Speaker Bio

Floyd Woodrow

Floyd is the Managing Director and founder of Chrysalis Worldwide, the world’s leading values-based organisation. Floyd has an excellent track record of success as a military leader, Director, Non-Executive Director, consultant and negotiator. Floyd is challenging, supportive and totally committed to developing elite commercial value in strategic planning and execution.

Floyd has established an international reputation for designing and running leadership and elite performance training in sports, business, government, police, not-for-profit organisations and School.

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Floyd’s early career was as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. He spent four years with the 1st Battalion Regiment before joining the Special Air Service at the age of 22. During this time he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his work in Iraq and an MBE for his work in Afghanistan. During his time in the military Floyd studied law and psychology and wrote his first book “Learning to Learn?”. He was promoted to Major and finished his career as the Head of the Counter Terrorist Unit where he ran a nationally recognised training programme.

Since leaving the military Floyd established his consultancy business and became a director of a number of companies in the oil and gas industry and technology. Floyd has been the lead in a number of mergers ensuring that the companies he has been involved in surpassed their expected sales price. He has also been involved in numerous negotiations from hostage rescue to assisting businesses to fully reach their potential.

He wrote his second book, “Elite! The Secret to Elite Leadership and Performance” in 2012, which reached the finals of The People’s Book Prize. His third book, “MAPP”, is due to be published in 2014.

Floyd regularly lectures on leadership all over the world, recently winning a prestigious award as a high performing speaker, and in his own words “I was given many leadership roles at a young age, but I never really understood what leadership actually was until my mid-thirties. I wish I had been taught some of the things I now know much earlier in my life. There is no doubt in my mind that there is a common thread to the most talented people in the world and I enjoy showing people what that is”.

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Optimise Performance

Floyd will cover four areas of leadership; self, team, organisational and global leadership. During a very interactive workshop Floyd will equip you with the motivational skills that you need to take your performance to an elite level.

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Optimise Performance: How to Get the Best from Individuals, the Team and Organisational Performance

Overview:

Floyd will cover four areas of leadership.  Self leadership, team leadership, organisational and global leadership.

  • He will enable you to identify your current start point in four key pillars. That of awareness of yourself, others and the environment in which you work, and at your strategic direction and ability to unify people behind you as well as deal with adversity.  
  • He will look at your decision making under pressure.  Enabling you to understand how technically and tactically proficient you are, what does your mental toughness look like and how physically fit are you to meet the demands of your job.  
  • The talk is relevant for anyone who has ambitions in their chosen field. It should help you understand better how you and other people work. After arming you with that knowledge, this workshop aims to help you to use the knowledge to perform better yourself.

 Outcomes:

Based on Floyd’s theoretical knowledge and practical experience, he will help you to operate better as a member of a team, and as a team leader, and as a team leader of other team leaders. During a very interactive workshop Floyd will equip you with the motivational skills that you need to take your performance to an elite level.

This workshop is suitable for a half day retreat.

Leadership at the Far Right Hand Edge of Resilience

A very interactive workshop, introducing a number of key performance principles that he has seen used in elite organisations. Floyd will enable you to understand your own current start point and more importantly where you want to go in the future as an individual and as an organisation.

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Leadership at the Far Right Hand Edge of Resilience

Overview:

Success has a strategy, and by understanding what strategies work for us we can develop our potential in a positive way that not only enables us to pursue our dreams but unify others behind us. Leadership requires you to develop those around you by empowerment, including them in your plans, being open and honest with them, challenging them and then allowing them to have control of their destiny.

Personal and team responsibility is the key to achievement – being able to understand your start point, where you want to go and then applying total commitment by stepping into the pressure zone. In addition being able to be decisive, robust and versatile in your decision making may mean at times that you will need to appear ruthless but never lose sight of the need for empathy. Floyd will outline his thoughts and beliefs about the importance of decisive action and how this can steer you towards ultimate success.

Outcomes:

At the end of a very interactive workshop, Floyd will introduce you to a number of key performance principles that he has seen used in elite organisations. The four key pillars of this are:

  • Awareness.
  • Presence.
  • Strategic decision making.
  • The ability to make decisions.

He will enable you to understand your own current start point and more importantly where you want to go in the future as an individual and as an organisation.

This workshop is suitable for a half day retreat.

Optimise Performance

Floyd will cover four areas of leadership; self, team, organisational and global leadership. During a very interactive workshop Floyd will equip you with the motivational skills that you need to take your performance to an elite level.

Read more

Optimise Performance: How to Get the Best from Individuals, the Team and Organisational Performance

Overview:

Floyd will cover four areas of leadership.  Self leadership, team leadership, organisational and global leadership.

