Coaching for leadership and performance

Coaching is for people who want to accelerate their progress, get unstuck, and see the path more clearly.

Is This You?

Obviously you are smarter and better looking than the average person, or you wouldn't be reading this. There's always a danger of sounding something like a horoscope, but let me try to describe my 'typical' client…

Most of my clients are deeply skilled, often in a technical discipline. Many of them are in infotech, others have accounting or legal backgrounds, still others are writers or editors. Their success often comes from a core strength that no longer seems to be sufficient. Many of them are senior managers, some are C-level execs, some are entrepreneurs, and some are none of those things.

What they have in common is a desire to change, to transform, to make faster progress toward who or what they want to be. Often there's a decision they're wrestling with. Sometimes they only have a rough idea of what they want.

Coaching is an accelerator that adds accountability, brings clarity, and helps you generate and evaluate options more quickly.

About Me

I work at intersections and boundaries, making connections and noticing patterns.


My education was in accountancy, computing science, and humanities, hence my cross-disciplinary career. Now an independent consultant, until mid-2014 I was the Enterprise Architecture Group Lead at the Carphone Warehouse, a global FTSE 100 company.


My informal journey toward coaching and mentoring started over a decade ago, with an interest in behavioural psychology. It was back in 2004 that I read Time to Think and studied with Nancy Kline. Currently certifying with the Association for Coaching.


These days, I primarily work as a whole-system business consultant, helping business owners and leaders generate and clarify options. My diverse background makes it easier to hold the conversations that you need.


In recent years, I've studied Co-Active Coaching, Organisation & Relationship-Systemic Coaching (ORSC), Facilitation, Light Touch Change, NLP, Enterprise Mentoring, Capacity Building, and Systems Leadership.

How we'll work together


After a free initial session, the work starts with an extended discovery session to understand more about your coaching goals, history, and preferences. Together, we'll design our coaching relationship.

Coaching Sessions

Typically, over a three or six month period, we'll have fortnightly hour-long coaching calls. Calls are often more frequent at the outset and then settle into a pattern. What we focus on in each session will vary according to your goals and needs.

We look to the future

Free completion session at the end of the coaching package to support your continuing progress. During our work together, you'll have free ongoing unlimited email and text support.

Contact Me

Philip Hellyer

London & Paris

I'm taking on three additional clients at reduced rates, in order to boost my formal coaching hours because I'm finally taking the step to accredit my executive coaching practice. 'Executive' in this case just means 'work-related', though I do coach senior leaders too.

To apply, please fill out this quick four-question survey