Take a leap into a world of inspiration

We have a selection of exciting Academy events for you to attend to get a taster of life at the Academy. To join us at one of these events please email us at info@chiefexecutive.com, stating which event you would like to take part in or call us on 0845 118 1028.

Don’t worry if you are unable to make any of these dates – one of our Chairmen will be pleased to talk to you personally and arrange an alternative meeting.

Building outstanding people performance with Alice Jordan (27 July 2017)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 27th July from 08:00 to 16:30 with Alice Jordan, founder and Managing Director of Inner Strengths.

 

Alice lives and breathes helping SMEs build outstanding people performance and helps others move forward in terms of business performance and the lives of people who work within them.

 

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

 

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Performance chemistry workshop and summer BBQ (8 August 2017)

A unique opportunity to experience Academy for Chief Executives Berkshire workshop and summer BBQ on Tuesday 8 August 2017 (from 15:30 – 21:00)

Join us to get an insight into how to get more out of yourself and your business. Whether you’re aspiring to take your business to the next level, struggling to keep up with fast pace of change or wanting to develop the leaders in your organisation, discover how the Academy for Chief Executives can support you.

Our August event kicks off with an afternoon session that starts with a members only meeting of The Board You’d Love to Afford®, a confidential peer group board session where you will have the opportunity to seek advice on a challenge, opportunity or dilemma from other leaders.

This will be followed by an interactive workshop on Performance Chemistry with Celynn Morin, starting at 15:30 and is open to other group members, non-members and guests. A great chance to find out more about the Academy, meet existing members and chairs and enjoy our workshop which is followed by a summer BBQ in the lovely gardens of the Mill House Hotel.

Guest speaker – Celynn Morin ‘Performance Chemistry’ workshop.

Watch Celynn’s short video clip here

Understanding the science of stamina and energy management
Become your own CEO – Chief Energy Officer
Self scoring using a lifestyle metric and assessment tool called the Wellculator™
Identify areas of risk and potential lifestyle shift
Personalised behaviour change plans

Celynn’s presentation style is dynamic and interactive using simplicity at the far end of complexity. Slides are used to incorporate multimedia and engaging visuals, not as ‘death by PowerPoint’. The session contains interactive activities to avoid cognitive overload, ensuring engagement and participation.

Creates awareness of the strategic elements [em]powering health and wealth.
Inspires and enables participants in creating sustainable behaviour shifts
that enhance performance both personally as well as within the work place.

 

Tickets: Berkshire Members free of charge, Other Group Members and Chairs £60.00, Non-Members and Guests £80.00.  Includes afternoon workshop, Pimms reception and 2 course BBQ.

Corporate governance (31 August 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 31 August (from 08:00 – 16:30), with Jo Haigh while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Our morning session begins with Jo Haigh who has bought and sold over 400 companies in the last 27 years, specialising in owner managed companies. Jo delivers over 150 events on multiple topics every year to organisations in the UK and Europe.

The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

Performance chemistry – Organizational profitability through individual performance (6 September 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day meeting at Jordans Mill, Langford Rd, Langford, Biggleswade SG18 9JY (08:00-16:30) with Celynn Morin.

Celynn is not just a walking, living, breathing example of her proven philosophies, but her knowledge, hands-on experience and connected ability to bring meaning to something as complex as energy consumption and energy production is an essential executive tool. Registered dietician (RA SA) Registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) Accredited with the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa (PSASA) Founder and developer of WELLCULATOR TM.

Stephen has a flair for building great teams and nurturing talent. He believes that success is achieved by empowering people to find their own true vocations, and is a firm advocate of allowing people space to grow and experiment.

With over 35 years’ experience in the Aerospace industry and 20 plus at MD level Stephen has a strong track record in cultivating the habits of brilliance in teams and capturing the imagination of others.

His career in Aerospace engineering began from an early age spurred on by his father who was in the Royal Engineers and subsequently a civil engineer.

Join Stephen’s Academy group and you will embark on a journey of creativity and change alongside high performing peers with a shared vision to pursue excellence.

Staying in the helicopter (20 September 2017)

An opportunity to experience the benefits that Academy members gain each month as they access world class expert speakers, share learning and take part in peer board sessions to gain the view of other business leaders on their own particular challenges or opportunities in a confidential forum.

Peter Hills Group Chairman of groups based in Greater Manchester and Lancashire would like to invite you to organise an initial 10 minute telephone call with him to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

Please contact Peter’s PA, Clare, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting
(20 September 2017 from 8am until 1pm)

The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member and will have the opportunity to meet some of current members who will explain how membership has benefited them personally and professionally.  There is no cost to attend other than your time.

To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

About Roger Harrop 

Roger has spent over 25 years leading international business at the highest level, ultimately a plc, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges.  His mix of vast experience allied with an accomplished ability to make business simple and his infectious enthusiasm and energy has inspired global audiences and made him the most highly regarded and sought after international business growth expert.

Session Overview – Staying in the Helicopter 

This motivational, inspirational, entertaining and content-rich “Staying in the Helicopter®” session stimulates leaders to regularly take the opportunity to step outside the day-to-day constraints of their business. It explores the benefits of maintaining a focus on the ‘big picture’ – not just in the overall business strategy but in all aspects of operations.  Delegates leave this event with secrets and tools to develop their business, their management skills and to achieve immediate, sustained business and personal growth.

