Phil Roberts - Partner
My first career was in The City of London with NatWest to Regional Director level, before moving into HR consulting in my mid 30's. This gave me the opportunity to dive deeply into leadership and leadership development and to hone my craft. In the years since I have gained experience in talent management, succession planning, high potential and promotion readiness, and leadership/management development. I have made extensive use of 360, survey and psychometric data to underpin my work.
For 7 years I was the Global Commercial Director Professional Services for HR firm SHL where I gained extremely valuable experience over the entire contraction/growth period of the economic crisis, before exiting a private fund in 2012. I had P&L accountability and responsibilities including dispersed and central operations, business development, client quality and the customer experience, and consultant CPD, reward and utilisation/targeting.
The combination of technical coaching skills stemming from as far back as the mid 90's alongside my leadership track record enables me to apply proven coaching techniques in a deeply knowing and practical way, benefiting my clients with insight and perceptive challenge.
I currently work with many clients including Boston Consulting Group, KPMG, Direct Line Group, OBG, and Rethink Mental Illness. My coaching practice operates across the entire coaching spectrum from performance improvement through to whole person coaching. I use a strengths based approach that includes a focus on goals, depth and network analysis, alignment with personal and organisational values, resilience and transpersonal impact.
I have designed and led leadership development programmes, and regularly facilitate master classes and seminars relating to areas of personal development.
Whether I am working 1-2-1 or with groups/teams, my clients tell me that I offer a healthy amount of challenge in completely confidential environments that allow them to fully examine the issues that they bring to a session, such that we walk away with productive steps forward.