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.

Unlocking potential – world class teams (28 March 2017)

Join us to get an insight into how to grow both your business and your leadership skills. 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.

 

“Winning”

Sir Clive Woodward OBE

Best known for guiding England to Rugby World Cup victory in Australia in 2003, Clive has plenty of business heritage from his days working at Xerox and running his own finance and leasing company. He is a firm believer that creating a winning culture is essential if a team, company or department is going to deliver the tasks the board has given them. Clive will share insights from his career as a businessman, athlete and coach.

 


“Sporting lessons for business”

Jeff Grout

Jeff was Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. He built up the UK operation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 19 offices and over 360 staff.  Jeff was also Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward from 2002 –2006. He is listed in the ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’.

 

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Transform your leadership and your team (4 April 2017 or 5 April 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on either Tuesday 4 April or Wednesday 5 April 2017 (from 7.45am to 4.00pm) with renowned international speaker Giles Miskin, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Mark’s PA Gill (see booking information) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
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, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:
Giles Miskin’s interactive session is an opportunity for members to consider the strengths and areas for development of their own leadership style using a simple, memorable and well-established colour model of behaviour and supported by a 23-page Insights Discovery profile following prior completion of a 15-minute online questionnaire.

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:
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.

Personal power – self improvement in and out of the workplace (5 April 2017)

Experience Academy membership at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel in London on Wednesday 5 April (8am to 4.30pm). Join renowned speaker Marcus Child for his workshop “Personal Power” along with other successful leaders who are members.

Glenn Watkins, Group Chairman of groups based in West Central London, Harrow & Watford would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 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 Glenn’s PA, Lizzie, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
Marcus specialises in enabling corporate change through people and has an impressive reputation for helping people in management and service embrace change positively and successfully. Marcus’ work nurtures and invigorates resourcefulness in individuals, positivity between colleagues and trust between organisations and their customers. His emphasis on people exploiting the workplace as an environment for self-improvement as well as commercial success means that the new habits he trains are practised in the minds and relationships of people – within and without work – long after his programmes are complete.

The Academy for Chief Executives helps business leaders to grow their organisation by giving them expertise and insight into running a world class business. There is no cost to attend the meeting – which is designed to give you a flavour of what membership provides – you will leave the meeting with ideas you can use immediately to improve your business performance.

Experience the power of the Academy and unlock your potential (5 April 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Wednesday 5 April where we will be consolidating our learning from Speaker takeaways from the last 6 months.

Gráinne McGuire-Ferrari Chairman of Dorset and Salisbury would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 minute telephone call with her to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

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

More about the meeting:

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.

We are holding a unique morning session which will provide consolidated learning from Speaker takeaways” from the last 6 months.

After a delicious 2 course lunch the afternoon is filled with a peer group board session. 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.

How to price your platypus (20 April 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath on Thursday 20 April (8am to 4pm). Join speaker David Abbott for his workshop “How to price your platypus” along with other successful leaders who are members.

Jon Penn, Group Chairman of the Bath, Swindon and Bristol area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Jon’s PA, Lizzie, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

You’ve developed a new product or service and there’s just one thing left to do – price it. What number will you choose? You don’t want to look too cheap, nor do you want to price yourself out of the market…… If you’ve ever struggled with knowing what to charge, then it’s time to get to grips with the science and psychology of pricing. David will introduce you to a range of ideas on pricing decisions, and you will come away with action plans to increase your prices which can be implemented quickly and easily, and with almost no cost.

The Academy for Chief Executives helps business leaders to grow their organisation by giving them expertise and insight into running a world class business. There is no cost to attend the meeting – which is designed to give you a flavour of what membership provides – you will leave the meeting with ideas you can use immediately to improve your business performance.

World class teams (26 April 2017)

There is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Hogarths Stone Manor, Kidderminster for our Discovery Meeting. Simon Hartley will be speaking at the event who is known for his experience as a psychology consultant and performance coach.

Matt Sturgess Group Chairman of groups based in the West Midlands would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 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 Matt’s PA, Holly, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
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, all distilled into a morning session. (8.30am to 1.00pm)

Simon’s session
Simon is passionate about helping individuals and organisations to maximise their performance, realise their potential and work towards becoming world class in their chosen field. For almost 20 years he has been working in elite and professional sport as a sport psychology consultant and performance coach.

Simon has coached Olympians, world class athletes and International teams to success. He has also worked in the very competitive world of professional sport: Premiership Football, Premiership Rugby Union, Super League (Rugby League), First Class County Cricket, Motor Racing… and more And with businesses such as G.E., Proctor Gamble, Zurich (UK), Exclusive, Muckle LLP, Analox Group, Benfield Motor Group. His expertise lies in helping organisations, teams and individuals to consistently engineer peak performance and become World Class In sport, he helps athletes win medals and teams win championships. He applies exactly the same approaches in business. Simon specialises in developing a World Class mind-set and approach. For almost 10 years, he has also had incredible results applying his work to Entrepreneurs, Executives, SMEs and Corporate clients. He has coached a wide range of clients to develop a winning mentality. He has helped them to understand the ingredients that enable peak performance and ensure they can engineer sustainable success.

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.

Active reputation management (27 April 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the Mill House Hotel, Swallowfield, Reading RG7 1PY on Thursday 27 April 2017 (8.00 am to 4.00 pm) with Arti Halai presenting her workshop Active Reputation Management while also engaging in an afternoon peer group board session with other leaders like you.

You will also participate in 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.

