Philip BeddowsBOG Term: 2014 - 2020
BOG Member Term: 2017 - 2020
Philip is a founding partner of the The Silk Road Partnership, which provides a range of coaching, mentoring, talent and leadership consulting services for senior individuals. It operates from London to Dubai & The Gulf, through India, SE Asia, Hong Kong and mainland China.
He has been working in the coaching and career development arena for over 23 years and was fortunate to have been trained by one of the pre-eminent Inner Game coaches. Whilst developing his coaching and mentoring practice, Philip has acquired considerable commercial insights from co-founding and owning, building, buying out and selling a number of businesses, including co-founding and leading the coaching practice of a renowned UK executive search firm.
Philip works with senior and emerging leaders, typically at critical transition points in their development and/or at key moments of commercial change in their organization. His sector experience is broad, but with a high level of expertise in financial and professional services, working in the heart of the City of London’s globally connected marketplace.
He has written in business, financial and HR media on topics ranging from leadership, succession, coaching & mentoring, careers, non-executive directorships & portfolio life, the economy and corporate purpose. He is interested in other cultures and has recently written a chapter on Coaching & Mentoring Across Cultures in a book published in association with the International Bar Association (IBA).
In addition to being a member of the Board of Governors of the International Association of Coaching (IAC), Philip is also a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (a Harvard Medical School affiliate), a Non-executive Director of the Institute of Mentoring and a Member & certified Senior Practitioner of European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). He trained at The School of Coaching (Europe’s first coach training organization) and has a Certificate of Professional Development in Executive Coaching from The University of Strathclyde. He is also an accredited user of Harrison Assessments.
He was educated at the University of Reading where he gained a BA(Hons) in History, studied French at Université Stendhal (Grenoble 3) and is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. He has a richly varied set of life experiences and has held leadership positions in the military, political, educational and charitable spheres.