“Helping Leaders and Teams to Thrive in a Global Multi-Cultural World.”
With 35 years speaking experience in 58 countries Phil is an in-demand powerful and entertaining keynote speaker, trainer and coach. He challenges teams and leaders to “raise the bar” on their performance by strengthening the mindsets that build engagement in themselves and others, and which lead to success in an intercultural global and volatile world.
Cultural and personality clashes often eat away at workplace happiness and bottom line results, and Philip is recognized as a global specialist helping organisations look at the influence of culture and interpersonal dynamics on the bottom line, teamwork, performance, conflict, JV’s, leadership and co-operation. Organisations comment on his high level of skill when working in situations where “soft” issues are impacting business results. He has the ability to entertain and put audiences at their ease, establish a learning climate where people from different cultures feel comfortable to discuss sensitive business issues and people always walk away from his sessions inspired with solutions for both business and personal issues. Using ideas from positive psychology, stakeholder coaching, appreciative inquiry, systems thinking, quantum physics and with a friendly, results oriented personality he helps leaders identify their authentic style, collaborate across cultures, and Philip helps audiences find solutions to real business issues by helping them learn to connect head with heart. A well known figure on the global stage, Philip appears regularly on Channel New Asia and he is known variously by his clients “Mr. Happiness”, “Mr Synchronicity” or “Mr. Culture”. Originally from England Phil has lived in Asia for over 26 years, and in Singapore since 1990
Global Leadership, Multi-Cultural Teams, Happiness and Well Being at Work, Intuition and Decision Making, Heart Resilience, Cultural Intelligence, Leadership and Synchronicity.
Throughout his career Phil has had various roles in organizational learning and leadership development: Head of Organizational Development for Reuters, where he created and managed the Asia Leadership Development Unit; Leadership Advisor to the Sri Lankan Education Ministry; Assistant Director of Management Studies at Roffey Park (UK) and Head of Leadership Development for London Local Government. As Founder/CEO of Singapore’s Global Leadership Academy he has taken his passion for leadership excellence to the next level. Phil has worked with organizations such as: BASF, Citi, Consultative Group International Agricultural Research, Credit Suisse, Danida, Deutsche Bank, GE, GM, HP, Jotun, Lend Lease, Merrill Lynch, Nokia, Pepsi Cola, Petronas, Shell, GIC, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, World Bank, and has also been for many years a senior leadership consultant for the United Nations regularly facilitating senior UN teams and national government dialogues on organizational and leadership development issues. Phil is a Visiting Fellow at Roffey Park (UK), faculty member at Duke University Global Learning Resource Network (USA), and consultant with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Singapore, and a lecturer on Global Leadership with Bristol University (UK), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), East West Centre University of Hawaii (USA), Leicester University (UK).
Qualifications & Accreditations
- CSPGlobal (Certified Speaking Professional Global) one of only 29 people worldwide to hold this award
- Certified Master Trainer for Belbin Team Roles
- Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach
- HeartMath Resilience Certified Trainer
- Consultant in Appreciative Inquiry and certified by David Cooperrider
- Certified Cultural Intelligence Coach/Consultant
- Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Cross Cultural Licensee
- Certified in Peace- Building and Conflict Resolution by Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation Phil has a BA from Manchester University (UK), an MSc in Business Research Methods from Henley Business School (UK) and is pursuing his PhD in Leadership and Synchronicity at the Taos Institute (US). He has post-graduate diplomas in Social Science, Self-Managed Learning, is a UK certified marital and family therapist and was once a London taxi driver.
Author of “Search for Singapore’s Happiest People,” Phil has a passion for helping people find their full potential both at work and at home. He is also author of “Global Literacy in Asia Pacific” (in “HR Strategies in Asia”), and enjoys sharing his ideas about the impact of culture on relationships and results.