31 episodes

School for CEOs prepare business leaders for senior roles – purposefully, pragmatically and personally. We do this by combining expert coaches and facilitators with unique insights from our Faculty of over 90 senior leaders who have been there and done it.

This podcast is designed to share some of those stories with you, inviting a diverse range of speakers from CEOs of some of the UK's most successful businesses, to elite sportspeople and military leaders. Episodes are released on the first Monday of each month.

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School for CEOs prepare business leaders for senior roles – purposefully, pragmatically and personally. We do this by combining expert coaches and facilitators with unique insights from our Faculty of over 90 senior leaders who have been there and done it.

This podcast is designed to share some of those stories with you, inviting a diverse range of speakers from CEOs of some of the UK's most successful businesses, to elite sportspeople and military leaders. Episodes are released on the first Monday of each month.

    Jason Barrett - CEO, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Jason Barrett - CEO, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Welcome back to our podcast, where we tap into the minds of successful CEOs, leaders and eminent thinkers.

    This new episode features our conversation with Jason Barrett, CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Having joined the Tattoo team as Chief Operating Officer in 2020, Jason took over the role of Chief Executive in December 2023.

    Originally from Colorado, Jason joined the Tattoo with over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and has held various Chief Executive and Management roles in the US. Prior to this, Jason had a distinguished career in the United States Marine Corps. He served 20 years as an infantry officer where he held leadership positions, teaching leadership as well as being involved in high-level strategic planning and on active service with the UK Royal Marines.

    In this conversation with School for CEOs' David Wright, Jason opens up about:
    His bold vision for the future of the TattooCommanding a 1000-man unit in the Marine Corps and supporting them through PTSDHis empathic and authentic leadership styleThe importance of role modellingFind out more about The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo HERE >>> https://www.edintattoo.co.uk/

    If you're a senior leader ascending to a new role, School for CEOs can help you >>> www.schoolforceos.com

    • 32 min
    Jeremy Snape - CEO, Sporting Edge

    Jeremy Snape - CEO, Sporting Edge

    We're thrilled to share our 30th episode - this time featuring Jeremy Snape, a former international cricketer and coach.

    Jeremy is CEO and Founder of Sporting Edge, the digital platform that fuses compelling stories from world class performance with psychological research to create inspiring learning environments for individuals and teams. He is also a valued member of the School for CEOs Faculty.

    In this conversation with School for CEOs' David Wright, Jeremy shares his journey from playing cricket for England, to becoming a revered sports psychologist and thought leader. He also shares his insights on:
    Turning his greatest ‘failures’ into catalysts for successSelf-sabotage in career defining momentsBreaking free from a limiting career identityUsing purpose and humility to steer through great adversityWhy resilience and reinvention matter more than natural talentDiscover Jeremy's work:

    Attend our Vital Few: Part One programme and enjoy Jeremy's session on resilience and performance

    Listen to Jeremy’s podcast Inside the Mind of Champions on Apple https://apple.co/3kLX2Nd or Spotify https://spoti.fi/302xfIU

    Follow Jeremy on Linkedin Jeremy Snape | LinkedIn

    Supercharge your leadership skills. Visit: Sporting Edge | Performance Insights & Consultancy

    • 37 min
    Nick Mackenzie, CEO - Greene King

    Nick Mackenzie, CEO - Greene King

    Welcome back to our podcast, where we tap into the minds of successful CEOs, leaders and eminent thinkers.

    In this episode, we're joined by Nick Mackenzie, CEO at Greene King - a leading pub chain in the UK, with over 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the country.

    In this conversation with School for CEOs' Gemma Sole, Nick shares his experience of leading a major hospitality company of 40,000 employees through the pandemic. He reflects on the coaches and mentors who have been instrumental in his journey to becoming CEO, and how our own Reverse Mentoring programme has changed him as a person.

    He also shares his commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation, prompted by the company connections with slavery in the 1800s.

    • 35 min
    Personal Branding and Bouncing Back - Mary Spillane

    Personal Branding and Bouncing Back - Mary Spillane

    Mary Spillane is one of School for CEOs' longest serving Faculty members and delivers a very entertaining and impactful session on 'Managing Your Brand' at our Vital Few programme for senior leaders.

    In this new podcast episode with our Business Development Manager David Wright, Mary draws upon her expertise and lived experience to guide leaders on how to:
    Challenge themselves and take the next career leapConvey confidence in a new senior roleConfront societal limits to build success on their own termsBalance authenticity with strategy in stakeholder relationshipsBounce back from burnout and personal crisesStay relevant and in tune
    Mary is an executive coach and expert in communications, business development, performance improvement, and personal branding. She works to bring the best out of senior business executives and CEOs in Industry, Financial and Professional Services. She is used as a speech, business pitch and blog writer by these clients.

    Mary began her career as a special assistant to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and to the UNHCR in Geneva Institute. She is also an author, having written 7 books on presentation, image and personal branding.

    • 34 min
    Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work - Joanne Lipman

    Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work - Joanne Lipman

    Joanne Lipman is a pioneering journalist and best-selling author.

    Beginning her career at The Wall Street Journal, she quickly rose to the rank of Deputy Managing Editor, the first woman to attain that post. There she supervised coverage that earned three Pulitzer prizes.

    She later became Chief Content Officer at Gannett, and was Editor in Chief of USA Today and USA Today Network, also overseeing 109 metro newspapers, more than 3,000 journalists and a further three Pulitzer prizes. She is also a frequent television commentator, appearing regularly across major networks.

    This interview explores her latest book, Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work, as Joanne unpicks how individuals navigate through the personal and professional challenges and triumphs of pursuing a purposeful life and career.

    • 51 min
    The Power of Geography, Tim Marshall

    The Power of Geography, Tim Marshall

    Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience across 40 different countries. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio.

    He joins the podcast to share his view on the importance of geography, drawing on insight from his books, including Sunday Times best-seller Prisoners of Geography, and also recently published Power of Geography (find these alongside Tim's other publications on https://eandtbooks.com/authors/tim-marshall/).

    All leaders are constrained by geography. Listen to this episode to find out how

    • 48 min

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