Phil Yates


Phil Yates

Master Practitioner of NLP

Phil Yates is a professional trainer, coach and facilitator with a very successful background within Education and the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries.  

Through working with and coaching both individuals and teams, Phil significantly influences performance and productivity.

He is the second person within the UK to be awarded the CPD Standards Office Coach of Excellence accreditation.

Phil designs and delivers excellently evaluated skills & knowledge development workshops and experiences for clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, particularly specialising in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, communications petrochemical and logistics industries. 

Phil is a faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and Management Centre Europe (Brussels). He is an Associate Member of the Healthcare Communications Association and a Member of the UK Institute of Directors. Phil annually judges the learning & development category of the UK Pharmaceutical Field Sales Awards and he writes on learning & development matters for pharmaceutical and healthcare journals.

Phil has the following qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences – University of London, UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – University of Birmingham, UK
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 
  • Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI®) coach accreditation
  • Diploma in Marketing – Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
  • Diploma in Life Coaching – University of Newcastle, UK 
  • Registered Hypnotherapist and Trainer of Hypnosis – American Board of Hypnotherapy
  • Coach of Excellence accreditation – CPD Standards Office, UK

An accomplished presenter, trainer, facilitator and coach, Phil has acquired an enviable reputation for delivering high-quality and commercially focused skills & knowledge development solutions.

Coaching support

My interest and involvement in personal coaching is driven by the satisfaction I derive from seeing people achieve their objectives and full potential. Within a coaching relationship we clearly identify and explore your desired short and longer-term outcomes and measurable objectives before generating and implementing potential strategies to achieve these. 

My approach to coaching is based upon the extremely powerful philosophy and techniques within neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). You become more self-aware and focus on both your strengths and your areas for development as you strive towards your goals. To assist the process, we may utilise 3600 feedback and personality type profiling (MBTI®). I adapt my coaching style to meet your specific needs to ensure that you really benefit from our time together and if you are committed to your personal development then I am fully committed to supporting you. 

Coaching qualifications

My key coaching qualifications include being a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a registered Hypnotherapist and a Trainer of Hypnosis under the American Board of Hypnotherapy. I have a Diploma in Life Coaching and I am qualified to administer and provide feedback on the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI®).

I have access to profiling individuals through the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI®) and the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI®). I am accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office in London, UK as a Coach of Excellence

Key areas of specialism

I offer coaching support to individuals at all levels within organisations including CEO, director/ board level appointments, senior, middle, newly appointed and potential managers and professionals working within any function. 

Supporting both individuals and teams enhances morale, performance, and productivity. Whilst coaching does not require very specific knowledge of the individual’s role, I have particular empathy with those within the pharmaceutical and related industries within which I have enjoyed great success.