During his nine-year tenure as CEO of Gilo Industries, Jim built, developed and ran one of the world’s leading innovators in extreme propulsion systems and personal aviation manufacture. Now, as COO of ‘A Singular Life’, Jim operates two of the most exciting companies in the world.
Aaron Turner, PhD
Aaron has been a leader and pioneer in bringing an understanding of State of Mind to businesses and organisations over the last 20 years. Although he has worked extensively with individuals, couples and families, it was the impact he saw in organisations that he found most inspiring.
He started his professional career in this area in 2000. Moving from a research position at Brunel University to a trainee position at a counselling and consulting practice in Washington State. He worked there for 10 years rising through the ranks to become the practice’s CEO for three years.
During that time, Aaron was gripped by the profound effects he saw when leaders, teams and organisations began to see, and more effectively navigate, their state of mind. He developed, ran and provided programs in executive leadership, sales and communication as well as larger-scale cultural change projects. These programs have included executive institutes for Fortune 50 corporations and executive development programs for senior Army leaders (One and two-star generals, Colonels and their civilian equivalents) in The United States.
In 2010 Aaron founded One Thought to focus primarily on working with leaders and organisations.
He is a published author and international public speaker
Get unprecedented access, and learn about the growth and success of a fellow member. Amar Dani with the help of his older brother, Anand, started their journey from a small trading desk and have grown it in to one of the largest suppliers of organic food ingredients across Europe and the UK. Join a tour around Dani Organics (UK) factory. EXCLUSIVE event
A survey among our EO London chapter revealed that, on average, each member only knows 20 other chapter members well. Given that we have had quite a few new members joining, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for us to all get to know each other in an informal setting - an evening with speed dating and an interesting guest speaker.
Do you know who is in your chapter and what business they run? Does your chapter know who YOU are, what you do and what problem your company solves? Join us to meet new members, members you don’t know yet, and spend time with other valued EO members you already know.
For one night only EO London is hosting an exclusive EO London chapter member-only speed dating event, which you just cannot miss. This is your chance to be part of a unique get-together and meet the entire EO London chapter in one place whilst enjoying a lavish sit down dinner and drinks in the company of talented and leading London entrepreneurs. The venue we have selected is Hush, Mayfair. This is the must do event for all chapter members, and it obviously gets better the more members join.
Our very special guest of the evening is the CFO & Board Member of dating app “Bumble” and Badoo Ltd, Idan Wallichman. Bumble has changed the way people date, find friends, and the perception of meeting online, for the better. The female-first dating and networking site Bumble recently also started celebrating the talent on its networking platform, Bumble Bizz, with a major ad campaign and content push.
Jean-Claude Vacassin, founding Director of W10 & The IFBA
JC has been in the fitness industry for more than ten years, working as a personal trainer and more recently as a gym owner and coach to other personal trainers and gym owners. He founded W10, the Professional Fitness Coaching Academy, as well as the International Fitness Business Alliance (IFBA). He also runs and consults on wellbeing programmes for small to medium sized business, working with them to maximise their employees personal wellbeing and productivity. JC is a regular contributor for The Telegraph and Mens Fitness, and Womens Fitness as their fitness expert, and writes a blog for the Huffington Post.
He will be talking about building a brick-and-mortar business with USPs in an already very crowded space, as well as customer loyalty and retention.
Taking a broad definition of customer, we will be trying to give an inside view behind different as well as best customer techniques. Looking at this topic form usual and unusual angles, we want to share knowledge and experience of, for example, how to turn
a bad/challenging situation into a good/positive one and thereby retain the customer. Also touch on current challenges and future/outlook on customer service.
Key speaker - Don Williams
Don speaks about helping entrepreneurs increase sales, drive revenue dollars and deliver "WOW" customer experience that results in increased retention, spending, and customer lifetime value. He serves as CEO & President of Alliance contact center for 33+ years and is an EO member (Dallas, TX).
