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Brian Mayne Lifts ACE Speaker of the Year Title

The Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) 2010 Speaker Awards provided a perfect ending to the final Speaker Showcase of the year which was held at the prestigious Warren House in Kingston upon Thames.

Brian Mayne

Brian Mayne of Lift International, ACE Speaker of the Year 2010

The 2010 Speaker of the Year was won by Brian Mayne of Lift International for his illuminating and inspirational sessions on Goal Mapping.

Brian is a speaker, author and trainer, presenting on an international stage. He has travelled a path that has led from gypsy origins to the amusements industry and through to corporate training, education and the world of personal development. His core message of Personal Leadership through the practice of self Response-Ability and purpose led motivation have proven as effective and popular with the corporate world as it has with educationalists and the crowds who come to experience his public presentations.

Surrey-based Group Chairman Gordon Bromley commented, “Brian’s deep commitment and belief in the power of positive thinking and the Goal Setting process shines through his session and the way he weaves his own personal story seamlessly into the framework of the workshop is very compelling.”

“Newcomer of the Year” was presented to Michael Dodd who specialises in providing workshops on how to give great answers to tough questions – a topic based on his experience of asking probing questions in live broadcasts. Michael began his broadcasting career as a political reporter in Australia – and is best known to British audiences for his newspaper reviews on Sky News. On receiving the award Michael said, “Australian journalists pride ourselves on what has been called ‘blowtorch-on-the-belly questions’ and this has been helpful in showing Academy members how to stand up the rigorous questioning which chief executives face from many directions.”

The Founder’s Award was presented by Brian Chernett to Dr Dorian Dugmore for his unfailing ability to inspire ACE members to think seriously about their health and diet. Dorian’s wealth of experience in the wellness field hammers home why knowing your key health numbers is absolutely vital. Many CEO members have benefited from Dorian’s advice on the negative health impact of stress and anger, and the link between positive emotions and very good health.

The next Speaker Showcase will be held on Monday 4th April 2011. For more information about becoming a speaker for The Academy for Chief Executives, visit

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