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.

A masterclass in presenting with Michael Trigg – for Entrepreneurs and Directors – Poole (26 September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session on Tuesday 26 September, with renowned speaker Michael Trigg 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 Deputy Chair, Sarah, (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 Michael Trigg on ‘Rise to the Occasion – A Masterclass in Presenting’.
Overview:

We live in an unfair world. Ideally, the best people should win…the most qualified, the most experienced, the better product….but they rarely do. Because it is often the way something is presented that creates a winning edge.

Most senior people can stand in front of a group and talk to a deck of slides. But few have a crystal clear message. Fewer still can connect well in the first 60 seconds and then keep attention and engagement all the way through. That’s what this workshop is all about.

What we’ll cover:

  • The Do’s and Avoids of Delivery.
  • Tips to enhance your authority and presence – and Traps that diminish it.
  • How to keep people interested and engaged from start to finish.
  • Impromptu speaking.
  • A bomb proof structure that works in every context.

This will be an interactive session, with plenty of time for Q&A. Please bring your smartphone with at least 2gb of memory – as you will be using it!

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.

Breakfast roadshow – Stoke-on-Trent (27 September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday September 27. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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 global economy – Southampton (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.

Breakfast roadshow – Telford (28 September 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at RAF Cosford Museum in Telford on Thursday 28 September. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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 morning with Keith Coats – Bury (3 October 2017)

This is a unique 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:
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.

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.

Watertight marketing with Bryony Thomas – Bolton (5 October 2017)

This is a unique 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:

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.

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.

Changing the Groundhog Day – Cheshire (9 and 10 October 2017)

Directors and Senior Managers – Your invitation to attend an Academy 2-day goal setting event.

This is a unique opportunity to get off the wheel of doing to focus on making you and your business more successful.

This is our only Directors Group goal setting event of the year and is open to members and non-members.

This year delegates will spend time working with renowned Academy for Chief Executives experts Jessica Richards. Jessica specialises in Corporate Leadership Development and Personal Transformation using her unique and highly effective ‘Changing the Groundhog Day’ process, which identifies and changes behaviours that hold people and businesses back.

The event is split over two days and delegates will also spend time tapping into the advice and expertise of other directors and senior managers to identify new opportunities and to fix their problems.

The event will be facilitated by The Academy’s Head of Chairman Development, Sarah McDowell, who will also share her knowledge and experience as a leadership development expert.

If you ask the following questions

  • How do I take my business to the next level?
  • Why is the business not hitting the goals we set?
  • Why am I working harder than ever but not achieving the results I want?
  • How do I get off the wheel of doing to spend time progressing the business?

Join us, overcome whatever it is that’s standing in your way and get ideas to progress you and your business!  The event will be held at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, on the 9 and 10 October and costs £450 for both days including meals, private dining on Monday evening, accommodation, speaker session and a variety of goal setting activities with the Group Chairman Sarah McDowell.

Future fit leadership – Manchester (10 October 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 10 October 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’ 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.

Academy and Watertight Marketing webinar (10 October 2017)

Academy and Watertight Marketing webinar

90 minutes for the most important marketing lessons of your entrepreneurial life…

You are invited to attend a powerful 90-minute online workshop with one of our most popular speakers, Bryony Thomas, hosted by our own CEO, Ian Price.

Registration is free for our members, and includes a digital copy of Bryony’s best-selling book, Watertight Marketing, on which the session is based.

Bryony will be running two live sessions on Tuesday 10 October, at 9.30am or 12.00pm.

Bryony was awarded the ACE Rising Star Speaker award for her half-day session that she’s now delivered for nearly half of our groups across the country. The feedback has been so good that we wanted to find a way to give the opportunity to as many of our members as possible to access this game-changing approach to marketing.

Powerful Practical Exercises
Bryony has designed a worksheet exclusively for this session that you’ll be able to download and keep. She will guide you through each exercise and direct you to the key references in the book so that you can take your ideas off the page and into practical application in your business.

Your competitive advantage may not be what you think it is… – Manchester (11 October 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 11 October 2017 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 Prestons‘ 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.

Leading in a changing world – London (11 October 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at The Kenilworth Hotel in London on Wednesday 11 October. Join futurist speaker Keith Coats for his workshop “Leadership in a changing world” 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 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:

Do you often feel frustrated that you can’t mobilise your teams to adapt quick enough to this ever-changing world? Do you feel the horizon of your strategic plans rushing ever closer, resulting in decision-making that often feels closer to guesswork than science? By battling to manage your teams you don’t get the most out of their talent and can battle to develop successions plans.

