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, 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. Jeff 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.
Jeff gave up corporate life on becoming a father for the first time at the age of 47. He 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. Jeff remains incurably curious and boringly reliable