“Events and keynote speeches to help good leaders and global teams become even better”
Jo Owen is an award winning author, keynote speaker and social entrepreneur. He practises what he preaches as a leader and he has worked with over 100 of the best, and one or two of the worst, firms around the world.
Jo Owen started 8 not for profit organisations with over £100 million turnover annually. He is a founder of Teach First, which is the largest graduate recruiter in the UK, for which he was awarded an OBE by the Queen.
Some of Jo Owen’s career highlights:
- Was a partner at Accenture
- Started a bank which became HBOS Business Banking
- Built a business in Japan over 3 years
- Got sued for $12 billion
- Was the best nappy salesman in Birmingham
- Put the blue spec in Daz while in brand management at P&G
- Was head of research for a British political party
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and he is an Elder of Lokichar.
He has worked with groups as small as six to over one thousand, in many countries around the world on five main topics:
- Leadership fundamentals
- 21st Century Leadership: how to succeed in the new world
- The Mindset of Success
- Tribal Business School: learning to survive from traditional societies
- Global Teams: how they work and how they can work better
Jo is the first person to win the Chartered Institute of Management Gold Award three times: for Mindset of Success, How To Manage and Leadership Skills Handbook. He has also been the #1 best selling author on leadership over ten years in the UK. His books are based on original research from the mainstream and extremes of leadership, from over 100 firms and over 100 countries. His main titles include:
How To Manage: guides you through the intellectual, people and political skills you need for success
His books have been published in over 100 editions globally. He has appeared in most major media including BBC, Fortune, Financial Times, The Times, The Week and many other magazines and papers.