Steven L. Phillips, Ph.D.

In his relentless effort to deliver uncommon results, Steven L. Phillips, Ph.D.,  has built an enviable reputation for his senior team consulting focusing on senior leadership off-sites that get results, strategic planning, and executive leadership. He is a sought after speaker for conferences and organizations worldwide.  Dr. Phillips has helped thousands of individuals and organizations establish new levels of teamwork, transformation, and performance, all specifically targeted toward bottom line results.


Dr. Phillips has extensive experience as an Organization Development professional. For many years he served as SVP Chief Talent Officer for a privately held 1B company with 10,000 employees.  As a consultant, he has worked with Sr. Executives at such well known companies as Microsoft, PepsiCo, Viacom, Mattel, Boeing, and many others, helping individuals, teams, and entire organizations successfully implement change.  Steve is also well known for his “behind the scenes” executive coaching. Steve works one-on-one with Presidents & CEOs helping them strategize for powerful and successful leadership.  Additionally, Dr. Phillips creates customized team development activities for executive teams designed specifically to shorten cycle time to high performance.

In addition to his consulting activities, Dr. Phillips is a professional speaker. Steve has been invited to make keynote presentations to many of the world’s most famous companies. Steve always brings to his audience humor, passion and genuine concern for making positive changes through people at work. He is a content rich, powerfully charismatic speaker.

Dr. Phillips has served on the faculties of Purdue University, San Diego State University and the University of Southern California. He has published numerous articles on a variety of topics within the human resources / organization development field, and has presented his research at regional, national and international conventions. Dr. Phillips has been presented with two prestigious awards from the American Society for Training and Development; one for his outstanding contribution to HRD theory and practice, the second for his multi-year contribution to the cause of customer service within the field.

Dr. Phillips’ best-selling books, The Team-Building Source Book, Teaming Up: Achieving Organizational Transformation, Team-Building for the Future: Beyond the Basics, Team Training: From Start Up to High Performance and Managing Change: A Practical Guide For Transforming an Organization are used in corporations throughout the world. His latest book, The Senior Leadership Off-site Playbook, is soon to be released.

Dr. Phillips served as the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the World Entrepreneurs Organization and was the 1994 President for The American Society of Training and Development of Los Angeles. Dr. Phillips received his Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Purdue University and his Doctorate from the University of Southern California.