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Jeff Grout

Jeff Grout is a successful business consultant specialising in People & Performance. His clients include Barclays, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Friends Life, Willis Insurance, BT, Amazon, British Airways, Harrods, Virgin, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and UK Sport.

He holds a number of corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments and is also a successful business author. He has written widely on, peak performance, careers, recruitment and entrepreneurship including two books on leadership: ‘What do Leaders Really do? published in 2007 and “What You Need to know about Leadership” published in March 2011. Jeff has spoken at Henley Business School, Ashridge Management College, Cardiff Business School and the Danish Centre for Leadership.

Listed in the ‘100 Best Business Speakers in Britain’, Jeff is in considerable demand as a motivational business speaker on leadership, people management, team building, change management, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues. He was formerly UK Managing Director of a leading international recruitment consultancy and Business Manager to former England Rugby Head Coach Sir Clive Woodward.


  • What do Leaders Really do?
  • Leading Change
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Recruiting Excellence
  • Lessons from Sporting Excellence
  • Speaking with Impact


The Adventure Capitalists is based on interviews with twelve leading entrepreneurs and aims to offer an insight into the ingredients of business success.

My Brilliant Career analyses the careers of high achievers from the fields of business, sport and the media.

Kickstart your Career is the complete insider’s guide to success in the job market.

Recruiting Excellence examines the strategies and tactics for successful recruitment.

Mind Games explores the psychology of peak performance and examines how sporting champions prepare and perform.

What Do Leaders Really Do? examines the practical realities of leadership in a variety of fields.

What You Need to Know about Leadership offers a practical leadership toolkit.


The event was a huge success and so much is due to your involvement which again we have been most impressed by. You set the expectation benchmark last year and exceeded it this year.

Andy Finch, Head of Learning & Development, First Names Group

Thanks for today -loads of really positive feedback from people so as always you hit the mark.

Danny Longbottom, Managing Director UK SME, BT Business

I found the talk not only very challenging and inspiring but also exceptionally practical. You shared two or three ‘gems’ about team building and analysing team members which I will put into practice.

Paul Evans, Managing Director, Blom Aerofilms

We have already received some great feedback from the team. Thank you for conducting the sessions for us, it is always a pleasure to have you at R/GA.

Menisa Ghela, HR Advisor, R/GA

Thank you for an inspiring presentation yesterday at our conference.

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