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Phillipa Coan


Phillipa is a psychologist, coach and behaviour change specialist.

For the last ten years she has been working as a business psychologist driving change to improve organisational performance. Previous clients have included Maersk Oil, Lego, Oxford City Council, Galvan Luxury Fashion, WSP, NHS, Harveys and Benson for Beds, and she has worked for over seven years with RBS. She has significant expertise in changing behaviours and cultures at work and has completed a PhD in this area. She co-delivers Make Yourself’s Leadership Programmes, with a particular focus on Coaching for Managers, High-Performing Teams and follow-up 1:1 and Team Coaching. She also delivers programmes on behaviour change, corporate sustainability and decision making. 

Phillipa’s specialist areas of 1:1 coaching include: Managing performance anxiety; Making an impact at work; Improving business relationships; and Career decision making. She also works with Teams to improve their collective capacity to deliver. With an academic post at the University of Leeds, Phillipa embeds the most cutting-edge academic research into her work.

Phillipa has a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and a Systemic Team Coaching Certification from the Academy of Executive Coaching. She is also a chartered member of The British Psychological Society.

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