Talking Talent, the global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, today announced the appointment of Tracey Groves as Global Managing Director of Client Advisory Services.
In a portfolio role for Talking Talent, starting April 1st, Tracey will be responsible for the growth of the client advisory solutions, including the overall strategic direction of our core service
s lines to our global client base. In addition, Tracey will drive forward the growth of Talking Talent’s strong consulting and advisory business centred around building purposeful inclusion.
Tracey is a multi-award-winning leader with expertise spanning inclusion, diversity, business ethics, culture and behaviours, business transformation and corporate governance. In 2018 she was named one of the Financial Times’ Top 100 Female Champion of Women in Business, and in the same year won the Variety Catherine Award for Consulting.
Tracey is passionate about developing leaders, helping them define and embrace what ‘doing the right thing’ means to them using ethical behaviours, culture and corporate integrity as critical levers for change, and placing people at the heart of doing sustainable and responsible business. She is an expert in helping organisations embed their business's purpose into their day-to-day decisions.
A chartered accountant and certified organisation development practitioner, Tracey has previously worked as partner at PwC, leading corporate governance, risk and compliance projects for clients. She also has her own business ethics client consulting practice called Intelligent Ethics, has submitted evidence to the House of Lords on the ethics of artificial intelligence, is NED for the Middlesex County Cricket Club and a Board member of the City Women Network.
“Tracey brings a fabulous mix of board level advisory experience across business ethics, executive behaviours and building inclusive cultures. Her strategic and commercial experience will help us continue to build out the global practice,” said Chris Parke, Talking Talent CEO. “Tracey has long been a passionate advocate for gender diversity, and I’m thrilled to have her join the management team. I’m excited about the new expertise we can offer our clients and alongside her knowledge of operating in a global professional services practice as Talking Talent look to rapidly scale into new markets.”
Tracey Groves said: “I’ve been following the work of Talking Talent for some time now and I am excited to join the business during this important stage of the company’s evolution. Talking Talent has significant momentum and really challenges the status quo of equality in the workplace. I look forward to working alongside Chris Parke and the global management team to accelerate the business, as well as drive greater value for clients with purpose, integrity and inclusion at the heart."
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Notes to Editor
Talking Talent is a niche, award-winning global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, and working with clients to unlock the potential within their business to make company-wide behaviour shifts that accelerate business performance.
For more than a decade, Talking Talent have worked with organisations on tailored coaching programmes that help them to retain talented individuals, increase their effectiveness and ensure that the benefit ripples throughout its business. Talking Talent have coached in the region of 19,000 women, working parents and line managers, and on average save over £150m a year across our clients in retention alone.
Talking Talent’s best practice solution includes a fully blended digital coaching offer that is available globally, 24/7. Talking Talent Online extends the reach and duration of typical coaching programmes, offering more complete individual and organisational support through parental transitions.