Unlock innovation with a world-class ideation session.


Unleash breakthrough strategies and reimagine the future of your brand or organization. We bring two decades of experience facilitating high-ROI ideation projects, from a single ideation session to large-scale innovation summits.

We’ve worked with the Fortune 500, mid-sized companies and leading non-profits.


We’re Phillips & Co.


Since 2003, we’ve helped innovation-driven organizations invent breakthrough products, brands and businesses.

From a single strategic ideation session to comprehensive innovation strategy engagements, we help clients accelerate innovation, mixing strategy, creativity and agility to launch high-ROI innovations, faster.

Ideation Sessions

High-energy ideation sessions strategically-designed to produce pipelines of actionable new product, service and business concepts.

Unleash the creativity of your team and unlock the potential of your organization. Phillips & Co.’s ideation sessions are led by professional facilitators with years of experience working with some of the world’s top brands.

And, Phillips & Co. has reimagined the ideation process itself, blending tools of business strategy with breakthrough thinking models to imagine innovative new offerings, each backed by strategic insight.

In Phillips & Co. ideation sessions, we leverage proprietary tools including our Expert Ideator Network (hundreds of incredible, pre-vetted, thinkers we pull into our sessions) and our Innovation Methods Database (the result of our ten-year research project to decode the DNA of winning new ideas.)

Strategic Planning Sessions

Reimagine your organization’s strategic plans – and then define the tactics that will set them in motion.

We design and lead strategic planning sessions for leadership teams who want to push their thinking beyond the status quo.

Together, we’ll look at your challenge in new ways, infuse fresh thinking from other industries, craft breakthrough innovation strategies and define a clear action plan to propel the strategy forward.

Your session will be a custom-designed, immersive experience that challenges your team to break new ground and create powerful new paths to growth and change for your organization.

“Your team did an incredible job developing a portfolio of innovative new product concepts within the limitations of our highly-regulated industry.”

Margaret DeFrancisco
Past President & CEO of the Georgia Lottery

Phillips & Co. Leadership

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Matt Phillips

Matt founded Phillips & Co. in 2003 and has advised CEOs and innovation teams across North America and Europe in over 20 industries. He’s also a seasoned strategic facilitator and a top-rated keynote speaker on innovation and creativity. Matt holds an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a graduate of Conservatory Program in Improvisation at The Second City in Chicago. 

Julie Boczkowski
Strategy Director

Julie has lead mission-critical innovation, positioning and research projects at Phillips & Co. for over a decade. Previously, Julie held brand management and innovation positions at Sara Lee and PepsiCo, and was a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor at Deloitte & Touche. Julie holds an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

We’re a team of strategists, designers, facilitators and researchers.

We deliver comprehensive innovation programs, as well as individual services, from ideation sessions, strategic planning workshops and ethnographic research to concept refinement research and innovation training.

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Client Inquiries

(312) 933-7480

Mailing Address
Phillips & Co.
#165, 825 S. Waukegan Rd. A8
Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA