London & Thames Valley, Vistage Chair since November 2013
Rob Whittaker is an entrepreneur and business consultant with a passion for effective, values-based leadership and sales improvement – helping others to achieve great things for themselves and having fun while doing it!
Professional Background: • CEO, Real World Associates Ltd – a B2B sales improvement consultancy transforming sales performance at every level in the business • Commercial Director – GDI Markets, an investment brokerage serving clients in the UK and across the Middle East • Finance Director, Diwan – a Lebanese café chain in London’s West End • Managing Director, Real World Financial Services – an FSA regulated mortgage broking business • Director, Pridecharm Developments – residential property development • Senior Sales Manager, HBOS Group – managing a national business finance sales force for a major clearing bank Education: • BSc (Hons) in Monetary Economics from London School of Economics • Associate qualification with Chartered Institute of Bankers • Authorised Mortgage Advisor with Chartered Insurance Institute • Licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer in NLP (Society of NLP) Hobbies/interests: Guitar playing, Tough Mudder physical training (!), the study of human behavioural response, being present!
Entrepreneur and business consultant
If you are interested in finding out more about this Vistage group and what Vistage has to offer, then please consider attending one of Rob’s Business Leaders’ breakfast seminars.
Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.
The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.
We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.
We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings.
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