Business Speaker • Consultant • Coach

listed in the '100 best business speakers in britain'

what i can do for you


Business Speaking

If you are planning a company conference, sales meeting or directors’ retreat, Jeff will inform and inspire any size of audience. Whether in the role of keynote speaker, conference chair or interviewer, he will both challenge the audience and bring a fresh perspective and new ideas.


More than ever employees are asking “what’s the plan?” Jeff works with companies to help them de-clutter their business agenda and clarify future strategy. It is important to provide direction by focusing everybody in the company on a simple clear objective and a narrow range of priorities.

Executive Development

Are you maximising the full potential of your people? Jeff will help you meet the key development needs of your people via individual coaching and mentoring, interactive workshops and leadership programmes. His sessions are both motivational and highly practical.

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what they think


Jeff is a class act. So well prepared and he asks thoughtful and thought-provoking questions

- James Cracknell, Double Olympic Champion

Great session.  Good structure and content, good timing and great anecdotes really make the point. Insights - simple but laser sharp. Perfect one day provocation to lead better.  And commit to how.

- Matt Lodder, Managing Director, R/GA, London

It was such a pleasure to share the stage with you.  You are the consummate professional.

- Mark Mulligan, Director, Noggin

Many thanks for a superbly presented, incredibly valuable and hugely enjoyable training course yesterday.

- Robin Thomas, Partner, Strutt & Parker

Your session went down a storm. You were a great finale to a wonderful couple of days! Thank you.

- Sara Fardon, Managing Director, Willis Networks

It was a priceless day for us... It was exactly what I was looking for.

- Luigi Lavarini, Chief Executive, Spaghetti House Group

Loved the course. The session was low on theory and heavy on sharing your personal experiences which made a huge difference. That alone held my attention throughout. I liked the select few frameworks and methods you dropped on. You had 100% of my respect in under five minutes of starting the day. Amazing.  

- Kaustav Bhattacharya , Technical Director / Solution Architecture, R/GA

Thanks you so much for yesterday. Everybody was really buzzing. I look forward to working more with you later in the year. 

- Nicola Hodkinson, Director of Business Services, Seddon Construction

I really enjoyed the practical focus of the course, away from models and theories, and the sharing of leadership stories and golden insights. 

- Miranda Schnitger, Project Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Thanks so much for the training yesterday. Everyone was in awe of you, especially me. You have amazing gravitas and I think everyone was inspired by it. Everyone went away talking about making changes so it was definitely worthwhile for everyone. 

Jonathan Hey, Founder & CEO, Westbury

I have absolutely loved the course, and am frankly a bit sad there aren’t any more sessions. I have personally taken so much out of this programme. I was completely engaged and focused 100% of the time from how you put the course together, your interaction with us and the tone and pace of delivery is just fantastic! You are truly inspiring – thank you! 

- Lucy Cudd , Director Strategic Partnerships, Europe, HiFX

A massive thanks from all Managers at La Fosse for the past two days. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that we’ve all benefitted from your experience, expertise and stories! 

- Amy Gilman, L&D and HR Director, La Fosse Associates

You have certainly been the talk of the office today – it clearly went really well. A great job! 

- Barbara Ovenden, Head of Organisational Development HCA Healthcare UK

I just wanted to put in writing how impressed I was by your session. The quality was high, it was full of practical tools and a brilliant use of stories to bring it all to life. Everyone has come to let me know that it was one of the best organised and presented leadership days they have seen. Looking forward to letting you loose on the next tier of management next month. 

- Matthew Knowles, Chief Executive Officer, HiFX


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about jeff

Jeff Grout was, until 2000, UK Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world...
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Jeff is a respected columnist, commentator and business author, regularly quoted in the business and national press. He is co-author of eight books...
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in the press

Jeff has written widely on leadership, peak performance, career success, recruitment and entrepreneurship.
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