Ryan’s work involves facilitating, coaching, mentoring, and training teams, managers and leaders to work more effectively together, to deliver more value for their organisations, businesses, and customers, while generating engagement and enjoyment as a priority.
With a background in project and programme management in the e-commerce sector, Ryan turned to Agile coaching, consulting, and training to unleash the barriers and limitations imposed on human systems in large organisations. He’s influenced senior stakeholders to adopt Agile ways of working in industries spanning retail, supply chain, publishing, government services, software consultancy, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, risk management, FinTech, and Telco. He’s introduced and instilled widespread process change and helped to align and coordinate teams in multi-team environments through the design and facilitation of Lean and Agile ways of working within and across teams.
Ryan is the owner of StrongSuits, a team and organisational development tool. Through the innovation of this tool he has come to value Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Product Innovation, and continues to develop himself in these areas.
Philip supports senior leadership teams and general managers to become Agile in a sustainable way.
His experience comes from more than 25 years’ success with Roche, most recently as the Functional Head within Roche setting up a new Global Scientific Communications Department, and previously with Novartis, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi and The Medicus Group of Agencies. He’s demonstrated leadership success in communications, training, sales, marketing, change management and business transformation in Medical Affairs, Commercial, Finance and Procurement.
Philip is an industry thought leader and commentator. He writes a regular Leadership and Agility Column in Pharmaceutical Marketing Journal and is part of the HCA Healthcare Communications Association Think Tank.
Philip is an accredited individual and systemic team coach and is a teaching faculty member with the AoEC, Academy of Executive Coaching. He’s qualified in the Leadership Circle Profile and uses this powerful model to support individual Leaders and their Leadership teams and whole departments. He’s experienced in Agile Transformation, Scrum, Design Thinking and Hackathons and is a PCC accredited coach with the ICF, International Coaching Federation.