We are saddened to learn about the passing of Professor Anthony Grant, who was a leading thinker, scholar and influencer of not only our thinking and work in the field of coaching but also many colleagues around the world.
“Tony’s thinking has influenced the development of our Team Coaching model, has stimulated our thinking and contributed to our research and knowledge in the field of Team coaching. His legacy will certainly live on in our work and the work of many others.” Margie Godfrey, IEHSS Executive Director
Anthony’s first career was as a carpenter in the UK. He migrated to Australia where he studied behavioral science. His PhD thesis was called Toward a Psychology of Coaching: The impact of coaching on metacognition, mental health and goal attainment.
Anthony founded the world’s first Coaching Psychology Unit and helped to create the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association. His awards and honors included the 2007 British Psychological Society Award for 'outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Coaching Psychology', the 2009 Vision of Excellence Award from Harvard University for 'pioneering work in helping to develop a scientific foundation to coaching', and the 2016 Australian Psychological Society Workplace Excellence Award in Coaching and Leadership.
According to his colleagues, Dr. Michael Cavanagh and Dr. Sean O’Connor, in their piece for The University of Sydney news, “Tony will be remembered as a kind and generous colleague, mentor and friend who has left an enduring legacy for all those he has touched with his insight and passion.”
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