About Phil and Stride Coaching

Over the last ten years Phil has been working as a business psychologist and behaviour change specialist across a range of industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, finance, fashion, engineering and higher education. She set up her first consultancy, STRIDE, in 2015 which targets behaviour change in the corporate sustainability field.

Stride Coaching capitalises on her academic research and leverages her corporate experience to deliver targeted change to a wider range of challenges with significant benefits for both organisations and individuals.

Phil's Credentials


Phil works with a number of experienced associates to help deliver specialised training

Anthea Willey

Graham Singleton

Louise Faulkes-Rushton

Andy Wolfe


"My coaching programme with Phil has been nothing short of transformational. She has re-focused my thinking leading to important shifts in my company’s strategy and its vision for the future. Our sessions resulted in countless improvements to my day to day working including how I engage and inspire my team - I have had lots of positive feedback."
Jeremy Gilley, CEO, Peace One Day
"Phillipa led presentation training for a diverse group of women with differing levels of seniority and experience. She was dynamic, engaging and insightful. Phillipa took the time to understand each participant enabling her to provide detailed and specific advice so everyone left more confident. The group have since carried on supporting one another to practice the techniques she introduced. We deeply valued and benefited from this training."
Kirsten W, Global Communications Director, Save the Children International.
"Phil transformed the way I present. I had a real fear of public speaking, my mind would go blank, my mouth dry and I raced through my content. By talking through some of the science behind nerves and having fun experimenting with new techniques I now have so much more confidence. My last presentation was so successful it led to my senior management team agreeing to a new sustainability strategy which will have a big impact at Allsaints. Phil made me a better version of myself and I cannot wait to have my next presentation!"
Antonio Cinelli, Senior Production Manager, Allsaints
"My time with Phil was incredibly valuable. Her professional yet caring manner enabled me to very quickly trust her and the process. By experimenting with different methods we uncovered the underlying causes of the challenges I was facing and together we found practical solutions."
Marina, Markets Director, Ernst & Young
"I met with Phil to discuss career goals and relationships. She helped me gain a fresh and self-aware perspective, as well as the tools to build on the progress we made. Phil is smart and approachable, and has a manner which helped me dig deeper into my own motivations and attitude."
James, Lawyer, US based city firm
"Phillipa’s coaching was great. The day was a deep dive course in body language, public speaking and communicating for impact. I really valued the feedback and advice she provided, and am already building this into my work."
Helena D, Global Communications, Save the Children International
"I have worked with a number of executive coaches and Phillipa has been by far the most valuable. Phillipa’s style is pragmatic, intuitive and engaging. She uses her vast knowledge of academic research, frameworks and models to support my thinking and help me understand my behaviour – this pragmatic approach has led to improvements in my leadership style and confidence and has accelerated the progress and success of our company."
Kirsten Walkom, Executive Vice President, Smith & Company
"Phillipa helped me better articulate what I wanted our team culture to look and feel like. Four months on, we have taken positive steps to shift our culture. Phillipa was an excellent sounding board to talk through ideas. She also made really good suggestions and shared excellent insight that I was able to take away and use. "
Mark Greer, Head of Private Clients, Charities Aid Foundation