“Ollie is inspirational and I would recommend him to any business looking to inspire a team and get them thinking about mindset and personal growth”
– MD, Dark Horses
“As an event organiser I found Ollie great to work with. His talk was perfect – engaging visuals, amusing stories and an inspirational yet humble tone. We received a ton of incredibly positive feedback after the event.”
– HUB XV
“Ollie was a key note speaker at our sport and health technology event smash. He did an outstanding job and his personality captivated the audience from the very first moment”
– CEO, Smash Helsinki
How we help
Ollie is a proven team-leader and specialises in four core areas:
- Culture & resilience
- Change management
By applying these to the workplace with practical case studies we challenge you across three distinct stages – Inspiration, Exploration, Implementation – to think differently, improving management and productivity in key areas, including:
- Helping leaders lead
- Growing innovation
- Developing teams
- Building relationships
- Resolving challenging or stressful situations
Inspiration – Exploration – Implementation
We don’t like to label what we do ‘motivational speaking’ because it’s a more of a two-way street than that and it typically happens in three phases.
First, in the inspiration stage, we challenge you to think about how you’re operating at the moment. In the exploration stage we find out more about you, your goals and how you’re set up to achieve them. Then in the implementation stage we help you define and grow the culture, behaviour and processes you need to succeed. All of this can happen in a number of ways:
- 45-minute pep talk or speech
- 2-3 hour focused session
- half-day, full day or weekend workshops
- Multiple sessions (typically 3-4) across 3-6 months.
- For competitive prices for these or regular longer-term contact sessions get in touch
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Latest from the Blog
Ollie Phillips from Optimist Performance on the importance of a positive attitude in working as a team.
Update on preparation, altitude training and team-building with one month to go until Everest!
Ollie Phillips on how to manage setbacks and guard against complacency in any team.
Examining the fine line between embracing brilliant individuals and building an unbreakable team culture.
The finest teams in elite sport and business have one thing in common: buy-in to a strong culture.
PWC Director Ollie Phillips on Optimist Performance, which he launched in January 2019 to inspire businesses to exceed their potential.
Announcing an exciting new relationship with Sunsail, and taking my sailing to the next level!
I’m delighted to officially launch my new website and a new chapter with my new brand, Optimist Performance.
Dark Horses MD Simon Dent on growing a business and bringing in Ollie to inspire the team.
Reflections on a first visit to Nepal with the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, and getting up close and personal with Everest!
A quick re-cap of my City AM scrawls in November and thanks to Michael Lynagh for helping us shine a light on inspirational rugby charity, SKRUM.
Reflections on a month of City AM articles questioning England selection policy and looking ahead to the autumn tests.