John Blakey

John Blakey

John Blakey is committed to helping CEOs and organisations achieve their goals by relying upon the power of trust rather than trusting in power.
In 2016, John Blakey published 'The Trusted Executive' which was shortlisted as the Chartered Management Institute book of the year and led to John being named as a top 100 global thought leader in trust by Trust Across America. John's prize-winning doctoral research on the nine habits of trust at Aston Business School has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post and on the BBC's 'Daily Politics' programme.

John has delivered keynote speaker sessions to thousands of business leaders around the world, including corporate events for HP, IBM, EY, Amcor, the Liberal Democrat Party and the Horasis global summit. He is a member of the Vistage speaker bureaus in the UK, US and Canada where he delivers CEO workshops that draw upon his experience as a former FTSE100 international managing director, highly successful entrepreneur and executive coach to over 120 CEOs from 22 different countries.

John's previous book, 'Challenging Coaching', co-authored with Ian Day, features the FACTS coaching model and was inspired by his executive coaching experience with various Team GB sports, premiership football clubs and England cricket. Six years after its publication, 'Challenging Coaching' remains one of the best-selling leadership books in the UK.

In 2016, John founded the Trusted Executive Foundation - a not for profit organisation that offers 'Journey of Trust' leadership development programmes to the corporate sector. The goal of the Foundation is to gift over 1m to UK Christian-led charities over the next ten years.
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The Trusted Executive: Nine leadership habits that inspire results, relationships and reputation

Trust in business leaders is at a low ebb; undermining performance, damaging relationships and destroying reputations. A new breed of executive will regain our trust by stepping up to a broader, braver role in the world and mastering essential trust-building habits.

This workshop will give attendees the road map they need to create strategy for building trust in themselves and their companies. Participants will review the broader purpose of their business, learn the trust formula (trustworthiness = ability x integrity x benevolence) and understand why this formula inspires results, relationships and reputations in a digital, globalised world where nothing can be hidden.

Participants will leave armed with a clear action plan to build on their trust-building strengths and overcome weaknesses at both an individual and organisational level.

The workshop will be dynamic and interactive with a variety of tools used to accelerate the learning eg. video clips, group exercises, personal anecdotes and proven psychological models. Case studies will be drawn from the facilitators own business career, together with his executive coaching work with CEOs and elite sports coaches in cricket, rowing, diving and target shooting.
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Challenging Coaching: Going beyond traditional coaching to face the FACTS

Executive coaching is an integral part of leadership development with over 80% of organisations using coaching. Coaching is rated more highly than business school programmes, is better value for money and is likely to result in sustained behavioural change. So how do business leaders apply coaching skills as a management style in a way that creates sustainable change and drives business performance?

The answer can be found in Challenging Coaching; a coaching style that balances support for the individual with the challenge to deliver bottom-line results. Optimum performance happens when there is an effective balance between challenge and support, but the leadership coaching profession can often be over-supportive, lacking the edge that makes the difference.

Attendees will:
- gain practical skills to enable them to use a challenging coaching approach
- be confident to support and challenge people to achieve more and to have challenging conversations that enhance performance.
- develop a personal action plan based on their learning in the session.
- receive a copy of the acclaimed book Challenging Coaching: Going beyond traditional coaching to face the FACTS and have access to a library of web-based resources and tools.

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