"Quite Simply A One-Off"

Chairman, Cardiff International Airport

One of the youngest soldiers ever to have been selected for the elite SAS, Floyd Woodrow is now a renowned speaker on leadership and performance coaching world-wide. Floyd has an excellent track record of success as a Military Leader, Director, Non-Executive Director, Consultant and Negotiator. Floyd 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.

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"If you get the opportunity to work with Floyd, I suggest you jump at the opportunity, as it will be YOU that benefits from the relationship" 

Chief of Staff and Head of UK Operations at Cortland Partners


Floyd regularly lectures on leadership all over the world, recently winning a prestigious award as a high performing speaker.  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".

Floyd has established an international reputation for designing and running leadership and elite performance training in sports, business, government, police, not-for-profit organisations and school.

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"Floyd is a born leader who possesses the personal communication skills and emotional intelligence to motivate individuals and teams to strive for excellence." 

International Consultant in Values-based Education


Floyd Woodrow wrote his first book, Learning to Learn, as a guide for others to show how he had been able to complete a law degree while deployed on military operations. He has translated many of the learnings from his 20 years in the SAS in to two further books, "Elite!" and "The Warrior, The Strategist and You".

"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. " 

England Cricket Coach


Compass For Life™ is a leading values-based transformational coaching service. From elite international athletes to corporate teams and academia, Compass For Life, founded by Floyd Woodrow, will develop you into elite performers and show you how to make a difference in your world. Compass For Life™ is a unique approach that brings together the best aspects of leadership training currently available into a simple, concise, and effective framework. It complements all current leadership methodology by aligning them with each cardinal so that everyone can have a compass for life that works for them as an individual, family, team or organisation.

"What makes Floyd stand out isn’t that he was among the youngest ever members of the SAS, that he received the DCM and the MBE for his work in Iraq and Afghanistan, that he led the UK’s Counter Terrorism Unit and has ‘Hostage Negotiator’ on his CV. It isn’t even that his current clients include international sports teams. What makes Floyd stand out is that he has done it all with a clear focus on values, integrity and compassion and this is what comes through loud and clear in his work on leadership with adults and on achievement and motivation with young people."

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"Floyd Woodrow has created a most important and original model...Floyd outlines how having a ‘compass for life’ can help find the power of purpose and give the strategic skills, values and confidence needed to achieve your aspirations" 

Sir Anthony Seldon


Since leaving the military Floyd established his consultancy business and became a director of a number of companies in the oil and gas industry and technology. Floyd has been the lead in a number of mergers ensuring that the companies he has been involved in surpassed their expected sales price. He has also been involved in numerous negotiations from hostage rescue to assisting businesses to fully reach their potential. He has a number of live ventures - scroll right to explore his current business interests.

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