Phil is president of Cognitive Leadership Strategies West and founding partner of the LEADS Learning scholar-practitioner network, bringing leadership and learning opportunities to organizations of all types and sizes around the world.
With a passion for studying, designing and facilitating systems transformation, Phil has provided consulting and coaching on leadership development and strategy formulation for many public and private organizations across the world. He is a certified facilitator of the Human Synergistics organizational performance diagnostics and the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator. He is also a Cognitive Edge practitioner and the Canadian master facilitator for Power+Systems workshops and Friday Night at the ER systems thinking simulation.
Phil worked in the health, occupational trauma and wellness fields during his previous career as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Since 1997, he has served as an adjunct professor of leadership in the master of arts in leadership and MBA programs at Royal Roads University. He is also a faculty member for the Conference Board of Canada’s Directors College, serves on several organizational boards and frequently volunteers his services to non-profit and social-mission-driven organizations.