Profile for Philippa Davies

Philippa Davies is a work psychologist who helps people communicate and perform better. She has been coaching individuals and running workshops for 20 years. Her individual clients include:

2 Prime Ministers and several cabinet ministers
CEOs and board directors of blue chip plcs
A premier league football manager and international cricket captain
An Oscar winner
A News International newspaper editor
Newsreaders and presenters for the BBC, Carlton, Meridian and GMTV

Recent workshops she has led include

  • Impact Skills for Women Museum Directors
  • Motivation for managers, John Lewis Partnership
  • Chairing skills for NHS Chairs, Kings Fund
  • Compering skills for Science Museum
  • Criticism and coaching skills for BBC Producers
  • Criticism and Creative Intelligence for NHS Clinical Governance
  • Media Skills for Royal College of Surgeons and Selfridges
  • Advanced communication skills for Local Govt improvement and development agency
  • Conference speaking skills for B & Q Directors

Published Work

Philippa has written nine books, which have been translated into 11 different languages, and markets for her work include the USA. Her book ‘Irresistibility: secrets of selling yourself’ was serialized in the Times. ‘Eureka: making brilliant ideas happen’ about the realization of creativity was published in September 2004, by Hodder Headline. She has a weekly column in the Welsh national newspaper, where she writes as Mrs Motivator.


Philippa wrote and presented ‘Tomorrow the World ‘ for BBC 1 television, and ‘Speaking Up’ for Radio 5. She has been on the Today programme twice and presented ‘Lifetimes’ for Radio Wales. She has written and presented two series of ‘Get a Life’ for ITV Wales. In 2005, she was the expert psychologist on the ITV primetime network show : ‘Transformed’. In autumn 2006, she will film a new series for ITV Wales : ‘Sticky Business’.