Executive Success Coach | Leadership & Communications Expert

Executive-level excellence delivered. Phil serves as both a business advisor and an executive coach committed to providing the business and leadership skills needed to make successful companies and executives.

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Build Leadership Skills

Based on his consulting work on practical strategies rather than overblown theory, Phil employs proven business tactics to help you reach your corporate objectives.

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Communicate Better

Whether serving as an advisor or coaching executives, Phil successfully facilitates meetings and integral communications.

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Accelerate Performance

Phil helps other executives identify and achieve results, utilize sound business practices, and maximize their natural talents.

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Phil Holberton delivers executive-level excellence. Phil brings decision-making prowess, financial expertise, and 20 years of executive management experience to your company. Phil is committed to providing the business and leadership skills that make successful companies and executives.

Phil Holberton


Phil Holberton’s experience, wisdom and judgment have contributed substantively to me and to Genome Therapeutics’ performance. The discipline he brought to the project management of GTC has been superb… He is a real professional and a pleasure to work with.

Robert A. Hennessey

Chairman & Former CEO
Genome Therapeutics Corporation

Critical to my very positive Vistage experience has been my interaction with Phil Holberton, our group chair. Phil has consistently pushed me to challenge myself as a business leader and has been a terrific sounding board for ideas that I was not yet comfortable sharing with my law partners.

Tom Durkin

Managing Partner
Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Over the last several years as I have developed my career as a Life Sciences President and CEO, Phil has been instrumental in helping me focus on the necessary leadership skills and the strategies and tactics to be employed—and avoided— in building successful teams.

Richard D. Gill

LaunchPad Ventures

Phil Holberton joined Barbour Stockwell’s Board of Directors at the board’s inception…He has proved to be a valuable resource. As a growing company, we have particularly appreciated his advice in strategizing as well as in the operational issues involved in managing projects and financing.

Kenneth Maillar

President and CEO
Barbour Stockwell Incorporated

Phil’s Latest Posts



Week of May 13, 2019

The “Swiss Army Knife” of Health Mattress companies tell us that since we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping, a mattress purchase is one of the most important investments we can make.  After you watch this 19 minute TED Talk on sleep, you’ll not only take the selection



Week of May 6th

Black Swans…or Gray Rhinos? In recent years we’ve heard the term “Black Swans”  to describe events like the 2008 real estate crisis:  events that are supposedly not foreseeable.  Policy strategist Michele Wucker’s TED Talk  “urges us to replace the myth of the ‘black swan’ — that rare, unforeseeable, unavoidable catastrophe — with the



Week of April 29, 2019

“There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought”  Laurence J. Peter Author, “The Peter Principle” ——————————————————— Required Reading-The Death of Retirement During the Great Recession of 2008, many people were afraid of going broke.  Now at the height of one of the


Your First 90 Days

Download Phil’s essay about the most important period of your employment: your first 90 days.