We’re excited to bring the Scale Up Summit to London - a powerful one day summit designed to provide the very best business education and latest tools on growth and scale. Join leaders from the fastest growing mid-market firms in Europe and the US for a day of intense interactive learning, networking and idea-generation.
EO UK have secured a number of discounted tickets for its members and their teams, providing a chance for our members and their teams to learn across the six key pillars of growth: better leadership, strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and finance.
Building a World Class Company Culture
Vision, People, Meetings, Communication and Office Environment - all things to turn companies into magnets for great talent...
What will you learn?
How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your employees and have them reading your mind
The best systems to attract, interview, select & handcuff top employees
Secrets to attracting ‘A’ Players away from competitors
Real life examples of what fantastic workplaces look like where Gen X, Gen Y & Baby Boomers all productively work together
That's what hundreds of organizations-including a Big 4 wireless carrier and a monarchy-have experienced and that's what Cameron's coaching, speaking and business books bring to passionate businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide. Cameron doesn't espouse theory, he weaves "in the trenches experience", gleaned through building $100 Million companies, with practical advice that gets businesses and business leaders growing immediately and rapidly.
Registration is closing on the 9th of June! Hurry
Everybody on deck!
Our chapter annual general meeting will be taking place on the 4th of June. Come along and voice your opinion, suggest some improvements and have a good time with a few drinks and socializing.
Our very own member Damien Blenkinsopp will be sharing his knowledge on Health Optimization:
Leveraging Your Greatest (and Most Neglected?) Productivity Asset
Health Optimization ROI: Energy + Cognitive Function + Lifespan
Today’s Reality: Myths, Hype and What’s Working
Practical Health Optimization: The Key Steps
Case Study Intervention (walking a volunteer through health optimization)
“The Pursuit of Happiness” Workshop
The ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ is an interactive workshop designed for the modern man and woman with tangible and applicable tools so that you can create a better life for yourself and your family almost instantly.
IMAGINE: Waking up each day feeling grateful for the gifts, challenges, and relationships that come your way as you move through life. Creating a ritual for yourself that nourishes you so that you can take your best self to work or out into the world to serve your spouse, your children, and your customers.
WHAT IF There was a way to scientifically prove that the law of give and take actually works and to harness that law to work for you? You could find a way to bring your vision to life while at the same time being the present moment to moment so that you don’t miss out on the special moments with your loved ones.
WHAT YOU GET AT THE WORKSHOP:
Tools and strategies to help you apply everything we cover immediately in your life.
Exercises to help you uncover what ‘happiness’ really means to you and how to craft a happier life for yourself starting NOW!
Coaching from Hamisha to help break through any barriers to happiness and to help you unlearn old patterns and replace them with new ones.
An introduction to the Law of Attraction and creating a gratitude practice that works for you to create a river of abundance in your life.
Learn what self-care means and walk away with a host of self-care practices to try.
Workshop materials to take home so that you can continue to grow and apply this information
Focus and Prioritize to Get Life Done!
Andy Bailey is a serial entrepreneur, who spends the majority of his time coaching other entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders and teams to grow dynamic businesses that focus on: people, strategy, execution and cash.
With Andy’s assistance, the possible often expands to include the formerly impossible, as organizations learn that one step at a time gets you a long way when you take those single steps daily. He tells his clients, 100% annual growth is only 2% growth a week. It’s not easy, but it’s certainly possible. Andy’s tough love, no-BS approach combined with his real-world business experience is sure to inspire your audience to identify, set and reach their wildest professional and personal ambitions. When he’s not coaching, Andy is relaying his business and leadership experiences to readers of his recurring Forbes, Huffington Post, SmallBizDaily and AllBusiness columns and to audience members at professional events and conferences.
Andy Bailey will crush the myth of time management (yes, that’s right - time management doesn’t exist) and focus on goal setting, efficiency, and priority management. After providing goal discovery and execution techniques, as well as tangible focus and concentration techniques, Andy will delve into four priority management techniques:
Create a true focus on the important areas in your life
Clearly define and visualize your goals
Manage your routine to result in consistent execution - day after day
Fight off the demons that steal your time and attention
The content in this presentation is beneficial to everyone from C-level executives to college freshmen. Attendees will leave with a personalized, actionable plan.
