Do you want to change the direction of your company, the course of your life? Do you want to develop more substantial and committed relationships within your organization? Do you want to lead from the core of your authentic self? Now more than ever, those questions are vital and the quality of your communication is critical. Phil’s programs show how you can connect, lead, and inspire the people who work around you. His style is uplifting. His personality is engaging. His presentations are instructive, entertaining, and highly interactive.
Phil spent 35 years in theatre as an actor, director, and playwright. That is where he learned the dramatic difference between merely communicating with someone and truly connecting with them. That is where he learned how to coach people to get the best performance out of them and help them achieve their goals. That is where he learned that the combination of a positive attitude along with a healthy dose of serious fun makes anything possible.
His research and experiences are highlighted in his two books: Play Hard Have Fun: A Philosophy For Life and Take the Stage: 64 Leadership Lessons Learned From Theatre.
TOP SPEAKING TOPICS
From powerful and personable keynotes to nitty-gritty hands-on workshops, Phil has the material to fit your organizational needs, tailored to your event.
1) Stop Merely Communicating and Start Clearly Connecting
To become the best of the best, you need to achieve excellence. That distinction can only be reached when you understand how to effectively work with, communicate with, and ultimately connect with your people.
2) Coaching for Excellence
Authentically connecting with people leads to impactful, POSITIVE COACHING. But to be that positive coach, you need to; identify your style, cultivate your mindset, and create a culture of personal responsibility.
3) You've Got Possibilities: Uncovering Your Unlimited Potential. We all have diamonds buried within us. Let’s learn how to bring them to the surface, polish them up, and make them sparkle.
4) Play Hard – Have Fun: A Philosophy For Life
Phil believes that FUN is not a 4-letter word that should be avoided in the workplace. During this highly entertaining event, Phil shares his philosophy that fun centers on doing meaningful work well, where a more fulfilling experience of fun happens during a great performance, and that great performance is the result of the effort put into its preparation.
To help everyone have a more enjoyable and valuable experience, Phil provides detailed handouts, additional study materials, and an outline for his signature system, The Leadership Development Diamond.
What people have to say about Phil Martin
Phil [spoke] at the 2021 GMA SHRM Madison Conference. His unique, well-crafted presentation was relevant, delivered clearly and effectively with lots of take-a-ways! Comments in the chat during the presentation, “Inspiring, I’m going to be sharing these concepts with our mgmt. team tomorrow morning, so talented, I really appreciate your insight, you gave me confidence with the new techniques, you put a lot of thought and research into your material shared today- thank you! You raised the bar, Phil!”
Gail Johnson, Board member GMA SHRM
I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation yesterday. The idea of teaching coaching through [theatre] directing was so refreshing. I have attended a lot of these conferences, and you brought fresh new ideas that I can actually start using right away on a topic that is so important for HR professionals. I loved that you tied in some music, too. It truly made my day – and I know it affected many other attendees the same way. The world could use more presenters like you!
Sarah Hart, HR and Office Manager (GMA SHRM)
Kentucky SHRM Conference: In their own words. “Did a great job connecting the broader topic with something more concrete for understanding.” “Very engaging and great insight.” “I learned so many tools for connecting with people better and I even got to sing and dance in the process.” “Highly entertaining and practical.”
Michigan SHRM Conference: In their own voice. “Thanks for your enthusiasm.” “Awesome presentation. Thank You.” “So many takeaways. Thanks.” “Powerful presentation. Great enthusiasm.”
Phil is one of the most engaging performers I have ever seen. His ready wit and open personality allow him to connect with any audience. His musical talent is an extra bonus.
Joe Thompson, founding member of The Prom Committee Improv group
Phil is a great storyteller. He was able to use his professional and life experiences to draw us in and deliver a powerful message. Phil really connected with us. His great sense of humor and genuine, warm personality make you want to listen to him. Dan Presser, Founder of Tweetybird Productions