John Grisby FHEA CMBE CMgrMI MA
Professor of Practice (Leadership) | Managing Partner
John Grisby is a Professor of Practice (Leadership), industry consultant and author. He’s based in London and works internationally across multiple sectors. He partners with C-Suite, BoDs, and senior executives to embrace change & transformation to deal with business/industry 4.0 environments (complexity, change, and problems). Leaders prepare, shift, and accelerate their mindset, working high-level strategic ‘upstream’, to execute and implement ‘downstream’.
John's leadership expertise is a result of 25 years of experience in human performance and development. His multi-disciplined background/roles include competitive sport, leadership performance consultancy, executive coaching, public sector, entrepreneurship, and academia. He has worked/lived worldwide in Europe, the USA, Africa, South America, and the Middle East and is trilingual (English, Spanish and Italian).
He has an undergraduate degree in Business Communications from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado), Master of Arts in Global Communications from Emerson College (Boston,
Keynotes | Publishing | Digital Media
Areas of expertise
Corporate Leadership Strategy, Performance and Development
His expertise in Executive Coaching for Performance (EMCC Senior Practitioner) was developed as a member of the 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 programs in companies including Sky, NFU Mutual, National Grid, British Gas, Freshfields, NHS East of England, and Lloyds TSB.
Professor of Practice (Fellow HEA)
John is a Professor of Practice (Leadership 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.
Business Change & Transformation
John understands leaders' difficult challenges in 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 an 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.