Who is Phil Newell?
That’s me…by the bike.
My name is Phil Newell and I would like to help you finish well. My own personal experience as well as the experience of many others leads me to believe that by engaging in purposeful and intentional conversations, leaders have a much greater potential of finishing well.
My life took on a different trajectory after reading a comment in Dr. J. Robert Clinton’s book, The Making of a Leader. After years of extensive study and analysis, he came to the conclusion that “few leaders finish well.” Not only did that statement challenge me to be more intentional in preparing for the future, it also gave me a life-assignment: do all that I can to help other leaders finish well.
Experience also shows us that finishing well isn’t easy. The challenges that work against us come in many different forms and shapes, some internal while others are external. In one of his last messages to Peter, Jesus gave him an assignment; it’s straightforward but challenging:
“Simon, stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. Simon, I’ve prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start” (Luke 22:31-32).
Out of that story has come my life’s goal…to help you reach yours, to be a trusted voice that challenges, encourages, and supports you along the way. John Maxwell put it well: “It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow.”
The sad truth is, as Henry David Thoreau put it, “Most people lead lives of quiet desperation and go to their grave with the song still in them.” I want to help you find your voice and song by providing resources and an assuring voice through this website and in the context of executive and life coaching. If your desire is to finish well in both your personal and professional life, I believe I can help.