About Phillip Tanzilo

Phillip Tanzilo is a leader and award winning expert in the field of organizational developmentpeople development and workplace learning that understands business.  He has been actively engaged in the industry for over fifteen years focusing on leadership development, employee engagement, customer loyalty and cultural transformation leveraging the latest accelerated learning and human performance improvement strategies focused on creating new habits.

His passion is for learning and sharing his knowledge to help others achieve their dreams. His vision is to create a world that works for everyone! Phillip is a dynamic, results-focused professional that has been successfully spearheading performance and process improvement strategies, leading high-performing teams and organizations, developing people that flawlessly execute and deliver results and building innovative programs across a variety of verticals and industries. He is proficient in designing, managing and facilitating innovative changes and initiatives company-wide. And, his programs consistently maximize profits and ROI; consistently delivering quality results within budget and time constraints.

You will find Phillip to be a passionate, flexible, consultative leader and effective communicator who excels in conducting high-impact presentations to all levels of the organization in multiple locations.  And he keeps a keen strategic focus towards developing a sustainable bench strength of leaders that will serve organizations into their future. Phillip has a unique talent to provide out-of-the-box strategies that redefine traditional transformational leadership. Since transformation begins within the individual, he emphasizes on programs that dare to go deeper than traditional approaches.

As a leader for change, Phillip participates as a thought leader and subject matter expert to outline the credentialing standards for the training industry and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) industry credential.  Being on the forefront, Phillip ensures organizations realize the full value of their people, with the latest cutting-edge tools available.

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  • His industry case study was published on transformational approaches and use of competency modeling for strategic planning and professional development was published as a model in the industry’s latest, Competency Study:   The Training and Development Profession Redefined.
  • Built, project managed and led teams with limited budgets and budgets in excess of $1M to create and deliver blended programs and services to support 1M people internationally.
  • Led development of award winning strategic planning and performance management program which included developing leadership competency model and balanced scorecard, improved overall operational excellence and increased productivity by 25 percent.
  • Participated on international team that outlined the body of knowledge, developed exam questions and educated business leaders on the launch of Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) for performance improvement and training profession.
  • Performed luxury training and field trips for top international luxury retail and hospitality brands that increased innovation, improved customer/guest experience and resulted in increased sales by 21 percent.
  • Designed curriculum for multiple international Fortune 100 companies in the areas of sales, leadership, critical thinking, employee engagement and customer experience.
  • Support consultant for business start-ups by establishing operational, learning and leadership development strategies for companies that have included the Qualcomm spin off Leap Wireless and Cricket and the Cardinal Health spinoff CareFusion, and the spinoff company from the movie The Secret, called OneCoach.
  • Served as local President for the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Toastmasters and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
  • Designed and implemented change management and performance management accountability strategies for small and large organizations that led to increased profits by 15 percent and increased employee retention by 12 percent.
  • Consulting support strategies directly earned client 3 of the most recognized international talent and development industry awards; the 2019 Pillar World Excellence Award and the 2019 ATD Excellence in Practice for their university approach and the 2020 Training Magazine Top 125 best enterprise learning and development strategies as a cohesive team.
  • Served on the international team to outline standardized criteria and the definition of competency based learning (CBL) for the workplace.