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"Paul is an outstanding speaker who combines a wide range of proven skills as a best selling author, successful entrepreneur, academic and top coach to deliver highly motivating, stimulating and innovative presentations on personal and professional development."

Roger Black MBE

European, Commonwealth and World Championship gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist

Paul Hannam MA FRSA

Paul has over 30 years of experience in organisational psychology, leadership and personal development. His insights are based on expertise in the theory and more importantly the practice of high performance. He taught at Oxford University, and has four books published. He has also coached over 10,000 employees around the world, and founded and built a major training and recruitment business. His new book, Significance, is a blueprint for flourishing in the new normal and refocusing your life on what matters most. His previous book, The Wisdom of Groundhog Day, was #1 for Self Help on Amazon and a Sunday Times bestseller. Paul specializes in working with leaders who want to achieve both success and significance, and who want their lives to have greater meaning and purpose.

He has given hundreds of talks and workshops on a wide range of skills such as employee engagement, leadership, motivation, communication, change management, emotional intelligence, stress management and much more. His clients have included BT, BA, Barclays and HSBC and also SMEs and start-ups. He has trained over 3,000 business owners, executives, managers and professionals both in the UK and USA, and was invited to speak at the TEDx conference in March 2016. In 2013 Paul founded iPerform® with Olympians, Steve Backley and Roger Black. iPerform® is a unique performance improvement e-learning programme and App, that integrates the best Sports practices with proven personal and professional development practices. Large businesses like Cisco, Capita and EY, Universities and Local Government used iPerform to improve performance and boost employee engagement.

Paul presents on 170 videos covering an extensive range of cutting edge skills for professional and personal development from resilience, motivation and assertiveness to mindfulness, work-life balance and gratitude. iPerform is possibly the most comprehensive personal development resource currently available. Paul wrote over 110,000 words for the programme and it was shortlisted for the best use of mobile learning Award in 2015. Paul is also an expert on the psychology of retirement and worked with iPerform and Capita to produce a unique series of videos on preparing emotionally and socially for retirement.

“Paul presented and spoke at our leadership conference in December 2014.

Paul’s combination of business experience, intelligence and people engagement skills make him a great presenter, speaker and an authority on his subject matter.

Paul is an accomplished, humble and extremely clever chap whom I would recommend to partake in any business symposium or conference.”

Richard Stokes

Head of Performance Development, Capita Employee Benefits

Best Selling Author

Paul has written three books. His new book The Wisdom of Groundhog Day, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in January 2016 and was a Sunday Times Bestseller and #1 in the Self Help category on Amazon. Paul was a guest on the Radio 2 Chris Evans show, and featured in the Daily Telegraph, The Observer, Daily Mail and Express. The book needed a reprint within a week of publication! His previous books were Take Charge of your Mind (with John Selby) in 2006, and The Magic of Groundhog Day (published in 2008) which was converted into an audio programme by Nightingale Conant, one of the world’s leading suppliers of personal development products. The set includes the DVD of the movie.

"I spend every day on my radio show talking with the nation's leading politicians, journalists, writers and intellectuals and I have to tell you that Paul is truly one of the finest minds of our time, and his work is among the most important going.....

I have known Paul for over fifteen years and I can tell you that when you work with him you will not only get the full benefit of his remarkable range of experience and talents but you will also get his passion and commitment that will transform your business"

Thom Hartmann

The #1 progressive radio show host in the US and NY Times Bestselling author


Paul is a highly experienced speaker and has presented on the following topics:


Employee Engagement


Performance Improvement


Peak Performance and Motivation


Personal Development


Change Management




Emotional Intelligence


The Future of Work


Preparing for a Happy Retirement


The Psychology of Leadership




Positive Psychology and Happiness




How Groundhog Day will change your Life

Paul Hannam was simply a brilliant speaker from the viewpoint of offering great insight into how to improve employee performance. Intellectual, relevant and informative. I would highly recommend Paul if someone is looking for an engaging and knowledgeable speaker."

