Phil Buckley is senior change management professional with twenty-five years of experience helping leaders and their teams align mindsets, actions and behaviours to achieve new and challenging goals. He has managed thirty-two large-scale change projects for national and global organizations based in Canada, US, and UK.
Career highlights include co-leading global change management for the $19.6billion Kraft Foods acquisition of Cadbury with a team of forty change leads across sixty countries. His change assignments include mergers and acquisitions, demergers, organization restructurings, efficiency drives, culture initiatives, business model developments, strategy creation and deployments, downsizings, systems implementations, and organizational capability developments. Phil’s practical experience working on change initiatives in twenty countries has taught him how to help people make changes within their local environments that last and give them the results they need.
Phil is the author of the book Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night (Jossey-Bass, 2013), awarded “30 Best Business Books of 2013” status by Sound view. It provides complete, actionable answers to the burning questions that leaders routinely ask about how to manage change successfully. In January 2014, he partnered with Sound view to publish an online leadership course (MOOC) entitledBuilding Your Change Capability. Phil’s work has been featured in Forbes,Business week, The Globe and Mail, and many other business publications.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Toronto and a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. Based in Toronto, Canada, Phil is a frequent public speaker on change, including corporate keynote presentations, business facilitation, and university guest lectures. His weekly blog can be read at changewithconfidence.com.