Jean Gomes

Jean is a New York Times bestselling author and trusted advisor to hundreds of CEOs and senior leaders. He works with companies to help them solve the biggest challenges facing their leaders including exponential growth, creating a culture of sustainable intensity and rethinking how organisations function in an uncertainty environment.

Jean lectures at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, INSEAD’s LEAP leadership programme and The Henley Business School. His clients have included: Google, BBVA, Nike, Coca-Cola, Condé Nast, eBay, GE, Microsoft, IMI, Halma, Sky, Pfizer, Sony, Schneider Electric, The Bank of England, Standard Life Investments, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, BMW, Warner Music and Toyota.

With over 30 years’ experience, Jean has coached over 60 CEOs and senior leaders.  He has worked extensively in elite sport including being a performance coach to the board of the Women’s Tennis Association, helping to create a new leadership strategy for the British Olympic community over the past two Olympic cycles and coaches the leadership of the Lawn Tennis Association.

Jean co-authored the New York Times bestseller, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, with Tony Schwartz. He is currently writing a new book on the science of building mind-sets.

In 1997, Jean co-founded the think tank, HumanITy, a UK charity that advises governments and NGOs on issues of social exclusion and technology.

Jean initially studied neurochemistry, before moving into performance science and management consultancy.  He’s married with two daughters and lives just outside London.

Jean has joined us in several previous PurpleBeach events and is always fun, focussed and full of fabulous ideas!

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