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Floyd Woodrow MBE

Floyd Woodrow
Floyd Woodrow
Floyd Woodrow

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Truly, one of the elite. Floyd has served in the SAS for more than 20 years, inspiring his men in the most demanding of situations. Awarded the distinguished Conduct Medal for Bravery, he operated at the level of elite. A true inspirational speaker


Floyd Woodrow, the MD of Chrysalis worldwide coaches elite international athletes and sporting teams, the worlds leading banks, financial services companies, governments, education institutions, police forces, emergency services and international corporations on all aspects of elite performance and leadership. Floyd's extraordinary experiences and skills give him a unique and diverse speaking ability.


Floyd Woodrow MBE 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. He 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 Woodrow 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 Woodrow’s early career was as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. He spent four years with the 1st Battalion Regiment 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 Woodrow regularly lectures on leadership all over the world, recently winning a prestigious award as a high performing speaker. Floyd wrote his second book “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.

But if you need to be convinced don't spend time thinking about my words, just look at the other people he works with:

“Floyd Woodrow is a man in a million! His positive "can do" nature has been an inspiration, not only to me, but to countless people. His energy, enthusiasm and common sense approach to life is a brilliant model that should be studied by others who want to make the most of their lives. Floyd is a born leader who possesses the personal communication skills and emotional intelligence to motivate individuals and teams to strive for excellence. His philosophy for personal success is equally applicable in management, industry, sport and education. I recommend Floyd Woodrow without reservation!”
Dr Neil Hawkes, International Consultant in Values-based Education

“Floyd is an inspirational speaker who can draw on parallels from his vast leadership experience to educate and motivate athletes and coaches in the high performance sport environment”.
Justine Willmott, Paralympics GB Performance Manager

“Floyds credentials to speak about elite performance are absolute, though his real gift is his ability to communicate his message through everything he says and does. Floyd is able to change the environment in which he works and he demand the highest of standards and performance."
Andy Flowers England Cricket Coach.

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