Jeff Grout: Biography highlights

Listed in the ’100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’, Jeff is in considerable demand as a keynote speaker, conference chairman and interviewer.

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About Jeff Grout

Former UK Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he joined Robert Half International as a Recruiter at the age of 28, after an eclectic career as a van driver, labourer, passport office administrator, cleaner, world traveller, Bollywood actor and local government town planner. He remained with Robert Half International for almost 21 years and built up the UK operation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 19 offices and over 360 staff.

Formerly Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward from 2002 -2006, Jeff is now an independent business consultant, speaker and coach specialising in leadership, people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues.

He holds a number of corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments and is also a successful business author. Listed in the ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’, Jeff Grout is in considerable demand as a motivational business speaker, conference chairman and interviewer.

Jeff is often in demand as a commentator, columnist and speaker. He has appeared on television and has participated in numerous radio programmes. He collaborated with the BBC in producing an interview training video and has run leadership development and executive skills workshops for a number of leading companies such as BT, HSBC, British Airways, Virgin, Harrods and Ernst & Young.

He gave up corporate life on becoming a father for the first time at the age of 47. Jeff is now a very active father, mentor, sports coach and chauffeur to two young children. He keeps in touch with a wide circle of schoolmates, university friends, former colleagues and current clients. He remains incurably curious and boringly reliable.

His presentation style is straight-forward, accessible and rich with vivid anecdotes.

 

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Jeff Grout - Leading Through Turbulent Times
Jeff Grout - Leading Through Turbulent Times
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What questions to ask during an interview
What questions to ask during an interview
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Jeff Grout - Razor Sharp Focus
Jeff Grout - Razor Sharp Focus
02:03
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The WORST Words Leaders can use | Jeff Grout
The WORST Words Leaders can use | Jeff Grout
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Jeff Grout - What You Need to Know About Leadership
Jeff Grout - What You Need to Know About Leadership
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Introducing Jeff Grout, Business Speaker
Introducing Jeff Grout, Business Speaker
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McCann London

Thanks for the session today. Really useful. The team needed today to help focus them. We will write the plans up and make them happen.'

Nick Constantinou
Chief Executive
Cable & Wireless Worldwide

'Feedback hugely positive, thank you so much! It has been great to meet and work with you.'

Caroline Burgess
Head of Leadership Development
Four Seasons Recruitment

'A quick note to thank you for last night, it was a huge success, and everyone found it to be motivating, interesting & entertaining.'

Malcolm Costello
Managing Director
Signify

'Having had a chat with the team afterwards, they certainly seem to think it's been useful, and given them clearer focus on how to deliver the results. So thank you very much, I am confident it will prove very worthwhile.'

Dave Abraham
Chief Executive
Deloitte

'I was fully immersed in all your stories and found my emotions at the surface watching all the sporting clips. Following your session I was able to apply some of my learning's/insights immediately, so THANKYOU!'

Claire Davey
Ernst & Young

'I thought you did a great job on Tuesday evening. You received really good feedback.'

Clifton Harrison

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