Griff is known for his inquiring mind and ability to create thinking spaces for his clients that are both exploratory and catalytic. He works with leaders and managers who are struggling with the challenge of seeing clearly what’s going on.
Originally working in the IT industry, principally for consultancies in London and Rotterdam, Griff eventually became more interested in teams than technology and moved into coaching and Organisation Development. His education in environmental science and engineering shows up in his approach, through a strong bias towards methods that draw on complexity science.
Recent projects include: developing the capacity of local government to generate solutions to reduce family homelessness; combining visual art with qualitative data analysis to show how hospital leaders flexed on key leadership traits during the pandemic; identifying tensions in midwives’ stories about their work to create a map of the culture in a maternity unit; and developing the collaborative leadership of impact investors by facilitating Action Research on the organisation’s strategic challenges.
Griff regularly teaches on a programme that applies ‘complexity’ ideas to organisational life and is valued for his ability to support individual learners as they forge their own path in making sense of these ideas.