Phil Houghton

Partner, Advisor & Coach

With over 25 years coaching experience, Phil is a deeply experienced leadership coach; partnering C-Suite executives, leadership teams and senior leadership groups internationally. He has gained a significant reputation for accelerating the development of senior leadership teams, shaping executive career transitions, and enabling culture change and development – across multiple sectors.

Meet Phil

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Phil explores the origins of business coaching

About Phil

Clients value Phil’s commercial, calm, insightful and creative style – and his uncanny ability to cut through to the core issues. He has a strong track record in businesses with a ‘technical’ core including: FMCG, technology, engineering, healthcare, transport and logistics, construction and infrastructure companies – both with PLCs and private equity backed businesses.​

In addition to working with multiple enterprise and regional CEOs and COOs, he has coached C-Suite Executives in Finance, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, R&D, Manufacturing, IT, Science & Technology, Communications, Customer Service, Actuarial, General Counsel, Risk, Quality and Engineering disciplines.​

Phil has devoted his commercial career to enabling leaders to discover and realise their potential in international and multicultural businesses. He has lived and worked in the Middle East and operated extensively in Europe, Asia and the USA in periods of high-growth and disruption. His early career was as a Country and Regional General Manager with DHL in the Middle East. He then moved into consulting with PA Consulting Group and Deloitte before joining Sibson/Segal, a US-based consulting group. After a period leading his own business he co-founded The Alexander Partnership.​

Phil has also undertaken a substantial amount of pro-bono work – for children’s charities and arts institutions.​

Executive Coaching Credentials

Co-founder of The Alexander Partnership

Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School

Member – Worldwide Association of Business Coaches

Member – British Psychological Society (accredited test user)

What Phil’s clients say:

“Phil’s coaching has been big value for us – he helped deliver a real transformation”

FTSE 100 CEO, Consumer Sector​

“Phil’s support has been invaluable to me personally, and in accelerating the development of various leadership teams over recent years”

FTSE100 CFO and Deputy CEO, Financial Sector​

“I have found Phil’s insight, particularly around our culture and leadership dynamic, really important in navigating the next phase of our journey”

FTSE100 CEO, Transport Sector​