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Following a 15-year career in Talent and Leadership with Unilever, Paul spent a further 10 years in a variety of Board Level roles across different sectors before joining Coach in a Box in 2011. At CiaB and until March 2021 (with full multi million pound P&L responsibility), Paul was the Head of Practice and Managing Director for the European business. With his colleagues, Paul took the global coaching business from a provocative ‘start up’ to the worlds largest specialist coaching business (2017), coaching 15,000 + leaders each year. Leading a team of over 60 employees and 100 + coaches in Europe, Paul has extensive global leadership experience. In 2021 Paul moved to become an independent Consultant, Executive Coach and Coaching Strategist.
Paul continues to coach senior leaders through periods of transition and transformation, combining his deep Coaching expertise with the insight gained as a Business Leader.Get in touch
Paul has and continues to Coach Executives at the highest level and across all sectors. He helps Executives navigate the current Economic, Social and Governmental shifts which show up in businesses as complexity, volatility, conflict and exponential change. These demands require businesses to repeatedly transform themselves, which in turn places a huge and unexpected burden upon its leaders and Executives. At the heart of his approach in this context, is exploring the need for the Executive to transform themselves in order to both personally understand transformation and to lead for the same in their own teams/business. Paul is a proponent of Vertical Development, used to make sense of and Navigate these key Leadership shifts.
Paul’s personal coaching approach and style is based on positive psychology and Gestalt – challenging clients to explore existing demands and ambitions in the context of their broader life journey or ‘purpose’. Beyond this, he is a natural architect, which he combines with his coaching to help his clients with their teams, infrastructure and to create a strong platform for growth.
- Navigating Key Leadership Transitions and Vertical Development
- Building a business beyond its initial startup and through phases of transformation
- Coaching to build individuals, teams, infrastructure and a strong platform for business growth
- Coaching Executives to navigate Economic, Social and Governmental shifts
- Leadership Transitions
- Identifying your Purpose
Training & Qualifications
- Double Merit Award for his Post-graduate diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)
- Professional Certificate in Gestalt Coaching Skills (AoEC)
- Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
- BSc (Hons) – Open University – Business and Social Psychology
- Unilever’s Fast Track Graduate Training and Development Programme (BEP)
- British Cycling Level 3 Coach
Paul has 20 years professional coaching experience, with over 2,500 coaching hours thus far – with clients across all sectors and levels of seniority. In the past 12 months Paul has worked at Board level with Nando’s, Mattel, Abbott, BTS, Mars, Unilever, Cap Gemini and MSF.
“The six sessions I had with my ECC Coach changed my perspective of coaching. I was initially uncertain (and possibly sceptical) about the benefits of coaching but my coach read me very well and knew when to coax a response out from me by being encouraging and when to firmly push me to see the benefits of reframing some of my previously held positions.”Head of Legal, International Property Group
“Both from my personal experience of ECC’s approach, and from seeing the impact on our company I can particularly recommend their pragmatic approach and their insight into our collective and individual needs.”Senior Leader, Commercial Property Management and Investment Company
“The team is a pleasure to work with, consistently bringing expert advice and guidance, energy and professionalism to the partnership.”Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Multinational Investment Bank
"The coaches at ECC are commercial, pragmatic and highly focused. The coaching they provide on an individual basis has given valuable insight and helped our senior executives to gain greater perspective in terms of managing relationships, prioritising, strategic thinking, influencing and confidence."Senior Leader, Multinational Retailing Company
"I found my ECC coaching sessions incredibly valuable - for the unique and necessary space I was seeking as a sole proprietor to feel heard, understood and connected to a peer in business. My coaching experience provided a safe space where I could be the real me, and provided a relationship I could truly trust. Thank you ECC."Manager, Creative Retail Agency