Philly specialises in personal effectiveness, communication, management development and fundraising. She is an accredited coach, action learning set facilitator and a CIPD member.
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 account management and was Corporate Account Team Manager at Alzheimer’s Society working with large scale corporate partnerships that included Tesco and KPMG.
Having returned from maternity leave at the start of this year, I am enjoying being back working on solutions to help our customers achieve their missions.
During these months I will be spending time with the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sick Children’s Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to help their staff to deal with time pressures and manage their priorities. I will be with project managers at WaterAid and Local Trust to look at how they can get the best results from their projects; and with staff at City and Guilds to look at how influence and negotiation techniques can help them achieve better results in their work.
I will also be continuing our work with Marie Curie and UNICEF to support their new and aspiring managers, as well as launching a new modular management programme with Plan UK.
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.