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Speaking2018-08-31T00:05:44+00:00

Phil Eastwood, MA, CSP

Leading Keynote Speaker, Author, Consultant, And Trainer

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Not only was Phil eager to maximize the effect of our training by customizing the presentation for our library’s circumstances and conditions, but the entire Fiore Group staff met the challenge with creative enthusiasm and energy as well as with care, attention to details, and follow through.

Mary H. Stein, Assistant Library Director, East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Phil has earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill.

Only about 12 percent of the speakers worldwide hold this professional designation.

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Handcuffs To Handshakes: Leadership Lessons From Over 30 Years Of Handling Humans

Being posted in West London fresh out of the police academy and told to ‘keep the peace’ was rather like being asked to stand in front of a fully charged fire hose with an umbrella and told to stay dry……..you quickly learn that its hard but not impossible!

That is what Phil Eastwood found when he arrived into the racial hotbed of Portobello Road and Notting Hill – then a far cry from the opening scenes of Hugh Grant’s box office hit of the same name made 20 years later.

This fascinating keynote address takes the audience on a roller coaster ride from the harsh reality of the violent Brixton Riots to the madness of the Miner’s Strike and the weekly battles on the soccer terraces…….teaching Phil the difference between honey or vinegar in communication!

Fast forward to today and he finds himself having policed in British Columbia for 25 years.

“The lessons are daily when it comes to working with people but building a relationship must be central in your dealings with them if you want to get along,” Phil asserts.

The audience will laugh and learn but more than anything they will leave this keynote with a better sense of their ability to effectively communicate with people; respectfully, clearly and appropriately.

Join us for a journey with an articulate and engaging speaker that you won’t forget!

Keynote Presentations

Handcuffs to Handshakes: Leadership Lessons From Over 30 Years of Handling Humans

Phil Eastwood draws on thirty five years’ experience as a police officer and his masterful storytelling ability to tell audiences about the impact and importance of positive communication. This fascinating keynote address is based on Phil Eastwood’s book by the same title. The talk takes the audience back to Phil’s early days as a London Bobby and embarks on a roller coaster journey from the harsh reality of the violent Brixton Riots to the madness of the Miner’s Strike and the weekly battles on the soccer terraces.

Phil Eastwood graduated from the police academy at the age of eighteen and immediately posted to West London, which included the areas of Portobello Road and Notting Hill – racial hotbeds in the 1970s. His instruction to ‘keep the peace’ was rather like being asked to stand in front of a fully charged fire hose with an umbrella and told to stay dry……..he quickly learned that it was a hard task but not impossible.

Phil learned the key to effective communication with friends and foes alike was with using honey, not vinegar. This lesson continued to serve him well after his move to Canada and the continuation of his career in policing with the New Westminster Police Department, where he retired at the rank of inspector in 2015 after twenty five years’ service.

“The lessons are daily when it comes to working with people but building a relationship must be central in your dealings with them if you want to get along,” Phil asserts.

The audience will laugh and learn with Phil, but more than anything they will leave this keynote with a better sense of their ability to effectively communicate with people: respectfully, clearly and appropriately.

Join us for a journey with an articulate and engaging speaker that you won’t forget!

This keynote is focused on demonstrating how an individual can develop and sustain individual leadership and personal motivation. Someone They’ll Always Remember is about being that person who is intensely remarkable and powerfully sincere: someone that people will remember.

This keynote will hook the audience’ hearts and minds, inspiring them into action.

This highly motivational presentation will show your audience how to look at our relationships through fresh lenses and how we can unlock secret formulas to take those relationships to incredible new heights. I will do this by introducing a hero called Brian Jones. Heroes comfort us, amuse us, sadden us, make us laugh, make us shiver, make us cry and they make us think. Most of all though, heroes make us dream.

Brian Jones and I will take you on a remarkable and passionate journey of individual discovery through powerful and self-reflecting stories…stories which will vividly show the audience the difference between what is and what could be in their own relationships. My call to action is to challenge your audience to recognize that everything is built on relationships and they can find their own heroes through their life stories.

Ronald Reagan once said “Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes… just don’t know where to look.” I will show your audience where to look.

Leadership is not about the title on your business card. Leadership is about who you are on the inside, how you see the world around you and how you treat people every day of your life.

In this dynamic, energetic and high impact presentation, I provide the essential ingredients for all of us to be successful leaders today.

Through unforgettable stories and powerful anecdotes, I teach the fundamental elements of everyday leadership and demonstrate that when we identify our 1 Big Thing, each one of us has the ability to make incredible differences to everyone around us.

‘Wolves in the Workplace’ – Identifying and Responding to Workplace Bullying

Respectful conduct in workplaces is in our news headlines everyday… or rather the lack of it.

Our workplace culture will either make us an ‘employer of choice’ or damage our reputation.

In this highly interactive and entertaining keynote, Phil will share the lessons from his 35 years of policing and invites you to examine workplace relationships, and how we deal with the conflict that arises there, through an entirely new lens.

Every worker has the right to be treated fairly and respectfully at work but they are also responsible, along with supervisors and managers, for doing everything in their power to create positive relationships. This, in turn, builds safe and productive environments.

This session explores the importance of positive working relationships and provides tools and tips for effectively dealing with things when they do go wrong.

You will never look at workplace conflict the same way again.

In 1949 Joseph Campbell wrote about the hero’s journey in his book The Hero With A Thousand Faces.

The hero’s journey is a narrative used in many movie themes to describe the tale of a main character who ventures to a new place, encounters struggles along the way, and often teams up with others to overcome obstacles.

The hero ultimately arrives in a new world because of persistence and determination, never losing faith that they would triumph over adversity. As a result, they are transformed into a whole new version of themselves. They then travel back to share their experience and encourage others to go on similar journeys.

That is the premise of Phil’s Everyday Leadership keynote.

Jack Welch famously said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself….when you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

That is the same as our Hero’s responsibility. By the way…if you haven’t already guessed it…you are that Hero!

Your responsibility is to go on this amazing adventure, to have a series of brilliant and often challenging experiences, to team up with others and to grow into a new version of yourself.

Your ultimate responsibility is to then return and help those ‘back home’ to venture forth as well: to guide, coach and mentor them in order that they will be also be successful.

Phil is passionate about seeing you be successful so that you can grow others around you. This journey is all about who you are and what you stand for.

Audiences will be grateful for the map that Phil shares with them in his Everyday Leadership keynote.

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