Phil Summerfield - Director & Executive Coach

A little about me

I’m passionate about coaching and helping people to do even better in their work, lives and businesses, improving business processes, improving customer service, helping my clients to succeed in and enjoy their work and the use of humour and fun to encourage business change and growth. As you can see in the client testimonials, they get real value from and enjoy working with me and my team.

My focus includes executive coaching, 1-on-1 and team, business/team development and performance improvement, customer services, relationship management, sales (internal and external) and IT. I have excellent experience in change management which proves exceptionally valuable in delivering sustainable business change and challenge for my clients.

I’m an approved Growth Accelerator and Growth Through Innovation coach.

I previously worked for IBM, ending up building and running IBM’s SAP Consulting Group, moved to Ernst & Young Management Consultancy, Cap Gemini and then on to PA Consulting Group at partner level. I set up my own SME business focused on delivering the business benefits from investment projects. I have a Masters, MSc in Coaching and Behavioural change at Henley Business School, the Professional Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School,  the Institute of Directors (IOD) diploma in company direction and a diploma in business management (Henley Business School) and am an advanced practitioner in MSP (Managing Successful Programmes – APM). have held roles as Director, Non-Exec, trustee and chairman.

I love improving businesses, helping them to work better, making my clients more successful and seeing them enjoy their work far more. Practical and experienced challenge is a key part of my toolset.
I’ve been coaching businesses since 2007 following a very successful career in the sales, delivery and leadership of professional services organisations
I’ve worked in some of the smallest and the largest of companies and am equally comfortable in both. I have a wide range of experience covering most industries and business functions including sales,  change management, IT, consulting,  business software sales and implementation, asset management plus programme and project management.
I get a real buzz from seeing my clients, staff and friends growing and succeeding with my help, coaching and support.
“With Phil’s extensive business experience it’s inevitable that he adopts a consulting role too and his ability to seamlessly combine input from both coach and consultant standpoints is invaluable.”

MD, HowToMoodle