Brownstone Communications

People-Centred Strategies

What We Do


Strategy & PR

Advising organisations on how to create purpose led, racially inclusive cultures and retain their best people. Drawing on coaching, strategic and people communications, focused on employee experience in the workplace and PR with primary audiences. As a result, organisations benefit from an enhanced external reputation and more sustainable relationships.
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Personal Development

Coaching & Training

Barbara has been a certified NLP coach since 2004 and works with clients on personal impact, assertiveness, accepting change and achieving positive outcomes both personally and professionally.
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Mediation is still an untapped resource in achieving successful corporate outcomes. Especially around culture change. Barbara conducts Commercial and Workplace mediation with a specialist intervention when racism factors in the dispute.
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Anti-Racist Activism


As a race and ethnicity equity activist, Barbara runs awareness training for organisations and individuals based around being aware of how and when racism happens in a commercial setting,. Also strategies on how to adopt behaviours to become anti racist.
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Brownstone Communications

-Founder's Story

Brownstone Communications is the official vehicle for the work of founder BARBARA PHILLIPS, FPRCA

Her expertise covers:

Culture Change & Transformation Communications

EDI, Racial Equity

Training and Consulting

Public Speaking

Barbara is a skilled, experienced transformation and corporate communications leader, advising global organisations on how to create purpose led, inclusive cultures and retain their best people. Her people-centred approach adopts methodologies from NLP (neuro linguistic programming), and she is also an accredited member of the Society of Mediators, with a specialism in workplace and employer mediation. She uses storytelling, employee experience and brand awareness, to deliver strategies that both enhance external reputation and create more sustainable relationships with employees, customers, and stakeholders.

Barbara is also a long-standing racial justice activist and trainer and sits on the board of a number of organisations:

Current Board Memberships: 

Chair, PRCA Race & Ethnicity Equity Board

Advisor, The Black Curriculum CIC

Racial Diversity Expert EDI Board, Motorsport UK

Advisor, Driven By Us CIC

Previous Consulting Clients

Deutsche Bank              Global Change Communications

Diageo                              Global Change Communications

The Body Shop               Global Employee Engagement /Culture Strategy

BT                                      UK Employee Transformation, Culture Change

GSK                                    Global Transformation Communications

EY                                       Global Communications, EMEIA D&I Strategy 

Barclays                           Global HR Reward & Performance Communications

Rio Tinto                          Global Employee, HR, and D&I Communications

Unilever                           Global Transformation Communications

Pearson UK                     UK Employee Communications

NHS                                   UK Transformation Programme Communications


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Fellow, Public Relations & Communications Association 2021

PRovoke Innovator 25 EMEA 2020

Speaking Out

Barbara Phillips is the founder of Brownstone Communications and is available to speak publicly on anti racism, and racial equity, especially within the PR & communications industry.

We are here for you!

We want to work with you on developing your personal skills or helping you create an inclusive, racially equitable, people-focused culture.
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5th Floor, 167-169 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PF

020 8451 8965

Mon-Fri: 8 am-6 pm