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Phil’s Approach



Phil is an exceptional values-based coach and mentor. He has coached some of the country’s most senior leaders and developing leaders, partners in law firms, and a range of successful business owners wanting to hone aspects of their skills or behaviours.

Three organisations, including a leading national law firm, have retained Phil to coach
multiple staff, managers, and Partners.

Phil has mentored within the Institute of Management’s mentoring programme and mentored and counselled hundreds of people affected by cancer, in New Zealand, USA, and Australia. Staff affected by cancer in the workplace (the cancer-afflicted, their colleagues and/or manager) are one of Phil’s specialty coaching and mentoring areas.

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Phil’s Approach

Phil establishes coaching and mentoring programmes to suit the client Company and individual.

Feedforward Approach

Phil has utilised the feedforward approach (focused on further developing the client’s main strengths), the goal setting approach (aimed at evolving perceived, relative weaknesses) and bespoke hybrid programmes.

Ability to recognize and evaluate the emotions

Phil trained in Sydney in 2005 with Coach U, the leading global provider of coach training programs. But his senior corporate leadership experience, post-graduate qualifications in management and leadership, and his high Emotional Intelligence (his ability to recognize and evaluate the emotions of those around him and within groups of people), position him perfectly as a coach.

Phil’s decades of work in the cancer support arena and his unequalled personal cancer survival experiences in addition to the above, position him as New Zealand’s pre-eminent coach and mentor for people affected by cancer.

The coaching mode

The coaching mode can be in person at the client’s workplace, or at a nearby discrete venue (typically a quiet café), or by telephone or Skype. To be discussed and agreed in advance.
Note: as often than not, Phil’s clients are referred by their employers, who pay the cost of the coaching as an investment in their staff.


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