Philippa is the Founder and CEO of The International Exchange (TIE), a comfort zone disruptor. Passionate about growth and development, she has created a unique programme that exposes people to global challenges to ignite their humanity, ingenuity, and purpose.
She believes that to profoundly change the world, we need to connect with our emerging self. In her mind, where we were is different to where we are going. And everyone has the power to take us to the future - the key is unlocking it.
Born in South Africa and having grown up in Canada, Philippa has always prized her position as a global citizen. Following an exchange programme in Thailand, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she worked in advertising.
In 2005, after deciding that those in the private sector were often unable to access their fullest potential when it came to being both successful members of their field and constructive members of their global community, Philippa moved to Brazil and launched TIE. TIE aims to unleash the power of leaders through self-discovery and experiential learning in ways that also positively impacts communities around the world.
TIE works with some of the world’s biggest companies from the communications and financial sectors, such as Santander, Leo Burnett, and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, helping their people develop the vital competencies, innovative thinking, and confidence necessary to drive their companies into the future. As each year passes, customers and employees alike become more worried about the purpose of the corporation and TIE is supporting companies and their leaders as they learn how to reach the societal and environmental demands of our age.
In direct response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 around the world in 2020, TIE went virtual, and increased its transformative force by expanding the base of its participants: It created two CPD Accredited six-week online programmes. Team TIE for corporate clients and TIE Accelerator for professionals around the world who don’t need or don’t want to be sponsored by their companies. Both attract seasoned professionals who are keen to do and be more.
Philippa is 44 years old and lives in Brazil with her 7 and 11-year-old daughters. They love to spend weekends hanging out in the Atlantic rainforest with friends or exploring local beaches. She also loves taking her 35kg German Shorthaired Pointer for a run in the countryside and when possible, whenever he’s not sailing across the world, spending time with her partner at his small shipyard as he finishes creating his new class of sailing vessel.