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About Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer

Born in Brighton, England, I started my career in the corporate worlds of London and Brighton, working in finance and banking.

Putting aside the suit and tie, I then experienced a different perspective of life as a kibbutz volunteer for six months. Based near Haifa, Israel, I lived and worked in a truly collaborative environment among an international group of people.

Since moving to Italy I have built up experience and proven competency in the field of professional and personal development.

I am a holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, an elected Member of the Institute and a Chartered Marketer, committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in coaching, training and marketing.

A passion for music, sport and the theatre, examples of channelling the power of preparation and practice into peak moments of performance, have accompanied me throughout my journey to now.


About my coaching

Having completed the International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) of the Coaches Training Institute, UK, I have obtained the title of Coach and adhere to the guidelines of the ICF, the worldwide organization representing coaches.

With the clients setting the agenda, my co-active coaching sessions - in English or Italian - are virtual spaces in which clients can examine their professional and personal choices available to them and move towards their goals.

The FAQs document on the right contains answers to many of the questions people often ask regarding coaching. Details of my fees are also included. For any other questions, please feel free to contact me.


About my training

To date I have provided more than 14,750 hours of training in the following four areas of professional and personal development:

1) Workshops in English and Italian

At the centre of these workshops are personal competences and interpersonal abilities, summed up by the idea of living and working effectively with heart. Though these are soft skills, their impact is often noticeable at a business level. Details are provided in the PDF on the right.

2) University teaching in English

As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, I teach the postgraduate interfaculty (Arts and Philosophy, Economics) course Training through drama and coaching for work. The course consists of a series of lessons, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related matters.

3) Marketing development training in English and Italian

Beginning with an initial observation and needs assessment, I design and deliver training programmes dealing with various aspects of marketing development. Each programme consists of a series of standalone modules created to address specific requirements integrating experiential learning and coaching.

Customer satisfaction, issues relating to internal communication, looking at core competencies from the clients' perspective, the importance of the company image, and time management are just some of the modules popular with clients.

4) English language training

Whether requiring General English language training or Business English communication skills development, I provide customized lessons to individuals and corporate clients including multinationals, companies and professional practices.


Publications

Even More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (ASIN: B075TYYXMB) (2017)
Heart Poems On Waves (ASIN: B0716ZJCY6) (2017)
More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (ASIN: B06XP1KTSJ) (2017)
Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (ASIN: B01NC37ACY) (2017)
How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (ASIN: B01N9728B9) (2016)
The stage of work (ISBN: 978-88-9335-062-4) (2016)
Performance skills at work (ISBN: 978-88-6780-874-8) (2015)
Personal performance potential at work (ISBN: 978-88-6780-419-1) (2014)
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (ISBN: 978-88-6780-010-0) (2013)
Reflections on performance at work (ISBN: 978-88-8311-882-1) (2012)
Elements of theatre at work (ISBN: 978-88-8311-770-1) (2010)
Training through drama for work (ISBN: 978-88-8311-698-8) (2009)


The next step

To evaluate how through coaching and/or training I can help you achieve your goals, please contact me and we can set up a free no obligation appointment via the telephone, Skype or Google+ hangout.


E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Tel.: +39 059301617
Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Blog: http://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching


It is the desire to walk that creates the path ahead Paulo Coelho