Leadership Provocateur, Bestselling Mindfulness Author, Huffington Post & Thrive Global Writer, Paul is also co-founder, Executive Director and Company Secretary for The Mudd Partnership.
As well as being a globally recognised Wellbeing, Welldoing and Leadership Influencer, Paul is a highly experienced Business Coach & Mentor, Facilitator & Presenter, Leadership Provocateur, Organisational Change & People Development Specialist, with nearly 30 years experience successfully executing strategically important, politically sensitive and operationally complicated roles in the education, skills & innovation sectors which have had a significant impact and achieved clear, proven & high level outcomes.
He has led the delivery of programmes under the European Commission's Innovation & Enterprise Action Framework; played a key role in the successful constitution, business development and strategic positioning of 25 new UK-wide sector Skills Councils; provided the lead on a range of initiatives to strengthen employer engagement with the Higher & Further Education sectors to both improve the supply of relevant workplace and business skills and increase performance and productivity across the UK economy; & negotiated on behalf of Government a series of high level UK-wide strategic partnering arrangements with Local Government, the Voluntary and Community Sector, the Engineering & Construction Sectors, Foundation Degree Forward &, the Teacher Training Agency amongst others.
He also has a background in facilitating Train The Trainer Programmes for Local Government; lecturing on economic development and enterprise trends with SAUS (School of Advanced Urban Studies) Bristol, INLOGOV (Institute of Local Government) Birmingham, &, CLES (Centre for Local Economic Studies) Manchester; as well as developing National Occupational Standards and leading the work which undertook a fundamental review of Occupational & Functional Standards for both Local & Central Government that reset the Government's Skills Strategy for the following decade; & leveraging national & European funding to underwrite innovative development programmes with a real ROI.
Paul is also leader of the Super Performance Series for Business covering Leadership in a VUCA World, Performance Management, Transforming Meetings, Employment Policy and Social Business Strategy. Now a successful author too, his writing and Blogs for Thoughts & Ideas, India, the Huffington Post and also for Arianna Huffington's new venture Thrive Global too, talk about Modern & Future Leadership, Organisational Complexity, Motivation, Resilience, Wellbeing, Welldoing, Managing Change, Influencing and Employer Engagement, Super Performance & Mindfulness.
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