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grace owen

MSc Assoc CIPD BSc
"I am passionate about enabling leaders to learn, grow and transform holistically"

"Clients say that I'm an authentic and creative leader who brings clarity and a calm presence."


Making the world a better place is very important to me, because on reaching eleven years of age I became conscious of the amazing and troubled world that you and I inhabit. What does making the world a better place mean in practice? I think Desmond Tutu puts it well. He says 'do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.'

So, I'm seeking to do three little bits of good:

  1. developing global leaders for greater impact…innovatively. read more »
  2. working in the African diaspora and on the continent. read more »
  3. aiding personal and professional learning. read more »
Some background details

I'm a British Ghanaian, whose parents and siblings came to London in the mid 1960's. As director of Grace Owen Solutions since 2003, I have grown an eclectic portfolio of work spanning the charity, enterprise, public and private sectors. I am an advisor to organisations and institutions, a facilitator of groups and teams, and a mentor coach to individuals.

My biggest contribution, to date, is having developed 1000's of leaders from 100+ organisations based on four continents and in 30+ countries, at non-exec, board, senior, middle, junior and graduate levels. Prior to starting a business, I was head of Learning and Development for Costa Coffee and a Human Resources graduate management trainee for Marks and Spencer.

This 20+ year portfolio of work has given me a proven track record at strategic, operational and specialist levels. My areas of expertise are Leadership Development, Reflective Practice, Change/Transition Management, Organisation Development, Learning and Development, Talent/Career Development and Project Management.

I am currently training to be a Spiritual Director at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction and will complete the 3-year part time Encounter programme in July 2019.

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