Independent Consultant & Former Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward OBE
Listed in '100 Best Business Speakers in Britain'
Jeff Grout was, until 2000, 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, passport office administrator, cleaner, world traveller 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 350 staff.
Formerly business manager to Sir Clive Woodward from 2002 -2006, Jeff is now an independent business consultant 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. Jeff also provides 'Effective Presentation Skills' coaching and has worked with former England rugby captain Martin Johnson.
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 works with a number of the leading speaking agencies and has spoken for a range of clients including Deloitte & Touche, Morgan Stanley, Tesco, Telewest, Sport England, BAA, Ernst & Young, UBS, Football Association, Strutt & Parker, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Saracens RFC.
Jeff is often in demand as a commentator, columnist, speaker and interviewer. The man who interviewed Michael Parkinson along with a glittering list of business leaders, sports people and celebrities Jeff, himself, has appeared on television and has participated in numerous radio programmes. Jeff collaborated with the BBC in producing an interview training video and has run management development workshops for a number of leading companies.
Jeff has spoken to audiences in the UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Jeff also has a number of half and full day Workshops that cover: Leadership, Managing & Motivating and Effective Sales Team, Getting the Right People, Presentation Skills and Building High Performance Teams.
SPEAKING TOPICS: Building High Performance Teams, The Characteristics of Success, The Adventure Capitalists, Recruiting Excellence, Creating the Right Work/Lifestyle Balance, Making the Selection, Interview More Effective, The Changing Workplace, Building the Recruitment - Retention Bridge and The Making of Champions
"I really was impressed - a very thought-provoking and challenging presentation. Within a couple of hours of returning to my desk I'd already used a couple of Jeff's ideas" - Arthur Tanner, HR Director, Random House Group
"Jeff's talk hit the spot... and benefited from the preparation done understanding our business and current issues" - Rory Mitchell, Finance Director, Balfour Beatty Rail Projects