TOP LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE COACHING, & TEAM-BUILDING COMPANY
FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA INDUSTRY
Founded in 2017, At the Coach's Table focuses on helping Entertainment/Media professionals strengthen their leadership skills so that they create, build, innovate, and inspire.
We also focus on moving individuals from languishing to flourishing so that they can live and lead with greater confidence, meaning, and impact.
Our team of Leadership Development experts also guide Entertainment/Media and Production teams with building stronger collaboration, to build a team that focuses on utilizing their strengths, and to set the stage for excellence.
Phyllis is a doctoral-trained and seasoned Executive Coach who has coached thousands of high-achievers. She has 20+ years of Executive Coaching, creating and facilitating Leadership and Team-Building workshops programs. She has degrees, including graduate degrees and specialized training, in Organizational Communications, Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Executive Coaching.
Phyllis has helped thousands of professionals achieve personal and professional transformations. She has been featured in Forbes, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, Success Magazine, Sirius programs, and other prominent media.
Phyllis coaches high-achievers from ABC, Amazon Studios, Bravo Networks, Facebook, Google, Hulu, Linkedin, NBCUniversal, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Paramount Studios, Slack, Snap, Sony Pictures, Spotify, Twitter, ViacomCBS, Warner Bros., and many other demanding businesses.
Monica wanted to confidently step into her new leadership role
Monica was recently promoted to a people manager role and realized she needed to create a strong leadership presence that made others want to follow her. During her coaching with Phyllis, she deepend her understanding of her values and strengths, created her Leadership Branding Statement, outlined her Leadership Vision, and identified actions that would help her access advocates for her career.
Andy was feeling unmotivated and experiencing lower productivity
Andy noticed a decline with his connection to his work and was not producing at his normal level. He wondered what was happening and how to get back to being his best. With Phyllis, he explored what is important to him, discovered the disconnections to his values and purpose, and charted a new path to create a more fulfilling life.
Liz wanted to learn how to work more effectively on a high-paced
Liz is working on a demanding Production team that involves long hours, constant pivoting, and the need to problem-solve quickly and without much guidance. She participated in the Production Team Accelerators workshops and improved her decision-making, learned new ways to buffer her stress, and gained confidence with communicating during complexity.
Maya was quietly dealing with Impostor Syndrome and feeling discouraged that she could ever manage it
Maya dreamed of launching a business but was blocked by her feelings of not being worthy. She often procrastinated or became distracted. She enrolled in Phyllis' Impostor Syndrome Masterclasses and learned how to reframe her negative thoughts and to become more at ease with difficult emotions. Maya stepped into who she always wanted to be and learned how to stop self-sabotaging.
Synclaire has been navigating her career trajectory on her own and felt stagnante and unsupported. She joined the Influence for Success Coaching program and learned how to connect with important key Stakeholders, gain Advocates and Sponsors, and develop a plan for her career growth.
"Phyllis is an exceptional executive coach. She has an extensive understanding of the dynamics of the media industry and its changing landscape and what that means in terms of managing, leading and navigating new newsrooms and legacy institutions. Phyllis never once told me what to do, but rather, guided me through difficult moments and got me to a place where I was able to show up for others and myself as a leader. I hope to continue working with her for a long, long time!"
Sourcing Lead @ Slack
"Phyllis and I worked together while I was at Facebook and in that time she helped me understand how to navigate my personal goals. She is so insightful, an incredible listener and provides a lot of helpful feedback that acted as a catalyst for so many of the moves that I've made in 2021. I learned to trust myself, follow my happiness and I recognized that by trusting in my ability to "do," I can really manifest anything. One quote she shared that still sticks with me is "when you build all these (metaphorical) fences in your life, don't forget to build in gates so that you 'allow' yourself to grow in directions not set." This is just a little taste of the nuggets she has shared with me and can share with you. This statement really helped me visualize things differently! I highly recommend her for career coaching!"
Stanford BA/MBA Leading Operations at Stealth Mode Startup
"Phyllis is exceptional in the field of executive and leadership coaching. She brings a rare combination of expertise, compassion, and ‘gut sense’ for optimal next steps that very few possess when she advises her clients about their careers and lives. Due to her extensive experience, she is able to apply lessons learned with her previous clients to help her current ones achieve true clarity around their career decisions and march boldly toward their dreams. One of Phyllis’ best attributes is that she truly listens to her clients and has a unique way of making them feel heard and fully understood. Phyllis knows how to see others not just for who they are but for who they can become - and she’s fully committed to helping them get there. She is an outstanding sounding board and source of support for anyone who wishes to take an important step their career. I give Phyllis my highest recommendation."
Sr. Director @ ViacomCBS
"Phyllis is my rock and provided me with much needed support when it was needed the most. She is truly an insightful and wonderful business coach.
She helped me focus my attention in areas that gave me the best return. She took the time to get to know and relate to the struggles I face on my team. Phyllis brought various tools and techniques to my team to help us become better at managing our conflicts and more efficient with collaboration.
I would highly recommend Phyllis to anyone who is looking to grow their leadership skills and is interested in finding new and innovative ideas to stretch themselves."
Executive Director @ Warner Bros. Entertainment
"Phyllis was instrumental in helping me understand my leadership style and providing me the tools to be able to navigate and flex my style to address varying situations. With Phyllis' perceptive observations, I also was able to gain clarity and perspective on what it truly means to be self aware and understand others."
CEO - A.I. & Data Protection Solution Provider
"Phyllis is an exceptional coach that I had the pleasure of working with at Warner Bros in 2014-15 and again when I hired her to guide me as I started my own business. Phyllis helped me put my "why's" into focus and lay concrete and balanced steps to make huge improvements in my career and in my life. With her guidance, I transformed from being a victim to being a creator, which ultimately led me to starting my own company and doing what I love. I highly recommend her to executives and high potentials alike."
Regional Vice President @ Arthritis Foundation
"Through Phyllis' coaching, I gained confidence in driving business, was better able to manage and empower my direct reports, and found my right work-life balance.
Phyllis is a great sounding board and has an intuitive gift for identifying the root of the issue quickly. Working with Phyllis has been a game-changer!"
Vice President U.S. Franchise Operations at H&R Block
"I enjoyed having Phyllis as my Executive Coach for six months. She was very insightful in providing career planning advice, defining steps to build stakeholders, perspective on overcoming office politics, and ensuring that I understood my strengths and how to leverage these effectively. Thank you!!!"