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grace owen

MSc Assoc CIPD
making the world a better place

"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 in Reflective Practice, Organisational Development, Learning and Development, Talent Development, Project Management.

In addition to my current portfolio I am training to be a Spiritual Director at the London Spirituality Centre. I will complete the 3-year part time Encounter programme in 2019.

If you would like to connect you will find me on LinkedIn » and Twitter »

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