Paul McGee is one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. Better known as the SUMO guy.
His 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’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.
Building on his background in psychology, Paul’s aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives. His approach is considered both inspirational and humorous as he seeks to deliver a memorable experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact.
He’s spoken for over 1,000 organisations in 41 countries to date, and from Todmorden to Tehran and from Bradford to Brisbane, Paul’s messages have resonated with a global audience.
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. Paul’s messages may be rooted in psychology and over 25 years of running a business and having sold nearly a quarter of a million books, but the real benefit of Paul’s approach is that he communicates real-world examples that are relevant to people.
If overcoming frostbite whilst climbing Everest and sailing around the world single headedly are key issues for you, then Paul is not your man. However, if you want to laugh, learn and walk away inspired to take action and make a difference, to yourself and others, then Paul will fit that bill.
Let the SUMO guy Paul explain SUMO to you in 2 minutes:
…without being cheesy or O.T.T. His approach is more Mancunian than Californian. He leaves his audiences believing more in themselves and their ability to face the future with increased confidence and optimism.
No, he’s not an Olympian or an explorer. But he has overcome a debilitating illness. He swapped invalidity benefit for starting his own business from scratch and now has clients around the world, having spoken in 41 countries. In 2008 he set up SUMO4Schools, a life skills programme for young people. It’s now been adapted and used in the largest young offenders institute in Europe. Two of his books became international bestsellers.
He works extensively in the private and public sector and with a leading Premiership football team. He’s also worked with the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association, Sir Clive Woodward.
He gives his audiences ideas and insights that can help them immediately and also last a lifetime. His style means that people laugh as well as learn.
Paul can tailor his message to your objectives and provide breakout sessions and masterclasses, as well as keynote presentations.
You’re investing in what Paul can help you do to increase your success rather than simply pay for having a celebrity name.
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
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.
To see Pauls full Bio page with a full list of keynotes and more video go to his page HERE.