Co-founder and Director.
Phil is an inspiring and challenging facilitator and executive consultant, with an extensive background in delivering performance improvement. He is also a Masters-level executive coach and behavior change specialist, with a successful track record in helping organizations drive through sustained programs in culture change and leadership development. As a mentor, Phil has been able to influence transformational change and personal growth to a substantial number of people.
Sectors Phil has worked in include automotive, banking, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, IT, precision engineering, retail, telecoms, and US Olympic sports.
In the academic sphere, Phil's research has been instrumental in developing a deeper understanding of the psychology behind the 'manager-as-coach' relationship.
Co-founder and Director.
Specializing in learning and organizational development, Lillian works with blue chip companies to create bottom line increases through behavior change in their management and teams. In partnership with clients, Lillian works to unlock the potential of people by creating the conditions through which change can be achieved, and helps to provide clarity around what needs to be different within their organization to deliver a positive outcome.
Lillian enjoys creating world class, innovative programs of learning that switch on light bulbs for people. Every client is different, and Lillian believes that understanding the client is key to achieving results and sustainable change.
Areas of expertise include: Change management consulting (board level), leadership and management learning, employee development programs and culture change consulting.
Co-founder and Director
Miles is a charismatic and engaging coach, consultant and mentor of managers, coaches and executive teams - helping them to deliver people transformation and culture change. He is an established keynote speaker at major conferences, and has worked in many different cultures and industries covering 35 countries.
Drawing on his wealth of coaching and facilitation experience, Miles enjoys the challenge of helping organizations and teams to communicate effectively, with a focus on building high performance dynamics.
A positive communicator, Miles believes in releasing the untapped potential in people. Sectors worked in include automotive, healthcare and pharmaceutical, local government, financial services, museums, engineering, and USA Olympic sports.
Miles hosts a weekly radio show - “Business Express” - on Express FM.
Partners and Collaborators
People Academy is extremely fortunate to have worked alongside some incredible people over the years. We’re proud to consider some of them as our partners and collaborators, in many ways, including research, thought leadership, mentoring, and of course, work and projects for our clients.
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Olympic Gold medalist, Team GB Field Hockey, 1988 Seoul Olympics. Performance director of Bronze Medal-winning Team GB Women’s Field Hockey, 2012 London Olympics. Director of Sport, Millfield School. Football Association’s Head of England Women’s Performance.
Head Coach, USA Women’s Field Hockey. Currently CEO of People Optimization based in California, providing consultancy in high performing teams to elite sport and commercial organisations. Key contributor to coach development for USOC.
Former BMW director (UK board). Now CEO of the Institute of Motor Industry. A passionate advocate of the People Dimension. Automotive industry global figure. Hugely impactful mentor and consultant.
Jamie Staff MBE
Olympic Gold Medalist and world record-breaker, Team GB Cycling, with Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny - 2008 Beijing Olympics. Director of USA BMX program, which won Gold and Bronze at 2016 Rio Olympics and two Gold medals at the 2017 World Championships. Jamie used ‘
Former Olympic Coach. Now coach education and training manager with USA Archery. Guy is responsible for shaping culture in his sport - ‘how we do things around here’.
Formerly coach of the legendary Steve Backley, helping him to Olympic success in Team GB Javelin. John is now a master coach-of-coaches, and has a significant role in the USOC National Team Coach Leadership program.
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