Jim Odell, Chairman of groups based in Berkshire and Cornwall would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 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 Jim’s PA, Sue, (see booking information above for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

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, all distilled into a day session.

Arti’s session – Active Reputation Management

The way we do business today is changing due to an evolving media landscape and reputation management is playing a huge part in that shift. Media exposure around the word ‘reputation’ has shot up by 108% in the last five years.

A strong business reputation can position you at the top of your market and firmly improve your bottom line. So it is important to understand business reputation is built on a number of key factors including your people and the quality of your product or service. However, most businesses make the mistake of seeing reputation as just the outcome of their communications.

It is also true that turning a bad news story around to a good one can make the difference to a company’s survival or demise. Business reputation is built on knowing what to say, how to say it and why you are saying it when things go wrong. A crisis management plan will ensure you are prepared, planned and can respond quickly in any situation.

Arti Halai will share her insight, experience and expertise to show you clearly how to manage and enhance your reputation, especially if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

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.

Achieving your ideal performance state (9 May 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on Tuesday 9 May 2017 (from 7.45am to 4pm) with renowned international speaker Cesar Gamio while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Mark’s PA Gill (gill.braoudakis@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

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, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:

Cesar Gamio’s interactive session will show you how to achieve professional and personal success without eroding your physical, mental and emotional health.

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:

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.

The psychology of success (10 May 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on Wednesday 10 May 2017 with renowned international speaker Mike Ferguson, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Mark’s PA Gill (gill.braoudakis@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

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, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:

Mike Fergusons highly interactive ‘The Psychology of Success’ workshop demonstrates how our minds actually function and explains in plain language how we can programme those parts of our ‘human software’ to which we usually have no conscious access.

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:

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.

How to motivate your sales team for results! (17 May 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Wednesday 17 May, with renowned speaker Cheryl Harding while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Gráinne McGuire-Ferrari Chairman of Dorset and Salisbury would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 minute telephone call with her to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

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

More about the meeting:

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.

Our morning session begins with expert speaker Cheryl Harding on “How to motivate your sales team for RESULTS!” Cheryl is an Expert in Sales Group Transformation, Management Consultant, Interim Sales Director and Training Provider. Today you will look at the 10 common issues that execs see within sales and look at 6 steps to transform your sales team using the right mix of product/ service knowledge, process and success. A fantastic interactive session designed as a workshop and not a lecture.

After a delicious 2 course lunch the afternoon is filled with a peer group board session. 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.

Will your health span equal your lifespan? (18 May 2017)

A unique opportunity to meet group members over lunch and experience the Academy at an inspirational afternoon session(12 noon until 4.30 pm) at Brandon Hall Hotel near Coventry, with personal transformation and leadership development specialist, Jessica Richards.

More about the meeting:

Our guest speaker will be Jessica Richards, who specialises in Personal Transformation and Corporate Leadership Development.

Jessica will be sharing principles on how to enjoy good health for our whole life: especially relevant to business leaders where the contrast between peak wellness and sickness could make the difference between commercial life and death (and, of course, to our enjoyment of the fruits of our labours in later life!)

Why not put aside a little ‘development time’ to discover the benefit of sharing ideas and shaping your business with other local, successful business leaders?

As the leader of a business himself, Peter Pritchett has experienced the benefit of taking a little time out working on, not in, the business, and on myself as the leader. His successful Central-Midlands Group members share ideas, problems and solutions to help their businesses thrive.

Please contact Peter Pritchett to arrange a convenient date and time to talk. (See event booking information for more details)

Your competitive advantage may not be what you think it is (13 June 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on Tuesday 13 June 2017 (from 7.45am to 4pm) with renowned international speaker Simon Preston, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Mark’s PA Gill (gill.braoudakis@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

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, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:

Simon Preston’s interactive session on how disruptive risk will continue to accelerate and the relevance of what your business does is likely to change dramatically in the next 5 years.  How do you survive and thrive through navigating disruptive risk?  The answer to this question may be your only source of competitive advantage.

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:

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.

CORE: ignite your individual and team performance (14 June 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on Wednesday 14 June 2017 (7.45am to 4pm) with renowned international speaker Sonia Saxton, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-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 Mark’s PA Gill (gill.braoudakis@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

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, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:

Sonia Saxton’s highly interactive ‘CORE’ workshop.  With over 30 years’ experience working on group and individual performance issues, Sonia is known for her special talent in getting specific results you can measure.  She believes results are achieved by respecting the unique needs of each individual and having a structured plan for achievement.

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:

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.

Win! How to succeed in the new game of business (21 June 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Wednesday 21st June, with renowned speaker Roger Harrop while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Gráinne McGuire-Ferrari Chairman of Dorset and Salisbury would like to invite you to organise an initial 15 minute telephone call with her to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

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

More about the meeting:

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.

Our morning session begins with expert speaker Roger Harrop on “Win! How to succeed in the new game of business.” Roger is the CEO expert; ranked in the top 10 of business management speakers worldwide, a winner of the prestigious Professional Speaking Award of Excellence and twice Speaker of the Year within the Academy he is the voice to listen too.

Overview: Recent times have jolted business back to the fundamentals. Every business leader needs to understand and then focus un-mercilessly on the new basics of business, often ignored in the past, to ensure sustained success. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of yourself and your organisation. Packed with the lessons from global research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques; this Masterclass has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning – practical and effective.

After a delicious 2 course lunch the afternoon is filled with a peer group board session. 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.