About Phil

Phil Stella portrait photoFor more than 30 years, Phil Stella has been a valued resource for business leaders who want to communicate with confidence.

Phil brings a peerless combination of skills to every project, from masterful content expertise and high quality instructional design to engaging, effective facilitation. Poised and articulate, Phil is a discerning, responsive professional whose natural humor creates a comforable learning environment that makes hard work fun and enables people to feel in control of their futures.

As a learning coach and facilitator, Phil designs and delivers customized workshops, seminars, and presentations on a variety of communication skills topics.  He has empowered hundreds of clients and association audiences around the country with his practical, personal approach.

As a speaker, Phil delights professional groups at local, regional and national events and conferences with audience-centered, content-rich and highly engaging presentations focused on improving networking strategies, sales pitches, communication styles, marketing, writing and career management skills.

In addition to his corporate career, Phil is popular college instructor and senior faculty member at the University of Phoenix Cleveland campuses, where he teaches undergraduate business communication, and at DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Business, where he teaches management communication, training and development.

An award-winning freelance writer, Phil has written over 400 articles in national and local business, industry and association print and electronic publications. Currently, he is the COSE MindSpring editor for Networking Strategies.  He is also an award-winning producer of video tools that support training, communication and marketing.

Prior to starting ETC in 1990, Phil managed employee communications and management training functions at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland. Previous experience includes assignments in the university, public school and broadcast media arenas. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois, where he earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Communications.

Phil is an active member of COSE, Sales & Marketing Executives, the American Society for Training & Development, Lake Communicators, the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Cleveland Coach Federation. He is also an active volunteer with E-CITY and five non-profit job search centers.

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