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Paul McGee

Paul McGee, known as the SUMO Guy after his bestselling book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On), is a renowned author, motivational speaker, and conference facilitator. He educates companies on how to navigate and thrive in challenging times, focusing on dealing with change, developing workplace relationships, performing under pressure, and inspiring others as leaders.


About Paul McGee

As a visiting Professor at the University of Chester, Paul is recognised as one of Europe’s leading motivational speakers, specialising in change management, workplace relationships, leadership, customer service, resilience, wellbeing, and communication. He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author, with over a quarter of a million books sold and speaking engagements in more than 40 countries.

Paul’s expertise and engaging style have earned endorsements from notable figures, including Sir Clive Woodward, the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast and regularly contributes to Radio 5 Live. Broadcaster Chris Evans has praised Paul’s books as “a gift to the world.”

His provocatively titled book SUMO became an instant bestseller, while his book on self-confidence topped the WH Smith Business Book chart for 24 weeks. He has also authored books such as How to Speak so People Really Listen and How Not to Worry.

Drawing from his background in psychology, Paul delivers practical and relevant messages that have an immediate impact on both personal and professional lives. His inspirational and humorous approach ensures a memorable experience, equipping audiences with insights and ideas to enhance their effectiveness and impact.

Paul has had the privilege of working with the late Dr. Stephen Covey, a world-renowned management guru, and has clients ranging from public sector bodies to blue-chip organisations such as Adidas, Harrods, Lloyds Bank, and Manchester City Football Club.

With his distinctive Mancunian style, Paul addresses handling pressure, motivating staff, and delighting customers, aiming to help people achieve better results and enjoy the process. His goal is simple: to deliver a memorable, motivational experience that drives people to move forward and succeed.

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Speech Topics

Paul’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Resilience
  • Wellbeing
  • Success through change
  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Communicating with Influence
  • Winning Relationships

Here you can find links to books by Paul McGee. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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