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HeadGain, was founded by David JP Phillips.
While studying 5000 of the world's greatest speakers, David discovered that 110 communication skills and storytelling were the secrets to their success. On this platform, you will learn to communicate better, tell amazing stories, present yourself better and simply master your life, in ways you never imagined.

About David JP Phillips


David JP Phillips is a successful TEDx speaker with over 10 million views online and 20 years of experience. David studied 5000 of the World's Greatest Speakers and discovered the 110 STEPS of Communication.
After founding HeadGain in 2020, David has grown his social media presence to over 2.5 million followers, sharing insights and education on the crucial skill of communication.

TEDx Talk | David JP Phillips | HeadGain

David's TEDx Talks

The TEDx talk that defined how to build great PowerPoints. 4 million views.

The TEDx talk that changed storytelling in the world. 4 million views.

The TEDx talk that defined the 110 steps of communication. Based on David’s study of 5000 speakers.

Our Core Subjects

How To Avoid Death By


Become a skilled PowerPoint presenter ​

The Magical Science Of


The most powerful tool in your arsenal


Self Leadership

Become limitless


Of Communication

Master the Art of Public Speaking


Presentation Skills

All you need for confident presentations​

Death By

Video Conference

Learn optimal video conference setup

What other HeadGain customers are saying


View sample videos from the HeadGain subject library:

6 Reasons HeadGain is For You



This course is based on Science and backed by research. David JP Phillips takes you on a biological and neurological journey that will help you in self transformation.


By the time you finish taking this course, you will experience a POWERFUL self transformation. Signup today and take charge of your life right now.


Due to a beautiful brain mechanism called neuroplasticity, you can rewrite your reactions, behaviors, and beliefs – as long as you understand the basics of neurology.

Destroy Negative Thoughts

Learn how to rewire negative thought patterns inside your head. Destroy the fear of failures and fear of the unknown. Become the most positive version of yourself.


Are you a manager or a company owner who wants to reduce the rates of sick leaves in your organization? At the same time, would you also like to boost employee productivity and team spirit? Then allow your employees the opportunity to truly develop their self-leadership through this course.


Based on research, backed by Science, David JP Phillips takes you on a biological and neurological journey to supercharge your brain and give you extraordinary powers. Imagine being able to reprogram your brain and become the MOST POWERFUL version of your self.

10 subjects, 200 chapters, 300 videos Inside The HeadGain Library

500 quizzes and interactions, 18 diplomas (one mastery diploma) & 12 levels of gamification

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Who is David JP Phillips?

David JP Phillips is an expert in the field of COMMUNICATION and has created the HEADGAIN ACADEMY in order to provide the most comprehensive online resource for communication training so that everyone can learn this incredible skill. From a very young age, David has loved the human brain and has combined this with his passion for communication training to develop courses that take a different approach to how we develop our skills in communication.

David has done incredible research in communication, spending 7 years studying 5000 of the most prominent speakers and personalities in the world. From this study, he was able to distill 110 skills that need to be studied in order to master communication. This has transformed his approach and allowed him to develop courses that allow for the intricate development of communication skills for individuals in different fields.

He has achieved several accolades throughout the years and has recently been rated 8th in COMMUNICATION worldwide, by the Global Gurus organization. He is best known for his TEDx talks on the Magical Science of Storytelling, Death by PowerPoint, and the 110 STEPS of Communication.

What is HeadGain?

HeadGain is an online skill library designed by communication expert David JP Phillips. It focuses on various themes within communication such as Public Speaking, Self Leadership, Presentation, and core communication skills.

Which subjects are offered on HEADGAIN?

The HeadGain online platform currently houses 7 core subjects that focus on varied themes of personal development, presentation skills and personal communication:

- The Walnut Method
Time management and productivity.

- The WOW Self-Leadership Course
Personal development in self-Leadership

- How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint
Master the art of creating and presenting powerful PowerPoint presentations.

- How to Avoid Death by Video Conference
Videoconferencing guidelines and etiquette

- Digital Presentation Skills
Develop your online presence and learn all about the digital presentation platform.

- The Magical Science of Storytelling
Tell stories that influence and impact your audience.

- 110 STEPS of Communication
The building blocks of communication, helping you become an excellent communicator.

I want to be a public speaker. Which subjects do you recommend?

The best subject for public speaking would be the entre HeadGain MATRIX.

However, if you wish to start with one subject, we recommend:

110 STEPS™ of Communication - Takes you through the building blocks of your communication and helps you to refine your skills by focussing on nervousness, voice, body language, language, and ultimate skills.

The Magical Science of Storytelling - The ability to tell stories as a public speaker is imperative.

Digital Presentation Skills - In the current climate, learning how to present online is important if you want to thrive.

How can I find out what other users are saying about this platform?

We have a dedicated testimonials page, which provides feedback from users all over the globe, who have engaged with the courses.
To see what others are saying, click here: https://www.headgain.com/testimonials/

How do I gain certification from the HEADGAIN subjects?

Certification is granted once you have completed the final quiz at the end of each subject.

WHO is HeadGain for?

HeadGain is for all individuals and companies who are passionate about communication. If you wish to become a better leader, speaker, TED speaker, CEO, CMO, salesperson, or simply a better human being, then this platform is for YOU!

What does a monthly subscription allow?

A monthly subscription allows full access to the entire HeadGain matrix on a month-to-month basis.

What does an annual membership at HeadGain offer?

With an annual membership to HEADGAIN Academy, you will have access to all subjects within the HeadGain Matrix for a period of 1 year. This will allow you to work through several subjects based on your own developmental goals.

How many subjects can I access with the annual membership?

You will gain access to all the subjects within the HeadGain Matrix. No limit.

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