Listed in the '100 Best Business Speakers in Britain', Jeff Grout is a sought after business speaker, conference chairman and interviewer; specialising in People & Performance. His areas of focus include Leadership, Team Building, Peak Performance, Recruitment and Retention.
Jeff Grout was 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.
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, 18 offices and over 350 staff. 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 seminars for a number of leading companies, including Marks & Spencer, Lloyds Bank, British Airways, Merrill Lynch, Guinness and Lever Brothers.
He is co-author of the book The Adventure Capitalists, which is based on public interviews with 12 leading entrepreneurs and aims to offer an insight into the ingredients of business success. The sequel entitled My Brilliant Career features the subjects of subsequent public interviews with high achievers from the fields of business, sport and the media.
Jeff Grout's book Mind Games explains how in sport, mental approach can be the difference between winning and losing. The mind can also play a vital role in the world of business. Sporting champions display a number of high performance behaviours that enable them to achieve peak performance. The same principles can be used by us all to deliver greater success.
Jeff Grout is now an independent business consultant focussing on people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues.