As business coaches, we are witnessing friends, customers and partners struggling to come to terms with what an uncertain economy means for their future, and how to be a great leader in spite of these difficulties.
We wanted to create a forum to get together some of the brightest thought leaders to share their insights so have created Platform ExO to arm businesses with the tools to think beyond this, looking beyond governmental issues and understanding the mega trends which will unlock the potential to thrive during these times.
ACCELERATE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY
Daniel Priestley is an entrepreneur and best-selling author. He started his first company at age 21 and built a multi-million-dollar enterprise by age 25. He has since gone on to grow businesses in the UK, USA, Singapore and Australia, as well as be an advisor and stakeholder in a portfolio of ventures.
SOCIALISING YOUR BUSINESS STRUCTURE
Sandy Lindsay MBE is the founder and chair of Tangerine, one of the UK’s leading communications consultancies that employs over sixty people, working with some of the world’s leading brands.
She has also set up a multi award-winning apprentices’ academy, The Juice Academy, to help plug the digital skills gap in the NW. She is Chair of the IoD NW’s Skills Group and a national ambassador for Apprenticeships.
In 2015, Sandy was given an MBE for services to business and young people and in the same year was named North West Director of the Year (SME) and was Highly Commended in the same category, nationally, by the IoD.
THE REALISTIC TRADER
Siam Kidd is a Currency Trader / Investor / Educator / Entrepreneur. He has spoken at many Keynote events, most notably at TEDx Norwich & Expert Empires in London.
Siam runs multiple businesses in a variety of sectors, but mainly focuses on "The Realistic Trader", where he teaches people how to realistically and profitably trade the Foreign Exchange markets through a number of long term trading strategies. He setup The Realistic Trader as he was fed up with charlatans promoting get rich quick schemes and making thousands from day 1. He remains one of the most ethical and genuine trading educators on the market.
ROYAL MCR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION
Dena has held a number of senior positions in both acute hospitals and in commissioning since joining the NHS in 1993 as a management trainee, with12 years experience as a Board level Director.
Her key strengths are my communication and engagement skills, enabling her to work with multiple stakeholders to achieve sustainable improvements in complex environments. With an inclusive and collaborative leadership style, Dena achieves results through working with and inspiring her team. She supports and encourage clinicians and managers to implement changes that improve quality and performance, challenge assumptions and hold people to account for delivery.
THERE BE GIANTS
EXECUTING LIKE A PRO –A FRAMEWORK FOR TRANSFORMING YOUR AMBITIONS INTO RESULTS.
Over the past twenty years, Roger has amassed a broad range of leadership experience across many businesses, and sectors, leading to him becoming an internationally recognised thought-leader in the field of Objectives & Key Results.
Born from his frustration as to the ineffectiveness of “traditional” appraisals, and what he observed in many businesses around generally poor capabilities in executing strategy, he undertook two years of research into how performance management was evolving. This lead to him to publish his white paper “Priming for Performance” in early 2016.
BDM @ BRUNTWOOD & FOUNDER OF
BUSINESS SORORITY UK
Heather Gray is Business Development Manager for Property partner Bruntwood, and Founder of The Business Sorority; a membership network for young women in Business.
As an advocate for Women in Business, Heather pulled the city together to rebrand it “WoManchester” in celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, and has advised 10
Downing Street on what Government can do to better support young female entrepreneurs.
THE ELITE LEADERSHIP COACH
MAKING DECISIONS IN A CRISIS
As a former Special Forces soldier and international security consultant, Martin has formed and trained teams worldwide to effectively combat terrorism and narcotics smuggling in the commercial sector. He has also been a bodyguard to 'A-List’ celebrities but he then turned his focus to studying behaviour and peak performance psychology. He now operates as an international coach, trainer, speaker and writer, using his wealth of experiences and broad foundation of personal research to share his insights into peak performance in leadership, building ELITE teams and personal development with clients.
ANDY JOHNSON MEDIA
Johnny Marr, Sir Bobby Charlton and Yoko Ono were just three of the people Andy made films with during his 17-year career as a BBC presenter and reporter.
Andy presented live from London 2012 and the BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out, and appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio Four’s Today programme and Five Live.
Andy now runs his own media consultancy in Manchester offering media coaching and storytelling workshops and guest lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University.