Phil Abernathy

Phil Abernathy

Director and Executive Agile Coach
Purple Candor
location_on Australia

Member since 5 years


Phil Abernathy

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
pmo executive-panel high-performing-teams corporate-strategy people beyond-agile difficult-people building-trust agile introducing-business-agility scaling-agile-adoption trust teams agile-lifecycle business-case concept production-support maintenance project-setup

With 31 years of business and IT experience and over 18 years of consulting and management experience with blue chip companies in Australia, Europe and the USA, Phil is a proven entrepreneur, executive leadership coach and management consultant.

Phil is considered one of the leading experts in Agile and Lean in Australia and NZ and has been instrumental in setting up the Agile Academy. He is the founder of Purple Candor and his 12 years of Agile experience firmly establishes him as an executive coach and trainer in the Agile/Lean arena, specialising in helping organizations transform to a more productive way of working.

 His 14 year IT career with Shell, culminating as CIO, combined with the experience thereafter of building and running his own Professional Services company for 18 years gives Phil the unique combination of in-depth IT knowledge, business acumen (financial services, energy, telecom and new media sectors) and dynamic leadership.