Powerful and motivating, Keith will help elicit new leadership behaviour. Starting with provided evidence, of a shifting context to the leadership role, this framework uncovers what you need to know, do, and be, in order to lead confidently and effectively into an uncertain and adaptive future.

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.

The Samurai Game® – Chief Executive and Directors Forum – Cobham (12 and 13 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational 2-Day Event at Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October (08:00-16:30), with Francis Briers, whose aim is to offer experiences which help people cultivate their own wisdom.

Step across a psychological line and enter into The Samurai Game®. At the heart of the Game we enter 15th century Japan and take on the social code of the Samurai. Through completely changing our mindset there is an opportunity to become hyper-aware of our behaviour and choices moment-to-moment. This is an experience designed by George Leonard (author of many books including Mastery, The Silent Pulse, and The Ultimate Athlete) involving minimal physical contact but a maximum of personal commitment.

Benefits Include:

• Exploring integrity and leadership
• Connecting profoundly with yourself and others
• Gaining insight into habitual patterns that hold you back
• Shifting your relationship with gain and loss
• Manifesting bold, dignified and decisive action in the face of uncertainty

Francis has over 12 years’ experience facilitating groups, coaching individuals and designing and running training. He 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.

This is also an opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges; where you can share, learn and come away with answers.

Strategy MOT workshop – Newbury (17 October 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, Newbury on Tuesday 17 October 2017 with Neil Laughton presenting his Strategy MOT workshop 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..


 

Strategy MOT workshop – Neil Laughton

Most business leaders or senior managers have written or have been asked to follow a business, strategy or executive plan. But in his experience (35 years of employment, self-employment and advisory) the majority of these plans have been far too long winded, complicated and lacked an action or accountability plan.

A few years ago, Neil was running a successful £40 million turnover business based in London and a large FTSE 100 bought his company. A week later, the new owners of the business sent out a two hundred and ninety four page strategy document to all members of staff. 294 pages!! Needless to say, not many of his former work colleagues had the time, let alone the inclination to read it from cover to cover.

What exactly is Strategy?

There are many answers and of course it can mean different things to different people. The dictionary definition is “A plan for obtaining a specific major result.” This is very different to having a specific major goal, vision or mission. Strategy is all about the development and execution of the plan to enable you to obtain your goal, vision or mission! Great leadership is about creating a compelling and inspirational picture of the future whatever the circumstances and helping others to contribute to the successful implementation of this vision. Therefore it is vitally important that the strategic plan is clear, simple and adaptable.

During this Strategy MOT workshop, I will be introducing you to Strategy on a Page, explaining how it works and encouraging you to apply your own strategies in order to help you grow your business. This workbook is designed to help you get your ideas and thoughts onto paper before committing them to the page.

 

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.

Grow your brain, grow your business with David Thomas – for Chief Executives and Managing Directors – Christchurch (18 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Wednesday 18 October (08:00-16:30), with renowned speaker David Thomas 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 Deputy Chair, Sarah, (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 David Thomas on ‘Grow your Brain, Grow your Business’.

Overview:

David takes members through a series of simple processes to improve their skills in three different areas:
Speed Reading – why we read so slowly, the significant issues surrounding reading and how to improve.
Memory Skills – the principles of how memory works and techniques to improve application to memorise names, speeches, numbers and more.
Mind Mapping – a sensational technique that improves productivity, time management and personal effectiveness.

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.

Breakfast roadshow – Dudley (18 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at The Black Country Museum on Wednesday 18 October. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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.

Norwich Leaders Forum – Norwich (18 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at our inaugural Norwich Leaders Forum at the Assembly Rooms, Norwich NR2 1RQ on the 18 October 2017, with renowned speaker and Professor Mike Ferguson talking on “The Psychology of Success” while also engaging and meeting with other leaders like you.

David Brient Chairman of East Anglia 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 David’s PA, Helene, (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 Mike Ferguson talking on “The Psychology of Success”.

Overview:

Based upon recent developments in cognitive psychology, this session is nevertheless as practical as DIY. Mike demonstrates how our minds actually function and explains in plain language how we can program those parts of our ‘human software’ to which we usually have no conscious access. We will see that we already have the essential tools necessary for success at our disposal – and we will see that once we change the way we think, we change the way we act.

