Welcome to the Brefi Group

Brefi Group operates internationally, providing an integrated package of strategy consultancy, facilitation, coaching and training

First, let me tell you something about us. Brefi Group is a change management development organisation providing an integrated package of strategy consultancy, facilitation, executive coaching and training, designed to improve corporate performance. Our focus is on individual and team development using the most appropriate methods. We specialise in helping clients bring structure and clarity to their thinking.

We provide one to one executive coaching, facilitated workshops and residential integrated programmes. We have delivered management and director development workshops for organisations in the USA, UK, Middle East, Africa and Europe, as well as managing long term corporate management development programmes. We also teach managers to coach.

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Clients have included blue chip companies, smaller companies, public sector and third sector.

We have also worked for many smaller organisations and charities that you might not have heard of. We offer special rates for charities and social enterprises.

We normally work with small, intimate teams but have also organised events for large numbers. We vary our approach to suit the size of the group.

We specialise in developing and delivering bespoke programmes in-house. This means that delegates get experience that is directly relevant both to their needs and to the context of their work. Learning together also means that there are team building and corporate benefits from a critical mass of managers or directors sharing the same experience and learning the same processes, models and language.

Our programmes are interactive and combine behavioural psychology, executive coaching and management consultancy processes.

Brefi Group was established in 1983, since when the company has developed a rich resource of learning materials, including many that are available on its web site.

Brefi Group has two specialist divisions focusing on director development and coach training.

Director Development Centre

Brefi Group founder, Richard Winfield heads a specialist division of Brefi Group, The Director Development Centre, which focuses not only on director development but also on board performance evaluation and director appraisal, based on the Corporate Governance Code.

Our proprietary free on-line service, BuddyCoach™, is a 360˚ feedback system that includes modules for: -

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Managing People
  • Managing Communications
  • Effective Directorship and;
  • Corporate Culture

Coaching and mentoring training

Brefi Group has dedicated programs for helping managers improve their leadership style through coaching and mentoring training and for individuals who wish to train as a professional coach.

A coaching approach is a valuable management skill in today's dynamic environment in which a manager's key responsibility is to help others to be more effective.

Brefi Group's proprietary programme, 'Invisible Coaching® – the art of natural coaching', is a series of three workshops that can be delivered in-house or by our multimodal on-line programme that addresses the challenge of helping managers to think and act like a natural coach. [More]

Brefi Group's vision, mission and values

Releasing human potential: Our mission is to help individuals and teams in organisations discover and achieve their potential so that they can become more effective with less stress. [More]

Client list

Brefi Group is pleased to have worked with many organisations in Britain, the USA, Europe, the Middle East, India and in Africa. We understand the professions, public sector, SMEs, international business and the new economy. A selection of our clients can be found here.


Read what our clients have said about projects, including consultancy, coaching, facilitation and training. Here you can find a few of our most recent testimonials.

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Company details

The Brefi Group Limited

Head office
One Victoria Square
Birmingham B1 1BD

Map of how to find us.

Registered office
55 Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 3RB

Registered in Wales No. 1669333

Contact: tel: +44 (0) 121 288 3417 or use our contact page

Brefi Group's main country of domicile is the United Kingdom.

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What to do next

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Thank you for your interest in Brefi Group. To contact a representative about how Brefi Group can help with director development, corporate governance, facilitation, coaching or coach training, use our contact page.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to talk to one of our consultants, then call +44 (0) 121 288 3417.