  • He will enable you to identify your current start point in four key pillars. That of awareness of yourself, others and the environment in which you work, and at your strategic direction and ability to unify people behind you as well as deal with adversity.  
  • He will look at your decision making under pressure.  Enabling you to understand how technically and tactically proficient you are, what does your mental toughness look like and how physically fit are you to meet the demands of your job.  
  • The talk is relevant for anyone who has ambitions in their chosen field. It should help you understand better how you and other people work. After arming you with that knowledge, this workshop aims to help you to use the knowledge to perform better yourself.

 Outcomes:

Based on Floyd’s theoretical knowledge and practical experience, he will help you to operate better as a member of a team, and as a team leader, and as a team leader of other team leaders. During a very interactive workshop Floyd will equip you with the motivational skills that you need to take your performance to an elite level.

This workshop is suitable for a half day retreat.

Leadership at the Far Right Hand Edge of Resilience

A very interactive workshop, introducing a number of key performance principles that he has seen used in elite organisations. Floyd will enable you to understand your own current start point and more importantly where you want to go in the future as an individual and as an organisation.

Read more

Leadership at the Far Right Hand Edge of Resilience

Overview:

Success has a strategy, and by understanding what strategies work for us we can develop our potential in a positive way that not only enables us to pursue our dreams but unify others behind us. Leadership requires you to develop those around you by empowerment, including them in your plans, being open and honest with them, challenging them and then allowing them to have control of their destiny.

Personal and team responsibility is the key to achievement – being able to understand your start point, where you want to go and then applying total commitment by stepping into the pressure zone. In addition being able to be decisive, robust and versatile in your decision making may mean at times that you will need to appear ruthless but never lose sight of the need for empathy. Floyd will outline his thoughts and beliefs about the importance of decisive action and how this can steer you towards ultimate success.

Outcomes:

At the end of a very interactive workshop, Floyd will introduce you to a number of key performance principles that he has seen used in elite organisations. The four key pillars of this are:

  • Awareness.
  • Presence.
  • Strategic decision making.
  • The ability to make decisions.

He will enable you to understand your own current start point and more importantly where you want to go in the future as an individual and as an organisation.

This workshop is suitable for a half day retreat.

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Optimise Performance

Floyd will cover four areas of leadership; self, team, organisational and global leadership. During a very interactive workshop Floyd will equip you with the motivational skills that you need to take your performance to an elite level.

Read more

Optimise Performance: How to Get the Best from Individuals, the Team and Organisational Performance

Overview:

Floyd will cover four areas of leadership.  Self leadership, team leadership, organisational and global leadership.

  • He will enable you to identify your current start point in four key pillars. That of awareness of yourself, others and the environment in which you work, and at your strategic direction and ability to unify people behind you as well as deal with adversity.  
  • He will look at your decision making under pressure.  Enabling you to understand how technically and tactically proficient you are, what does your mental toughness look like and how physically fit are you to meet the demands of your job.  
  • The talk is relevant for anyone who has ambitions in their chosen field. It should help you understand better how you and other people work. After arming you with that knowledge, this workshop aims to help you to use the knowledge to perform better yourself.

 Outcomes:

Based on Floyd’s theoretical knowledge and practical experience, he will help you to operate better as a member of a team, and as a team leader, and as a team leader of other team leaders. During a very interactive workshop Floyd will equip you with the motivational skills that you need to take your performance to an elite level.

This workshop is suitable for a half day retreat.

Leadership at the Far Right Hand Edge of Resilience

A very interactive workshop, introducing a number of key performance principles that he has seen used in elite organisations. Floyd will enable you to understand your own current start point and more importantly where you want to go in the future as an individual and as an organisation.

Read more

Leadership at the Far Right Hand Edge of Resilience

Overview:

Success has a strategy, and by understanding what strategies work for us we can develop our potential in a positive way that not only enables us to pursue our dreams but unify others behind us. Leadership requires you to develop those around you by empowerment, including them in your plans, being open and honest with them, challenging them and then allowing them to have control of their destiny.

Personal and team responsibility is the key to achievement – being able to understand your start point, where you want to go and then applying total commitment by stepping into the pressure zone. In addition being able to be decisive, robust and versatile in your decision making may mean at times that you will need to appear ruthless but never lose sight of the need for empathy. Floyd will outline his thoughts and beliefs about the importance of decisive action and how this can steer you towards ultimate success.

Outcomes:

At the end of a very interactive workshop, Floyd will introduce you to a number of key performance principles that he has seen used in elite organisations. The four key pillars of this are:

  • Awareness.
  • Presence.
  • Strategic decision making.
  • The ability to make decisions.

He will enable you to understand your own current start point and more importantly where you want to go in the future as an individual and as an organisation.

This workshop is suitable for a half day retreat.