Phil's spherical perspectives have come from
a life lived unconventionally. Janitor, postman, photographer, corporate
executive, and international management consultant are but a few of
the professions he has crammed into one life, so far.
In the early 1970's, Phil became an ordained minister and missionary
in Alabama, Mississippi and East Texas. For 10 years he championed moral
and social change and was involved in racial integration activities.
He began his secular career in his late 20s, worked his way through
a variety of corporate positions, was involved with fast growth or turnaround
strategies, and traveled to 13 countries.
He was also a commercial photographer, along with his wife Pamela, and
worked for the publishing, periodical and movie industry. He has authored
four trade books on technology and business management, as well as more
than 50 published magazine articles. He has conducted seminars and strategic
planning retreats worldwide.
Through it all, Phil observedfirsthandthe
constraints of harmful belief systems and outdated business processes.
He challenged many of those and searched for more workable, humane models.
He had seen individuals and organizations succeed when conventional
wisdom predicted failure. He had seen others fail when conventional
wisdom marked them for success. Being Spherical was born of those experiences.
Phil's family history influenced his life journey.
Phil's paternal great grandfather, was the superintendent of the Flour
Mills of America, in the early 1920s. He was an inventor with several
patents. His grandfather was a rancher and horse breeder turned college
Phil's father was once a salesman, a big-hearted man not easily controlled
by systems. Raised on a Texas ranch, he left behind his prosperous upbringing,
when barely a teen. His parents had divorced. His mother, by contrast,
was of Cherokee descent, and had received training as a medicine woman.
(Her grandfather was a tribal chief. Her aunt was an official trainer
of Cherokee Nation horses, and another aunt was a "wise" woman).
Phil's father married the daughter of sharecroppers--a feisty redhead
with common sense, integrity, persistence and finesse. She became the
assistant to doctors at teaching hospitals. The couple raised their
four children to believe that the human spirit is capable of great feats.
These days, Phil has found refuge in the Colorado Rockies. He has let
his hair down, quite literally, to focus his energies on being spherical.
This, he believes, is his life's work.
Phil's career experiences include:
Founder/CEO of a Web based digital asset management ASP with
clients including FujiFilm; Chief Operating Officer of a Denver-based
international photo stock agency that represented roughly 400 talents
into 50 countries. The Executive Vice President of a Denver-based, publicly
traded Internet Company where Phil designed a Web based GIS that served
Fortune 500 clients. The Founder/President of a Southern California-based
international strategic management consulting firm working at corporate
board levels-clients included: Sears Mortgage, Ralston Purina, Kodak,
Healthnet, Towers Perrin; President of a Dallas-based business to business