Alec Grimsley

In the Press

The Sunday Times

June 2010

The Independent

May 2010

The Mail

March 2010

The Guardian

March 2010

One minute review

June 2010

Over the last eight years through extensive research and practical experience in the field, Alec has cultivated an approach that will enable you to raise and discuss sensitive issues, whether that’s in the boardroom, when managing difficult people or giving bad news such as redundancy or ending a personal relationship.

Alec comments:

“It’s no wonder that people avoid these difficult conversations. In most cases these interactions have high stakes attached, and many come with historical baggage and strong emotions. And you don’t guarantee future success simply by learning new skills. Getting better results with these crucial conversations requires that you first make a significant shift in the way you think and prepare.”

His book Vital Conversations will be available for media review at the end of August, with the official press launch taking place in late September.

Alec has run workshops and facilitated leadership teams within organisations including SAP, Thomson Directories, Harrods, AstraZeneca, Nokia, British Airways, NatWest, HSBC, BT, Barclays, IBM, TK Maxx, Norwich Union, Scottish Re, Grant Thornton, E & Y, Deutsch Bank, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Clear Channel, Disney, Yellow Pages, Asics, Expedia, The White Company, Pearl Assurance, and several NHS trusts.

Alec is qualified in mediation, non-violent communication and the world-renowned skilled facilitator process. His study in the field of conflict resolution has taken him around the world, including studying under key professors from the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is a recognised affiliate of the Association of Business Psychologists and a member of the Professional Mediators Association.

In some of his non-work time he is a volunteer community mediator for Dorset Mediation, a trust that offers conflict resolution and mediation services for those who would not normally have the financial resources to access such expertise.

Alec is married with two sons and a black Labrador called Wilson. He and his family live on the coast near Poole, Dorset.