Neil Grant

Neil Grant


Neil brings more than 30 years of experience across a wide range of international clients in the areas of leadership strategy, talent assessment, executive coaching, and organizational development.

He is a strategist and execution focused coach and mentor to executive leadership. He has proven success in optimizing organizational effectiveness, talent differentiation and development, as well as driving positive corporate change globally. Neil is frequently engaged to develop strategic solutions to build human capital across business enterprises. He works personally with senior leaders, systemically to build development experiences, and organizationally to integrate processes that enhance leadership effectiveness.

Neil has held senior executive interim roles as Head of Talent, Leadership Development, and Learning with organizations in the energy, financial services, asset management, telecommunications, professional services, aerospace, and consumer goods sectors. His extensive international work has allowed him to bring his own personal experience of the world to inclusive and differentiating interventions. He is a change agent who is inspired by people of different cultural and professional backgrounds. His incisive and insightful approach has served many executives in re-vitalizing business functions and practical execution of strategy during periods of significant change.

As a coach, Neil works with executives at C-Suite level in global organizations. He listens to challenges and provokes exploration of mindset shifts so that executives can become better leaders for themselves and others. He believes that leaders can develop adaptive and new behaviors to meet any challenge.

He holds an MA in Leadership Development from Coventry University, UK. He also studied as an Executive Coach to hold an Associates Degree in Coaching & Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is a Chartered Graduate member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

Neil has authored a book on interim leadership “Rise of the Gig Leaders” and is particularly passionate about the diversification of employment strategies in the world of work.

Neil is a UK ex-pat living with his wife in Chicago, and is a keen lover of sports, nature, and food.

"My coaching engagement with Neil was very comprehensive. He walked me through the detailed development of a 30/60/90 day start plan for the new role as well as a full and continuing Leadership Development Plan. I thoroughly benefited from my partnership with Neil and have been able to refer to the tools he provided to me to successfully lead my organization."

Regional President,

National Bank

"Working with Neil was a transformative experience for me that significantly and positively impacted my professional career. I was able to communicate more effectively, build stronger relationships, and better navigate complex professional dynamics. Furthermore, the way in which Neil fostered psychological safety enabled us to explore and discuss some difficult topics in an objective manner."

VP Manufacturing,

Food & Beverage