Our team pushes the boundaries of potential of those who wish to make a difference in their world: from children to students to business people and sportsmen and women. The common theme between us that we love to show people how to succeed. Click the pictures below to read full bios.

Floyd Woodrow MBE MBC DCM LL.B

Floyd Woodrow is the Managing Director and founder of Chrysalis Worldwide, a world 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 teams and individuals as well as offering practical and 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 education. Floyd’s early career was as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. He spent four years with the 1st Battalion 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. Since leaving the military Floyd established his consultancy business and became a director of a number of companies in the oil and gas industry, technology and finance.

Floyd regularly lectures on leadership all over the world, recently winning a prestigious award as a high performing speaker. Floyd wrote his second book Elite “the secret to Elite Leadership and Performance in 2012 which reached the final of the people’s book prize. His third book has just been published and is called The Warrior, The Strategist and You and outlines the “Compass for Life model for leadership and life”. 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.

Read More at Floyd Woodrow.com

Dr Julie Bullen DPhil MPhil BSc

Dr Julie Bullen has a 20-year track record of working with clients across a range of organisations: the service sector, manufacturing, engineering, IT, financial organisations and the public sector.

Much of her recent work with teams focuses on helping to launch successful Project Teams, mainly through facilitating open discussions of key business issues and other challenges facing the team. This work is also useful for teams that have stalled or are in conflict. A recent project involved facilitating an accelerated integration of teams from different organisations working together in a Joint Venture. The work was top down from the leadership team to the middle management of the different disciplines involved. The JV set records for the speed taken to obtain joint decisions with the client and to negotiate an agreed Target Cost. Working with executives as a coach, the focus depends on the individual, examples are; leading organisations through major change or crisis; the first 100 days; making the transition to senior/Director level; and building more cohesive executive teams.

At the organisational level, Julie has been involved in larger-scale projects effecting changes in culture. “Your vision and alignment process is a great tool as a solution to businesses that need real transformation” (VP), or organisations that need to bring together different company cultures after a merger, or need strong leadership through a crisis. Julie has worked in the UK and Ireland, the USA, Europe and India. Prior to moving to consultancy in 1989, Julie worked as a clinical psychologist and is a Chartered Psychologist. Clients to date include Price Waterhouse Coopers; Standard Chartered Bank; Prudential; IBM; Dell; Arcadia; BBC; Laing; Robert MacAlpine; Vinci; Corus; SwetsBlackwell (UK); James Paget NHS Trust; Acorns Hospice; Markem Systems Ltd; Cabinet Office and DWP; London Business School.

Matthew Whitfield

Matt Whitfield comes from the high risk, high speed and challenging career of a Royal Navy fighter pilot. Matt has qualified professionally with the International Coaching Federation as an executive and business coach and brings a wealth of experience and passion to benefit the team and clients alike. As a keynote speaker, Matt brings a unique take on the art of leadership, and inspiring and growing all types of teams.

Matt Whitfield is excited to be part of the Compass for Life, and brings a wealth of experience and passion to benefit the team and clients alike. As the Navy’s senior jet flying instructor, Matt has enjoyed training, coaching and mentoring other high potentials, been responsible for maintaining standards across many units and experiencedfirst hand exciting and challenging roles including 6 years of UK counter terrorism operations.  On leaving the services, Matt has qualified professionally with the International CoachingFederation as an executive and business coach.

He founded his company, 7miles a minute Ltd, which helps equip new and established leaders to think, plan, decide and act under pressure andcommit to making the critical decisions that will deliver greater performance. These changes in the choices of behaviour have resulted in a high performance culture and climate in these organisations. As a keynote speaker, Matt brings a unique take on the art of leadership, and inspiring and growing all types of teams. His ongoing work is varied including working with individuals and teams at the Bank of England, speaking at the University College London School of Management and Leadership, and coaching other individual business leaders and schools for a growth mindset.

Read More at 7 Miles A Minute

Chantal Dean

Assistant Headteacher at Pewsey Vale School. Details about Chantal Dean will be available soon.

Dr Rob Kennett MBE

Dr Rob Kennett served with Kent Police from 1978 in a variety of challenging operational and specialist roles progressing to the rank of Chief Inspector, increasingly specialising in Hostage, Crisis and Kidnap Negotiation. He was seconded to the Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit (HCNU), Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, London in 2008 and served as the Unit Deputy Head. He retired from the Police in May 2009. He continues to work as a civilian within Law Enforcement providing Negotiation Training both in the UK and internationally. He was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2009 for his Services to Policing. He was awarded a Doctorate in Education from Hull University in 2009.

Geoff Roberts

Tom Whittingham

Tom is a member of the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester. He has extensive experience across a wide range of educational settings and organisations as a Teacher, Senior Leader, Head teacher, Local Authority Advisor and OFSTED Inspector.

Before joining the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester in September 2011, Tom gained extensive experience across a wide range of educational settings and organisations. Tom has been a Teacher, Senior Leader, Head teacher, Local Authority Advisor and OFSTED Inspector. He has led on authority whole school reviews, was an external advisor for Head teacher performance and is a school improvement partner. He has led consultancy work in a wide range of international contexts, from Trinidad to Toronto and Indonesia to Siberia, and has worked in Australia on a project about school improvement and educational reform.

Tom has been leading the England section of a piece of international research, with seven countries involved, on ‘Trust and Verification: the key to school improvement’. Tom’s thirst for learning continues, working in collaboration and partnership with an extensive and ever growing number of national and international communities.Tom is passionate about collaboration and works as a facilitator and external consultant for networks, collaborations and partnerships of leadership learning at local, regional, national and international levels.

Dr Neil Hawkes

Neil Hawkes is highly respected throughout the world as an educational leader and thinker, an inspirational speaker, broadcaster and writer. He is the founder of Values-based Education, a system that has been recognised internationally as the foundation of outstanding school practice.

Whilst he was a county chief adviser for education, he decided to return to a school headship to implement his transformational ideas, which promotes Self-leadership based on positive human values. Neil spent seven years as Headteacher of West Kidlington School in Oxford where he gained a reputation for his outstanding leadership and transformational curriculum.  It was here that the school community worked together to devise and implement a system of Values-based Education that has been recognised internationally as the foundation of outstanding school practice.

Neil is well known as an inspirational speaker, broadcaster and writer.  His latest book, From My Heart: Transforming Lives Through Values, is a celebration of the success of VbE worldwide and is a ‘must read’ for all.

Read More at Neil Hawkes.org

Ed Gregory

Ed is a Headteacher with over 20 years of values-led primary school leadership experience. Ed has been involved in the delivery of national programmes such as NPQH and NPQSL as well as being a LLE. Ed has been involved in school improvement work with the University of Worcester as a facilitator and as strategic lead.