Phil Abernathy
Founder and director at Purple Candor

Phil is a global leader helping organizations transform to a new Agile way of working that helps them get more productive and their people more engaged. He has over 35 years of business and leadership experience and is a world-renowned trainer, coach and consultant who has helped train and transform global companies like IBM, Honeywell and Shell.

He is also an inspirational speaker and entrepreneur who wants to change the world for the better by helping to build the leaders of tomorrow.

Phil is the founder and director of Purple Candor, a boutique leadership and management consulting company based on Melbourne, Australia and Bratislava, Slovakia. (

He is also the founder of ‘Skill the Gap’, a global not-for-profit initiative focused on providing students with right attitude, mindset and soft skills that the businesses of today need. (