Be true to yourself, change the story and

achieve results beyond belief

A Bit about Us

Gritty People are a people development consultancy specialising in leadership development and behavioural change. Our business was born from a passion and deep curiosity of people, all people, from all walks of life. We find it fascinating how an individual’s beliefs, focus and interactions can influence successful, and sometimes not so successful outcomes.

We can not be the best versions of ourselves with IQ alone. Why? because no amount of academic and technical ability is going to help us with human interaction. Emotional Intelligence = (IQ + Tech) x 2. At Gritty People we work with you to develop this untapped resource.

We have spent over 16 years working in, and with, large blue chip organisations. Our experience coupled with industry and market research confirms that successful people & successful change happens through utilising real experiences, through our workshops, coaching and when back in the workplace. By connecting the dots in a way which you can apply your own value meaning, we find the true connection of ‘individual’ values with the ‘business’ values.

The hard stuffs the easy stuff, the soft stuffs the challenging stuff.
It’s 90% a people deal!

So what is grit?

The ability to develop and maintain the positive perseverance required to achieve long-term goals. Gritty people overcome obstacles and they will always find a way, maintaining powerful motivation to achieve their objective. You need gritty people in your businesses!
People who are high in emotional intelligence & grit are the key to delivering sustainable change and will lead the way.

Why we do what we do

We are on a mission to help people break out of the box. Our work environments have changed and are still changing. We need to do more with less, and that requires a new mindset and approach. We do what we do because we know there is a better way, how do we know?  because we have seen it, done it and helped 1000’s of people leaders, team members and businesses learn how to do it too.

We want to work with people that believe as we believe, and enable you to enjoy results beyond belief.

How we do it?

At Gritty People we work with you to develop your Emotional Intelligence & levels of Grit, we do it in a very experiential way. We create experiences for people, and those experiences allow in the moment responses to help people become more aware of their own patterns of behaviour.

We truly engage learners before joining the learning programme to change their mindset from ‘have’ to learn, to ‘want’ to learn. The learner will make the decision to attend and therefore concentration and motivation levels are increased. During the learning experience, we ensure the workshops are designed to suit all learning preferences, the learner is encouraged to participate, interact and be autonomous in their learning experience.

The problem: People High in IQ, high in technical and high in EI are incredibly few and far between
The solution: EI and Grit can be learnt, at any stage of your life and career.

Gritty Workshops

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Our clients

Gritty People are proud to be working with the following companies:



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Gritty Mind Tidy

The ‘Gritty Mind Tidy’ is interactive, thought provoking and highly experiential workshop. Attending the ‘Gritty Mind Tidy’ will be an opportunity for ‘you’ time. De-clutter, De-stress and take control of your future.

Who Is This Workshop For?

Have you ever found it difficult to get to sleep, or enjoy a full night of restful sleep?
Have you ever wished you had the ability to switch off the constant mind chatter and intrusive thoughts?
Have you ever felt stressed and distracted, sometimes not really present in the moment?
Have you ever found your work challenges and hectic lifestyle leave you physically drained and mentally sapped?
Are you unclear on your True purpose?

If any of the above apply, then this workshop is definitely for you !

Once you have experienced ‘Gritty Mind Tidy’ you will see and feel things differently, notice new opportunities and take control of your future!


Saturday 24th February 2018


10:00 – 17:00 BST


Delamere Forest, Cheshire, UK
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Meet the team

Kay Woodburn

Founder & Managing Director

I love working with new people and helping them discover the secrets of effective human interaction. Family life, L&D Corporate career and passion to help people get grittier led to the founding of Gritty People in 2013. Over the last 4 years we have done just that, supported and coached people through their Gritty Journey… I hope you find our website valuable!

Stewart Woodburn

Programme Director

I ensure our clients get exactly what they have been promised, on time and within budget. It’s important to me that all our clients have a smooth professional experience when partnering with Gritty People. I love to get into the detail and find creative solutions. While our facilitation team are delivering our workshops and coaching sessions. I’m running the ship back at HQ to make sure we provide the best experience for you and your teams.

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