Phil Gott specialises in helping professional service firms get the very best performance from their partners and staff using leading-edge development techniques, appraisal processes and training. Phil has recently formed Firm Academy to help firms set up low cost virtual academies combining web-based and live training.

His clients include international and “magic circle” law firms, niche practices, regional and single-office firms

Phil is a founder member of the Professional Speakers Association and has been voted Trainer of the Year by LETG, a network of 180 law firms.

Before forming his own consultancy, Phil was UK Head of General Practice Marketing and Head of Business Training for one of the major accountancy firms.

Examples of Subject Areas

Personal achievement

Achieving your goals in a world of distractions

Innovation: How to have a great idea

How to accelerate your learning


Communication and influencing

Developing professional presence

Powerful influencing techniques               

Dealing with ‘difficult’ people and challenging situations

Becoming a great (not just average) presenter


Business development

Getting value from business networking events

Focused business development to promote your firm, your services and yourself                 –

Turning contacts into clients through a low-pressure selling process         –

Dealing with client fee pressures


Leadership and getting the best from people

Developing and leading a great team

Effective people management

Designing and delivering effective training

How to carry out appraisals and performance discussions