Phil's Biography

Photos

  

+ + +

Short Bio

Phil is the founder of WhyThisNow, helping leaders, teams and organisations thrive in challenging conditions with purpose-driven strategies and collaborative solutions.

He’s the author of Connecting Profit with Purpose and was recently quoted in the AFR report on purpose in business.

After many years in corporate roles and leading high-performance teams, he set up his own business and has since worked with companies such as BlueScope, Challenger, IAG, JLL, NRMA and QBE, and a wide range of nonprofit and government entities.

 

Long Bio

Phil is the founder of WhyThisNow, helping leaders, teams and organisations thrive in challenging conditions with purpose-driven strategies and collaborative solutions.

Following a successful corporate career where he led high-performance teams, Phil set up his own business and has been assisting organisations with complex challenges for more than 15 years.

He was invited to Boston by Harvard Business School leaders in the business purpose field and gained prominence authoring case studies and the book, Connecting Profit with Purpose, and was recently quoted in the AFR report on purpose in business.

Phil’s since worked with the likes of BlueScope, Challenger, IAG, JLL, NRMA and QBE, and a wide range of nonprofit and government entities.

As a speaker, he has a warm and engaging style, injecting humour and actionable takeaways for audience members, with popular topics:
– Increasing Resilience and Growing with Change.
– The Secrets of Strong and Collaborative Teams.
– Purpose-Driven Work Cultures.
– High-Impact Leadership.

His services include planning and strategy sessions, team building, tune-ups and trouble-shooting, purpose exploration workshops, stakeholder engagement assistance and advanced problem solving techniques.

Along with a range of event-based facilitations, he’s helped sponsors of complex multi-sector projects achieve buy-in with critical stakeholder groups, including Just Reinvest (Bourke), the Wagga Wagga Local Employment Initiative and packaging industry peak body, APCO.

Phil’s a co-developer of the Collaboration Canvas tool and an associate director of Janellis, a firm specialising in critical thinking techniques to improve decision-making quality and organisational resilience.

The purpose of his own work is to help leaders, teams and organisations elevate their performance and impact so they contribute to a healthy planet with shared prosperity.

Chocolate is his kryptonite and you’ll often find him running the tracks and trails in Bulli, one hour south of Sydney, Australia.

Download Phil's "Collaborative Project & Team Risk Assessment Tool"

This tool helps you assess collaborative strength so you can proactively identify and reduce risks of problems and underperformance.

You have Successfully Subscribed!