Stress at work is a critical factor in the determination of an employee’s health and well-being. The level of stress experienced has significant implications on the employees’ efficiency, effectiveness and absence from work. According to a report commissioned by Medibank Private (2008), workplace stress is costing the Australian economy $14.81 billion a year. Stress related presenteeism, (productivity loss occurring when employees come to work and perform below par due to any kind of illness) and absenteeism is directly costing Australian employers $10.11 billion a year.
Phillip is the principal workshop facilitator. He works for the Ford Motor Company as an Engineering Manager. To pursue his great interest in people, he decided to study psychology and now has a Grad Dip. in Psychology and a Master of Counselling.
Phillip started StressLess Life 3 years ago and has conducted 13 Mindfulness workshops both inside Ford and to external companies including 4 overseas (China, Indonesia, Thailand and Brazil) with extremely positive feedback. Phillip draws on his corporate experience with a multinational company to provide a real work-life context throughout the workshops.
Phillip is Adjunct Fellow of the Wade Institute, Ormond College, Melbourne University where he conducts a course on ‘Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs’ as part of the Master of Entrepreneurship program.
Since becoming a Mindfulness practitioner, Phillip has found it easier to manage his own thoughts and emotions. He responds to life events in a more measured, considered way. His passion is to share his experience with as many people as he can to help build better relationships with colleagues, family and friends, and to make a positive difference to individuals and workplaces everywhere.
Graduate Diploma of Psychology – Deakin University
Masters of Counselling - Victoria University
BSc. In Mechanical Engineering – Southampton University
MSc. In Automotive Engineering - Southampton University