ABOUT GRANT

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AUTHOR | KEYNOTE SPEAKER | BUSINESS CONSULTANT

 

Working with consciously responsible businesses

to align their intrinsic purpose with successful

outcomes for all their stakeholders, humankind

and the planet.

 

CONTACT

ABOUT GRANT

________________________

 

AUTHOR | KEYNOTE SPEAKER | BUSINESS CONSULTANT

 

Working with consciously responsible businesses

to align their intrinsic purpose with successful

outcomes for all their stakeholders, humankind

and the planet.

 

CONTACT

After leaving the Royal Australian Navy, Grant worked in several management positions before purchasing his first business at 23. The company he took on had failed three times in the same location and while it offered to be a challenging endeavor, Grant was able to see its untapped potential. This opportunity truly allowed Grant to explore his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills and he succeeded in growing the company into a long-term viable business. The success of the turnaround led Grant to a number of opportunities to help rebuild and grow other larger companies in even more challenging markets.

After taking on several companies in markets as diverse as hospitality, property development and the fitness industry, Grant   partners and the existing team, they were able to take this company from a losing proposition to a financially viable business in three months. This led to many approaches from business owners to help them grow their businesses and prompted Grant to establish his first consulting firm, Ultimate Performance Systems (UPS).

Many of the clients Grant worked with really needed sales and marketing support, so Grant established a full-service marketing agency with a partner, to complement his business consulting work. Millennium Graphics and UPS’s client base broadened from Australasia into Europe and then into the U.S. market. Grant became a keynote speaker at a growing number of international conferences on business and wellness, and both of his companies continued to expand their client bases.

In 1997, Grant took on a substantial contract on the East Coast of the U.S. and ultimately relocated permanently to Charlottesville, VA. He later shelved UPS and sold Millennium Graphics to his partner to take up a C-Suite position with acac Fitness and Wellness. This company began as a small local brand and under Grant’s leadership developed into an internationally recognized force in the Fitness and Wellness industry.

In 2008, Grant and his wife, Jana, launched a new business consulting and design firm, Stella Jackson Creative (named after their kids). Their passion and experience in growing businesses allows them to serve a small group of select clients and take on various full-time assignments.

Most recently, Grant served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Seraphic Group, and helped grow that multi-dimensional business 10x in less than 2 years. This role touched on sales, marketing, HR, operations, facility development, sales channel development, and growth.

When asked what has underwritten his successes in the business world, Grant puts it down to simply putting people first. Developing leadership teams and growing talented team members leads to great customer experiences. Great customer experiences ensure financial success and sustained growth for brands.

When there is a strong focus on hiring, acclimating and training team members, brands thrive. The right talent, doing their best work, makes managing a business easier.

Grant has worked with and held executive and board positions with numerous best in category brands ranging from healthcare to hospitality. From his first blockbuster success at age 23, Grant has championed growth and sustainability through practical and actionable methodologies that he shares with his clients and audiences worldwide.

Grant produces a large amount of business growth and leadership content and most recently has written a book encapsulating his experience in mindful leadership, building teams and successful brands. “The Affinity Principle™” is a distillation of lessons learned, intertwined with a significant amount of research using data and studies from Gallup, Bain and Company and numerous other sources and researchers.

The book takes a formulaic approach to building team engagement and ‘Affinity’. It focuses on 12 pillars and levers of mindful leadership in order to create a team environment and a culture that thrives and positively amplifies the customers experience . . . and profit follows. Grant uses real world examples, simple ‘paint by numbers’ approaches, and personal anecdotes, to convey how simple it really is to get your team aligned when you lead with presence and mindfulness.

Grant is currently focused on helping his clients navigate the COVID-19 crisis. He works with companies ranging from a nitro cold brew coffee startup through to large scale manufacturers. Grant focuses his work on companies with mindful and sustainable business practices and advocates for conscious capitalism in all the business endeavors he embraces.

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