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Colette Phillips

Personal Branding, Global Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader, Spiritual Teacher & Author

Colette Phillips

Personal Branding, Global Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader, Spiritual Teacher & Author


Colette Phillips has captivated many audiences with her amazing speaking skills and her motivational presence. Colette captured national attention when she addressed more than 1,000 women at the 2016 Boston Women’s Innovation Conference. She almost “broke the Internet” during the event when members of the audience sent her remarks out on Twitter. 

Colette’s inspirational and uplifting thoughts were trending on Twitter throughout the day. She is founder of Colette Phillips Communications, a nationally known multicultural public relations agency based in Boston.

She is a global thought leader on issues of diversity and inclusion, spirituality, personal branding and issues impacting women and people of color.

She is also the founder and CEO of the social impact venture Get Konnected!, Boston’s premier multicultural business networking event. She made history in 2016 as the creator of the Get Konnected! GK100, the first comprehensive list of the Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color.

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A Brand Called YOU: Turbo-Charge Your Career by Cultivating a Powerful Personal Brand

How people perceive you and how well you leverage your personal capital are critical factors when it comes to managing one’s career. Ever wonder why some executives are able to turbo charge their careers, while their equally talented colleagues get left behind? Or why some people consistently maintain a positive personal brand, attracting accolades, attention and new career opportunities? It’s no accident. In today’s workplace, making yourself an invaluable and indispensable employee is the key to succeeding in this increasingly competitive environment. Colette helps demystify the process in personal branding and capital.

The Power of Strategic Networking & How to Get Connected

Networking is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain business and professional success through making the right “connections.” Ask any successful person and they will tell you that networking is a key element in moving one’s career forward. The art of developing powerful relationships can do wonders for one’s career and business. Research shows that the best jobs are never advertised and 85% of all jobs are secured through networking. But as familiar as it is to everyone in the workforce, it is one of the most underused career enhancement methods, due to misconceptions about how to network strategically. Colette has been referred to the Boston Globe as a veteran networker and the consummate “connector.” She will offer helpful tips on how to use networking to enhance and grow one’s business and professional network.

21 Steps for Women to Win: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Succeeding in Business

Based on her published book for business-minded women, Colette offers practical tips for entrepreneurs and women. This presentation is terrific for either individuals poised to start their own business, or who are already in business or the corporate environment. Basic advice includes things such as “Having a plan”; “Don’t grow your business or career too fast”; “Add humor to your work”; -- all key elements for managing and growing a successful business and career. This dynamic presentation draws on Colette’s personal experience and is inspirational, anecdotal, and funny.

The ROI of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in a Global Economy

In today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, a workforce that includes highly motivated employees who reflect the diversity of marketplace is both an asset and a competitive advantage. As the domestic and global marketplace become increasingly culturally diverse, corporate America must now regard valuing and managing a diverse workforce as not only the right thing to do, but the “smart thing” to do. Having pioneered diversity and inclusion in the Boston/New England marketplace, Colette offers her insights and perspective on how companies can leverage diversity as a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

Living A Purpose Driven Life!

In Living a Purpose Driven Life, Colette shares her personal spiritual principles and insights on how to live a life Passion, Purpose and Possibility by trusting your inner hero/shero and listening to your inner voice and guidance and allowing the Divine Plan for your life to unfold. We were born to manifest the glory and magnificence of the Divine which dwells in each of us. As an active member of her Spiritual Community Unity in the City, Colette serves as a lay minister/ guest speaker and prayer warrior.