(Paul gave a talk on Employee Engagement to over 50 HR Directors and Managers in June 2014)

Matt Manners

Founder, Manners & Murphy


Paul has taught Organizational Behaviour, Environmental management and Entrepreneurship at Oxford University where he was an Associate Fellow for over 4 years and an Adjunct Fellow at Linacre College. He was the Green Thought Leader at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management in San Diego where he helped set up the first Green MBA in Southern California.

“Paul is one of those rare individuals – someone who can demonstrate, over a period spanning three decades, a significant contribution to academia and practice in the field of business psychology and workforce performance. He is able to back up books and journal publications with an impressive track record of business success.

He likes nothing better than sharing his insights and experience with others and is an impressive conference speaker. I have personal experience of a presentation on personal development that Paul gave at an event hosted by the Chartered Management Institute aboard the HQS Wellington in October 2012. It was one of those pivotal moments that shaped my impressions of Paul and provided me with a powerful reminder of how our attitudes and behaviours shape our environment.

Paul’s style is very engaging – a skilful blend of rigour, relevance and humour. He can masterfully draw on published material and interlace it with personal experience to leave a convincing and lasting impression.”

Martin Reddington

Employee Engagement Expert


Unlike the majority of academics and trainers, Paul is a very successful entrepreneur. He built his own training and recruitment business that he founded in 1989, to over £28 million annual sales. He has also owned consulting businesses in both the UK and US where he lived for 5 years. Currently he is the co-owner of iPerform and on the management team for one of the leading personal development sites in the world, Skills you Need.

"Paul is an inspirational speaker with an amazing breadth and depth of experience and knowledge. He brings together the latest global thinking with very practical applications in the workplace, providing a kaleidoscope of powerful new ideas. His presentation style is invigorating and pacey, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. And yet his delivery is simple, straightforward and so easy to understand. It’s the most robust version of common sense thinking I have ever heard!"

Carol Steed

Former Head of Corporate Learning, University of Derby

“Paul recently gave a talk at a room full of VIP business leaders in Derby, to support the introduction of a new Government funded business coaching and consultancy project called – Derby Coaching for Success. The audience composed of HR Practitioners, CEO’s, MD’s, and CFO’s of large blue chip and medium sized companies, including representatives from the academic community. Paul was able to connect with everyone in the audience, and give valuable information on the entrepreneurial mind-set. I found Paul to be very knowledgeable and motivating speaker and I think the biggest sign of Paul’s abilities at the event is that no one checked their mobile phones during the entire presentation! ..We would definitely work with Paul again, and I would recommend him to any business leader looking to improve their personal and business performance.”

Paul Stoppard

Career & Talent Management Professional, Derby Coaching for Success

“Paul delivered an insightful view into the world of businesses and sports, he was engaging and held the audience’s interest exceptionally well. The feedback we received after the event was very positive and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Paul for any speaking engagement.”

(Paul was the Guest Speaker at a prestigious dinner at Goodwood House attended by owners, Managing Directors and Senior Executives of the largest businesses in Sussex)

Wendy Bell

General Manager, Sussex Enterprise

“Paul is an excellent speaker, trainer and consultant. Paul did work for me and my team when I was the CEO of Prudential California Realty Southern California. Our parent of the operating company was Berkshire Hathaway. Paul spoke to our leadership team and inspired and educated them to new heights. He was very well received and praised.He also helped advise us on our Green initiative on our residential marketing website and green divisions. He was an amazing wealth of knowledge and an invaluable resource on leading this project. He also did many speeches in the community on leadership and the way to responsibly “green” your business. He was highly sought out by local business and leaders.

When I left the corporate world Paul was an instrumental part on helping me transition into being my own entrepreneuer and a business owner. I would highly recommend all Paul’s consulting services and look forward to working with him again in the future! He is a bright and talented man who I hold in high regard.”

Steve Rodgers

CEO/President/Owner, Real Living LIFESTYLES Real Estate