How energy and resilience affect decision making and governance


The demands placed on boards are always high. Recent events have tested their resilience and decision making to a new degree. This session will look at how the board individually and collectively can use emotional literacy and develop resilience to put themselves in a position to be able respond to testing circumstances and make optimal decisions. Alan will also look at the evolution over time of governance processes.


About the speaker

Alan is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has a broad mix of commercial, academic, scientific and technological abilities. Over the past 24 years he has been a coach and confidante to many global influential business leaders. Alan has worked with professional athletes and coaches in Premier League Football, including the coach of the English Football team; Premiership Rugby Union as well as working with UK Sport to design their elite coaching three year development programme.

Originally trained as a medical doctor at Imperial College in London he worked for 11 years in the UK’s National Health Service, in primary care in Australia and for a year in academic medical research in the USA. He ended up in Neuroscience research before leaving medicine to work with global business leaders.

Alan has helped companies treble share price, enter the FTSE 100, salvage difficult turnarounds and establish market leadership in their industry, He has coached many executive teams to significantly greater levels of performance, transformed organisational culture, helped leaders discover their purpose and identify new ways to succeed.

He is an inspiring and entertaining speaker and his TEDx lectures have attracted over 4 million views.

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