An agency owner’s tips on how to choose, appoint and monitor an agency’s performance. What you should be striving for in terms of reporting and how to cut through the fluff (often provided by marketing managers as readily as your agencies!)
What does it take to become a Scale Up Company? How do you need to change as a leader to achieve it? What practical tools will you need to get there?
What a Scale Up company looks like:
· Number one in its chosen market or niche
· >20% net profit margin
· >20-50% YoY growth
· Increase % retained revenue by at least 10-20% per year
· Founder free to focus on vision (be it personal or for the organisation)
This quarter’s workshop will focus on PEOPLE. Come and learn how to attract and retain A-player talent in your organisation and lead a team motivated by common purpose and values.
This workshop is hosted by Andy Clayton, certified Gazelles and Petra coach. Andy used the tools to help grow his business to number #1 in his market, and sell to his largest global competitor. He now helps 100’s of companies around the world each year to unlock growth.
The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness
Do you want more happiness, fulfillment and energy?
Do you want to dramatically improve your own productivity and increase employee performance?
Do you want better relationships with your loved ones?
Our parents, teachers and managers have told us that, if we want to succeed, we should find and fix our weaknesses. However, most of us never make much progress trying to eliminate our worst traits. In fact, our weaknesses are actually the best clue to our strengths. In this funny and counter-intuitive talk, David shows how to find happiness, personal fulfillment and business success by starting with weaknesses — and embracing them rather than trying to deny them.
Are you frustrated by disengaged and unproductive employees? Are you looking for better strategies for improving employee performance?
Research shows that most people are not committed to their jobs and the way we currently manage employees does, even more, to harm, instead of help, their performance. We think our employees are broken, treat them like they are broken, and then wonder why they don't work.
Instead of attacking people's weaknesses, we need to find the strength, that is hidden inside their apparently negative characteristics. It is time to stop trying to create well-rounded and balanced employees. We need people that are unbalanced. We need freaks.
This popular and interactive event focuses on founders and non-financial managers, providing valuable insight into key financial and tax issues relevant to growing businesses, their owners and their management teams.
At Finance for non-financiers, you will:
Learn how to interpret your accounts, spot red flags and diagnose your financial health
Look at valuation methodologies and the raising of equity finance
Benefit from guidance on EMI and other staff incentive schemes
Increase your understanding of tax schemes, reliefs and credits - and how to qualify
Charting Success - 8 Steps to Navigating a Winning Team (and building a business that runs without you)
This topic is all around Leadership and how you can build a high performance, winning team with smiles on their faces.
How to get a team to collaborate effectively.
Why so many businesses get values wrong and what to do about it.
Strategies to uncover and harness hidden skills in your team.
How to build a business that runs without you.
Keeping cool and thriving amongst uncertainty, adversity and failure.
Join us to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful people!
EO is hosting a 70s retro party this year with a guest speaker Konstantinos Karipidis.
It is true that every remarkable achievement in history has its roots in a moment of creativity on the part of an individual who - a posteriori -the rest of the world considered as a creative genius. It is also true that the vast majority of people around the globe believe that the ability to come up with innovative, original ideas is part of the DNA we inherit from our ancestors. This latter idea couldn’t be further from the truth. Being creative is essentially a double act. It is the act of being able to come up with new, imaginative ideas and it is also the act of turning those ideas into reality. We are not creative when we think of ideas but when we think of ideas and eventually give to those ideas flesh and blood.
Konstantinos Karypidis, “The Greek Mentalist”, has been giving flesh and blood to ideas for the last 20 years. He has performed from street corners to huge stages around Europe, on television and in almost any venue you can imagine. He has written theatrical performances, children’s fairy tales and directed three shows. He is a firm believer that creativity does not exist, but it’s the side effect of productivity and of working in a very specific way.
