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Glenn Watkins

Growing Progressive Leaders, Transforming Businesses

London, United Kingdom
Professional Training & Coaching
  1. Succession Corporate Finance,
  2. Academy for Chief Executives,
  3. inVenturez
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Succession Corporate Finance

Succession Corporate Finance

Development Director

– Present

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I work alongside progressive leaders to transform business through leadership excellence delivering growth, balance and for some, exit.

Leadership - social influence that engages people to support and deliver a shared vision.

I've 25 years of commercial leadership combined with digital expertise and experience working with blue chip organisations and leaders of small and medium size businesses.

I co-founded the world’s first social business network in 1998 and as Chief Executive, together with a small team, grew it globally with half a million businesses.

My passion for leadership development and entrepreneurial business growth has resulted in a business with the Academy for Chief Executives where, having “walked the talk” as a CEO member, I have created select trusted groups for CEOs, MDs, Directors and Entrepreneurs, who meet monthly to work together which we describe as "the board you could never afford".

To achieve ongoing success we must continue to develop and grow ourselves, what better way than being surrounded by other progressive leaders and experts? (82% of innovation comes from outside own sector - Harvard Business Review)


If you are planning an exit, or new to the role, or navigating through uncertain times, or feeling lonely at the top, or experiencing work life balance challenges, or want to maintain an edge to keep ahead of competitors, or want growth funding...I will listen to your challenges and opportunities and we'll explore how Academy 88 & Academy 08 can be the catalyst to significantly grow your business and where relevant, to sell your business.

I believe in shared life long learning that is challenging, inspirational and fun!

I am curious about all aspects of business, mindfulness, photography, fast motorcycles, slow motorcycles, custom motorcycles (yes I love motorcycles :) I love going into the Wild, walking my dog Otto and loving life with my family, friends, members and clients.


Development Director

Succession Corporate Finance
– Present (4 months)15 Adam Street, WC2N 6RJ, London, UK

I'm delighted to join Succession to lead our business development and advise client’s on exit planning.

Succession Corporate Finance LLP is a UK-based finance boutique specialising in providing expert mergers and acquisition (M&A) advice to owner managers, private equity clients and privately owned companies.

Why we are different:
- We are entrepreneurial, owner-managed and genuinely independent
- We are specialists with a 100% focus on unquoted M&A
- Committed to experienced Partner-led advice - there are no ‘B-teams’
- We specialise in the lower mid market
- We have access to Livingstone’s global infrastructure: five countries, three continents, one team with an unparalleled track record of deal completions: c.500 over the last 17 years

Chairman - Academy 88 & Academy 08

Academy for Chief Executives
– Present (2 years 10 months)London, Watford, Harrow United Kingdom

Having been a member of the Academy for almost 7 years, I found ROI from my membership has been confident improved decision making, new ideas that work from fellow non-competing leaders combined with much higher personal leadership performance thus business growth.

I have created two specific flexible Academy groups for progressive CEOs, MDs (Academy 88) and a new group for Directors and Entrepreneurs of growing businesses (Academy 08).

The events are a focused experience meeting at premier venues in Central London, with workshops from expert speakers and then working within Academy's unique "board you could never afford" peer group sessions.

Meetings includes lunch and feature occasional special guests, plus periodic 121 sessions, goal setting, sharing and reviews.

Membership is by invitation subject to group synergy - get in touch if you are a progressive leader!

Chief Executive

– Present (4 years)London, United Kingdom

inVenturez works with business leaders to achieve personal balance, leadership excellence and accelerated personal and business growth.


  • Leadership Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Coaching
  • Mentoring
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  • Online Advertising
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Team Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Internet
  • Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Social Media Marketing
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  • Business Planning
  • CRM
  • Networking
  • Marketing
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  • E-commerce
  • Coaching
  • Contract Negotiation
  • SEO
  • Strategic Planning
  • Venture Capital
  • Training
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