ASSOCIATE CHAIR FOR SOUTH DOWNS & SOLENT REGION
Paula is a Chair in the South Downs & Solent area and lives on the South Coast among the sailing fraternity. She is a business leader with specific experience in employee engagement, innovation and high performance, and inspires and supports leaders through facilitation, coaching, mentoring and leading. She believes in positive leadership, humanising business and releasing the potential for growth and achievement everybody has within them.
Paula is also an adventurer, having sailed around the world and skied full distance to the South Pole, and has accumulated plenty of grit, resilience and performance strategies along the way. She is an international speaker, has delivered a TEDx talk about the ’Stretch Zone’ and written four books on striving and thriving in tough conditions and is completing an MSc Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology and Coaching.
She encourages leaders to be visionary and effective and to role model the way; to best engage their employees with passion and purpose.
Meet Paula Reid
Paula Reid is the newly appointed Chair for the South Downs and Solent area. In this video she shares with us her beliefs and vision for unlocking the potential of her new group.
The Academy's Paula Reid gives a TEDx talk
Paula Reid, chair for South Downs and Solent, gives a TEDx talk focusing on living life to the full at Canary Wharf.
Major showcase in high-profile Times CEO supplement secured by the Academy for Chief Executives
Academy for Chief Executives Press Release 1 December 2016 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. Were 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.chiefexecutive.com. Follow us on twitter @AcademyCEO The Future CEO report can be found here: Report Landing Page bit.ly/futureCEO Uberflip (Report in original print format, with PDF download capability) bit.ly/raconteurCEO
Ten minutes with Kriss Akabusi
It’s not difficult to pinpoint the reason people warm to Kriss Akabusi; his familiar laugh, energy, enthusiasm and openness come at you in waves when you’re talking to him. It’s over 25 years since he won Gold in the 400m hurdles, at the European Championships in 1990. Since then, the athlete has gone on to study for an MBA, become a sought after Keynote Speaker and Training Facilitator, working with business leaders across the country.
The Future CEO - Raconteur report
With the current geopolitical uncertainty and ongoing digital disruption, the role of the CEO is inevitably changing. This report explores the development of the role, and the requisite skills and qualities for an effcient future CEO.
5 ways to make communication the key to your success
As leaders we all know communication is the most vital skill to have in any workplace. However, if not used effectively our communication skills, or lack of, can play a pivotal role in under-performing. Whether it’s losing our staff, our clients, or our motivation, what we say and how we say it will often determine our success
Do you want to fly higher? Taster event (7 September 2017)
Paula Reid, South Downs and Solent Academy Chair, invites you to experience a taster session with the Academy for Chief Executives event on Thursday 7 September, from 08:00 – 12:00. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Academy and see it in action for half a day. Whether you’re aspiring to take your business to the next level, challenged with keeping up with fast pace of change or wanting to develop yourself and the people in your organisation, discover how the Academy for Chief Executives can support you. Benefits Include:
- Accelerated business and personal growth
- Improved profitability and performance
- Improved awareness of own leadership style
- An objective view on one’s own organisation with practical, independent advice
- A sense of community with a group of like-minded peers, who are supportive and challenging and with no agenda
- New ideas that work
- Better decision making – more informed, more accurate and faster
- Stronger Leadership
I can go to the group with a pretty thorny problem, usually one that I couldn’t tackle with anyone at work, and gain unbiased but caring opinion.
As a leader it needs to start with you, spending time and money on yourself is a good return for your business.
Being part of the group has changed the way I think and communicate resulting in increased productivity from my team.
It’s the most valuable day I ever spend out of the business a month.
In the increasingly fast-paced world of business leadership it is our duty to always be working on the gap between our conscious incompetence so that it becomes our unconscious competence – ACE bridges that gap and allows me to face our challenges with confidence.
Speaking for the Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) enables me to work with business leaders who are keen to learn and are able to act on suggestions that are made in the sessions. I have the privilege of both challenging and being challenged by some of the UK’s best business leaders.
I have been an ACE Chairman for 16 years now and can honestly say the quality of my life improved from the moment I became involved. I learnt more, got inspired more and work with a wonderful group of people who, with the support we provide, are succeeding more all the time and are great to be with.
Having been a member for five years, I wanted to bring ACE to South Yorkshire to give local leaders an opportunity to benefit from membership in the way I had. Being a Chairman is a real privilege that enables me to co-learn with my members, and continue to strive to be the best.