Listed in Top 10 Speech Coaches in Canada

This 2023 list was compiled by a writer at Yoodli, a new AI-driven technology that gives real time feedback to people practicing public speaking, interviews, speeches and more, and a technology that I use with some of my clients. I am part of the random-order list. 🙂


Ranked #13 in Global Gurus 2022

Global Gurus ranked 3V Communications founder Ric Phillips the #13 Communication Professional in the world for 2022. Strict criteria for selection include being a published author, sharing original thought leadership pieces, and the public vote. Thank you to all mentors, readers, clients and supporters!

Readers' Choice Award Nominations

Readers Choice Award
020-2021: We are thrilled that Canadian HR Reporter has nominated us two years in a row for a Readers’ Choice Award, in the category of “Skills Development & Training – Employee Communications Training.”

3V Communication Coach Certification

2017-present: 3V proudly starts offering official Communication Coach Certification that can be taken in person or online.

MP Scroll

3v 10 Year
2017: Upon our 10 year anniversary, our Member of Parliament (MP) gave 3V a congratulatory scroll. 🙂

MPP Scroll

2017: 3V Communications turned 10, and received a congratulatory letter and scroll from our local MPP.

MPP Letter

2017: 3V Communications turned 10, and received a congratulatory letter and scroll from our local MPP.

Supporting TESL Communities


2017: Hosted workshops at both TESL Canada and TESL Ontario on the subject of “Business English Fundamentals: how to teach it in the classroom or at the office.”

Mentoring & Training Young Entrepreneurs

2007-14: 3V provided a series of business communications workshops and mentoring for young entrepreneurs of the YES Toronto BizStart programs. Topics included public speaking/pitching, customer service, interpersonal communications and more.

English Communication Skills for Policing

2009-12: 3V was very proud to work with YRP, coaching new officers who identified challenges with English as a Second Language, and also 3V created and implemented the very first ECSA – English Communication Skills Assessment – for any Ontario police service. It was a pleasure working with both YRP Training and Recruiting Departments.

YRP Letter


A gracious thank you letter to 3V from YRP, after we had our training contract extended and before we worked with their Recruiting dept. to develop the English Communication Skills Assessment.

ESL Support for Staff at the Granite Club

2009-present: Helping front line staff and rising managers in various departments of the Granite Club with their ESL (English as a Second Language) and business English skills.

Customer Service Development and More

2011 – 2017: Farber and Partners. Workshops and coaching front line staff and managers with accent reduction, business English, customer service and management leadership skills. Developed protocols for their Customer Service Dept.

YEDI Entrepreneurs Benefit from Communication Skills Training

2013-2016: Ontario Bar Association (OBA) coaching front line staff and managers with accent reduction, business English, and management leadership skills.

Politicians Need Public Speaking Support

2014-2015: 3V was hired to coach more than one Ontario MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) to help with public speaking skills and Question Period.

Working with York University

2016-present: Delighted to teach at York University, facilitating workshops both in the Health Learning Leadership Network (HLLN) and the very unique 3MT (3-minute thesis) pitch competition preparation.

Joined the TEDx Community

2016: Dream come true to be asked to present at TEDx Vaughan. Topic: “The Long Life of First Impressions.”