Philip brings many years of international management experience to the activity of improving performance, through working at an individual and motivational level with clients’ goals. He applies his understanding of the way organisations work, and the market environments in which clients operate, to bring new perspectives in building on personal achievements and in overcoming possible blocks to further achievements.
Philip has worked with a wide range of senior and middle managers for over 20 years, and as an executive coach aims to support individual clients in achieving their performance and career goals. He sees his role as a partner/guide/facilitator who can relate well to clients’ professional and personal environments.
Philip takes a client-centred orientation in his work, believing that enduring improvements in performance come from within, and that it is important for the client to take responsibility and to set his or her own agenda. He regards the initial ‘contracting’ process with the client as a very important point in the establishment of a trusting, confidential and constructive client-coach relationship, and encourages a high degree of feedback from the client. The development of good rapport is encouraged by active listening, observation and reflection, and this creates the foundation from which his more challenging style can often be used to great benefit.
Philip held client-facing roles for Chase Manhattan, Westpac and Commerzbank in London and the Far East, and has been exposed to a wide range of cultural and professional, including trading room, environments.
Philip has an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London, specialising in Career Management and Counselling: his research project was into the way companies evaluate their executive coaches. He has been an accredited member of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision; a member of the Association for Coaching; has qualified as a Chartered Accountant; and has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Sussex. He is level A/B certified by the British Psychological Society and is qualified to use various psychometric instruments.