Phil created the defining moment for me when I was attempting to change the course of our company through a more strategic approach. His knowledge and experience in helping create the right strategy for the right time changed my perception of how we needed to move forward. Phil wasn’t about providing the strategic direction; he was about creating the right environment to enable my leadership team to evolve a strategy as a result of creative thinking, challenging the norm and asking the right questions. Phil kept the process simple and intuitive, empowering the team to create and build a strategy that they could take full ownership of. I think one of the most important takeaways that I have echoed consistently since working with Phil is that, yes you do need an effective strategy but execution of that strategy is the real key to success.
I have used Phil in other areas of the business as well. He is a superb business coach and mentor and his extensive experience of what makes businesses tick also allows him to develop the personal skills of individuals, giving them a number of critical tools they can call on to be more effective leaders and team members.
Phil is very effective both in coaching leadership teams from setting effective strategy through vision and goals to one on one skills development for individuals. His broad experience and continual research with modern business thinking and direction make him a valuable resource not only for larger companies seeking to enhance their offer but also with new businesses seeking to create wealth, sustainment and direction in the increasingly complex business environment.