Paul McGee – aka the SUMO guy gives the first of three top tips on how to overcome adversity. This is the first of his 3 top tips – look out for the others coming up shortly!
Paul’s approach is to engage both hearts and minds. He provides inspiration and entertainment but most importantly offers practical tools you can use immediately to help you both in your professional and personal lives.
Now more than ever Paul feels passionately about SUMO and the difference it can make to people’s lives. He continues to spread the SUMO message through his best-selling books and sold-out presentations to audiences ranging in size from intimate workshops to packed conference halls.
SUMO is the ongoing culmination of over 25 years of work by Paul McGee. His insights and unique and engaging style of delivery have captured the attention of people around the globe and he is now universally recognised as ‘The SUMO Guy’.
SUMO has been used extensively around the world. It equips people with the insights, inspiration and practical tools to achieve better results in life, whilst having more fun in the process.
It’s an acronym that depending on the context can stand for ‘Shut Up, Move On’ or ‘Stop, Understand, Move On’. Interestingly, in Latin, SUMO can mean ‘Choose’ and at the heart of our work, is a desire to help people make wise and better choices – not only in their professional lives, but their personal lives also.
Paul McGee was born in Manchester and after an unsuccessful attempt at being a bank clerk, he studied behavioural psychology and trained as a Probation Officer. He also worked for Unilever and managed the economy beef burger production line for a while! A lengthy illness set his career back for nearly three years, and when he recovered he decided to form his own company. Since then his ‘Mancunian Motivation’ has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process.
Find out more about Paul on his main bio page HERE
Paul generally focuses on 5 main topic areas that do interconnect in many ways. They are in no particular order- Inspiring Leadership and Employee Engagement- How to Survive and Thrive in Changing Times- Building Resilience and Improving Wellbeing- Making a Difference in Customer Service- Communicating with Influence and Impact
Paul has spoken to over 1,000 organisations in 41 countries to date.
NHS, Dyson, Sainsburys and Manchester City football club.