"I first met Phil as a speaker on a national platform. We quickly established rapport and kept in touch. Sometime later I read an interesting article written by Phil on organisational change it resonated with me and the challenges that I was facing at the time. I asked Phil to work with me on a strategic business review and a complex restructure that I was leading on behalf of my Board. He offered insight, support and challenge to my vision and purpose as a Chief Executive. He also provided expert support and guidance with his expertise in HR and OD to enable the plan. Phil continues to provide support and challenge to help me formulate my ongoing business strategy."
"Phil is a great colleague and demonstrates real clarity in matters relating to organisational development, transformational change and all matters relating to human resources. He inspires confidence and commands respect from colleagues, peers and elected members. Phil demonstrates a strong understanding of the changing face of the public sector and the need to establish and function through different partnerships to be effective in the future."
"Phil quickly established rapport with myself and colleagues and got to the heart of the key elements of our existing culture. He skilfully supported a difficult internal restructure process balancing the needs of the organisation with the impact upon existing senior managers. He also helped us to build a comprehensive picture of our barriers to organisational change and managed to find a way of feeding them back that engaged the wider leadership team in meaningful discussion about next steps."
"It’s not always easy having an external consultant on site looking at the work of your team. Phil’s interpersonal style made this a lot easier for me. I found his interest in my work and professional views helped me to develop and grow within my role. His coach/mentoring style helped me to gain clarity in my thoughts and actions, and resulted in me being more impactful in supporting the work of senior leaders."
"Phil is a true HR/OD professional with an extensive range of skills and senior executive experience. I have worked with Phil on a number of change progammes and I have been impressed with the innovation, creativity and energy that he always demonstrates. Phil's expertise is in business transformation and organisational development and he has a passion for modernising services to deliver tangible 'business' performance outcomes and value for money for customers. I would have no hesitation in recommending his work. And... he is great fun to work with!"
“Phil has provided both me personally, and the organisation, with some really excellent support around our OD agenda. He is very knowledgable, customer focused, intuitive and innovative. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
“Working with Phil has allowed me to reevaluate my career and goals, I’m extremely grateful for the impact this has had. Phil’s ability to construct an enjoyable, congruent and engaging approach to each session has meant his skills and expertise have helped me to experience personal and professional growth and face new challenges with confidence.”
"Phil worked with me, and a multi disciplinary community based team to support us through a radical change programme. It was a massive challenge as he was greeted with unhappy and confused staff. He helped me to develop and to lead the team in a different way. Phil spent time understanding the way I thought and behaved; and helped me to challenge and reflect upon my thinking and beliefs about leadership and management. As a team we learned how to effect positive long term change. Phil helped me change from being a manager to a more effective and proactive leader, focusing my time, energy and resources on acting on the right things. Phil enabled me to challenge and understand our work in a different way. The team with Phil’s encouragement, guidance and experience developed tools that shaped our practice and provide evidence of what worked. Phil worked with individuals to support them in understanding – this was not an easy task due to the team feeling exposed and challenged. Phil modified his response and level of support depending on the situation. We now deliver better outcomes for service users at less cost. Employee engagement and morale has improved dramatically. It has been a challenging and difficult experience for me affecting the changes that I wanted to see was not easy, however my personal growth and development has been significant; this would not have happened without Phil’s support, encouragement, prompting and coaching throughout the process.”
“I was first introduced to Phil nearly 10 years ago when he was allocated as my external mentor on the National Graduate Development Programme for local government. I always found our sessions very instructive in enabling me to establish my career priorities and formulate a plan to try and achieve these. He helped me to understand that my interests lay in the field of regeneration and I spent a few years in London in a range of exciting project work. After a career gap to work, travel abroad and start a family I have been able to talk to Phil again about how this has affected my career direction. After an insightful coaching session I have revisited my plan with specific tasks to help me and again pursued jobs in the regeneration field. I am delighted to have just been offered a full time role after nearly three and a half years of fulfilling other activities. I thank Phil for taking the time to talk to me and relighting my enthusiasm and confidence for pursuing a career in local government.”