Grady is the founder of the Massachusetts chapter of Elders Climate Action. For thirty years, Grady was Principal of McGonagill-Consulting, with clients in the business, government, and social sectors world-wide. For example, he consulted to over a dozen offices of McKinsey & Co. in North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia.
In 2013 Grady felt called to help build a movement to address climate change. In addition to his work for ECA, he provides coaching and consulting to the grass-roots advocacy organization The Better Future Project. He is also an active member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Grady described the evolution of his commitment to climate change in a letter to his daughter stimulated by ECA’s partner organization, Dear Tomorrow.
Grady holds a doctorate from Harvard University and a master's degree from Stanford University. He is a contributor to the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, edited by Peter Senge et al. (New York: Doubleday, 1994), the author of "The Coach as Reflective Practitioner," in Executive Coaching, edited by C. Fitzgerald and J. Berger (San Francisco: Davies Black Publishing, 2002), and the author (with Tina Doerffer) of Leadership and Web 2.0: Leadership Implications of the Evolving Web. Guetersloh, Germany: Bertelsmann Verlag, 2011.