A Brief Introduction


We are commercial people ourselves with over two decades of experience who believe in helping clients achieve success in their business, in their own way and on their own terms!

We encourage an open, informal approach when we work, which helps to get to know you and your people before finding new ways to improve or transform whichever part of your business might need that little tweak.

We’ve been around the block a few times since 1997 when we were originally called StagedCoaching and as such, we contributed to the success of many of the worlds largest (and smallest) companies.

People are at the heart of every great business, which is why we combine experienced-based learning with an innovative business transformation process.

Our clients gain the best of both worlds, ensuring their business continues to thrive whilst all staff are fully aligned with the capability required to ensure future success.

Learning & Development

We do things differently when it comes to developing people

We don’t rely on traditional training courses, as we know that people learn more effectively from direct experience of doing rather than just listening.

We have been known to devise some of the most extraordinary learning events for many of the worlds top-performing companies, where people and performance really do matter.

Example of some past workshops include:

  • Using an entire London theatre venue to enable a whole business to design, create and deliver its own ‘masterpiece’ performance.
  • Working with a team of C-Suite Executives to enable them to develop teamwork, management and relationship skills running and crewing an ocean-going racing yacht.
  • Taking a large, middle management team into an Aikido Dojo for a day to develop Trust, Confidence and Emotional Intelligence using martial arts.
  • Challenging over two hundred Government IT professionals to think and behave differently building an entire business transformation process, in one day using just cardboard.
  • Developing social responsibility, diversity and inclusion by engaging executives directly with hands-on experience with charities and underfunded groups.

We can also provide a very extensive list of possibly less expensive activities which we have created to engage, challenge and grow extraordinary teams of people across the world.

“Fundamentally Philip Holder challenges and equips business leaders to live up to their role. he balances consulting and facilitation with his own extensive experience and research to deliver fast-paced and high-value executive development. Phil personally uses his deep understanding of people to provide practical tools that support managers to motivate, develop and raise the performance of their teams” – Ben Pike, MD. 

Philip Holder

Uses deep insight to plan, develop, and implement learning events that create new opportunities to enhance business objectives by transforming the way people work and think.

He combines the dynamics of martial arts, musical theatre, experiential learning, behavioural change and deep insight on emotional intelligence with decades of experience in business consulting to develop solutions that consistently achieve outstanding results for all his stakeholders.

& Co.

We have some of the most talented transformation consultants and trainers working with us to help inspire, engage, develop and enhance the performance of our clients. Their backgrounds come in all shapes and sizes which enables us to ensure that we only select the most relevant capability to fit precisely with your organisation’s exacting requirements.

Philip is the author of Discover Your Emotional Intelligence  (Published by Pearson Business)

Which takes the reader through a journey of self-discovery and personal development.

In the book, he has created a unique learning environment where the reader can understand Emotional Intelligence from their own experience and perspective, and by using the PEIP assessment (which is also available on this site), the reader can identify precisely where their level of EI is against forty-two unique EI dimensions.  The second part of the book enables the reader to develop their capability across each one of these.

Emotional Intelligence is an essential skill to develop today – for business, and for life. I worked with Phil for many years, and he brings the best of his teaching to this book. Part education, part practical manual, but all delivered in Phil’s trademark style – accessible, funny and profound. Everyone who wants to do better at their job – and better at their life too – should read this book.” – William Macpherson, Chair, Learning Curve Group

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