Philippa Strelitz

Executive Summary

Philippa Strelitz has over fifteen years of experience in designing and delivering customized interventions to address high performance leadership, teamwork, communication, diversity issues and organizational culture across a range of industries including higher education, health care, transportation and entertainment.  She has consulted extensively on strategic planning, work culture, performance and leadership issues with both corporate and nonprofit organizations around the country.

Client Summary

Duke University Health System, Newton Wellesely Hospital (Boston, MA). The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL), MD Anderson Cancer Center, National Domestic Violence Hotline, University of Houston, Whole Foods Market, Emmis Radio, Baker Hughes, Houston Metro, TTX Railroad, and The City of Austin, among others.

Education and Credentials

  • PhD in Medical Anthropology from the U.C. Berkeley/U.C. San Francisco Joint Program in Medical Anthropology
  • Masters in Public Affairs (MPAff) from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
  • BA with Special Honors in Anthropology from the Plan II Program at the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2006-2007 Fellow in the Health Research Education Trust’s Cultural Competence Leadership Fellows Program


  • President, Philippa Strelitz Consulting, 2009-present
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty in the School of Health Administration at Texas State University, 2016-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Duke University Health System, 2006-2015
  • Assistant School of Health Administration at Texas State University, 2005-2010


Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, Lominger Voices 360, Management Research Group (MRG) Leadership Assessment Suite

Coaching Philosophy

I have extensive experience in assessing workplace culture, designing and delivering training interventions to address high performance leadership, teamwork, communication, and organizational culture, and doing both group and one-on-one coaching with individuals who may be onboarding to a new role, or new organization, wishing to develop their leadership and communication skills or committed to addressing specific identified performance challenges.  I appreciate the courage it takes to seek clarity on one’s areas of opportunity and I work hard to honor that engagement with my own commitment to my clients’ success.  Some clients prefer a highly structured professional development experience and others prefer a more informal – yet highly focused and content-rich approach.  I work hard to customize my clients’ experience to their needs, styles and preferences.

Community Activities and Personal Interests

  • Board member, Texas Impact, an interfaith social justice organization
  • Avid reader
  • Amateur radio podcaster