Grant is an experienced executive, having worked 25 years in significant global enterprises with a career spanning finance, strategy, and general management, in diverse cultural contexts across Africa, Asia and Europe. His career has been driven by a passion for people development and leadership, and a demonstrated ability to adapt and deliver results in challenging business contexts.
Most of Grant’s career was spent in the SABMiller group which grew from a South African base in the late 1990’s into a global brewer, culminating in a takeover by ABInBev in 2015. During his career with SABMiller, Grant was fortunate to attend executive development programs at institutions such as the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, and in 2021, he completed a Certificate in Coaching at Cambridge University.
Grant’s executive coaching leverages his cross cultural and corporate experience to help drive meaningful and positive change in people’s careers, leadership journeys and personal life.
I am an accomplished Executive Coach with a wealth of experience in the business world, spanning over 25 years. My journey has taken me through the intricacies of the beverage industry, including roles with global giants like Heineken. Throughout my career, I’ve held leadership positions in various countries, honing my skills in sales, distribution, marketing, and management. My strategic acumen has allowed me to steer organizations through complex challenges while my passion for people development has been the driving force behind my success. I’ve cultivated high-performing teams, fostered talent, and implemented effective business strategies. With international coach accreditation and certification as a Neuroleadership Certified Coach, I employ a brain-based approach to coaching, drawing from my extensive background to inspire positive change in careers, leadership journeys, and personal lives. Together, we can navigate the path to success.
Paul has experienced three careers.
The first was in the corporate world where he worked for Johnson & Johnson, Nestle and Asahi across Europe, Asia and Australia. These roles took him from the shop floor as a Sales Representative through to a CEO leading a business of 1700+ people.
Paul’s second career is as a Podcaster hosting the Great Coaches Podcast, which explores leadership through the lens of the world’s great sports coaches. The podcast is in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide and is a great source of insight for anyone who wants to improve the way they lead their families, colleagues, or teams.
Thirdly, Paul is also an executive coach, with a Certificate in Coaching from the University of Cambridge. His coaching leverages his diverse experience, as he coach leaders and teams towards the leaders they aspire to be.