Keep it Simple Training Company Ltd (previously known as Impact Coaching & Consultancy Ltd) was originally founded in 2010 then relaunched in 2017, as a training company, by award winning business woman and CEO Grace Graham. She has gained close to 30 years’ experience of working in music, recruitment, and education in the UK, US, and the Middle East, with over 20 years’ experience in leadership and management within the public, private and charity sector.
Grace created Keep It Simple because she was sick and tired of seeing managers burn out because they had no formal leadership training or adequate experience. When she had her first few management roles she had a not so good start, and as time went on she realised that if she wanted to become a decent leader and make a difference she needed to learn some things. She took every opportunity to read up on what made a good leader and get formal leadership training. By 2013 she earned a Master of Science degree in Coaching, then decided, while still in her job, to design her own training to help new managers who, after being thrust into leadership positions, were struggling. When Grace left her position, the education department in her borough became her first client.
Keep It Simple Training Company was borne out of Grace wanted to make a difference in the wider community by providing sustainable leadership development to organisations, especially those who have a high turn over of staff and poor sickness.
With a focus on emotional intelligence, leadership and positive well-being, Grace’s message to those she works with is to keep everything simple and aim for stress reduction.
Keep It Simple has a team of highly experienced Training Consultants with backgrounds in learning & development, education and HR. Teaching people, metaphorically, how to fish is our aim, and simplicity is our goal. Meet them here
Currently, Grace is a Trustee sitting on the board of a non-religious church, and serves as Vice-chair of Governors at a school, in London. She is the Federation of Small Businesses Borough Action Group Lead in Hackney, and an Enterprise Coach at the University of East London. Grace is a champion for women in business and leadership, and is part of the London BAME Business Women’s Alliance. When she’s not doing this Grace is mum to a teen, practices Buddhism, Taekwondo, and other things to do with fitness and wellness.
- Winner of the Haberdasher’s Company Entrepreneur’s Award 2016
- Federation of Small Businesses – Borough Action Group Lead
- Special Group for Coaching Psychology at the BPS (British Psychological Society).
- Institute of Leadership & Management
- BPS Registered EQ-i 2.0Practitioner
- Master of Science Coaching – University of East London
- Articles published in The Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals and The Phoenix magazines
- Work referenced in The Sage Handbook of Coaching – Sage Publications Ltd