Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips is a Management Consultant, adept at analysing and interpreting complex situations, building networks and relationships and facilitating agreement. He is a strong and innovative thinker and manager, results oriented with a pioneering spirit. An accomplished and experienced international facilitator, team-builder and coach, he regularly demonstrates an ability to create a positive thinking environment and inspire people to take action and get results.

For the past 18 years Bill has consulted both nationally and internationally with organisations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other parts of the UN and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He has taken part in consulting projects in Chile, Brunei, Nigeria, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Assignments with the Red Cross have taken him to Switzerland, Spain, Malaysia and El Salvador, and he continues to work with public and private sector organisations across the UK. He has been a specialist in understanding and working with teams and personal working preferences (TMS Accredited Master Trainer) since 1987, and has worked using NLP since 1988. More recent research has focused on building resilience and wellbeing at work, creating more choice when experiencing difficult emotions, and the continuing development of his Future-basing process.


Bill has a Master of Philosophy degree (MPhil) in Training Management, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered MCIPD). He completed his NLP Trainer Training at the NLP Academy in 2006, when he was certified as a Trainer of New Code NLP by John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair & Michael Carroll. A Founder Member of the International Trainers’ Academy of NLP (ITA), he consults and works fluently in Spanish. Bill’s areas of special interest include, among others, NLP Training and Certification, Executive Coaching, Certification of Future-basing Coaches and the PhotoReading Whole Mind System.

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