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Bill Phillips, PhD

Title: Adjunct Professor

Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology, Louisiana Tech University, 1973

Master’s Degree: Psychology, Northeast Louisiana University, 1978

PhD: Counselor Education, University of New Orleans, 1998


Office: 279 Coates


Dr. Phillips founded and leads Success Labs, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, management consulting firm that offers companies across the country guidance and training on leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, workforce planning, and succession planning. For more than 25 years, their expert team of consultants has worked with hundreds of companies to explore and achieve their potential.


Some of Dr. Phillips accomplishments include the following:

Designed and implemented InQ, a 360 degree assessment, development planning and talent management software package.

Designed and provided research based leadership development programs for more than 100 leaders and emerging leaders annually. 

Wrote and presented a White Paper on Best Practice in Succession Planning and Talent Management

Author of a competency-based development planning workbook, with development plan templates for over 30 competencies.

Executive Coaching with senior management and business leaders in a variety of industries. Created a multifaceted leadership report that assesses personality, interests and values related to work style, and communication and leadership preferences.


Selected Publications

Phillips, W. E. (2008) White Paper: Best Practice in Succession Planning

Phillips, W. E. (2006) Competency Based Development: PCS Nitrogen-A Case Study

Phillips, W. E. (2005) An ROI Analysis of the Leadership Coaching Series

Phillips, W. E. (2005) An ROI Analysis of The Management Incubator

Phillips, W. E. (1998) The effectiveness of a Cognitive Behavioral Stress Reduction program in Outplacement Counseling  

Phillips, W. E. (1978) An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Intensive Manpower Service Component in a Work Incentive Program


Selected Presentations

Presenter, Using Actors to Teach Critical Coaching Skills,  National Conference American Society of Training and Development, Washington DC, June 2009

Presenter, Best Practice in Succession Planning, Baton Rouge Chapter American Society of Training and Development. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2009

Presenter. Movies and Leadership, State Conference Louisiana Society of Human Resource Management, March 2003

Keynote Speaker, Managing Careers in Turbulent Times, State Conference Louisiana Society of Human Resource Management. March 2001

Web Cast

Presenter, Competency Based Development Plans, Success Labs Webcast Nov 2008Presenter, The Aftermath of Katrina: Leading During and After a Crisis, Success Labs Webcast Oct 2002


Success Labs has promoted the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability and partnered with community-based agencies as part of their competency based leadership development programs for emerging leaders: The Management Incubator and Leadership Coaching Series. Since its inception, class participants, their organizations, and Success Labs have contributed more than $7,000 and 700 work hours to schools and local community agencies including:

Volunteers in Public Schools

The National Conference for Community and Justice, Baton Rouge Region

Volunteers of America

Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful

Youth Oasis

Baton Rouge Area American Cancer Society – Relay for Life

Ascension Parish Schools

Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s C.A.R.E. Network Early Detection Department

Adult Literacy Advocates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Green

Serve! Baton Rouge,

Big Buddy Program – Dancing with the Stars

City Year Louisiana

Brave Heart

Mid City Redevelopment



Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), #2396              
Certified Lominger Leadership Architect Suite “Career Architect (CA) 101”
Certified “Voices” 360° Feedback Interpretation  


Professional Memberships

Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Management President, 2004 and multiple terms on the Executive Board, 1999-2003
Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, 2002 to 2012        


Curriculum Vitae