Jeremy Blain

Founder and CEO, Performance Works International (PWI) – A leadership and business transformation company –

Co-Founder and executive Director of the Transformational Leadership Acceleration

Co-Founder and Senior Partner – DiversITy-talent – A social enterprise aiming at changing misconception in young people and untapped talent pools of a career in modern business and tech –

Jeremy Blain is the multi-award-winning Chief Executive of Performance Works International (PWI), a modern leadership research and development company that helps organisations, executive boards, leaders, and teams succeed in the digital climate amidst disruption, opportunity, and uncertainty.

Jeremy has recently been named International Gamechanger of the Year, 2023, in the ACQ5 awards, for his work in business and leadership transformation globally.

Jeremy combines business transformation expertise, leadership know-how and commercial success as an international CEO and executive board officer in the UK and Asia, with his experience as a corporate learning and human capital professional of over 25 years.

He has operated on an international basis to launch successful businesses and to turn underperformance into excellence. This has included a 7-year period as CEO for an international consultancy company based in Singapore, operating from India to the Pacific.
Jeremy is proven at all stages of the business lifecycle, from start-up to internationalisation, raising profiles and profits throughout.

Jeremy helps boards, leaders and managers, across multiple industry verticals, in defining strategies to implement digital, leadership and human transformations for the modern workplace, through annual research, consulting, modern facilitation and leadership exploration techniques and operational coaching.
He and his team engage executive boards, senior leaders, and senior management, to develop fit for purpose plans that also enable culture change at operational level, to embed the required values and behaviours for successful modernisation across the organisation.

In parallel, Jeremy produces and hosts his own multi-platform ‘Rethink Leadership’ Podcast, also available to watch on YouTube, bringing new leadership and transformation next practices from global experts to an international audience.

Jeremy core purpose is to champion diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces at all levels, everywhere. As an example, Jeremy is a noted male ally advocating for greater gender balance in boardrooms, leadership suites and senior management. He does this through delivering male allyship programmes across corporate enterprise for male leaders particularly, in Asia and Europe, moving words into positive action.

 ACQ5 Awards 2023 Ceremony Endorsement.

Jeremy Blain embodies the spirit and actions of a thoroughly ‘now’ leader, who understands the stakes for businesses and people everywhere, as they navigate an increasingly unpredictable future. He does this by harnessing his own expertise and that of his impressive business network, to help others strategically and at very human levels operationally…
… His effortless relationships and value add across borders, cultures, genders and business verticals impress. Moreso this is rare among the senior-most leaders globally we assess. Constantly challenging himself, his business, his partners and clients to embrace new ways of working, collaborating and communicating…Congratulations Jeremy Blain, International Gamechanger of The Year, Winner, 2023.

Jeremy is also a global authority on empowered working and backed this up with his 2021 critically acclaimed, triple-award-winning, international #1 best-selling book: ‘The Inner CEO – Unleashing leaders at all levels.  The book and supporting offering provide a blueprint to make leading at all levels in our organisations a reality, ushering a bold new age of distributed leadership to support business health, speed, and growth.  

“Jeremy has long been well ahead of the curve in transforming businesses to be led by everyone, not just its leaders, and if ever there was a time to accelerate that process, it is now.”
Paul Hargreaves, CEO, Cotswold Fayre, UK; author of Forces for Good: Creating a better world through purpose-driven businesses

Jeremy is a regular Keynote speaker, researcher, and author of over 30 industry white papers. He is also a regular media commentator and has received coverage in high profile publications including Forbes, CEO Today, Medium, The Times of London, Dialogue by DUKE CE, Business Matters, HRM, HR Online, and more.

Jeremy also holds a number of Non-Executive Director roles

  • Jeremy is a Senior Board Advisor to WDHB, a global leadership development and expedition company based in Denver Co., USA.
  • Jeremy is a Member of The Board of Directors for the Intercontinental School of Economics and Applied Sciences (Africa and UK) to spread higher education and accessible corporate learning cross the African Continent.
  • Jeremy has most recently been appointed in September 2022 to the Board of Directors of MySocialPulse / – An AI fuelled digital platform, with the purpose to unleash the power of data, emotional intelligence, sentiment analysis, Web3 and the potential for the digital economy within the Metaverse.

Jeremy holds a BA (hons.) from Sheffield University, UK; and a Master of Management in International Business (MMgt.) from the Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide, Australia; and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in London, U.K. (FIoD) since 2003.

I have worked with Jeremy for many years now and his ability to take our global and regional leadership teams to a new level of thinking always amazes me. Jeremy always adds a human touch to the digital and data advances we need to make for clients and markets – I would recommend Jeremy to any company that wishes to compete in a different playing field to its competition.” Michael Gardner, CEO Medical Services, International SOS

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