Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, social impact strategist and speaker in the areas of the future of work, career acceleration, personal mastery and modern leadership.

His insights into making work and life meaningful have gained him a cult following among high performers of Fortune listed companies, world champion athletes and Hollywood entertainers.

He has worked in more than 40 cities and 25 countries globally and counts Microsoft, ING, Universal Music and the Commonwealth Bank amongst his clients.

He is the founder of Switch L+D, a tech-first learning and development platform used by some of the world's largest companies.

Phill's authentic speaking style evokes complete engagement, is flecked with humour, compelling case studies and behavioural science research.


The Human Economy

In the coming decade, artificial intelligence and digital transformation will disrupt every industry on a global scale.

It’s being hailed as the 4th Industrial Revolution, and alongside the fun stuff of self-driving cars and real-time language translation, we’ll see a loss in over 60% of existing job functions. This means some of our most revered brands and professions will completely disappear forever.

To compete and win in this shifting landscape, we must amplify the parts of ourselves that can’t be programmed into an intelligent machine; our humanity.

Uniquely human traits like connection, contribution and creativity will become the leading differentiators of successful organisations and will determine the future of brand and workplace engagement.

In this human economy, we must lean into what makes us unique and harness meaning as the new form of currency.

This presentation will brief audiences on powerful future trends and the disruption that sits just over the horizon for all industries and career paths. Audiences will be taught strategies to navigate these changes and be inspired by a bold vision of the future.

Key Outcomes:

  • Next Economy
  • Sales and Branding
  • Future of Work
  • Influence and Engagement

The Future of Leadership

Studies show that less than 15% of today’s graduates don't even want to work for a large organisation.

Digital disruption, open marketplaces and the rise of entrepreneurship have created a whole new take on the war for talent. It’s not only millennials who crave purpose more than just a paycheque.

Artificial intelligence and systems automation are causing people all around the world to rethink how they work, what it is that makes us most human and how to create deeply meaningful lives.

To engage the best talent and create high performing teams, smart organisations must tap into the core human drive for meaning and purpose.

Old models of leadership no longer apply. Command and conquer is out, coach and collaborate is in. Great leaders will deliberately challenge their teams and enable their success by cultivating resilience, grit and an insatiable appetite for growth.

In this presentation, you will gain insight into the unshakable link between meaning and engagement, how to empower people to find meaning and purpose in their work and how to harness that to maximise their performance.

Key Outcomes

  • Leadership
  • Human Drive
  • Purpose
  • Meaningful Influence

Profit on Purpose

Deeply integrated social strategies are no longer a nice to have, they are the price of entry in the future of branding.

Research shows that 62% of consumers want to buy from a socially conscious brand, 79% of employees want to work for a socially responsible company, and 1 in 4 consumers use their purchasing habits as their way of giving back.

Organisations that integrate meaning and purpose into their DNA outperform their profit-centric competitors. Progressive brands know that to continue to have cut-through, they must deliberately blur the lines between profit and purpose. By creating real social impact, and developing empowering narratives, organisations can become deeply meaningful to the people that matter to them most, and build genuine competitive advantage.

In this presentation, audiences will understand ‘selectivism’ and why your brand must answer the question: beyond making money, why does your organisation exist? Learn how to identify the unique role your brand can play in the community, and be inspired by the opportunity this presents as a bold new frontier.

Key Outcomes

  • Next Economy
  • Innovation
  • Social Innovation
  • Engagement


Phill is one of those gifted individuals who has the power to get folks to stop, to think and to change their behaviour. He makes it fun, he makes it tangible, he is a great leader and coach.
- Chief of Staff, Microsoft

Phill’s energy and passion are contagious, you can’t help but feel like a better, more motivated version of yourself when around him.
- Director of CEB Gartner

If you want to be inspired, then Phill is definitely the right guy. He makes you learn, think deeply and arouses a curiosity within yourself that focusses your energy towards maximising your own potential.
- HR Lead Europe, Microsoft

Inspired. That is the word I would use to describe how Phill left our audience. Not in the way so many are inspired for the moment and walk away and do nothing. They were truly inspired - to shift their thinking and motivate real change. We could have searched the globe and I still believe that we could not have found anyone more ideal to convey the message of purpose to our clients and prospects.
- Sr Brand Strategist, Littlefield USA

I am yet to finalise the evaluations however it appears that some attendees decided to rate you 10 out of 5. My favourite feedback regarding your session was “I took 4 pages of notes, and not because he told me to!"
- Disability Services Australia

Utterly world-class. Phill is a subject matter expert in behavior change, program design, branding, storytelling, and narrative creation and has a unique ability to fuse big picture thinking and abstract ideas with practical insight and advice. I can think of few in the same class as Phill.
- CCO & Co-Founder, Karrikins Group Global

Was there ever a more dynamic speaker to grace a world stage? What a phenomenally gifted mind. Phill’s ability to communicate and simplify (big ideas) and make (them) relevant for any industry is mind blowing. We were privileged to have him present to our real estate franchise recently and his gift was apparent to all in the audience. We hope to work with Phill again in the very near future.
- Stockdale & Leggo

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Phill Nosworthy Showreel
2017 Ode Showcase Sydney
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How to make meaning for your millennials

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