Compass for Life

The Warrior, The Strategist and You: How to find purpose and realise your potential

with Floyd Woodrow

Join over 120 CEOs, MDs, business leaders and executives at The Lowry Hotel, Salford to hear Floyd Woodrow present ‘Compass for Life.’ Floyd has an excellent track record of success as a military leader, Director, Non-Executive Director, Consultant, negotiator and as the former Head of Strategic Planning and Operations for UK Special Forces Counter Terrorism Wing.

Morning Keynote:

This session will provide a framework for you to develop yourself, your teams and organisation into elite performers, pursuing excellence, making the business more profitable while ensuring you develop an ethical, cohesive  and values driven culture.

Compass for Life is a philosophy for business, for sport and for everyone who wants to realise their potential and be the very best that they can be. Floyd will help you to understand your motivations and overcome your fears, to clearly plan your goals; and to accomplish that plan boldly and successfully, mentally overcoming life’s greatest obstacles.

The Cardinals of the Compass

North Star:

The Super North Star: Your purpose, your dream. A job, skill, or ambition that requires hard work and commitment to achieve. This Super North Star sits on the horizon and no matter the obstacle keeps drawing you forward. This is the adventurer side of you.


Your values and behaviours are critical to achieving your purpose. If your ethos is ethical and authentic you are on the correct path. Then you must establish the team code of conduct this ensure that the teams behaviours are aligned in order to ensure that the team result comes first.


You need to be a strategist, to have a clear plan derived from facts and analysis with realistic milestones and contingencies in place. To be patient, and communicate your strategy in all mediums to those who have to deliver it. To be ego-free and ethical.

Warrior Spirit:

Your warrior spirit is about your strength of character, your desire to step into the pressure zone and fight for what you believe. It is where you have the appropriate skill sets, mental and physical resilience, you are courageous, committed and determined to succeed. You are a decision maker and team player where necessary. You ensure you get to each milestone no matter what.

Attendees will discover how to:

– Unlock both the Warrior and the Strategist within.
– Harness your discipline and ability to fight for what you believe (the Warrior).
– Develop the analytical mindset to plan, deliver and communicate the important milestones in line with your objectives (the Strategist).

Afternoon Sessions

Members and Colleagues – Exclusive interactive workshop with Floyd Woodrow

Vistage members and their colleagues will have the opportunity to stay for an exclusive afternoon session with Floyd Woodrow. This two hour session will explore some additional material that adds further value to the morning session. Working with Floyd, you will create an action plan on how you will implement what you have learnt for both yourself and your teams.

It is highly recommended that all members and colleagues stay for the full day.

Guests of Vistage – Experience Vistage

Guests will  find out more about Vistage and experience for themselves the real power of being part of a peer group and Vistage group meeting, in this complimentary session exclusive for CEOs, MDs and business owners and run by a Vistage group Chair. You will find out how joining a working group of CEOs, MDs and business owners will benefit you and your business.

The hallmark of a Vistage group is something we call ‘issue processing’ and is a structured, thorough and efficient approach to help successful executives think through the dynamics of a challenge or evaluate opportunities.

Event Fees

This event is free to Vistage members.
Colleagues of Vistage members: £99 +VAT – morning only. £150 +VAT full day (Recommended)
Vistage alumni: £150 +VAT
Vistage guests: £195 +VAT

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