Encouragement is central to Philip’s work as executive coach and facilitator of behavioural change: realising potential for individuals, their teams and the wider organisation. For him, this is about engaging the heart, head and guts to generate results which support desired outcomes. Philip always starts new assignments by saying: “You don’t have to believe a word I say, we need to find our own truth”.

Coaching style

Philip is regarded as a coach who is affirming and challenging enabling people to be the best they can be. He helps clients have useful conversations that inspire the action needed to achieve their personal and business aims. He is personally motivated by realising potential for individuals and teams. He believes that with integrity (wholeness), everything belongs while context and desired outcome are key. Knowing “busyness” is an all-round killer, Philip’s approach assumes leadership adaptability is key to success with innovation and renewed energy close behind. He has developed an approach which puts coaching into strategy, supporting senior leaders and their teams to co-create effective action to achieve key change objectives.


Philip has over 30 years’ experience in commercial, regulated markets, public and not for profit sectors. He started his corporate career with HSBC overseas before returning to the UK and co-founding and selling two successful businesses which provided corporate services in financial services sector and commercial asset management. He is now a mentor and executive coach to senior leaders and their teams. He has a depth of experience in supporting technical experts who are now responsible for delivering change in competitive and unpredictable markets. His clients include Zurich Insurance, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Costain plc, various professional services clients, Burberry and Penguin House Random.

He works with those in transition and particularly talented professional or technical expert specialists, who are now responsible for growing their organisation – clarifying the desired outcomes and the action needed to achieve them..

Training and qualifications

Accredited with ICF – PCC in professional and higher coaching, Philip also holds a diploma in coaching and NLP supervision and is accredited in psycho-therapeutic coaching with Analytic Networking Coaching. Founding member of the Institute of Human Conductivity.

Philip creates an excellent environment for coaching which has enabled me to be open and share my experiences. Philip has coached me to examine situations from an alternative perspective, which has helped me to make mature and balanced decisions… Consequently I am able to be far more self-sufficient and apply what I have learnt on a daily basis.