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Greg Spiro MBA, Chartered MCIPD, CEDR Accredited Mediator, Certified Intercultural Mediator

Greg is founder director of SpiroNicholson Singapore. He has 30 years experience in organisational consulting, executive coaching, conflict resolution and management education. His clients range across sectors and include Accor Hotels, United Distillers (now Diageo), M & G Investments, GE, Barclays Capital, Xerox, BT and the BBC.

In a previous stint in Asia Pacific he sat as an independent member of the United Distillers Asia Pacific executive. He also coached and facilitated the the teams running UD’s joint ventures with Moet-Hennessy in Thailand and throughout the region. He performed a similar role working with the CEO of the Australian business.

Greg is especially interested in helping clients lead and manage strategic change and craft collaborative practices. He had worked as a ‘change agent’ with the United Distillers Executive following the Guinness acquisition of the Distillers Company. The interplay between organisational, regional and ethnic cultures often raises thorny issues so Greg’s mission is to help clients build their key relationships with technique, skill and insight. He brings conflict management and resolution processes to bear when impasse is blocking the path to fulfilling leadership and business goals. Ultimately he sees himself as a facilitator of dialogue and modes of leading for an inter-connected world.

Greg is a former Visiting Lecturer in Interpersonal Management Skills at London Business School and from 203-13 taught Negotiation and Change Management on the Georgetown University (Washington DC) Graduate Program in International Management with Oxford University.
Greg relocated to Singapore in 2013 with his wife Caroline who is a painter and illustrator of the SpiroNicholson website.

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“As Head of Talent and Organisation Development, I have found Greg to be consistently insightful, patient, reflective, pragmatic and professional. He is a true thinking partner and finds ways to make a contribution beyond the immediate assignment. Our conversations have always offered me valuable insights – both into the coaching assignment at hand and into wider systemic issues that need to be addressed in the organisation. I cannot recommend Greg highly enough.” Cara McCarthy M&G Investments”

 

MORE ON GREG’S BACKGROUND AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT

He helps clients lead and manage strategic change by exploring the interplay between business goals and the thorny issues of organisational and regional cultures. The mission is to help clients build their value-creating relationships with technique, skill and insight. A special interest is in conflict and collaboration within teams and among their business partners and stakeholders.

 

Greg has 30 years experience in organisational consulting and leader development. He helps clients build their value-creating relationships with technique, skill and insight. Context is paramount – interpreting its dynamics and implications. Clients are often involved strategic and operational change so leading and managing change well is an important dimension. Exploring the interplay between business goals and the thorny issues of organisational, local and ethnic cultures is also an important dimension. Greg helps clients develop and ‘find themselves’ as leaders while creating a relational pulse with others. Greg has developed a distinctive approach through coaching, mediation, masterclasses and tutorials which helps individuals and teams manage their differences and adopt collaborative practices.

 

I see myself as nurturing clients strengths while overcoming obstacles, and as a facilitator of quality dialogue.
In a previous stint in the region Greg was an independent member of the United Distillers Asia Pacific executive as Guinness Group and Moet-Hennessy grew their joint ventures in the region. This saw him has working as change agent, coach and ‘corporate diplomat’.

 

Greg has worked in public and private sectors from global brands and the computing industry to financial services, health and public service broadcasting.

 

Greg relocated to Singapore in 2013 with his wife Caroline who is a painter and illustrator of the SpiroNicholson website.

 

Greg has 30 years experience in organisational consulting and leader development. The mission is to help clients build their value-MORE ON GREG’S BACKGROUNDcreating relationships with technique, skill and insight. Context is paramount – interpreting its dynamics and implications. Clients are often involved in leading and managing strategic and operational change. Exploring the interplay between business goals and the thorny issues of organisational, local and ethnic cultures is central toMORE ON GREG’S BACKGROUND their task. Greg helps clients develop and ‘find themselves’ as leaders while creating a relational pulse with others. Greg sees himself as nurturing clients strengths and as a facilitator of quality dialogue.

His style is facilitative rather than ‘telling’ yet underpinned with a great deal of expertise. Confidentiality and respect are at a premium and he is comfortable working with senior people from a wide range of backgrounds.

 

He is a former Visiting Lecturer in Interpersonal Management Skills at London Business School and from 203-13 taught Negotiation and Change Management on the Georgetown University (Washington DC) Graduate Program in International Management with Oxford University.

