About Phil

Organisations need a mission, a big why if you like. But how do you make sure you fulfill it? And achieve the success you desire? (Whatever ‘success’ looks like to you.)

I believe that success doesn’t happen by accident. Nor does it happen overnight.

Instead success is earned through a process of focused learning and growth, channelled into positive action. And that growth must come from the very people who lead your business. It must come from the Inside Out.

And that’s where I come in.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve helped passionate people become the best leaders they can possibly be in an increasingly complex and ever-changing world.

I’ve partnered with company leaders and teams to achieve growth – and reach big goals. (Plus a few small ones along the way.)

And I’ve learned that to create genuine success, the kind that feels good, ticks your mission boxes and doesn’t disappear overnight, you need to follow an Inside Out approach.

And that’s exactly what I do.

“What makes Phil great is his balance of empathy and being there – and the structure of where to take you based on what you want to achieve.”

Morgan Wiley


I’ve spent the past 10 years as a professional coach, building my own successful practice and The Coaching School, a coach education business. During this time I have worked with over 800 leaders and future leaders, clocking in over 4,000 rewarding hours of coaching.

I’m also reassuringly well-qualified at what I do. I’m a Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation, their highest level of credentialing. (To put it into context, there are only 30 of us in the UK.)

Before finding my calling as a coach I banked 10 years of professional experience at Deloitte, where I sold and led international projects with teams of up to 100 people.

My passion for people has always over-ridden my passion for numbers, and I thrive on working with creative, innovative and iconoclastic people. I dislike pointless bureaucracy, fakeness, bullshit and rudeness, and have thankfully managed to avoid all of these in my coaching work to date!

I walk the walk

I don’t think you can develop others without developing yourself. So as well as transforming my client’s lives, I spend a huge amount of time learning about and practicing what I preach. I love exploring how to be a better leader, coach and human being – and to find learning in every situation.

A near-death experience in 2015 gave me a new perspective on taking action and living life to the full.

And I do.

As well as my coaching work (which, as you may have gathered by now, I love…) I’m a happy family man. I work four days a week and spend the other day with my wife and kids. And when I’m not working I indulge my passions for cheese, beer, friends, golf, running and mindfulness.

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