About Brian

Brian Groves

 

I am Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author.

Motivated by the idea of us being the best we can be, my professional goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Coaching sessions in English and Italian. Adhering to the guidelines of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and with the clients setting the agenda, coaching with me can lead to change, action or simply awareness of professional and personal choices available to you. See the Coaching page for more details.

University teaching in English. As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, I teach the postgraduate interfaculty (Arts and Philosophy, Economics, Political and social sciences) course Training through drama and coaching for work.

The course consists of a series of lessons, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related matters, leading to excellence in performance. See the Training page for more details.

Workshops in English and Italian. At the centre of these workshops are personal competences and interpersonal abilities, summed up by the idea of living and working effectively with heart. Though these are soft skills, their impact is often noticeable at a business level. See the Workshops page for more details.

Writing. To date, I have published 12 books uniting coaching, performance and work, plus more recently, inspirational poetry. More details are on the Books by Brian page, with the latest offerings available on my Amazon Author Page.

Blogging. Active since March 2009, over 735 postings about professional and personal development are available on the Home page.

BACKGROUND

Born in Brighton, England, I started my career in the corporate worlds of London and Brighton, working in finance and banking.

Putting aside the suit and tie, I then experienced a different perspective of life as a kibbutz volunteer for six months. Based near Haifa, Israel, I lived and worked in a collaborative environment among an international group of people.

Since moving to Italy, initially to teach English, I have built up experience and proven competency in the field of professional and personal development, supplying to date over 14,750 hours of training to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

I am a holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), an elected Member of the Institute and a Chartered Marketer.

Having completed the International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) of the Coaches Training Institute, UK, I have obtained the title of Coach.

Valuing ongoing learning, I engage in continuing professional development (CPD) in coaching, training and marketing.

On a personal note, after residing in Milan for many years, I now live in Modena, Italy, with Donatella. Her initials supply the ‘dt’ element of the bgdtcoaching name.

A passion for music, sport and the theatre, examples of channelling the power of preparation and practice into peak moments of performance, have accompanied me for as long as I can remember. Other pastimes include reading, jogging and a limited amount of social media activity.

Committed to living mindfully, I am a Mitra (‘friend’ in Sanskrit) in the Triratna Buddhist Community.

THE NEXT STEP

If you desire to let your potential shine bright, are motivated by professional and/or personal development or wish to connect with the simplicity and richness of life, as a coach and trainer, I look forward to working with you.

Contact me via email (brian@bgdtcoaching.com) or leave a comment below for a free no-obligation appointment via Skype or Google+ hangout.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart Confucius

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2 Responses to About Brian

  1. Hi, Brian! Nice to connect with you on your blog! I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Hanna

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