Systemic Coaching for Leadership and Management

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Grégoire Barrowcliff

Grégoire is a highly experienced coach with an international business background, and is pleased to offer individual coaching and group facilitation including systemic coaching and constellations.

Born in the UK of an English father and French mother, he started his career at the European Commission, remaining in Brussels as a journalist. Thereafter, he joined a FTSE 100 international company working in regional management, international business development and group strategy roles.

Several years after obtaining his MBA he moved to France and worked in two French family businesses, in management roles then as a senior executive. These experiences were especially formative in the way Grégoire now coaches ‘with the system in mind’.

He lives in France and coaches in both English and French.

Coaching experience and approach

Since his initial coach training, Grégoire has coached hundreds of executives, both in private and public sector organisations.

In 2003 he co-founded Praesta France which quickly became a recognized and respected leader in executive coaching, both in France and as part of the Praesta International coaching community.

In 2009 his coaching practice was accredited at Master Practitioner level by the EMCC, Europe’s largest coaching body, renewed in 2015 for a further 5 year term.

A turning point came when Grégoire discovered systemic coaching and constellations, realising how it could add significant impact to his coaching interventions. This systemic perspective takes in the wider relational context of the person coached, enabling new insights on complex relationship difficulties. The approach often brings resolution where coaching focusing on the individual’s development alone may not result in lasting benefits.

The powerful impact of this methodology led Grégoire to undertake several years’ training and in 2016 he was certified as a Practitioner in Systemic Coaching and Facilitation by Coaching Constellations Ltd., John Whittington’s organisation based in London.

He is now a member of John’s team teaching this ‘applied philosophy’ and methodological approach to coaches and HR professionals.


Education and Training

  • BA Honours Philosophy degree, University of Manchester, UK
  • MBA, INSEAD, Fontainebleau France
  • Individual Coaching, Team Coaching, and Systemic Approach (International Mozaik, Paris, 2001-2005)
  • Systemic Coaching and Constellations (Coaching Constellations Ltd. London, 2013-2016)

Selected client references

Alcatel, Allen & Overy, Arysta Lifescience, Atos, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bouygues Télécom, CGG Veritas, Chanel, Danone, DHL, EDF, European Space Agency, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Houghton International, INSEAD, LafargeHolcim, Linklaters, L’Oréal, Mars, Merial, OECD, Orange, Philips Healthcare, Sage, Sanofi, Schneider Electric, Sodexo, Sodiaal, Technip, Veolia, Vinci