I’m Philip Brookes, and I love engaging with people.

Our unique perspectives, experiences, cultures, and skills together lead to amazing outcomes that far exceed what we could achieve individually.

We accelerate our learning and improve personal and professional effectiveness as we seek to understand the strengths (and weaknesses) of other people.

This website reveals a bit of who I am, stories of people I encounter, insights that I glean in the process, and how I can use that knowledge and experience to help you and your organisation.

Latest Posts

Bowl of salt

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Have you been inadvertently seduced into the ‘we need more of this good thing’ mindset? Whether in marketing, business more broadly, family

Designing a Way Forward

The human brain and our society are programmed to build upon our pre-established building blocks. This is very helpful, because we don’t

Myer is not my store anymore

Myer may consider themselves to be positioned as an upmarket department store, but the customers they are trying so hard to appeal

Puttin’ on the Ritz

A farewell is as good an excuse as any for an extravagant luncheon experience at one of Jakarta’s elite 5-star hotels, and

KL Sentral

KL Sentral is the hub of Kuala Lumpur’s transport system, making it a very convenient location from which to get to any


Living & working in SE Asia and Melbourne as Director of a business & #marketing consultancy, passionate about innovating to overcome poverty aktiv.digital

  • Busy on projects for @securitysolutionsmedia and @the.truth.guru  #digitalmarketing
  • Good morning, Melbourne! Brisk morning with clear blue skies, what a gorgeous start to the week!
As my old friend Wayne Berry used to say - “Have a great day, make it a great day!”
#melbourne #mondayfeels #coffee #success #lifestyle
  • Wow, spontaneous meetup with Elly @the.truth.guru - great to see you, Elly!
#friends #melbourne #catchup #truth #weekend
  • This exemplifies my son! 😃
#myboy #ourkids #weekend #cafe
  • This one is going on my “Want to read” list!
#running #chrissantella
  • Melbourne’s famous Degraves St laneway, full of cafes and character
#coffee #cafe #melbourne
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