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Paul McGee

Author, motivational speaker and conference facilitator Paul McGee educates companies on how to survive and thrive in challenging times—dealing with change, developing relationships in the workplace, performing under pressure, and inspiring others as a leader. He is often known as the SUMO guy after his SUMO book which became a best seller.

Paul McGee is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships, leadership and customer service. He brings a fresh perspective to common sense.

Paul’s work has been endorsed by the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association, Sir Clive Woodward, and he has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor to Radio 5live.

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

Paul’s provocatively 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 chart and remained there for 24 weeks. He has also written further books including How to Speak to People Really Listen, covering public speaking, and How Not to Worry. 

Building on his background in psychology, Paul aims to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s personal and professional lives. His approach is inspirational and humorous as he seeks to deliver a memorable experience to equip people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact.

His clients include prominent blue chip organisations, public sector bodies and a leading Premiership football club.

Initially trained and worked as a Probation Officer in Yorkshire, Paul was previously an audience warm-up man on Question Time, made a prime-time BBC appearance on 'Joker In The Pack'; was a street-theatre performer in Hollywood during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. 

His Mancunian style of motivation is both practical and entertaining, as he addresses issues around dealing with change, handling pressure, motivating staff and delighting customers.

Paul’s goal is simple. He wants to help people achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process, as he seeks to deliver a memorable, motivational, moving on experience.

For further information or to book Paul McGee, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

What people said about Paul McGee

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, humorous 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.
Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Police
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.
Club Secretary, Manchester United FC
'Every organisation these days needs to be looking for value for money. As a constabulary we made an investment in over 2,500 of our staff attending a Sumo seminar with Paul McGee. We were delighted that so many staff could attend a session that only took them away from their work for half a day and yet it made such a positive impact. 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, humorous but above all practical in helping my staff make a positive difference to the people of Cambridgeshire as well as help them in their own personal lives. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul McGee and his SUMO philosophy to any organisation who wants to engage a large number of staff in a way that provides excellent value for money compared to more conventional ways of training
Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Police
In our twenty years of running conferences, Paul McGee is the only speaker we have ever invited back. That above all, explains the benefit we feel we have gained from hearing Paul's SUMO philosophy
Founders of SpecSavers
Your day in the store made a big difference. The average score of how people felt able to cope with change moved from 71% to 94%, a great move, especially starting from a reasonable base. Your SUMO ideas are frequently used.
Store Manager, Marks & Spencer
Our partners and staff were all impressed by your energetic performance and enthusiasm to impart knowledge. We still hear quotes from the book of Paul McGee. It is wonderful to think that your messages were not only heard and understood, but they continue to be practised by all levels of staff!
Shoosmiths Solicitors
Motivational Speakers often simply impress with examples of how they themselves achieved extraordinary things. Paul was different. He left each of us with practical help to deal with getting the best out of ourselves and others.
Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries Plc
In our twenty years of running conferences, Paul McGee is the only speaker we have ever invited back. That above all, explains the benefit we feel we have gained from hearing Paul's SUMO philosophy.
Dame Mary Perkins CBE, Founders of SpecSavers
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