The challenge is, most entrepreneurs think they have to do it alone. But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
What if you could tap into a community of entrepreneurs right here, a group that offered education, coaching, accountability, confidentiality and vetting of all members? A forum of like-minded, growth-oriented, successful business owners that can help with blind-spots and share experiences?
EO London could be that group for you. We’re over 80 business owners in and around London annexed to 14,000 business owners around the globe. There’s an extensive screening process, and you do have to qualify.
We develop deep and lasting relationships based on personal integrity.
We innovate, take risks, and make a difference. We face challenges and create positive change.
We pursue new ideas and perspectives.
We are inclusive and value diversity. We share experiences and we are committed to each other’s development.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a high-quality support network of 14,000+ like-minded leaders across 61 countries. We help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential through the power of life-enhancing connections, shared experiences and collaborative learning. EO has been helping entrepreneurs achieve transformational growth since 1987. Our member network is committed to learning and helping each other succeed. Gain access to the world’s top experts. Grow beyond your personal limits. Make breakthroughs as you redefine and realize your goals in life and in business. Today’s EO members employ over four million people worldwide and the network continues to thrive and grow.
I joined EO in 2017. The moderator of my Forum, Julia Langkrehr, recommended I get involved, and the following year I became Forum Chair. The position allowed me to get to know more EO members, and get into Europe at regional leadership events. The next year I was voted President and attended the Global Leadership Council for training in Macau. I have pursued a vision for a growing and engaged group in London led by volunteers, run by professionals. I have developed my leadership skills and network immensely and would recommend this path to anyone with the means to do it.
"I have developed my leadership skills and network immensely and would recommend this path to anyone with the means to do it."
I joined EO in 2013 when I was facing difficulties with me newly chosen co-founders, realising that there were some things that I could not discuss with them. EO offered me the trusted environment that I needed to share my concerns. I stumbled onto the board after six months. I soon found this was the most rewarding part of EO because I got to work with highly driven entrepreneurs. After various roles, I became the Accelerator Chair for the London chapter. This years’ focus is on establishing scalable processes to grow the program.
"The biggest takeaway for me in this role is working with young, driven entrepreneurs and helping them to discover the benefits and value of EO."
Throughout my career, I have strongly advocated investing in people. This mantra is evident throughout my life, and I believe the reason for my continued success. Combining my entrepreneurial instinct with strong business acumen, I have successfully established several highly profitable companies, focusing on people first – be it customers, employees, or business partners – People first rather than the bottom line. My other passions are exotic adventures, amazing meals with dear friends, Cycling around Richmond park and my miniature schnauzer Darcy.
"I have successfully established several highly profitable companies, focusing on people first – be it customers, employees, or business partners"
I joined EO almost a decade ago. Forum transformed my thinking and helped me identify “blind spots" in my life and business. A wise and veteran EO member once told me "You’ll only get out what you put in”. This prompted me to step up to the challenge of serving the community. Today I serve as mentorship chair. I am engaging with the global committee to activate this programme in the UK and build a pool of mentors/mentees to match in a structured, professional and safe environment. I’m also an Accelerator coach and a Professional EOS Implementer where I serve as a coach, facilitator and teacher.
"A wise and veteran EO member once told me "You’ll only get out what you put in”"
I joined Accelerator in 2018 and became a full EO member in 2019. I attended One Level Up in Barcelona and Dublin and enjoyed meeting members from across Europe. In 2020 I completed the coaching to became moderator for my Forum and enjoyed Marcomms training as I joined the board as Communications Chair. My company, Equinet became a Strategic Partner in 2020 in order that we might design and build this website. Access to the Learning and Leadership resource in EO has been a revelation.
"Access to the great Learning and Leadership resource in EO has been a real revelation."
My favourite thing about EO is the path of leadership. Joining the board, acting as a mentor, involvement with committees, being a moderator and accountability coach has afforded me world-class learning opportunities with highly sought after coaches and trainers. I've travelled to events all over the world and met amazing, fun, intelligent entrepreneurs and created great new friendships. I'm an angel investor, and the training and learning I've gained through roles in EO, including my current board role as Engagement Chair have been invaluable in helping me grow as a person and grow my businesses.
"The training and learning I've gained through roles in EO have been invaluable in helping me grow as a person and grow my businesses."
Strategic Alliance Chair
I joined the EO and the board in 2016 as I wanted to help drive positive changes in the organisation. Since then I worked with 3 different presidents, served on the regional committee, attended GLC in Macau, Frankfurt and Toronto and ELC in Amsterdam. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning and fun experiences and meeting global members through these events. Today I straddle Finance and Strategic Alliances, an excellent fit for the sustainability of Chapter coffers. If anyone wishes to join the board, think of it as being part of the Trustees of an NGO. It teaches you accountability, responsibility and you learn many new skills from your peers on the board.
"If anyone wishes to join the board, think of it as being part of the Trustees of an NGO. It teaches you accountability, responsibility and you learn many new skills from your peers"
I joined in EO in 2018 on an impulse upon meeting a current member by pure chance at a social event. It was the tribe I had been looking for, and joining Forum provided a powerful feeling of coming home. I rapidly discovered that the more I put into EO, the more I got out. So when invited to join the board to launch the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards for London, I leapt at the opportunity. GSEA was a great success. This year I am the Forum Chair and excited to be responsible for enhancing Forum health.
"When invited to join the board to launch the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards for London, I leapt at the opportunity. GSEA was a great success."