About Neil Phillips

I'm one of the lucky people who gets up every day loving what he does. I coach. I get to support people who want to take control of their future happiness and livelihood. I help them get the best out of what they have. My hope is that you will find some of your passion in these articles.

Why Wait for Feedback? Entrepreneur Version

By Neil Phillips. As a direct seller, solopreneur, or entrepreneur, you probably don’t see yourself as having many opportunities to seek feedback.  After all, you don’t have any (or at least not many) employees.   First, the bad news:  when most of us ask for feedback we get an image of giving someone a loaded gun, [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:28:24+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Why Wait for Feedback?

By Neil Phillips. Whenever I've coached someone who works in a corporate setting, one of the most dreaded time of year for them is the “periodic review.”  I've never met anyone who looks forward to a review—even the ones who are sure that it’s going to be positive. On the other hand, any coach will [...]

By | 2018-01-03T18:33:11+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Want Your Team Engaged? Coach (plain and simple).

By Neil Phillips. Look around.  Seventy percent of the people you work with are either not engaged or actively disengaged.  Gallup polls are consistently showing numbers like this. In direct sales, it’s easy to say that these numbers “really don’t fit” our profession.  You are leading a volunteer army who wants to be here. But what [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:29:12+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Answer 15 Questions to Describe Your Business

By Neil Phillips. As you start (or finish) wrapping your business up for 2017, you have an opportunity.  You can decide to step back, look at your business, and decide what you want it to be in 2018. We seldom plan to be exactly where we find ourselves.  Direct sales leaders are a good example.  They [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:29:59+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Waking Up Your Good Life

By Neil Phillips. At the point in my life when I was leaving direct sales and starting my career as a coach and trainer, my partner and I made the decision that we needed to step up our name recognition and hit the trail to do local training workshops.  During one period, we were doing [...]

By | 2018-01-11T07:30:14+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Goals, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Five Questions to Change Your Leadership Style

By Neil Phillips. You probably realize that you have a leadership style.  What you may not think about is how much your approach determines what and how people are going to interact with you.  Your consultants have a sixth sense about you.  They know when you are likely to kill the messenger and what they need [...]

By | 2017-12-12T08:53:53+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership, Goals|0 Comments

Pick Tough Guidelines to Get Extraordinary Results

By Neil Phillips. Ever meet one of those people who always kick themselves when things don’t go right?  I have one as a client.  I finally asked him to write his thoughts on some items.  I won’t claim credit for creating these three keys.  The honors for this list go to a coaching client who [...]

By | 2017-12-06T19:42:35+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Coaching, Focus Management, Goals|0 Comments

30 Questions for Coaching Leaders through Major Change

By Neil Phillips. How, as a coach, do you prepare one of your leaders to lead change?  Leaders are change agents and one of the most important roles for a coach is to mentally prepare the leader for their role. This question came to the forefront for me this past week.  Many of my clients [...]

By | 2017-12-04T18:34:20+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Coaching, Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments

Four Guidelines for Showing Appreciation

By Neil Phillips. Who doesn't want to be appreciated?  Raise your hands! We all like being appreciated and (with the exception of my grumpy neighbor) we all do appreciate others.  Unfortunately, we fall far short of excellence when it comes to showing our appreciation. Recent Department of Labor statistics show that only about 17% of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T15:46:26+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Do What I Do

By Neil Phillips I have had the opportunity to observe many leaders in business, some are field leaders while others are corporate. When I think back, there are some people who commanded leadership through their person, not their position.  They were authentic leaders.  They understood people. They cast vision.  They built alignment to goals. They [...]

By | 2017-11-29T09:17:57+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Direct Sales Leadership|0 Comments