Phil has accomplished more than most in his fast-moving life. His vast experience in a variety of sectors has resulted in him being recognised as an authority of sales psychology and negotiation, for increasing corporate turnover and profitability, and business development.
Phil started in business at just 14 years of age and clearly demonstrated the qualities of a budding entrepreneur. Following developing a number of successful business ventures through his teens, Phil decided to embrace the corporate world and joined the Management training programme of one of the UK's leading department store groups.
Within months of joining and at the age of just 18, Phil was rewarded with the role of Sales Manager and was soon running teams of people, responsible for sizeable turnovers and gaining some very impressive results.
Phil was fast tracked through the Debenhams ranks and was involved in a number of store openings, and turnaround projects continually building his reputation by delivering exceptional results.
Phils’ next role was to join Britains’ biggest furniture retailer as their youngest ever Store Manager. Here he developed his skills further by being involved in improving and developing the sales skills of everybody he worked with delivering exceptional results.
From here he has held roles as head of retail with Birmingham City Football club and developed a number of commercial relationships for Leicester City Football Club before building a property business responsible for sales of over £240million per year.
With a track record of developing opportunities for organisations at all levels, Phil is acknowledged for his strategic intellect and has been instrumental in turning around underperforming businesses by developing new opportunities.
What makes Phil special is that through all his experiences he continues to learn. He has written journals since his first business began and collected countless lessons along the way. This meant that in 2008 when Phil decided his true passion was to shake up the business education market by offering something unique he was set to make a massive difference.
The business launched by developing a simple one day workshop titled Reaching New Heights. In its first year Phil took over 2500 people through these lessons and continued to build his reputation. This lead to an influx of speaking opportunities, consulting offers and private mentoring.
In April 2011 Phil took the decision to share his material and business systems with a group of like minded professionals keen to help their local business communities too. Reaching New Heights was launched as a business and we now have a team of trainers,coaches and mentors delivering Phils message across the globe.
Phil continues to be at the forefront of the business and works closely with the team and a number of private clients. He is a regular guest speaker and continues to build his reputation through his writing and recording of his experiences.
In 2012 Phil released both Toolbox and Magic Words and both of these books have reached high acclaim from all who have read them. Phil's Accelerator programme provides his expertise in Audio CD meaning that he can share his expertise across a huge area and in a format accessible by all.
Put simply; Phil Jones has developed processes and procedures which help people win more customers, who are encouraged to invest more frequently and return more often. Phil is not a theorist, but is a business educator who speaks from his own experience. His mission is the change the view of salesmanship and help the world see that “sales” is not a dirty word.
From working with small business owners that are looking to increase sales to leverage their livelihood to globally recognised companies that want to drive more activity from their staff – Phil’s unique skillset allows him to serve a vast mix of people with entirely different goals.
Phil’s passion to “Teach The World To Sell”, now sees him travelling the globe speaking to a breadth of audiences, from small business owners to workforces and mass organisations, spreading his message and sharing his highly credited teachings. To date he’s spoken in 56 different countries across five continents and with his growing popularity, he’s expected to add many more to his roster.
"Phil was invited to be our keynote speaker to an audience of successful entrepreneurs setting up a day focused on sales and marketing. Phil is a phenomenally effective speaker, blending great stories with compelling and simple messages leading to some obvious takeaways. Phil's investment up front to understand the audience and their challenges and to tailor the message maximised audience engagement and content relevance. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Phil."
Gordon Stoddart - Founding Director of Innergy and The Recruitment Network