Philip Ralph

Managing Director, The Leadership Sphere

Phillip’s capability and passion is working with senior leaders and teams to achieve high levels of individual, team and organisational performance. The approach adopted brings together a strong systems approach with proven personal transformational
processes. He also brings a diverse range of commercial, government and senior corporate experiences.

Prior to founding The Leadership Sphere, Phillip spent six years with the highly successful and innovative ANZ cultural transformation program called Breakout, where he was the Head of Consulting and Facilitation. Initiated by the CEO, John McFarlane in 2000, Breakout has been widely acclaimed as one of the best examples of a successful cultural transformation program in the world.

Phillip works with many large Australian and international organisations including tier one professional service firms, several large Australian banks and many large hospitals and healthcare groups. He works with CEOs and executives as a coach and
mentor and is on various global coaching panels. He has also worked with McKinsey & Co in delivering leadership programs to a global firm. He is sought out by some of Australia’s most senior leaders to guide and support them.

His approach is definitely not ‘one size fits all’ and instead uses a contextual approach – and importantly, one that optimises results for the client. His strengths are working with leaders and senior teams who need to gain increased clarity about where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. He has strong expertise in helping organisations manage and lead change in complex environments.

Phillip has written and contributed to several books, including Leadership Without Silver Bullets: A Guide to Exercising Leadership, acclaimed by business leaders and experts as a no-nonsense guide to leadership that cuts through the usual rhetoric. He also contributed to two new books: Emerging Trends in Leadership and Strategy and The World Book of Values. Phillip’s fourth book (in progress) addresses the challenges of real world people development and how to create and sustain a capable and motivated workforce.

Keynote speaking topics include: (1) Leadership Without Silver Bullets; (2) Navigating Change; (3) Cultural Transformation; (4) Creating the High Performance Team You Need; and (5) Resilience For The Real World..