- Professional Speaker
- Live Online Trainer
- Career Coach
Philippa Smit (née Ravn) founded uneon in 2008 in London and emigrated to Perth Australia in 2012. She gained a BA (Hons) in Marketing from the University of Plymouth Business School and a Diploma (Distinction) in Personal Professional Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy in London which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Having lived in the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany this enabled her to develop life skills and a passion inspiring for change. She started her career in Event Management, Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. Since moving into Learning & Development, as a soft skills trainer, she has written and delivered creative and participate training for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, working with a broad range of people across the globe from senior executives to college leavers, she empowers all to take action in attaining their goals.
Alongside uneon Philippa is an Associate/Consultant Trainer for Hemsley Fraser (Demos Group), TMA World, Navitas and formerly Reed Learning for which she won the Newcomer (New Trainer) of the Year Award. Holding the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment she teaches the Diploma of Marketing at North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth. Whilst in the UK working for South Thames College she was awarded Grade 1: Outstanding by the UK Audited Standards of Education (OFSTED).
Philippa is a Professional Member (CAHRI) of the Australian Human Resources Institute, the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Professional Speakers Association Australia (PSAA) and holds a Certificate in Live Online Learning (Facilitating Virtual Classrooms).
Philippa is passionate about outdoor life style and is an avid longboard suffer, rock climber, snow skier, and wakeboarder. She advocates against human trafficking, for women’s opportunities and to help children effected by poverty.
In 2014 Philippa published her first book PICK ME sharing her own life-changing experiences to empower and inspire others to do great things.
Inspiring and engaging, Philippa works with learning consultants and trainers in the learning industry to equip them with the knowledge they need to inspire learners and deliver results remotely.
Qualified through the International Coaching Federation, working with individuals on a one on one basis, Philippa encourages the development of their vision and leadership to move forward in their work life.
‘This book is not refined; I am not a writer. But I wrote this book for you. Whether you are navigating your way through studies, taking your steps in the work place, carving out a career, or analysing what you have started and where you want to go, this book will inspire you to see how you can make good choices for yourself, work, and in relationships. Having done my twenties, these are the tips I give you to empower you to choose well and be chosen in work and life.’
Philippa published her first book in 2014 and it tells her story. The highs and the lows and a few tips she picked up over the decade, for likeminded, high achieving, urban living, made for purpose people, wishing to make their life work better. Narrated through her own journey, she shares her excitement, fun, the expectations and the real life challenges. This book gives opportunity for reflection – to enable you to choose how you live, and what you can do to be the person you want to be. This is her story on how to get picked for work and life.