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Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips is an innovative speaker and entrepreneur who focuses on creating opportunities that elevate human value in education, business, and the public and private sector. A sought-after inspirational speaker on topics of diversity, education, and culture, Phillips is a Harvard University graduate and former professional basketball player whose early career was spent in youth sports and character development at One On One Basketball and Positive Coaching Alliance. Phillips later spent ten years serving in administrative leadership roles at his alma mater, Landon School. Motivated to do more to address the national crisis of boys of color, Phillips co-founded Visible Men Academy (VMA). He continues to work with educators, leaders, and media partners who are committed to the elevation of black male achievement, fulfillment, and societal contribution. Currently, Phillips is working on a documentary film with The Nantucket Project, focusing on race and human value.