Business Consultant, author, commentator, columnist and public speaker, Jeff Grout is the former managing director of the recruitment company, Robert Half, and worked closely alongside Sir Clive Woodward for a number of years. His keynote speaking topics include leadership, leading change, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention, and he is also available for conference facilitation.
Jeff Grout is a successful author, keynote speaker, consultant and coach specialising in people and performance. Ranked as one of the ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’ Jeff is a highly sought-after independent leadership consultant and business keynote.
Previously Clive Woodward’s business manager, Jeff draws on his experience as a Managing Director of an international company and of working with some of the most successful international business and sporting icons.
Listed in the ’100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’ list, Jeff was, until 2000, UK Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. Lecturing globally, Jeff is highly acclaimed wherever he delivers his presentations.
His career was prolific before he found his focus. He spent time as a town planner, cleaner, van driver, labourer, passport office administrator and Bollywood actor. He finally completed a degree at the London School of Economics, and then worked for Robert Half International as a Recruiter.
After 21 years with the company, he had built up the UK operation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 19 offices and 360 staff.
In 2002, Jeff became Sir Clive Woodward’s Business Manager for four years. Since leaving this position, Jeff works as an independent business consultant and coach, he holds many corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments.
His expertise can be heard on TV, radio and in column inches in various publications. He has also worked with the BBC to produce an interview training video and has run leadership development and executive skills workshops.
Speaking about leadership and change, team building and peak performance and talent retention, Jeff has lessons for each individual business to takeaway.
Jeff speaking and business expertise makes him in considerable demand as a conference chair, host and motivational speaker.