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Phil Hayes

Phil Hayes


Phil is amongst the most experienced executive coaches in the UK, having begun his practice in the early 1990’s. He has trained a generation of coaches since MF began coach skills training in 2000, and has coached hundreds of senior leaders across virtually all sectors.

He has added to the coaching profession as a successful author, by creating an accessible on-line coaching skills course for The Open University and by contributing to coaching conversations speaking at conferences and in the media.

Phil’s coaching experience sits alongside more than 30 years of leadership development practice, including a spell as Head of Management Training at the BBC.

He has worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, NHS, BBC, Nissan, Southampton FC, Lankelly Chase, and Nutmeg Saving and Investment Ltd primarily coaching at CEO/MD/Senior Director level.

Previous Coaching Engagements
  • Government - UK Ambassador preparing to take up significant new overseas posting
  • Manufacturing - CEO of major European car manufacturer seeking to lead the creation of a high performance culture
  • Sport – Director of Rugby at a leading Premiership club looking to review his leadership of the coaching team
  • Media – coaching a senior editor into a significant management role (who subsequently became BBC Director General)
  • Finance – coaching CEO of a major online investment service leading his company into overseas expansion and significant global growth

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Areas of Expertise
  • Transition through career challenges and crises
  • Leadership of high performing teams and organisations
  • Personal effectiveness and influence
  • Preparation for new senior appointments
  • Interview, presentation, and personal impact
  • Major events such as corporate strategy facilitation
  • Teaching facilitation skills in Health, Media, and Sport sectors
  • Creator of an innovative Team Coaching Skills Programme

Professional Experience

  • Chair, Management Futures
  • MD and founding director, Management Futures
  • Operations Director, Brathay Hall Trust
  • Senior Social Worker, London
Education & Accreditations
  • MA, Management Learning, Lancaster
  • BA Hons, English Literature, East Anglia
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Coaching and Mentoring
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Psychoanalytical Counselling
  • NLP Master Practitioner

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