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.

Leadership and people management – Southampton (30 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the Meon Valley Hotel and Country Club, 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.

Managing business critical risks – Manchester (12 December 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 13 December 2017 with renowned international speaker Keith Coats, 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:

Keith Coats’s interactive session on how Future-Fit Leadership clarifies the changing context for leaders and explores the problem of ‘what to do next’ in order to be an effective and successful leader in tomorrow’s world.

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

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

Future fit leadership – Manchester (13 December 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 13 December 2017 with renowned international speaker Keith Coats, 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:

Keith Coats’s interactive session on how Future-Fit Leadership clarifies the changing context for leaders and explores the problem of ‘what to do next’ in order to be an effective and successful leader in tomorrow’s world.

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.

Motivation and leadership (14 December 2017) – Southampton

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 – East Horsley

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

A world class first impression – Bath (14 December 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath on Thursday 14 December. Join sales expert Tony Morris to discover how to deliver a world class first impression every time, 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 introductory 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:

Tony is a sales expert whose high-energy message leads individuals and organisations to incredible success.  He delivers over a hundred talks a year in his unique, energetic style to corporations and at events all over the Globe.

In this session Tony will explain how you can increase your bottom line, build long-term customer loyalty, sales, and gain referrals.

Tony is about changing people’s beliefs and mind sets: “There is no such thing as failure, it’s all feedback”, he shares, “Learn from everything you do and keep getting better and better;”

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.

Winter Retreat – Cheltenham (18 & 19 January 2018)

Essential ingredients: Specifically and exclusively for CEOs and Managing Directors.

This is for you if…
• You know you could be giving more to your business • You know you need to be giving more to your business • For the sake of your health you need to push a reset button • You are facing an important decision and need time to think it over and discuss it confidentially with peers • It’s a long time since you’ve had time to plan, imagine, dream, be inspired • You know that by treating yourself well, your mind will be challenged, your creativity released and your energy replenished.

“What’s said in Cowley stays in Cowley.”

Inspiration: Marcus Child leading a strategic and practical workshop on Personal Power, engaging head, heart and hand to invigorate resourcefulness. Marcus is one of the Academy’s top speakers, has advised politicians, sports people and leaders in business and is on many conference platforms. “I know of several people who have changed their lives dramatically after having heard Marcus speak”. John Sopher, Chief Executive, Documedia

Time to think and plan: Step back and look at your life and your business, decide where you want to go next and what challenges lie ahead, then design the strategy to successfully implement the plan. It works!

Support: A one-to-one session with an experienced business adviser and coach. Use the time as you want: how to overcome barriers to implanting the plan? How to get others on-board? How to strengthen your leadership? The choice is yours…

Challenge: A priceless opportunity to use your fellow CEOs as a sounding board and source of advice for your plans. People who really do know what it’s about.

Pampering Great food, walks in glorious Cotswold countryside, log fires, complementary massage and free use of Cowley Manor’s award winning spa and pools (indoor and heated outdoor), fun and so much more… click here

The Retreat will be led by 2 highly experienced and sought-after business advisors: Hilary Rowland is Chair of the Academy for Chief Executives in the City of London where there are two CEO groups in action. She is an experienced business adviser and coach who has worked with leaders of businesses throughout her career. Peter Hyson is her Co-Chair and the author of two business books who has wide experience of working with senior staff in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors

Cost: £1,995.00 + VAT.

Be world class leadership summit 2018 – London (1 February 2018)

Be World Class Leadership Summit 2018

The Academy for Chief Executives and be world class have joined forces to bring you and your senior team the opportunity to attend a masterclass in Leadership for 2018 and beyond.

Prepare your business and your team to lead the way by being a world class example of excellence and learn from exemplars on how to be outstanding.

This is your opportunity to listen to and mix with leaders who are, and have proven themselves to be world class, they will inspire, share their strategy, impart knowledge, and help to unlock the potential of you and your team to be world class also.

Tickets are discounted from £595p/p to £250p/p for Academy Members and their team members or, £2,000 for a table of 8.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book now click here

For discount, enter promotional code: ACE250

1 February 2018 Business Design Centre, Islington
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Marcus Child: Nurturing our future entrepreneurs and business leaders – Leatherhead (13 February 2018)

The Academy for Chief Executives helps improve lives by unlocking the potential of business leaders; to help them achieve more for themselves and their businesses.

This morning workshop for children and young adults from 12 years aims to support and guide our future leaders before they step into the world of work. Raising an Entrepreneur, a book written by Margot Machol Bisnow, gives advice on nurturing “risk takers, problem solvers and change makers” – the conclusions she derives from her research are summarised below:

Parents should support their children’s passions.
We should permit our children to win and lose: failing and learning from setbacks at a young age is vital.
Parents should not obsess about academic accomplishments – Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators and Most Likely to Succeed, asserts that most innovators are, by nature, disruptive.
Parents support inspire their child with boundless confidence.
Children should be encouraged to embrace adversity: they ought to see obstacles as opportunities.
Over parenting (Helicopter Parenting) can inhibit a child’s need to explore; over cautious, risk adverse children are unlikely to become bold entrepreneurs.

Multi Award-winning, World-class Motivation Speaker Marcus Child demonstrates how entrepreneurship cannot be taught but CAN be stimulated.

Marcus is an unstoppable person. A rock climber, mountaineer, caver, footballer, adventure fisherman and father of three. Formerly an English Literature Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Management Consultant, he now travels the world sharing his ideas with people who want to achieve growth, success and happiness at work and beyond.

Learn the secrets Marcus has been sharing with his multinational clients for over twenty years.  Marcus joins the Academy for Chief Executives (Surrey) during the morning of Tuesday 13 February 2018 to demonstrate how to unleash your ‘Personal Power’ ensuring that you are at your optimum potential. Marcus will advise on effective goal setting and maintaining a positive mental state, using the power of ‘Positive Re-framing’. Marcus will teach techniques, tools and strategies for maintaining motivation and creating a positive atmosphere around you that allows positivity to survive.

Read more about Marcus on his website: www.digitalmarcus.co.uk

Testimonials:

“Marcus is the best I have met in 28 years of business life.” John Shaw, HR Director, Homebase.

“One of the world’s truly outstanding motivational speakers…he has the ability to raise any audience to heights I have never seen any other speaker achieve.” Ken Wood, Business Interventionist and People Specialist, Banyan Support Services, Australia.

“I never cease to be amazed how much negative thinking, submissive body language and genuine gloom is thrown at us. Marcus Child is simply the true antidote to the world’s negative “kryptonite”.” Tony Hanley, Managing Director, Titan Fire & Security.

“So inspirational. I went home and changed my voicemail message immediately and to this day I still enter the office with “Ta Da!”. Absolutely superb – thank you Marcus.” Peter Holmes BSc Hons CEng, Executive Chairman, Anchor Magnets Ltd.

Cyber security masterclass – London (22 February 2018)

Cyber Security Master Class with HSBC and Robert May, MD of Ramsac and IoD Ambassador for Cyber Security. Ramsac prove businesses with comprehensive IT support, cyber security, consultancy, telecoms management and more.

Robert specialises in providing business strategy and technology design for ramsac clients. He works as an outsourced IT director for many businesses and is an experienced industry writer and spokesperson.