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.
Over the past few months I have been continuing to support managers, who find themselves working remotely from their teams, helping them consider how to best support themselves and their teams during this time. In particular I have been working with groups from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Trussell Trust. A large focus continues to be the development of coaching and feedback skills, and working on their own distance management techniques. If you are interested in developing your own management practice during this time, I really recommend our Emerging Managers public programme. We’re looking at dates, and I’ll be leading a session soon. Register your interest and we’ll let you know the dates.
I have also recently finished a series of programmes on Influencing and Negotiation Skills for the Department for Education to support this skills development within their Capital Directorate. These skills continue to be vital in navigating organisational networks whether online or face to face, as well as with external stakeholders. In addition I have been supporting groups from Independent Age with tools for developing effective relationships and others with specific tools to have influencing conversations.
Our project management tools and approach continues to be popular in the sector, and recently this has seen me working with a new group of project managers at WaterAid, through a series of online sessions to reflect on their own project approach and what tools could be applied to increase project success. If you are interested in developing your own project management skills during this time, register or book for the next Project Management public programme.
I am looking forward to the next few months and working with Tower Hamlets on the topic of Change and Me, rolling out our Manager Essentials programme with new cohorts at the Trussell Trust, as well as supporting staff at UNICEF with our Public Speaking programme. If you want to know more about any of these programmes, the get in touch via our contact us page.
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 a key account management programme and a customer feedback process. During this time, I became an accredited coach.
In 2010, I followed my heart and moved into the not-for-profit sector working on various projects 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 hugely value the opportunity to work across so many important missions, and enjoy being able to add value where I can in helping to make people’s working lives that little bit easier and more effective.