Founder and senior consultant at Way Ahead, providing life, career, and executive coaching services, including team development, strategic planning consultancy, and organizational development instruments.
20+ years hands-on leadership experience in various roles - from small start-ups to multinational public companies - in both Europe and US, coupled with extensive research and study.
Increasing the payroll is easy! Getting the right person for the job, not so much. I have a tried and tested methodology and can help with any or all stages of the process:
job design, person specifications, advertising, short-listing, selection (including assessments, interviews, ability tests and/or psychometric profiling), and, finally, on-boarding.
Culture is what the employees do when the boss ain't looking!
It takes true transformational leadership to change an organization's culture. With over 20 years business experience on both sides of the Atlantic, I have a battery of diagnostic tools, and proven methodologies for developing and changing organizational culture.
If Leaders are about doing the right thing, Managers have to able to do things right.
I have worked as coach and mentor for managers in organizations of different sizes on both sides of the Atlantic. I have created in-house Management Development programs, and I teach Principles of Management at a local university. It is one thing to have an MBA and know the theory. Putting it all into practice is quite another.
In this role Phil was instrumental in developing an excellent benefits package which ran very smoothly and was a great benefit to the whole workforce. He contributed at Board level and was the voice of reason and often innovation in policy making. Intelligent and approachable, he did much to improve the lot of his staff and co-workers whilst never losing focus on the business needs.
Phil was a pleasure to work with at Games Workshop. He is the consummate team builder, and created a productive atmosphere filled with esprit-de-corps. While in command of the details, Phil's executive perspective provided a great balance between meeting the needs of the staff and of the company and it's stakeholders.
Phil's major strength is in Management Development. He introduced an international management training programme with outstanding results and went on to travel the Atlantic to take on the role of VP for HR in our US subsidiary. He is an excellent team developer, mediator and coach.
A consumate and diligent professional. I have known and worked with Phil for many years and he is highly intelligent, caring and very detail driven. He is a great people person and has great business sense. First class trainer/developer.
Phil was highly effective in his role. He implemented an innovative International Management Training Programme which involved the recruitment, selection and development of high-potential candidates from across the world. He was also instrumental in the introduction of psychometric testing and team-role performance measures, both of which remain a solid legacy of his time at Games Workshop.
Phil Gallagher developed and implemented an 18 month, management training program to develop managers of the future but instill the Games Workshop culture and values.
Phil is a dedicated, versatile and intelligent instructor who enabled all management trainees to not only learn and practice the skills learnt and to examine ourselves and take ownership of our development. He is a top bloke.
Phil has a wonderful analytical mind, and knows his job- no m,atter what the job is. His way with people is simply amazing!
Phil delivered more than I asked for. He was easy to work with, accommodating of my business needs, and his recommendations were practical and immediately helpful.
Phil is great at getting to the heart of the problem and extremely creative when it comes to finding solutions.
Phil was an ideal client and business partner to work with. He covers and communicates both 'big picture' and detail matters very well.