Philly specialises in personal effectiveness, communications and management development. She is an accredited coach, action learning set facilitator and a CIPD Learning and Development Associate.
Philly’s career has spanned both the private and charity sectors, where she has gained extensive experience in communications and management. Before joining =mc, Philly specialised in partnership management and was Corporate Account Team Manager at Alzheimer’s Society working with large scale corporate partners that included Tesco and KPMG. Prior to that she worked for performance development consultancy Lane4.
For the past few months, a lot of my work has been focused on supporting teams and organisations to consider their networks and how they best navigate, influence and negotiate with them to achieve more successful outcomes. This has seen me delivering a range of our Influencing and Negotiating Skills programmes with the National Trust’s Grants team, The Sutton Trust, and fundraisers from across Martin House Hospice. I will also be delivering a second programme on this topic for World Vision UK.
I am also looking forward to being back with the World Food Programme to support their staff across number of online courses – including our Successful Pitching and Influential Fundraiser programmes.
I continue to enjoy very much our partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, collaborating with them on the sixth cohort of Amplify – a management development programme, delivered over 6 months, across 7 modules, which supports managers at the RSC to consider their leadership approach. I will also be supporting a group there to consider their approach to projects, delivering four half day sessions on Project Management.
A focus on effective collaboration continues to be important and I’ll be continuing to work with teams at the Charity Finance Group and the University of Bristol on programmes of work to explore approaches that can further build and support on existing practice.
I’ll also be supporting the leadership team at Working Chance, with our Transformational Leadership programme over the next few months.
I began my career in the private sector, working for Lane4, who specialise in performance development. I worked on internal communications between their global offices, and then moved into the commercial team, launching customer relationship initiatives across the business – a key account management programme and customer feedback process. During this time, I became an accredited coach.
In 2010, I moved into the not-for-profit sector, working on projects that looked at gaps in service provision and how charitable organisations could best galvanise support, through their volunteer networks and private funding streams. During this time, I spent four years specialising in corporate partnerships, and managing virtual and cross-departmental teams.
In my role at =mc, I love the opportunity to work across so many important missions, and enjoy working with our customers to help them with practical approached to increase their effectiveness.