Philly specialises in communications, leadership and management development and personal effectiveness. 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. She joined =mc 10 years ago and has worked with organisations such as Marie Curie Cancer Care, Royal Shakespeare Company, Department of Education, and the World Food Programme. Before joining =mc, Philly specialised in strategic partnerships 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.
Over the next few months, I am excited to be delivering a new Future Managers Programme for Cancer Research UK. This bespoke programme gives aspiring managers an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a manager and whether this is a role they would like in their future. Through on the job learning activities they have the opportunity to practice some of the key skills of management and reflect on where they would like to develop. I am also continuing to deliver a New Managers Programme for Cancer Research UK, now on its fourth cohort of managers.
During the Autumn and into 2024, I’m continuing to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company to support their leaders through the bespoke Amplify Programme, a series of modular sessions on people management and organisational leadership, including workshops on change and collaboration. I am delighted to be continuing to work with their apprentices on a Success at Work programme, giving them a portfolio of tools and knowledge to help them navigate organisational working and their roles.
Effective presenting continues to be an invaluable skillset in our sector, and I’m looking forward to supporting groups from both UNICEF and B-Lab with this development, as well as delivering sessions on Leading and Managing Change and Assertive Conversations.
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. I then specialised in corporate partnerships, managing virtual and cross-departmental teams.
In my role at =mc, I value the opportunity to work across so many important missions, sharing the practical approaches with our customers that will make a real difference in their day to day.