In this keynote speech, he will be showcasing his incredible ability to shape physical and psychological space around him. At the same time, he will share the strategies and creative methods he uses as a professional performer to redefine his art, push the envelope and challenge himself to constantly create new performance pieces. This is a fast-paced, highly interactive and entertaining talk which will also leave the audience with greater knowledge and motivation to create their own magic.
The entertainment will be provided by a 70s tribute band and our very own Darren Mercer.
Cocktails and canapes will be served through the evening
The evening will feature cocktail making and best dressed competition.
How to Scale Up your business, using the Rockefeller Habits
Scaling Up is tough, it requires:
A clear Strategy, so everyone knows the positioning and vision for the business.
The right People, aligned and well motived, and all in the right seats.
Enough Cash to fund growth.
Great Execution, ensuring communication and processes are working to deliver your strategy.
It’s hard to focus on the few ‘important not urgent’ habits that really make a difference. This Workshop - led by professional Rockefeller Habits Coach Andy Clayton - gets EO members working collaboratively to develop the tools of the Rockefeller Habits, to grow their companies, and free themselves to work on, not in, their businesses.
How to get the best from a PR agency
Get an insider’s look at when you should consider hiring an agency and how to know if your agency is delivering good value.
Jennifer is committed to contributing to a world where businesses behave better. She is an expert in corporate reputation management for large corporates and high-growth businesses. She is Chairman of STEM-focused PR agency Six Degrees, author of The Reputation Playbook and a member of the UK’s Superbrands Council. She is founder and editor of My Business Bookclub, a site dedicated to curating the best business books. A long-time member of EO, Jennifer served on local and regional boards between 2009 and 2016.
Imagine spinning plates on the end of a stick, with the MD and the leadership team running from plate to plate, trying to keep them all in the air, while the rest of the team don’t know how to contribute.
Sometimes in a growing business, it feels like everything is a priority and there are not enough days and hours in the week to complete them all.
Even if everyone has good intentions and is trying to do the right thing, the priorities are overwhelming and it feels like nothing is getting done.
What if there was a simple system which would enable you to run a successful business?
Julia Langkraehr will deliver a powerful and inspirational workshop to introduce you to the business management system, the Entrepreneurial Operating System
EO London is looking for ambitious female founders to join an exclusive EO forum test drive on the 14th of November. Come along to meet the current members and hear about the benefits. In order to qualify for EO membership, members must:
•Be Founder/Co-founder, Owner, General Partner, Majority Shareholder or actively in control of the business
•Operate a business generating a minimum of US$1 million in the most recent fiscal year
If you know anyone, who could benefit from joining the network, please PM firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us for an end of season MYEO cycling to the sea. We'll be setting off from Richmond Park at 10am on Friday November 9th . All abilities welcome, this 50 mile ride will include a low climbs option for those who want to take a leisurely pace and a more hilly option for those who'd like a little more of a challenge.
The day will be a great opportunity to experience an epic route out to the coast, network with like-minded cyclists
This ride will include a coffee stop en route and a late lunch upon arrival in Brighton. We'll then return to London via the train, arriving in good time for us to head back to our respective homes before dark.
Cycling Tour Operators / Our tour partners 'All Things Ride' are providing routes, will be ride guiding on the day and will kindly be providing coffee at the coffee stop en route to Brighton! They offer a number of cycling trips in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond, as far as Colombia. For more info on their trips, check them out here.
The event is open to partners, spouses, staff and friends and perhaps you could do it for your own chosen charity.
Contact Pajani or Darren for more details in joining:
Experience Jack Daly’s world famous Smart Selling workshop and learn ways to sell smarter, not harder. Jack’s history as a CEO, entrepreneur, and sales coach make him an expert on sales best practices, and his workshops rejuvenate audiences, giving them a newfound understanding of their own skills and capabilities in the workplace.
Through this engaging and interactive session, you will learn what it takes to reach your full selling potential. Jack will explain the importance of leveraging your business’ unique competitive advantages to create systems and processes to be used by your entire sales team to ensure the growth of your company.
