Philip Goldman

Advisor & Coach

One of the original trailblazers behind coaching in the UK, Philip has been with The Alexander Partnership since its inception in the 80s.

Meet Philip

Philip on the business coaching skill set

Philip explores how we grow leaders

About Philip

Philip provides leaders with the space, insight and impetus to meet significant personal and professional challenges. He has successfully supported hundreds of CEOs and senior executives at critical times in their careers. Motivated by the opportunity to ‘enable’, his coaching ethos is based upon using positive psychology to promote personal growth and increase performance.

Formerly, the Managing Director of a major sports chain, Philip has a wealth of practical management, retail sales and marketing experience.

With over 10,000 hours of executive coaching hours behind him, clients are attracted to the depth of his expertise and and his supportive, challenging coaching style. Philip is highly skilled in steering clients through demanding business agendas and in enabling them to successfully transition into new challenges, becoming more creative, resilient, self aware and impactful. 

Philip works with clients to define, shape and implement strategy and culture change that influence growth and bottom line results. He is equally experienced in developing, dynamic and high-performing senior teams that fully leverage the strengths of their people. 

A talented coach, trusted advisor and accomplished facilitator, Philip balances empathy and sensitivity with the need to bring about constructive organisational change to optimize performance. 

Throughout his career, he has worked across a wide spectrum of industries including financial services, global consulting, retail and manufacturing. The fact that virtually all of Philip’s clients are referrals, speaks for itself. 

Executive Coaching Credentials

A pioneer of coaching, at its inception with Sir John Whitmore and Graham Alexander

Founding member of The Alexander Partnership 

Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School

What Philip’s clients say:

“Over the years that I have worked with Philip, he has helped me to understand my strengths and potential areas for development and to address difficult and pressing business problems in a manner where I have to work out the answers. Philip is very skilled at asking questions and probing so that I examine all possible options/ approaches.”

CEO, Postal Service

“I have absolutely discovered things about myself that I didn’t know before. I discovered that I could do things and discovered abilities that I hadn’t seen in myself. They were drawn out by Philip.”

CEO, FTSE 200, Global Food Conglomerate​ 

When asked by other CEOs what has helped me the most in setting up and leading the organisation, I say my coach. Philip gives me the space and insight to take big and decisive action. Philip is someone that gives you the perspective and empowerment to increase your chances of success. He has made me a better chief executive and lead effectively. Simply put, coaching from Philip is the best development I’ve ever had.”

CEO, Child Social Care Charity