Paul McGee

Author & Motivational Speaker

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.

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.

To book, motivational speaker, Paul McGee as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“We were looking for someone who would inspire our colleagues and make them feel engaged about the cultural journey we want to take the business on. Paul absolutely exceeded our expectations on this. It was evident that Paul really took the time to understand our organisation and what we are trying to achieve. Paul thoughtfully referenced our key objectives into the session which made it truly meaningful to the audience.
The fact that the messages were delivered with humour, simplicity and humility, made it a truly memorable session. Thanks Paul!”
LucyTesco UK

“Vero has seen significant international growth and we wanted people to embrace change and strive for new opportunities. Paul understood the brief perfectly and crafted a wonderful, entertaining presentation. With over 32 countries represented, Paul used intelligent cultural references and delivered something for everyone. The SUMO Guy will never be forgotten – A great job.”
MarcVero Software