stories and high energy video will inspire you to take to the skies knowing you have wingmen to help you face challenge and change with confidence while maximizing your potential in all aspects of your life.

Lt. Col. Bo “Guvner” McGowan, USAF (ret.) is a decorated fighter pilot, experienced business consultant and int’l airline pilot. He teaches leaders and organizations how to build winning teams, inspire trust and perform under pressure. Through his insights and techniques on preparation, courage, and accountability, Bo shares how he leveraged his extensive military leadership skills to survive in the heat of battle and lead teams to success.

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