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Nicola Phillips

Consultant and facilitator with 20 years experience in a wide range of industries in blue chip organisations. Consulting expertise includes working at both Board and Senior Executive level through group and individual consulting and facilitation. Much of the applied work focuses around developing and maximising the creative and intuitive talents of individuals and groups. She has an executive coaching practice which deals with work and personal issues ranging from mentoring new executives and directors to developing innovative approaches to changing environments. Extensively published author in the fields of management development and counselling in USA, Far East and the Europe.

Range of clients in the financial, media, technology, commercial and public sectors, including the BBC, Pearson, Accenture, Fiat, Freshfields, J.P.Morgan Chase, Global Business Network, HBOS, Pillsbury Winthrop, London School of Tropical Medicine, Adobe, Novell, Marks and Spencer Plc, Microsoft, and Stirling Group Plc. All work is custom tailored to the client.

Organisational Development

Recent assignments have included:

  • Developing strategies and support for organisation undergoing corporate and departmental restructure during a merger. Consulting on managing the change process, and providing support for key managers.
  • Designing and implementing a development programme both web based and real time to maximise the potential of a transnational and diverse team.
  • One to one consulting and coaching with senior managers on complex work issues.
  • Facilitating work groups and looking at group processes.
  • Developing scenarios to plan for and anticipate future product and market trends for multinational corporation.
  • Developing cross cultural strategies and support for medium size organisation undergoing global restructure.

Management Development

Designing and running development programmes for senior management. Subjects include:

  • Influencing and political skills
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Dilemmas and Choices


‘One to One Management’ N Phillips & E Sidney (Pearson 1990)
‘Managing International Teams’ N Phillips (Financial Times / Pearson 1992)
‘Innovative Management’ N Phillips (Financial Times / Pearson 1993)
‘Motivating through Change’ N Phillips (Financial Times / Pearson 1995)
‘Reality Hacking’ N Phillips (Capstone 1997)
‘E-motional Business’ N Phillips (Financial Times / Pearson 2000)
‘The Big Difference’ N Phillips (Financial Times /Pearson May 2001)
‘Fear without Loathing’ N Phillips (Wiley February 2003)
Chapter in Financial Times Handbook of Management
Various articles on experiential management in English, European and American professional publications


Fully qualified counsellor:
Careers Guidance (including psychometric testing)
Westminster Pastoral Foundation Diploma
Lincoln Institute for Psychotherapy Diploma
Marriage Guidance Training Programme (now Relate)

Languages spoken: French, German and Japanese  — Understanding of: Italian, Spanish and Danish