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Greg Young

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Greg is a Co-founder and Chief Executive of LeaderShape Global has been a thought leader in the field of leadership development for over 10 years following a senior career in the Lifesciences and Telecommunications Sectors.  Greg is passionate about shaping the best leaders to meet the challenges that the future presents. 

He is a contributor to “The Invisible Elephant & the Pyramid Treasure: Tomorrow’s Leadership – the Transpersonal Journey” (2011) and “Leadership Assessment for Talent Development” (2013). Greg has a passion for diversity in leadership and most recently was on the Judging panel of Women in Construction and Engineering Awards (WICE) 2016.


Accreditations and Expertise

With over over eight  years’ experience of coaching and running development programmes at Chief Executive and Board level, Greg studied at the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring.  He is a commited member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and a past member of the Steering Committee of the South East Leadership Academy.

Graduating with an honours degree in Biochemistry in 1983 from the University of Sussex, Greg spent 15 years working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, including GSK, Schering AG and Schering-Plough (now merged with Merck & Co), in clinical research and various commercial roles, primarily building and leading teams to achieve results.

In 1999 Greg made the jump from healthcare to telecommunications to take up a board position initially as Marketing Director and then as Managing Director to successfully take the company through a period of dramatic growth and technological change.

Equally at home in both the Public and Private Sectors, in addition to running coaching and development programmes, Greg has built up a wealth of practical experience and expertise in developing and coaching both individuals and teams.  Greg also specialises in facilitation to get organisations through challenging situations and moving forward with common purpose.


Business Experience

Greg has a broad functional background in business to Chief Executive level including national and international marketing, sales, strategic business development, business consultancy and research. This experience has been gained in both international corporate and SME environments and this is reflected in Greg’s client portfolio.

Greg has a particular interest in the issues surrounding Board and senior team cohesiveness, its capability to outpace technological and market changes and how that can be disseminated throughout a company developing a performance enhancing culture that delivers competitive advantage.  With Greg’s background he is particularly comfortable working in a technical environment including the development and rounding off of key individuals moving into the most senior positions.

In addition to delivering a high-level leadership development programme for Clinical Leaders in the NHS, Greg has helped to run a series of highly important strategic meetings in both BNF and Pharmaceutical Press. From the first discussions about the objectives to feedback after the event, he has consistently achieved excellent results for us, and helped us move the organisations onto a higher level. In the process he has also developed strategic skills in the team, and got us working together well.


We've faced some pretty tricky problems together. Greg has the experience, gravity and good sense to help navigate through the toughest situations. He is creative and flexible, able to change tack partway through a project. He has helped with designing and delivering strategy workshops, team building sessions, and helping to create a shared vision and set of values that have stood us in good stead. He is also an excellent executive coach, and has a wide range of contacts through Leadershape and beyond to assist with specialist tasks. Finally he has great humanity and humour, which makes him a pleasure to work with. I count myself lucky to have done so on a number of occasions, and hope we will do so again.”   

Duncan Enright, Publishing Director BNF Publications,  October 6, 2011





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