Paul McGee

Paul McGee

Paul McGee is one of the UK’s leading speakers in self-help, particularly in the subjects of change, workplace relationships, customer service, leadership, wellbeing, resilience, communication and motivation. He educates companies on how to survive and thrive in challenging times, how to work under pressure and how to inspire others in the workplace.

His daringly titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became an instant bestseller, and his book on self-confidence reached number one in the WH Smith business book charts, where it remained for a further 24 weeks. The radio host Chris Evans has described Paul’s books as “a gift to the world”.

He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television, and Question Time alongside David Dimbleby, and is a regular contributor on radio shows for the BBC and Radio 5live.

Building on his psychology background, Paul’s aim is to deliver practical, relevant messages that can make an immediate and long-lasting impact on people’s professional and personal lives. He brings a sense of fun to his sessions, seeking to deliver a memorable and humorous experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact.

To date, Paul has spoken for over 1,000 organisations to over 1,000,000 people in 41 countries, and from Sheffield to Spain and from Thailand to Tehran, his messages resonate with a global audience. His clients include prominent blue-chip organisations such as Specsavers and Harrods, public sector bodies like Cambridgeshire Police, and the Premiere League football club, Manchester United FC. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Chester.

He has had the privilege of working with one of the world’s top management gurus, the late Dr Stephen Covey, and his work has been endorsed by another of Great British Speakers’ star talents, the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association, Sir Clive Woodward.

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Loved him. One of the directors wants to use him again, as do I.

Paul McGee’s SUMO message made a huge impact on our staff, so much so we bought them all a copy of the book! Inspiring and engaging with a thought provoking message that continues to help staff in both their personal and professional lives.
Sophie Davison – Senior HR Advisor, Retail – HARRODS

Having worked with some of the worlds top sports people I’m aware how incredibly important confidence and self belief is to individual and team success. That’s why Paul’s book, SUMO is so important in helping people to achieve success in life. Read it, digest it and do what it says!
Sir Clive Woodward OBE – Ex Rugby Union Player & former Director of Sport – British Olympic Association

I’ve absolutely no doubt that your SUMO approach can help build resilience and enhance the quality of people’s lives, in both medical and educational settings. The clarity and simplicity of your explanations are accessible to everyone and I know many patients who would benefit from this approach.
Dr. Phil Hammond – GP, Journalist & Broadcaster

I saw Paul present at an international conference. He uniquely addresses one of the biggest barriers to personal and business development… our own minds. The SUMO philosophy was a unanimous hit. Very, very powerful stuff!
Simon Newton-Smith – General Manager – Virgin Atlantic – South Africa

Every organisation these days needs to be looking for value for money…we made an investment in over 2,500 of our staff attending a SUMO seminar with Paul McGee. Staff were given insights and ideas that could help them be more effective at work, deal more positively with the challenge of change, and build better relationships with both the public and colleagues. The overwhelming feedback has been that the sessions were inspiring, thought provoking, humerous but above all practical in helping my staff make a positive difference. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul McGee and his SUMO philosophy to any organisation.

May I on behalf of everyone at Manchester United who attended your session, thank you for a great presentation. The feedback has been excellent and all very positive and I know the ideas within your SUMO message are greatly appreciated.

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