After having heard Phil speak myself, I was so impacted by his message that I invited him to speak to the whole leadership team here at Steel Auto Group. He did not disappoint. His messages and storytelling captivated the team; his points resonating clearly with everyone. We were fortunate enough to have some open discussion afterwards, where Phil shared some more of his lessons and beliefs; all of this led to some very thought provoking and honest reflections that will help us grow as a team and navigate the challenges ahead of us. I would highly recommend Phil as a speaker. He is honest, vulnerable, and ‘real/unique’ – he has lived the leadership experiences and not just read about them!
I’m Phil Jewell, a graduate from the prestigious Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst and subsequent leader within the British, Canadian, and US Army, before working in the Provincial and Federal Governments. I have led and worked across countries, continents, and cultures.
I am by no means claiming to be a great leader. Instead, I see myself as a high performance athletic coach; I’m an OK athlete myself, but not a world class one. However I believe I know what it takes to become one. Importantly, I also believe in something bigger, something better, when it comes to leadership. A topic that we have over complicated and over theorised. It’s time to get back to basics. It’s time to stop overrating our technical abilities while underrating our character. It’s time to talk about mindset and not just skillset.