Our Team

An experienced and expert team of performance consultants

Our Director team have all worked in professional service firms in both fee earning and talent development roles, and have extensive experience of working as part of a business.

Our team of consultants are experts in their specialist subject areas, and have worked for a range of businesses in both the public and private sector.

  • Lesley has held leadership roles in accounting and law firms seeing the firms through mergers&acquisitions, transformations, strategic reviews and significant growth
  • Lesley’s intellect is matched by emotional intelligence that has enabled her to find ways of working where she can help them open up other avenues of action to resolve problems
  • As an executive coach, Lesley’s style is described as challenging and caring, consistently supportive, non judgemental and instinctively inclusive
Tel: 0333 7722 061 lesley@thegrogroup.com

Lesley Spencer

Lead Consultant and Executive Coach
Mike Barron
  • Mike has over 30 years’ experience as a project manager and leader in the private and public sector
  • He brings a great deal of knowledge and practical focus to organisations wanting to improve the way they manage projects, understand lean implementation and process mapping
  • Mike has a relaxed, friendly style combined with an emotionally intelligent approach to organisational development and leadership
Tel: 0333 7722 061 mike@thegrogroup.com

Mike Barron

Leadership, Change and Project Management
  • Frances has 20 years of executive coaching experience working with sports personalities globally, partners in global Professional Services Firms and board executives
  • A demanding and challenging coach she pushes individuals to achieve their goals
Tel: 0333 7722 061 francesgoodman@thegrogroup.com

Frances Goodman

Executive Coach
  • Following a successful career in finance, Melanie’s now pursuing her passion for enabling others to reach their true potential
  • As a qualified Coach, NLP Practitioner and Motivational Maps Licensed Practitioner, Melanie helps other professionals regain focus and passion in their work, or identify their next challenge
  • Via Motivational Maps, she can enhance team motivation and performance
Tel: 0333 7722 061 melanie@thegrogroup.com

Melanie Coeshott

Lead Facilitator and Executive Coach
  • Author of Negotiation Mastery (FT) he is recognised globally as an expert in his field
  • Works with top banks, law firms and many other blue chip global organisations
  • Simon delivers inspiring keynote sessions, alongside providing elements of our executive development solutions to leaders across European firms.
Tel: 0333 7722 061 simonhorton@thegrogroup.com

Simon Horton

Negotiation Specialist
  • Liz has managed and delivered successful marketing initiatives in professional services firms for over 25 years, and is an expert on how to win work and leverage relationships
  • Author of “The Power of Personal – How to connect, convince and create exceptional client relationships”
  • Her “Bootcamp” enables focused teams to uncover a wealth of opportunities and  a way to map progress and put plans into action
Tel: 0333 7722 061 LizWhitaker@thegrogroup.com

Liz Whitaker

Business Development Consultant
  • A professional mediator and expert in group dynamics, Kielan creates connections and resolves conflict, coaching leaders and teams to reach their full potential
  • Speaking fluent Russian, Kielan also trains international groups on effective communication


Tel: 0333 7722 061 hello@thegrogroup.com

Kielan Tayler

Lead Facilitator and Executive Coach
  • Gwyn manages our ILM centre (Level 5 Leadership/Management and Coaching) with a BSc. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management
  • Gwyn has held a variety of senior and executive level leadership roles
  • Extensive and significant operational and strategic leadership practice and leadership development experience delivering a range of global solutions
Tel: 0333 7722 061 gwynthomas@thegrogroup.com

Gwyn Thomas

ILM Centre Head, Coach and Facilitator
  • 20 years experience in law firms such as Wragge&Co and Shakespeare Martineau
  • Learning strategist – designing and developing solutions to deliver results
  • Plain english and report writing specialist
Tel: 0333 7722 061 allexjenkinson@thegrogroup.com

Allex Jenkinson

Lead Facilitator and Executive Coach