About Phil

Phil Stella portrait photoFor more than 35 years, Phil Stella has been a valued resource for business leaders who want to take the pain out of routine workplace communication when they interact with colleagues and customers in person, in writing and through presentations.

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 comfortable learning environment that makes hard work fun and enables people to feel in control of their futures.

As a respected executive coach and learning facilitator, Phil designs and delivers customized workshops and coaching engagements 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 popular 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 and workplace writing.

In addition to his corporate career, Phil is on the Cleveland Faculty of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program where he has worked with over 600 business owners in this nationally recognized program. A multiple award-winning writer, he has authored over 500 articles in national and local business, industry and association printed and electronic publications. 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 and Lake Communicators and a popular guest speaker at three non-profit job search centers.

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