About Paul

On this page you can read about what I bring to the work, who I’ve worked with, some qualifications, and a timeline of key moments in my work life.

What I bring to the work

Fascinated by people, loving differences, passionate about the work I do; committed to bringing the best out of every client and every situation.

Personable, persuasive, building effective rapport; comfortable with all levels of manager from CEO to middle and supervisor levels as well as staff operatives.

A flexible mind to empower effective learning and deep change. Can work effectively on own initiative as well as part of team. 

Experienced in delivering feedback in assessment and development centres for talent selection and performance improvement.

Listens carefully actively and empathically to clients for clear, incisive in-depth understanding of needs.

Builds friendly, authentic relationships for long-term win-win business results.Creates strong rapport in groups to enable effective learning

First class presentation and facilitation skills

Comfortable with PowerPoint, flip-charts, exercises and public delivery; confidently articulates scope, outcomes and modules in workshops, clearly and appropriately delivers training to meet level and needs of delegates.

Operates flexibly to match client outcomes; thinks fast and accurately under pressure to achieve client outcomes

Sensitive yet incisive coaching 

Successfully delivers performance coaching to individuals at all levels; asks penetrating and open questions to empower clients.

Familiar with coaching models such as GROW, STEER, DART and feedback models such as AID, 4 Rs; can apply them as well as convey the skills of application to clients.

When not working...

Loves to read; philosophical discussions; rides up and down the country on motorcycle; makes drawings; spends time with family.


Some qualifications

2016  CRB checked 

2013  PTLLS Level 4 (Adult teaching qualification)

2008  Diploma Cognitive Clinical Hypnotherapy  (equivalent to NVQ 6) 

2008  Practitioner NLP with Coaching Accreditation included in qualification 

2007  Accredited Harry Schroder Leadership Competency Framework 

2007  Accredited Watson Glaser / RANRA and Orpheus (psychometrics) 

1997  BA Hons (Fine Art) University of the West of England, Bristol  

1972  Exhibition & Graphic Design LSIA, Hull College of Art


Work history and other highlights

Graphics, exhibitions interior designer          1972 - 1989

Covenant development for various charities 1989 - 1997

member of Triratna Buddhist Order              1989 - 2009

Worked full-time for Triratna as Buddhist teacher and in Windhorse:Evolution charity business, including being Chairman of Bristol Buddhist Centre 2005 - 2007

BA (Hons) Fine Art, UWE Bristol                   1994 - 1997

DSA driving instructor                                   1997 - 1999

Freelance coach, trainer, facilitator                1997 - current

Received transmission in Zen                        2012 

Zen teacher                                                   2012- current



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