“Events and keynote speeches to help good leaders and global teams become even better”


Award winning books
to help you succeed

Online resources
to support you



Keynote speeches and
events to make a difference

Award winning books
to help you succeed


Online resources
to support you


Keynote speeches and
events to make a difference


The only three time winner of the Chartered
Management Institute Gold Award for books

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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.

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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.

Keynote Speaker

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
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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:

the mindset of success

The Mindset Of Success: shows how you can acquire the habits of mind of the most successful leaders

how to manage

How To Manage: guides you through the intellectual, people and political skills you need for success


the leadership skills handbook

The Leadership Skills Handbook: outlines the core skills all leaders need to master

global teams

Global Teams: shows how global teams work, and how they can work better

how to lead

How To Lead: shows how you can lead at any level of your organisations

tribal business school

Tribal Business School: the ultimate primer on survival and success without the corporate comfort blanket

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.

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