This five hour session is designed to teach you what you need to know to get to the top of your sales game. Jack will show you how to apply street-tested techniques that will make the difference, as well as reinforce and provide accountability to ensure things are getting done. This presentation is fast-paced, practical, content rich, and filled with take-away value.
We have a very special guest speaker from Toronto - Kelsey Ramsden!
Forbes Magazine calls Kelsey the 50 Million Dollar Woman and describes her as a master builder of ideas, companies and sky's the limit futures. Twice named Canada’s #1 Female Entrepreneur, she has founded and scaled business in industries as diverse as construction and kids toys. A Branson Centre Mentor, cancer survivor, and mother of three, Kelsey balances book and street smarts with her belief that imagination is greater than knowledge. As she continues to run two businesses, Kelsey hosts The Futureproofing Podcast, speaks globally and runs a select group called The Foundry where she connects an intimate community of exceptionally ambitious Entrepreneurs through experiences worldwide while supporting them as their wingman.
In this talk, Marcus shares how non-technical business owners can use simple technological solutions to automate their businesses. From automating sales presentations to using AI-based minute-taking tools, Marcus will share some of the techniques he's used to grow Venture Harbour's portfolio of nine online businesses with a team of just three employees (...and a lot of bots!).
For many EO members, the ultimate path to success as an entrepreneur was built upon the experiences and skills instilled in them by their parents and families at a young age. Introducing those same values to your own children, whether they grow up to be entrepreneurs or not, can be a great way to provide them with important character-building traits they’ll need in business or beyond. Making new connections is a fundamental way we can foster the principles of entrepreneurship in the bright, growing minds of our kids. Come and enjoy BBQ and family fun alongside with EO learning:
Tara Ingrey, alongside her spouse Ben Thomas of EO London, will host a group conversation and mini-forum session about parenting. What does great parenting mean to you, and what challenges have you found? We’ll share and learn together. Tara has spent 20 years working with children, currently as senior support staff in an outstanding London primary school. Her role includes supervising and coordinating the school’s pastoral support for 270 4-11-year-olds, accommodating both high achievers and children with additional needs. She is also a parent herself, with her and Ben’s children now almost grown up at 17 and 20.
Great mentoring relationships take careful planning both to create and maintain. And no matter what your career stage or prior experience with mentoring, the YPO Mentoring Masterclass will inspire you, hone your expertise and give you the tools to help spur your next breakthrough.
Please join us on 26 June from 5 pm to 10 pm (central London venue TBC) for a YPO London Mentoring Programme Masterclass with EO and YNG, facilitated by Roni Witkin (Certified Mentoring Facilitator).
This will be a unique in-person learning opportunity that helps you to:
- harness the full potential of mentoring, both in your professional and personal life;
- enhance your leadership skills;
- achieve a clear purpose and direction to lay the foundation for a strong mentoring relationship; and
- gain practical, hands-on experience with real-time feedback from a certified facilitator and peers.
NB! Member only event and this unique opportunity is only limited to 10 spaces. Please note that any cancellations received after 12 June will be charged at £100 plus VAT per person.
Join EO members for a fun day out at the races! Tickets are open to fiends and parters
A spectacle of exceptional racing and high fashion makes Royal Ascot one of the greatest sporting and social events in the world. Watch the finest racehorses and experience the very best in Flat racing, pageantry and style. The Village Enclosure offers a unique perspective of the Royal Procession and exhilarating racing, set against the backdrop of the iconic Ascot Grandstand. Situated in the centre of the course, guests can enjoy a diverse selection of eateries and bars and an eclectic mix of music playing throughout the day and on into the evening. The Village Enclosure is open until 9pm.
We are penciling in our Annual General Meeting early this year, in order to make sure you all can come, meet the board and find out what's in store for the new fiscal year. Come along and voice your opinion, suggest some improvements and have a good time with a few drinks and socializing. Hope you can all make it! EO London
Please RSVP with a EO Network registration so we could prepare for your attendance.