Dr. Paul combines a multidisciplinary performance-based approach with his corporate experience, resulting in a pragmatic approach focused on self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-responsibility.

This has resulted in Paul conducting in-house and one-to-one coaching programs at senior levels in organisations such as the Royal New Zealand Navy (Deputy Commander level), developing leadership programs in the public sector, as well as in-house training as part of succession plans put in place for subsidiaries of News Ltd. in Australia.

Paul’s coaching background extends back to the mid-1990’s, working initially with behavioural change with at-risk youth. Success in this space includes working with prisoners for the purpose of reintegration into society and promotion through to executive positions.

Setting a Higher Bar for Executive Coaches

Can an executive coach teach executives without having had the experience of being answerable to a Board and having their career on the line and the fate of an organisation in their hands? Is there a level of external accomplishment that coachees should look for in a coach who they are entrusting to help them achieve their goals? Can a coach talk of growing a business if they have never gone through the trials and tribulations of this endeavour?

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Through my years of teaching, coaching, and running businesses, I have come across resources that have been helpful in personal and professional development. I often encourage my coachees to obtain a more in-depth understanding of the concepts that are being discussed and addressed, and believe that executive coaches should be aware of the latest discussions and ideas in leadership training, and human and business psychology.


“…grit grows as we figure out our life philosophy, learn to dust ourselves off after rejection and disappointment, and learn to tell the difference between low-level goals that should be abandoned quickly and higher-level goals that demand more tenacity. The maturation story is that we develop the capacity for long-term passion and perseverance as we get older.”

Angela Duckworth, Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Vince Lombardi, Coach, Green Bay Packers