Philly specialises in personal effectiveness, communication, management development and fundraising. 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, fundraising 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.
I continue to support managers at all levels, helping them consider how to best support themselves and their teams during this time. A large focus continues to be the development of distance management approaches, such as their coaching and feedback skills, and working on their own resilience techniques. We are seeing managers really stepping up to this challenge and employers providing the support their managers need which has been great to see.
This month in particular I will be working with a new Managing at a Distance cohort from the Council of Europe, as well as leading our Emerging Managers public programme, which if you miss this month’s, there is another one running in June – you can find more information here.
As with my colleagues, I continue to work closely with the World Food Programme, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year. This month I have been working with the Communication, Advocacy and Marketing division on a suite of communication programmes that are supporting their teams all over the world – including two cohorts of Public Speaking.
Our Influencing and Negotiation Skills programmes are popular at the moment, and in particular I am enjoying working closely with the Department for Education on a series of programmes to support this skills development within their Capital Directorate.
I began my career in the private sector, working for Lane4, who specialise in performance development. Initially I worked on internal communications between their global offices, and then moved into the commercial team, launching customer relationship initiatives across the business – such as key account management and an annual feedback process. During this time, I became an accredited coach and delivered internal learning sessions on personal brand and coaching.
In 2010, I moved into the not-for-profit sector and was involved in various projects – researching gaps in care for servicemen and their families on behalf of the Royal British Legion, to helping to develop a volunteer fundraising strategy for Alzheimer’s Society. I then spent four years in fundraising and management, raising funds from organisations and large scale projects; while managing virtual and cross-departmental teams.
Being at =mc, I hugely value the opportunity to work with and support so many different organisations, and see my role as helping to make people’s working lives that little bit easier and more effective.