Some of the specific questions this session will address are:

  • What is ‘success’, and how does it relate to happiness?
  • Does it matter if we achieve it?
  • What are the two essential requirements for success to materialise?
  • How do we operate in our heads in relation to success and achievement?
  • What practical steps do we need to take to get what we want or to where we want to be?
  • What role does ‘luck’ play?
  • Are there really no limits on what we can personally achieve?

“What we learned, above all else, is that successful people have certain styles and patterns of thinking which anyone can learn to emulate. It’s more about how we need to think than what we need to think – and unfortunately most of us we’re just not taught how to think. It is just somehow assumed that what we do is the best and only way. Unless you are very fortunate – it isn’t!”

David will then explain how the Norwich Leaders Forum will run and what you can expect.

Please join us for lunch at 12h30. This will give you the opportunity to mingle with other leaders like you.

 

 

Change management – Brockenhurst (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.

Leading in a changing world – Bath (19 October 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath on Thursday 19 October. Join futurist speaker Keith Coats for his workshop “Leadership in a changing world” 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:
Do you often feel frustrated that you can’t mobilise your teams to adapt quick enough to this ever-changing world? Do you feel the horizon of your strategic plans rushing ever closer, resulting in decision-making that often feels closer to guesswork than science? By battling to manage your teams you don’t get the most out of their talent and can battle to develop successions plans.

Powerful and motivating, Keith will help elicit new leadership behaviour. Starting with provided evidence, of a shifting context to the leadership role, this framework uncovers what you need to know, do, and be, in order to lead confidently and effectively into an uncertain and adaptive future.

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.

Breakfast roadshow – Worcester (19 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at The Worcester Rugby Club on Thursday 19 October. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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.

Breakfast roadshow – Liverpool (25 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Everton Football Club on Wednesday 25 October. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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.

Breakfast roadshow – Manchester (26 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Eithad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 3FF on Thursday 26 October. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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 world’s best one page action plan – for Entrepreneurs and Directors – Christchurch (31 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Tuesday 31 October, with renowned speaker Pete Wilkinson 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 Deputy Chair, Sarah, (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 Pete Wilkinson on ‘The World’s Best One Page Action Plan’.

Overview:

When professional people feel frustrated because they know that they are not working at their potential, it can be damaging to their business and their senior management team. A major challenge for people is making the most of themselves.

A great way to achieve this challenge is to develop a personal one page action plan that identifies the actions that need to be taken on a consistent basis to achieve the desired result.

This Masterclass session shows the simple steps that need to be taken so that you develop your own “World Class One Page Action Plan.” High interaction activities will be completed in the Masterclass workbook.

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.

Learning to love your disruptors – Manchester (7 November 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 7 November 2017 with renowned international speaker Steve Houghton-Burnett, 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:

Steve Houghton-Burnett’s very challenging interactive session on Learning to LOVE your disruptors!

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.

Achieving your ideal performance state – Manchester (8 November 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 8 November 2017 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.

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

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session with Daniel Ludevig; a facilitator and coach with a passion for impactful transformation in business.

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.

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.

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 – Chief Executive Forum – Dorking (14 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session with Julia Langkraehr. Using her experience of building three multi-million-pound businesses, Julia shares a new way to take your business to the next level. This high energy, interactive workshop introduces you to a set of simple tools, which will transform your business from top to bottom.

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 to provide an eye-opening event for CEOs and founders who want to go to the next level.

Julia will introduce you to a complete system to help you run your business better, using real world experience, practical wisdom and timeless truths: the Entrepreneurial Operating System©. Rather than applying quick fixes to individual departments, it completely transforms a company from top to bottom.

Simplify. Clarify. Achieve your Vision.

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.

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.

Breakfast roadshow – Birmingham (14 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational morning session at Hotel Indigo in Birmingham on Tuesday 14 November. Find out why our members, who include the leaders of: Taunton Cider, Sawday’s, Brammer plc, USN, Thomas Dudley, Karen Millen prioritise a day with their Academy group once a month.

The session will include presentations on “6 key habits of world class teams” (from Academy Speaker – Simon Hartley) and the “7 principles of building a high performance culture” (from Academy Speaker – David Smith) whilst also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

If you would like to book one of the 12 spaces available, strictly reserved for business leaders like you, Please contact Holly, our Marketing Executive (holly.nix@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk with one of our local Chairmen.

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.

You will leave with invaluable tools to implement in your business right away, uplifting your team’s performance, strengthening your business’ culture and learning a little bit more about you and how you react to the world around you.

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.

Stickier Marketing with Grant Leboff – for Chief Executives and Managing Directors – Christchurch (15 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Wednesday 15 November (08:00-16:30), with renowned speaker Grant Leboff 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 Deputy Chair, Sarah, (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 Grant Leboff on ‘Stickier Marketing’.

Overview:
Grant Leboff is one of the UK’s leading Sales and Marketing experts. He provides organisations with the insights necessary to be able to use social media and the web to generate leads and sell more.

A thought leader in his field, Grant’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies and an evolving World Wide Web.

In Grant Leboff’s first session, we established why everything in marketing has changed and highlighted the new principles which businesses must take into account in order to be successful. This workshop builds on those principles and explains how they need to be applied in a market which is constantly evolving. However, it is a standalone session and it will not matter if attendees have not seen the first session.

You will explore the latest cutting edge thinking around Sales and Marketing. In so doing, it will invigorate you as an attendee with fresh ideas and approaches that can be used in their own companies. It will enable participants to introduce colleagues to new tools and techniques that will have a significant impact on their bottom line.

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.

Rise to the occasion – Reading (15 November 2017)

We live in such a fast-paced world it is sometimes impossible for today’s business leaders to keep abreast of the latest thinking, developments and advancements.

Many leaders ask questions of themselves such as:

• What don’t I know?

• Am I holding my business back?

• Do I inspire enough?

• What should I be spending my time doing?

• What am I missing out on?

• What are other leaders doing that I’m not?

• Am I adopting best practice in all areas of my business?

Ultimately, they don’t know what they don’t know and not getting answers to these questions could result in their business falling behind. Which is why so many of the UK’s most successful business leaders join The Academy for Chief Executives where they are equipped with the knowledge, skills and support to cope with the demands of leading a successful business in todays fast changing environment.

If you want to know what you are missing out on and ensure that your business stays ahead of competitors, join me at an Academy for Chief Executives open event on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at The Mill House Hotel, Swallowfield. At the meeting, you will get the opportunity to see Presentation Maestro, Michael Trigg deliver his workshop, Rise to the Occasion.

Over 30 years, Michael has worked in nine countries and with over 60 different nationalities in over 65 organisations. His background includes five years in the Army, two years in a merchant bank and six years with Procter & Gamble. Michael’s workshops are highly effective, pragmatic, refined and most importantly, deliver results every time; Michael’s clients end up slashing their preparation time by up to 90%, and are confident speaking publicly without notes.  Watch one of Michael’s videos here.

In addition to our guest speaker workshop, you’ll receive advice and support from other local, non-competing business leaders on a current commercial challenge or opportunity during the Board You’d Love To Afford™.

Staying in the helicopter – Nottingham (15 November 2017)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at The East Midlands Conference Centre, on Wednesday 15 November (08:30-12:30). Join speaker Roger Harrop and his workshop “Staying in the Helicopter – the key to profitable growth ” along with other successful business leaders.

Sue Liburd, Group Chair of the Nottingham and Lincolnshire area would like to invite you to organise an initial 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 Sue’s PA, Linda, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:

A quality of strategic thinking about your business like never before It is important today that as a key leader of your organisation you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Here is the opportunity for you to take a look from the helicopter, regain your focus, hone your strategy and propel your organisation forward. Roger is an international motivational business growth speaker who inspires and entertains his audiences with his acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmes.

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.

Watertight marketing – for Entrepreneurs and Directors – Christchurch (21 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch on Tuesday 21 November, with renowned speaker Bryony Thomas 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 Deputy Chair, Sarah, (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 Bryony Thomas on ‘Watertight Marketing’.

Overview:
Bryony’s workshop looks at the Four Foundations Leaks from the Watertight Marketing methodology, This session looks at the mindset required for marketing success with a powerful health & fitness analogy. The session includes building up a clear view of the ‘right kind of work’ using Bryony’s unique Ideal Client Mix Matrix. It also uses her proprietary budged shape technique to map marketing resources to the sales process to ensure the whole business is aligned on what is needed. The end result is clarity on the four underpinning factors that make marketing a success in a business, building up an ideal client mix matrix.

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.

Leadership and people management – Southampton (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.

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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