Embracing change with Phil Buckley

Aug 10, 2020

When it’s time for your company to change things up—whether it’s the way you’re doing business, or the business that you’re in—you want someone like Phil Buckley by your side. As a senior change management professional with over 25 years of experience, Phil has managed 32 large-scale change projects, including co-leading global change management for the $19.6 billion Kraft Foods acquisition of Cadbury. From mergers and divestitures to culture initiatives and systems implementation, he has handled it all.

We are excited to be sharing Phil’s expertise and insights in Change on the Run, coming spring 2021. Read on to learn more about Phil, his book, and his passions.

Which three words best describe you?
Optimistic, enthusiastic, tenacious.

What is your book about?
Change on the Run provides quick, practical actions to address common change challenges that give you 80 percent results in 20 percent of the time. They enable you to be your best during workplace uncertainty, and emerge stronger when you have little time to learn how.

What is your greatest indulgence?
Making mixtapes. Last night I perfected my mix of the ‘70s/’80s band The Cars!


Over the years, I have graduated from cassette tapes to digital. In 2005, I made a book of my cassette covers, called Cover Stories, for my friends.

What is the last book you read?
Light My Fire: My Life with the Doors by Ray Manzarek.

Who is your favorite author?
F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Complete this sentence: I never leave home without…
…my smile.

What is your personal motto?
“Do the best with what you’ve got.” —David Lee Roth

Where do you find inspiration?
In human compassion, especially when no one is looking.