Dr Paul Turner, Ph.D

Associate Consultant

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About me

Paul has a PhD in Leadership and Organisational Change from Birmingham City University, where his research focused on evidencing the connection between leadership behaviour employee engagement and organizational performance. He works with corporate, academic and professional sports clients and has extensive experience working with a wide array of leading companies and sectors including retail, manufacturing, legal, logistics, construction, transport, technology, financial services, housing, education and defence; across the world. Paul combines an evidence-based approach with commercial pragmatism and has a clear focus on delivery and client satisfaction. His ongoing academic work allows him to remain current with leading research and techniques in his client work. He is passionate about exploring ways in which potential is identified and unleashed within individuals, teams and organisations. 


Paul moved into leadership consulting after an earlier career in multi-channel customer operations and HR in the financial services sector, during which he was awarded USA‘s prestigious  Stevie Award for global HR Executive of the year, relating to his HR strategy work, He has also worked as a Visiting Professor in the areas of Business, HR, Leadership Resilience and Wellbeing at several UK universities, including international campuses in Europe and China. 

Paul is a certified coach with a focus on organisational change, resilience, culture change and developmental assessment. This includes the use of psychometrics and psychoanalysis.

Fun Facts

Paul enjoys family life, travel and a variety of sports, whether watching, coaching or playing, including golf, football (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), cricket and generally tries to stay fit. He has achieved the Three Peaks challenge in 24 hours and now is focused on the Wales Coastal Path, all 870 miles! He enjoys motor rally challenges utilising ‘banger’ cars with his latest challenge being 7 European cities in 7 days.