 

– Organisational Development Consultancy

– Coaching leaders, executives and professionals.

– Mediation of commercial disputes and conflict management in teams, between business units and external partners

– Masterclasses, workshops in change management, negotiation, collaboration, influencing across networks and culture (organisational and regional/national/ethnic)

– Work-outs for boards, executive committees, family businesses, stakeholder groups
– Speaking at company conferences and lecturing

 

Greg Spiro MBA, Chartered MCIPD, CEDR Accredited Mediator, certified Intercultural mediator
Greg Spiro has 30 years experience in organisation development, leadership coaching, conflict resolution and management education. He helps clients lead and manage strategic change by exploring the interplay between business goals and the thorny issues of organisational and regional cultures.
A special interest is in conflict and collaboration among senior teams and their business partners such as joint ventures and suppliers. He has developed a distinctive approach through coaching, mediation and workshops which helps individuals and teams resolve their differences and adopt collaborative practices in order to make the most of their oppportunities.
Greg has worked in public and private sectors from global brands and the computing industry to financial services, health and public service broadcasting. British and based in Oxford, he works internationally in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe. His work as a coach and ‘corporate diplomat’ in South-East Asian joint ventures was case-studied by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
He is a former Visiting Lecturer in Interpersonal Management Skills at London Business School and from 203-13 taught Negotiation and Change Management on the Georgetown University (Washington DC) Graduate Program in International Management with Oxford University. His consultancy SpiroNicholson has recently been a partner in a research project on governance culture in Financial Services.

Organisational Development Consultancy
Coaching leaders, executives and professionals.
Mediation of commercial disputes and conflict management in teams, between business units and external partners

Masterclasses, workshops in change management, negotiation, collaboration, influencing across networks and culture (organisational and regional/national/ethnic)
Work-outs for boards, executive committees, family businesses, stakeholder groups
Speaking at company conferences and lecturing

Greg style is facilitative rather than ‘telling’ but underpinned with a great deal of expertise which he is not afraid to introduce. Confidentiality and respect are at a premium and he is comfortable working with senior people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Greg relocated to Singapore in 2013 with his wife Caroline who is a painter and illustrator of the website.


CLIENTS SAMPLE

British Broadcasting Corporation
Guinness Group
United Distillers Australia
Moet-Hennessy-United Distillers
Beiersdorf AG
Xerox
ICL
Tiphook
British Airways
BT & Habitat (in association with Hayfield Group)
NHS
Royal College of Nursing
Audit Commission
Royal Institute of British Architecture
Royal Zoological Society
London Borough of Waltham Forest
A prominent European Investment Bank
Dover Harbour Board


TESTIMONIALS

 

‘From a backward looking, introverted and declining company to a strategically envisioned, outwardly focused and growing organisation…Greg Spiro worked closely with us throughout that transition and it would not be too far fetched to say that it would not have happened without him!’

 

‘The challenge was to unlock the leadership and management potential of top management…Greg Spiro facilitated, mentored and guided the Executive team to realise that potential. The result was a business that became number one in its sector’.
‘One of the great challenges to a global organisation is recognising that often there are several culturally different ways of achieving the same end. Greg Spiro was instrumental in pushing for and achieving a transition from ‘colonial’ management styles to culturally empathic management’.

Barry Fitzgibbon: Japan Pacific Director Diageo plc and former CEO of United Distillers, Australia

 

“As leader of a specialist technical team, I’d struggled for some time to find a way to build a more effective team and to resolve the friction between some of its members. SpiroNicholson’s collaborative and supportive approach to dispute mediation and interpersonal skills development helped me to get over those stumbling blocks and the team and its members made tangible progress as a result of their engagement.”

 

“Senior executive, UK public-service organisation”.

 

“I always enjoying talking to and meeting with Greg Spiro. He is an inspiring personality and has strong abilities to make you think twice before deciding which direction to follow. That´s a perfect sparring partner with a vast experience in many areas.”

 

Former Senior Vice-President, Beiersdorf AG

 

Contact: gregm31@mac.com
mobile phone: 44 (0)7968 323014

 

Meet The Team

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Greg Spiro

Founder
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Katerina Ong

Associate
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Dinesh Senan

Associate
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Lollie Tuckey

Associate