Phil Kerslake is a versatile speaker, able to tailor a talk to the needs of his audience after researching them closely with his clients, representatives. Phil’s speaking style is uplifting and entertaining. Where it’s appropriate he draws on his experiences of facing his own mortality, but he always makes his points with wit and humour, energy and passion, and a lot of humanity. Over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world enables Phil to understand the environments his corporate clients hail from, and to pitch his messages to them in ways they quickly empathize with and gain from – whether he is guiding them to find increased balance in their lives, or encouraging them to examine their lives and to make changes for the better. Through his motivational speeches to organizations, conferences and other forums, Phil reminds people of the beauty yet fragility of their lives, which motivates them to find more zest and passion to live in the now. This produces benefits for employers through increased staff motivation and morale, and consequently, productivity and customer satisfaction. Phil has written numerous times in New Zealand’s leading business publications, a passionate workforce provides the competitive edge that every organization now needs. Phil had a long and distinguished career in management and consultancy, delivering professional services to the corporate and public sectors for 28 years before becoming a full time life and business coach, writer and presenter. Phil’s perspectives on leadership, business and staff management are published throughout Australasia. He has been a regular feature article contributor to NZ Management and Employment Today. He was also the property and business columnist for the ASIANZ Business Chronicle in 2001 and 2002. During his management and consulting career Phil was involved in numerous significant projects as Project Director, Project Sponsor and Project Manager while also running the business. He therefore understands the pressures today’s professionals, executives and other staff face in their roles. Along the way he successfully battled six cancer diagnoses over 26 years (having being diagnosed as a terminal patient at age 19); learned to contend with an anxiety condition; overcame entrenched workaholism and ultimately followed his heart and completely changed his vocation and lifestyle to honour and respect his unique needs, gifts and life path. In March 2006 Phil published New Zealand’s first self-help book for New Zealanders affected by cancer patients and their loved ones. “Life Happiness and Cancer”. Phil’s remarkable story of cancer survival and of making the most of life in the face of adversity has been widely reported on in NZ’s television, radio and regional and national press in recent times, and has spread to the UK and USA, where his story has been used as a symbol of hope for cancer patients. Phil's life vision and passion today is to help others find their own unique needs, gifts and life paths. Phil is available to deliver motivational speeches and he will develop a speech tailored to an organisation's objectives. Talk to Phil to discuss how he might help you inspire and motivate your teams to become more engaged and passionate in all areas of their lives.
• What would you do if you had only 6 months to live?…and why aren’t you doing that NOW?
• How to sustain yourself and your staff
• The art of coping with adversity
• The 5 by 5 rule to work and life balance