Episode 47 - Richard Goold - Moorhouse

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Today’s episode is a first for the show as I get to give you part two of the story that one of my guest’s started way back at episode 2 of Climb in Consulting.

If you’ve been with the show since the start you’ll know that my second ever guest was Dom Moorhouse, founder of Moorhouse consulting. As Dom explained in his interview he eventually sold the business to BT before departing in 2011.

I know that many of you have wanted to find out what’s happened to Moorhouse since then and to tell part two I reached out to today’s guest to see if he’d come on the show to share it with you.

Today’s guest is Richard Goold, Managing Partner at Moorhouse, the dynamic consulting firm, focused on delivering change.

Over the past 8 years Richard has spearheaded the people and talent agenda at Moorhouse, championing the focus on developing extraordinary leaders.

He is known for his commitment to developing agile and courageous companies that have the ability to recruit, develop and excite their people.

Having joined the firm as one of their new leadership team in 2009, Richard was part of the group that successfully led a management buyout from BT in 2014 with the goal of growing the business and taking it to the next level. This growth led to Richard and the team selling Moorhouse to Expleo in 2018.

In our conversation Richard shares journey he’s been on with moorhouse and how he and the leadership team have continued to grow the firm since Dom left.

As my first guest who has been part of a management buyout we go in to detail on this and spend a good chunk of our interview talking about how this process worked and Richard’s advice for you if you’re thinking of doing the same for your firm.

This interview isn’t just focused on the financial side though and we also dive in to Richard’s management philosophy, his approach to leadership and his advice on developing a successful career in Consulting.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Richard and I’m sure you will too!

You can get in touch with Richard on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gooldy/

You can find out more about Moorhouse at - https://www.moorhouseconsulting.com/

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Specific things we discussed in the show:

The 100-Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott - https://amzn.to/2m0gVaz

Career Rocket Fuel by Brian Fetherstonhaugh - http://bit.ly/2m8JHWf

Clear Water International - https://www.clearwaterinternational.com/uk

Morgan Lewis - https://www.morganlewis.com/