• Managing Partner

    Professor of Practice and leadership expert integrating academic/theory with real-world application to solve difficult problems and achieve results. John has extensive experience in diverse global business, corporate, economic, linguistic and cultural contexts.

    John Grisby FHEA CMBE CMgrMI MA

    John helps leaders build capacity and accelerate leadership practice to achieve results, reducing failure to cope with ‘4.0’ environments characterised by complexity, change and problems (i.e. the fourth industrial revolution). He's a ‘hybrid’ combining two roles - Prof of Practice (academia) and Managing Partner (private sector). John has worked with leaders for the past 20 years across different sectors and parts of the world to help prepare/shift from pre-digital age skills '3.0' to digital age '4.0'.

    He has learned almost everything about leadership, change and problem solving from five resources.

    • First, as a Professor and private sector practitioner working cross-sector and globally. I’m familiar with how academic rigour, pedagogy, research, methodology and theory applies in the real world
    • Second, from Myles Downey, author of the best-selling book Effective Coaching and pioneer in an evidence-based methodology and commercial application for executive coaching in performance (individuals/teams/organisations).
    • Third, Dr Clare Graves and Dr Don Beck. Developers of the first principle, unified science 'double-helix' theory and commercial application, core to the approach to human mindset-thinking systems, structures, development and change.
    • Fourth, from Dr Ichak Adizes, founder of the Adizes Institute and developer of the 'best in class' Company Lifecycle methodology with commercial application and concepts, core to the approach to organisational change.
    • Fifth, Dr Geert Hofstede Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, well known for his pioneering research on cross-cultural groups and organizations.
    • Last, from the many clients around the world who openly shared their experiences, their successes and their struggles.

    Certified to Teach, Facilitate and Deliver Company Lifecycle Methodology

    HE Fellow

    Chartered Member
    (CMgr MCMI)

    Certified Management
    & Business Educator

    Leadership Performance

    Executive Coaching in Performance, EMCC Senior Practitioner Accreditation & Post Grad

    Certification from The University of Strathclyde, The School of Coaching (UK).

    Authorized by Myles Downey (acknowledged authority on Performance, Coaching and Leadership) to teach and facilitate the delivery of Leader-Manager-Coach and the development of leadership performance coaching skills.

    Comprehensive Change Methodology

    Business Lifecycle Diagnostic and Team Integration Phases 1 and 2 Certificate,
    Adizes Institute (USA)

    Certified in the foundational theory, methods and concepts of the Adizes Methodology. Certified to deliver and teach the Diagnostic Workshop, which includes; the implementation of change, impact teams and processes to realign an enterprise.

    Middle-Market Companies (E2 Adizes Company Lifecycle Certified)

    John understands the difficult challenges leaders face dealing with accelerated change and problem solving. He's worked with companies, such as a seventh-generation UK family-owned business (£20M Turnover), a US fast-growth company ($50M turnover) and divisions responsible for change/transformation in global corporates. He accelerates leadership capacity/ capability building using the Company Lifecycle Methodology - ranked #3 by Inc. Magazine (USA) as all-time 'best in class' methodology for business growth and change (E2 Adizes Company Lifecycle Certified). He is the Founder of XPX London Chapter, part of XPX Global (USA), an association of professional advisors who work collaboratively to help owners build valuable businesses and prepare and execute a successful transition.

    Professor of Practice (Fellow HEA)

    John is a Professor of Practice Management and works at the faculty executive level with the Dean and Associate Dean to deliver the business school’s Employability and Enterprise and practice-based strategy (UK/Europe/ Middle East). His multi-faceted role combines advisory, consultancy, development, design, and delivery on a broad range of projects, which include; Business School Impact System, Small Business Charter, Innovation Bridge, ICT Escalator, Innovation & Enterprise, Executive MBA UK/Oman (Part-Time), Executive Education, Help to Grow and guest lectures.

    Corporate Leadership Strategy, Development and Performance (Executive Coach EMCC Senior Practitioner)

    His expertise in Executive Coaching for Performance (EMCC Senior Practitioner) was developed as a member of Faculty at The School of Coaching founded by Myles Downey, a pioneer in the executive and corporate performance coaching industry. As Faculty/Consultant/ Coach, he led Open Programmes and was responsible for consulting, designing and delivering leadership performance programmes in companies including; Sky, NFU Mutual, National Grid, British Gas, Freshfields, NHS East of England and Lloyds TSB.