Glenn Watkins



I work with progressive business leaders to unlock full potential, delivering fast track learning, inspirational leadership and accelerated growth.

I have 25 years of commercial leadership combined with digital expertise and experience working with blue chip organisations and leaders of small and medium size businesses.

My passion for leadership development and entrepreneurial business growth has resulted in a business with the Academy for Chief Executives where, having “walked the talk” as a CEO member, I have created trusted groups for CEOs, MDs, Directors, Entrepreneurs, who meet monthly to work together which we describe as “the board you’d love to afford”.

To achieve ongoing success we must continue to develop and grow ourselves, what better way than being surrounded by other progressive leaders and experts?


As a leader you will ask yourself these questions;

► How do I take my business to the next level?

► What am I missing out on?

► I don’t feel fulfilled

► My business is not hitting targets, goals and objectives

► How do I get my team to step up to the next level?

If you’re looking for new ideas, better decisions and faster growth, do please get in touch to explore more, many thanks.


07714 246509


What are the traits of an Academy member? with Glenn Watkins

Academy Chair, Glenn Watkins, describes the 'typical' profile and traits of an Academy member.

Major showcase in high-profile Times CEO supplement secured by the Academy for Chief Executives

Academy for Chief Executives Press Release 1 December 2016 Times Banner The Academy for Chief Executives has taken a significant step to raise its profile by supporting a major national newspaper supplement about ‘The Future CEO’. The 16-page Raconteur produced supplement, run in The Times newspaper on 1 December, features the Academy in a prominent position on page two with a special membership offer for readers. In a time of dynamic change and uncertainty, the supplement focuses on how the role of the chief executive is changing, and examine some of the challenges that lie ahead. Academy CEO, Ian Price, said: “As an organisation devoted to unlocking the potential of every business leader, the Academy is already helping CEOs adapt for the future. “This prominent national supplement is a welcome opportunity to showcase the invaluable work of CEOs across the country and the challenges they face. We’re proud to play our part.” The supplement covers topics such as culture, leadership and the routes to becoming a CEO. It also examines some of the new thinking in boardrooms including how large, well-established corporations can work in collaboration with start-ups. The publication also delivers some valuable insights into newer concepts such as design thinking. Executive education is covered in the report, which asks whether enough has been done to exploit new learning channels to help executives make the most of their limited time. The Academy model – world class speakers, peer to peer learning with other successful business leaders combined with one to one coaching, mentoring and guidance – has helped hundreds of CEOs guide their organisations through times of change. But the Academy too is looking at new ways to support CEOs with some new digital developments planned for next year. Matthew Jones, publishing manager for The Times Raconteur series says in his introduction: “The report presents an independent view of the unprecedented rate of change of the CEO role, highlighting how both individuals and companies can keep pace. “With 70 per cent of CEOs admitting they are concerned about their lack of experience in mission-critical future issues, and 65 per cent citing strong concerns about the potential impact of ‘digital Darwinism’, this report comes at a truly timely and pertinent juncture.” Ian Price added: “The combination of digital disruption and the fast-changing economic and political environment means that CEOs have to learn to adapt. “This report will play an important part in bringing these topics out in the open.” Ends For further information, please contact Robyn Bourne: 07771 690433 NOTES TO EDITORS The Academy for Chief Executives The Academy for Chief Executives believes in improving lives by unlocking the potential of every business leader. At our meetings we deliver world class speaker, peer to peer learning with other successful business leaders and one to one coaching, mentoring and guidance. More information is available at Follow us on twitter @AcademyCEO The Future CEO report can be found here: Report Landing Page Uberflip (Report in original print format, with PDF download capability)

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Upcoming events

Why most websites are not working and what you can do about it (31 January 2017)

The Academy's South Herts & Essex Group offers CEOs and MDs support and professional development to improve their lives and improve their businesses. The Group Chairman, Chris Dinwoodie, would like to invite you to join him at the De Vere Theobalds Estate, Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Goff's Oak, Waltham Cross EN7 5HW from 8.30 am - 1.30 pm. At this meeting you find out how the Academy works and have the opportunity to find out how meeting other CEOs and MDs with different experience can help you grow your business.  In effect you will get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member all distilled into a morning session. Graham Jones, Psychologist and Internet Consultant, will be presenting “Why most websites are not working and what you can do about it”. Graham has helped business of all kinds increase their revenue, particularly by helping them improve their communications with customers. Most corporate websites score hits, but no real connection to customers or potential purchasers. In this talk, Graham explains why that happens and how you can convert your company’s web presence into something that will truly connect with Internet users. You will leave with some insight and ideas that you can apply immediately upon your return to your organisation.

Please note that this event is strictly by invitation only, there is no cost and there is no obligation on your part to join the Academy afterwards. We do, however, expect that you will leave the event with at least one idea that you can immediately use to improve your business performance.

Watertight Marketing - Bryony Thomas (1 February 2017)

There's a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at the Bloomsbury Street Hotel in London on Wednesday February 1st, with renowned author and speaker Bryony Thomas's workshop "Watertight Marketing" 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: Bryony Thomas's interactive session Watertight Marketing will enable you tweak your leaks to double your profit! A brilliantly practical session in which you are guided to audit your business against the "Thirteen Touch Point" leaks, leaving you with a priority action plan to improve the performance of your sales pipeline. 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.

Meet our South Herts & Essex group at Hertfordshire Business Expo (6 February 2017)

For the first time, the Academy are exhibiting at the biggest business event in Hertfordshire. The Hertfordshire Business Expo will see the launch of Academy Group 55 covering the South Herts and Essex areas- where group Chair Chris Dinwoodie will be meeting with attendees, exhibitors, speakers and local business associations. There will be over 50 organizations represented at the show, which is hosted in association with The Hertfordshire Business Independent Magazine. Speakers include:

  • Have Better Conversations and Stop Wasting Time (Paul Jackson & Janine Waldman
  • Dare to be Different (Steve Clarke)
  • Making Tax Digital, Cloud Accounting & Cyber Security (MHA McIntyre Hudson)