Member / Dr. Philip Merry CSP, Global Speaking Fellow
Philip has 41 years consulting, training and coaching experience in 61 countries on building High Performing Multi-Cultural Teams and Leadership. As the only person in the world to receive a grounded theory PhD on Synchronicity and Leadership, he is well placed to help leaders and teams understand the power of synchronicity and intuition to help Lead the Future and maximise team success.
An in-demand keynote speaker, trainer and coach he works with some of the world’s leading organisations: GIC, Lend Lease, Citi, Nokia, HP, BASF, GE, GM, Jotun, Singapore Technologies, Petronas, Applied Materials, Cisco, Danone, Ciba, Dow Chemicals, ABNAmro, JPMorganChase, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BOC, British Telecom, AkzoNobel, Abbott Laboratories, Shell, Isuzu, Pepsi Cola. Philip has been senior consultant with the United Nations for 20 years. Clients speak highly of his ability to connect with audiences.
Philip has a PhD on Synchronicity and Leadership from Tilburg University, is a GSF (Global Speaking Fellow - one of only 31 people to earn this title), is Regional Representative for Belbin Team Profiling, Appreciative Inquiry Certifed, HeartMath Certified, Visiting Fellow at Bristol University, Fellow of Roffey Park Institute, Associate of Taos Institute, author of “Search for Singapore’s Happiest People” and a certified family therapist and marriage guidance counselor. Philip was also at one time a London taxi driver.
HR Manager Andreas C. Bieringer African Oxygen Ltd.
"Philip Merry was our keynote speaker at our South-East and Asia Management Conference where he was giving an enormous inspiring speech and workshop facilitation to an audience of 300+ participants from more than 15 countries across South-East Asia on "Team Empowment". Philip gave us practical examples and hands-on advice on the benefits of empowerment and where it can lead to superior results that helped our organisation to move forward in successful collaboration."
Penny Lee | Senior Manager Corporate OD | Boehringer Ingelheim
"Phil was the orchestrator and educator for our Global Leadership Programms responsible 6 events for over 200 people, held in Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Istanbul. He was the anchor of the program, and was responsible for building a constructive climate, where people felt comfortable to contribute. We had representatives from Germany, US, UK, France, Holland, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, India, UAE, Tunisia, South Africa and Turkey. Phil received very strong and positive feedback on his ability to build rapport and connect with people, regardless of cultural background. He had a particular skill bringing people together, and inspiring them around the topic of leadership, in a way that crossed cultures. Many of the participants still talk about the magic that Phil was able to weave during the program, and the impactful memories they have of him speaking."
John A. Malitoris, Executive Director, Duke Corporate Education
"In addition to being a great speaker and educator, Phil has a wonderful way of establishing his credibility with the group while also building good relationships. Phil’s strong front of the room presence, speaking skills, deep global experience (working in nearly 60 countries), good relationship building and listening skills, intelligence, and comfortable manner not only help participants relate to him but create a safe environment for learning and raising challenging questions."
Roldan C. Paraguison, PRISM Project Coordinator, PhilRice, Philippines
"Philip Merry was employed by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to facilitate our Team Leadership Building activity. Philip is kind in nature, spoke with passion, communicated effectively to everyone, sensitive to the diverse culture of participants, and bringing much attention to details of relationships within the project structure and process. He was pleasurable to talk and work with, and everybody felt important in the team building activity. He was fair and just, giving equal opportunity to every participant. He was worried, felt concerned, and helped participants to learn and interrelate with the big group effectively regardless of culture, social standing, and rank in the organization."