Paul was previously a Managing Consultant for YSC, the UK’s leading firm of business psychologists. He worked with prominent FTSE 100 global clients and smaller enterprises across many business sectors and functions. From 2005 to 2012, he profiled and helped to develop over 1000 senior leaders.
He coached colleagues within YSC as well as for clients, and he managed talent programmes. He retains his connection with YSC as an Associate in Australia. In New Zealand he was a YSC Associate until 2016, since when he has been Principal Consultant for Divergent & Co. He is a partner for Ottmann Global Partners, a German firm of business psychologists, supporting their largest clients in Australasia. He is a Director of Fresha Export.
His decision to become a business psychologist followed more than 20 years as a business leader with international companies, latterly in Managing Director roles where he led executive teams and strategic change. His early career in blue chip marketing and export laid down the foundations for gaining insight into people and applying it to strategic effect. Selling ‘Old Spice’ around Africa at 22 was a perfect start.
He has also been a consultant to small and medium sized enterprises, focusing on growth and change.