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The Post BREXIT Economy – a Guide for SMEs (20 September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session with David Smith, the award-winning journalist, author and Economics Editor of the UK Sunday Times. David’s workshop will focus on the impacts of BREXIT on UK SMEs and provide some guidance as to the steps businesses should be taking.

David Smith is a journalist and author, specialising in economics. He has been economics editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott award for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2004), Editorial Intelligence Economic Commentator of the Year 2013 and Business Journalist of the Year in the 2014 London Press Awards. He is also an assistant editor and policy adviser. He is a visiting professor at the Universities in Cardiff and Nottingham.

David started as an economics report writer for Lloyds Bank, before moving to a forecasting role at the Henley Centre. He then became an economics/business writer for Now! magazine, economics/deputy editor for Financial Weekly before moving to News International and becoming economics correspondent of The Times in 1984. In 1989, he moved to sister publication The Sunday Times as economics editor and has since expanded his role to be a policy advisor and assistant editor. He also runs his own website – EconomicsUK.com – delivering economic commentary in blog style.

David’s workshop will focus on the background to BREXIT, the likely implications for UK SMEs and provide some guidance as to what steps businesses should be taking.

The Global Economy (28 September 2017)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day and engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like you. This will take place at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 28 September from 08:00 to 16:30 with Justin Urquhart Stewart; one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio and in the press.

Justin Urquhart-Stewart is also one of the co-founders and Head of Corporate Development at Seven Investment Management where they deliver radical common sense in an industry where that quality is hard to find.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers.

To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Inspirational day with Francis Briers (12 and 13 October 2017) – Chief Executive and Directors Forum

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day (08:00-16:30) with Francis Briers, whose aim is to offer experiences which help people cultivate their own wisdom and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

Our day will start with Francis Briers who has over 12 years’ experience facilitating groups, coaching individuals and designing and running training. Francis has a background in the martial arts and loves working with the practices of philosophy of the world’s warrior traditions to create dynamic, values-based leadership in the world.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth

Change management (19 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session with David Smith; the UK’s No.1 speaker on people engagement and business performance, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

David Smith has 34 years corporate experience of change management, the last 15 years of which were spent in the turnaround of Asda Retail Business. Asda has been transformed from a bankrupt broken business to the high successful retailer it is today. David is also a highly respected Author, Business Speaker and Consultant.

The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

Want outstanding results? Make sure to use all 3 of your brains (9 November 2017) – Directors Forum

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy (08:00-16:30) at an inspirational session with Daniel Ludevig; a facilitator and coach with a passion for impactful transformation in business, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Daniel helps you make better decisions by tapping into the intelligence of your head, heart and body. With him you will gain access to your intuition and change the way you work. How does he do this? By supporting leaders in becoming more self-aware, compassionate and embodied. Anyone who’s ever learned how to ride a bike knows that the best way to learn is through experiences. Daniel designs and facilitates experiential learning journeys that produce new understanding, honest engagement, tangible results and lots of embodied fun. Topics around which such experiential sessions can be based include culture transformation, innovation deep-dives, talent development and leadership journeys.

The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

How to strengthen the six key components of your business workshop (14 November 2017) – Chief Executive Forum

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session with Julia Langkraehr; who found and built a multi-million pound business in three countries and was an early pioneer of pop-up retailing, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Julia will deliver a powerful and inspirational presentation to introduce you to the Six Key Components ™ of a successful business: vision, people, data, issues, process and traction. She uses her experience building three multi-million pound businesses to provide an eye-opening event for CEOs and founders who want to go to the next level.

The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

Leadership and people management (30 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 30 November (from 08:00-16:30), with Jeff Grout while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Our morning session begins with Jeff Grout; a successful business consultant specialising in leadership, people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues. Formerly UK Managing Director of a leading international recruitment consultancy and Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward, he holds many corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments and is also a successful business author.

The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

The neuroscience of performance: how to think and work smarter (12 December 2017) – Chief Executive Forum

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day with Phil Dobson, facilitator, author of ‘The Brain Book’ and founder of Brain Workshops at Wotton House, Dorking on 12 December (08:00-16:30) and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

Our day will start with Phil Dobson with his workshop which provides high impact learning programmes that transform thinking and behaviour, and help cultivate a high-performance culture.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth

Motivation and leadership (14 December 2017)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 14 December from 08:00 to 16:30 with our only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded ‘Speaker of the Year’ – Nigel Risner and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

Our day will start with Nigel Risner who knows business as well as he knows life and more importantly he knows what it takes to lead a successful business. He conducts more than 150 motivational seminars and corporate speaking engagements a year for an enormous variety of companies and organisations in Britain and overseas.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth

Inspirational day with Malcolm Smith (14 December 2017) – Directors Forum

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day with Malcolm Smith, award winning speaker at De Vere Horsley Estate, Horsley on 14 December (08:00-16:30), and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

Our day will start with Malcolm Smith, robust and pragmatic in his approach Malcolm always ensures that people he works with have the right level of challenge and support to make changes and deliver more than they thought they could both for themselves and their businesses.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth