Phil Drinkwater

Business Coach | Executive coach  |  Transformation coach

Business & Executive coach Transformation coach


I love coaching and what it can achieve!

Together we’ll work to unlock your full potential, gain clarity and momentum for both you and your company – and add some tranquility amidst what can distracting chaos and noise.

For some of you, it will also involve change you desire but have been unable to achieve.

About me

Grown successful business  |  Creative, technical & analytical  |  Supportive & non-judgemental

I’ve been a successful UK entrepreneur who has built an online business, which made over £15 million in sales and is still growing today.

But as a person, I’m warm, analytical, supportive, non-critical & fun. And as a coach I’m ecstatic when people tell me they have hope they’ll achieve their goals.

Who are my clients?

Business owners  |  Executives | C-suite  |  Directors  |  Entrepreneurs  |  Freelancers  |  Corporates

My clients are modern individuals who are trying hard every day, but find elements of growing or maintaining their business challenging.

Often they’re: lacking support; suffering from stress; unhappy; feeling hopeless; not achieving goals; unsure of the path forward; struggling with workload.

Popular coaching packages


4 weeks

Succeed with a goal that’s just ahead of you.

Online chat: 4 X WEEK
Online exercises: Yes


12 weeks

Work with more clarity toward your goals.

VIDEO CALL: weekly 
Online chat: 2 x week
Online exercises: Yes


26 weeks

Create meaningful change in your life and work.

VIDEO CALL: weekly 
Online chat: 2 x week
Online exercises: Yes


26 weeks

Skip the coaching sessions and just use the chat app.

Online chat: 4 X WEEK
Online exercises: Yes

Convenient online meetings

I work online with Zoom or Google Meet. This allows coaching to take the least time away from your busy day.

Succeed inbetween sessions

I set regular online coaching exercises to complete in order to ensure progress is steady and continuous. 

Regular check-in

All customers check in regularly using a private online chat app, so we can evaluate what’s happening.

If you’re struggling to achieve your goals, new eyes will help you take a step back and discover a more effective strategy.

Discover new hope for your business, and the revenue growth that will be achieved.

#analysis #mindset #compassion

How we work together

I work closely with my fantastic clients to create an individualised plan for their successful future.

1. Where are you right now?

To start, I ask you to fill out a detailed onboarding form, so we both understand where you are right now and the experience you’re having in your company. This is truly working on your business!

2. What do you need?

The next question, then, is … how can I help to empower you to live the life, and have the business, that you want? Do you want more profit? Do you know your costs? What type of business process is in your company? We’ll look at what will help you achieve your goals.

What will we work on?

My approach is to look at the performance of the whole business and person. With the goal being economic growth of your business and personal development for yourself, we’ll typically work on some of these:

A few quick exercises

You could choose to scroll past, or you could gift yourself just 5 minutes to reflect on your recent history and your future.

Exercise 1: Examine your recent past

2 mins

Which of these have you experienced in the last 6 months? Tick all that apply.

This information is not stored.

Task avoidance or procrastination
Stress or overwhelm
Lack of success or not achieving goals
Not enough time or working too much
Lack of job performance
Ongoing frustration or anger
Ignoring your own voice
Not enjoying your day
Anxiety or panic
Fatigue, burnout or a lack of focus
Customer or colleague relationship issues
Worsening sleep or health
Confidence or leadership difficulties
Uncertainty about direction
Desperately wanting to leave a situation
Fear of the future

Exercise 2: Predict your future

3 mins

What will your work & life be like in 5 years, if you continue on as you are today?

This information is not stored.

I know the journey forward can seem daunting. It looks steep, and intimidating as hell and you feel the emotion from this.

But it’s conquered one well-considered and measured step at a time.

#clarity #pacing #focus

Phil quickly honed in on the reasons that my online events business wasn’t achieving the success that I know it’s capable of. We worked together to clarify my vision and improve the areas which we discovered were causing difficulty.

I now have a clear path forwards and a sense of hope that was missing before.


What is business coaching?

A business coach is a person who does not necessarily have expertise in the field of their client, but is able to help them grow their revenue and profit by coaching in areas such as confidence, decision-making, self-esteem, risk management, performance, business process and strategy. So it’s irrelevant that I’ve worked mainly in technology and marketing – if your business is in insurance, admin, sales or even something as distant from my experience as manufacturing or construction, we can work together.

There is often an associated reduction in stress, which the human body can store up causing mental health and physical health issues.

Your expert skills in your job are of significant benefit, but your business success will also be based on you as a person. As such, there is a large element of personal development within coaching.

Business coaches will often work with an entrepreneur, small business owner, executive, CEO or business leader on a business coaching program that has the goal of learning and personal development for their clients, to help with their business and their team.

Coaching programs are designed by a successful business coach to cover strategy, business management, client role, personal coaching, to goal-making and accountability. In addition, leadership coaching is common for executives. They might also be a manager, executive or associate who has been tasked with facilitating the professional growth of an employee. 

A business coach is not a mentor / consultant / adviser. A business mentor is usually a person who has more experience in a certain field or industry than their mentee. Basically, they are someone who is hired to provide expert advice in a specific field. Coaches don’t typically advise to make decisions for their clients.

As touched on above, a good business coach may also touch on elements of being a life coach since clients may not have an effective work life balance. Life coaching has the aim of looking at someones entire life to create happiness. This in turn can help to achieve business growth through an all-round happier executive with fewer stresses and more support.

A business coach may also undertake career coaching with their client in order to help the business owner find the tasks that help them live within their values, and find the path towards living more contentedly.

What's a free discovery call?

Choosing the right business coach is key. You would want to know that you felt comfortable with them, that your values were aligned and they understood your goals.

A discovery call gives both the coach and the client a chance to check each other out and see whether there’s synergy.