In Praise of the Incomplete Leader
We’ve come to expect a lot of our leaders. Top executives, the thinking goes, should have the intellectual capacity to make sense of unfathomably complex issues, the imaginative powers to…read more
“I’ve found our sessions boost self-belief because I leave them equipped with new ideas & thoughts to help me tackle my business issues. Our sessions sometimes force me to challenge my opinions, assumptions, prejudices and the underlying drivers behind my personality. I find that this introspection ultimately boosts my self-understanding which underpins my self-belief.”
Director of Managed Services – Global Telecomms Industry
“Phil is an exceptional Executive Coach, very knowledgeable and intuitive. He is currently coaching and challenging me to reach my next career move within the organisation. He is thought provoking, inspiring and insightful and it is great to leverage his knowledge and experience as he understands the environment I work within. He has given me tools to develop my communication style to be in line with Board Level and flexible enough to communicate to the wider audience. Phil challenges me to be more self-aware of the impact I have on others and not be afraid to not know the tiny detail.”
Head of HR
“I have a high regard for Phil’s ability to listen and tease out the issues, discuss them, then put them in context or give examples/stories to help the recipient put them into their context.
I identified a manager who I hoped had the potential to rise significantly within the organisation.
Phil did a first-class job blending a coaching and mentoring approach. The candidate grew enormously and developed the emotional intelligence and self-awareness which is fundamental in a senior management role.
The manager’s insight into different approaches to achieve behavioural change in an organisation was also developed.
He is now no. 2 in our organisation, reports directly to our CEO and attends our board meetings. His ability has been recognised outside of our company and he has recently become, on a part time basis, CEO of an associate organisation.
This very rewarding success for the manager in question and for our organisation is down to the candidate’s potential and equally, in no small measure, Phil’s coaching, mentoring and Emotional Intelligence skills in developing those abilities.
I have no hesitation in recommending Phil to deliver this form of senior management development.”
Chairman – Charity
“I needed a coach who was independent, had broad business experience and could help me get results from our Board of Trustees and my staff. Phil delivered on all of these and more and I could comfortably discuss all topics in complete confidence.”
CEO – Mental Health charity
“I have engaged with Phil for executive coaching within my organisation and for individuals within my own team. Phil undertakes the role with complete professionalism and brings a wealth of insight and experience, at the same time truly challenging the coachee and bringing real tangible impact on performance.”
HR Director – Utilities Industry