Philip has held various management positions during his career to date, including co-founder, partner and managing director of Headspace PR; marketing director of Yahoo! Germany; and vice president of Consumer and Commercial Marketing at Universal Music International. He has also been facilitating leadership trainings on behalf of Axialent since 2009.
With his background in international business management, Philip started coaching in 2005, is certified as a professional coach with ICF and CTI, and specializes in executive coaching, leadership training and personal development.
He draws on his extensive experience when working with his clients, who range from international captains of industry to CEOs and senior executives, from small companies to billion-dollar corporations. Based in Berlin, Germany, Philip coaches or facilitates in English and German internationally.
Philip integrates his corporate background, expertise in executive coaching, leadership training, leadership and personal development, and experience gained as a yoga instructor to help his clients to explore valuable perspectives with which to address potential barriers that might be impeding their own development, or that of their organizations. Over the years, he has coached and trained more than 1,200 executives, transcending all organizational levels in multinationals, including intact senior teams.
His incisive approach enables him to help his clients maximize their leadership impact on their organizations and goals. Philip’s ability to empower his clients — individuals or groups — in both a challenging and supportive role enables them to unlock their full potential as people who think and lead with clarity and vision, in tune with their own values and those of their organizations, to meet the evolving challenges of an uncertain, ever-changing and unpredictable world.
Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon) degree in business administration from the University of Pretoria. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and was trained and is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute in London and San Francisco. He is certified in group coaching with Potentials Realized and is certified in various 360° tools from Human Synergistics, Energy Leadership iPEC and The Leadership Circle (TLC). He is also a certified leadership trainer with The Leadership Circle.
Born in South Africa, Philip immigrated to Germany in 1992 and has subsequently been based in Frankfurt, London, Munich and Düsseldorf. He currently calls Berlin, Germany, his home.