Glenn Watkins

Glenn Watkins

Growing Leaders. Transforming Businesses.

London, United Kingdom
Professional Training & Coaching

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Glenn Watkins' Summary

I work alongside progressive leaders to transform business through leadership excellence which delivers growth, balance and if applicable exit.

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

My background has both a strong people and commercial focus, with 25 years leadership and internet expertise working in blue chip and SME companies.

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 for seven years, I have created two select London groups: Academy 88 specifically for CEOs and MDs and Academy 08 for Directors and Entrepreneurs, who meet and work together which the members 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 real ROI from digital / social media, or want to maintain an edge to keep ahead of competitors...I will listen to your challenges and opportunities and we'll explore how Academy 88 & 08 can be the catalyst to significantly grow your business.

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

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 and friends...

Glenn Watkins' Experience

Chairman - Academy 88 & Academy 08, Commercial Director

Academy for Chief Executives

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

June 2011Present (3 years 5 months) West Central London, United Kingdom

I have been a member of the Academy for over 7 years, the ROI from my membership has been improved decision making, new ideas that work from fellow non-competing leaders combined with 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 coaching sessions and goal setting and sharing sessions and reviews.

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

Chief Executive


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

May 2011Present (3 years 6 months) London, United Kingdom

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

Glenn Watkins' Skills & Expertise

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Executive Coaching
  4. Mentoring
  5. Public Speaking
  6. New Business Development
  7. Community Building
  8. Social Media
  9. Lead Generation
  10. Direct Sales
  11. Online Advertising
  12. Marketing Strategy
  13. Team Leadership
  14. Leadership
  15. Internet
  16. Strategy
  17. Business Strategy
  18. Digital Marketing
  19. Business Development
  20. Social Media Marketing
  21. Strategic Partnerships
  22. Social Networking
  23. Business Planning
  24. CRM
  25. Networking
  26. Marketing
  27. Change Management
  28. E-commerce
  29. Coaching
  30. Contract Negotiation
  31. SEO
  32. Strategic Planning
  33. Venture Capital
  34. Training
  35. Sales

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