Paul Corke

England, UK
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About Paul Corke

Keynote speaker Paul Corke is a best-selling author, leadership thinker and creator of the Mindset Equation®. Paul is considered to be a leading expert on mindset, success and leadership; and also is the Founder of Leadership Architecture, which is an innovative leadership consultancy that makes organisations more productive and profitable by developing their leaders mindset and capability.

After a 25 year career in the corporate world with award winning results in organisational effectiveness, employee engagement and leadership development, Paul decided to follow his passion to inspire and help audiences across the world by applying the ‘Mindset Equation’, his theory of ‘Psychological Intelligence’ and his unique ‘Leadership Architect’ approach to developing individuals, teams and organisations.

Paul’s mission is to create influential leaders and entrepreneurs to be the leaders the world now wants to see, and he aims to help individuals and leaders be the best they can be, helping businesses unlock their full potential.

His keynotes are engaging, inspiring, and insightful offering practical tools and techniques that the audience can apply to make a difference in their work and personal lives.

Why you should book speaker Paul Corke

  • Paul has specialised within organisational effectiveness and leadership development roles in the financial services (with Capital Bank, Bank of Scotland, HBOS, Barclaycard, Bank of America, MBNA and Lloyds Banking Group) for over 25 years being an expert in his field and recognised leadership thinker. And can provide a range of case studies and stories that bring to life his innovative thinking from his past experiences both from the corporate world and his personal life.
  • Paul from a young age played most sports and achieved black belt in Martial Arts (Kung Fu) with a fascination for how training the mind was just as important as training the body. Understanding and researching ‘flow’, where the mind and body came together with a person’s total absorption into an activity. From a sports perspective it relates to when individuals are in flow to perform at their best, and Paul talks about the mind, flow and peak performance in his talks on mindset.
  • Paul was very fortunate to survive the Hillsborough Football Disaster back in 1989 when only 18 years old, which was a unique life changing experience that made him appreciate life is a gift. Since then he has made his passion to complete extensive research into mindset, leadership, success and happiness, and wants to inspire and encourage others to be the best version of themselves.
  • Paul has now published three best-selling books on mindset, ‘The New Positive Thinking’ (2006), ‘The Master: A Journey of Meaning and Purpose’ (2008) and the recent ‘Reframe Your Mindset: Redefine your Success (2019). The books provide insight into psychological intelligence, human dynamics and the mindset equation for success along with providing tools, techniques and a framework to develop your mindset for success.
  • From his recent work Reframe Your Mindset, Paul has developed mindset assessment for individuals, teams and organisations which is the new Mindset Equation Assessment (MQi). This is a unique tool in its field to assess mindset and identify strengths and developments based on 7 Significant Mindsets and 21 Mindset Indicators. Paul is a Master Practitioner of MQi and delivers workshops and accreditation training for leaders.
  • In researching for his books, Paul has been fortunate to learn from some of the great thinkers and speakers across the world who in working with Paul have endorsed his work, his approach and books which provides insight into the quality of his work.
  • And Paul is a recognised expert on leadership and can provide insight in to how to build an effective leadership culture. As we know with the onset of exponential, technological and digital change it is essential for leaders to demonstrate resilience and agility to the demanding forces at play in work. Paul talks about a leader’s mindset, leadership in the future, and how a shift is required to demonstrate key leadership success factors to thrive and survive in the ever changing landscape of work.
  • Paul has a Masters in Executive Coaching, ILM 7 in Coaching & Mentoring, GROW, Step Change and Advanced Coaching Accreditations along with 25 years-experience corporate coaching and life/perfomance coaching. Paul is also accredited in numerous psychometric tools: MBTI, Total SDI, Insights, FIROB, Strengthscope 360, Strengths Profile, SOSIE Motivations and Values, ME2 Creativity Factor, & Fuel50 Career Centre.
    Currently, Paul provides leadership consultancy and advice to define leadership for organisations, build responsive leadership development strategy and provide in time solutions for leader’s development. He is retained for ongoing coaching and development of leadership capability and culture change.As well as speaking, Paul also offers Master Mindset coaching programs, MQi Seminars, and leadership workshops to further share the insights of the Mindset Equation, Psychological Intelligence and how to be a Leadership Architect.


My Specialist Subjects

Reframe Your Mindset for 2020

Based where we currently find ourselves in the world with the pandemic coronavirus, self -Isolation, and uncertainty about the future, Paul provides an inspiring talk on how to reframe your mindset for success. Paul explores how making the time to reframe your mindset as being an opportunity to see things in new ways, become more agile, provide coping mechanisms, and help you demonstrate emotional resilience at this difficult time.

By providing mental heath tips so you can be the best version of yourself and daily practices that provides techniques you can use to reframe your mindset. Paul also uses the Mindset Equation from his recent book Reframe Your Mindset: Redefine Your Success to illustrate the steps we can all follow right now to be successful.

This can be delivered virtually (As can all Paul's talks) and F2F as required.

The Mindset Equation for Success

In this talk Paul provides a fun, interactive and thought provoking insight into people who have been successful, what we can learn from them to discover the Mindset Equation® and the secret to success. Paul also explains his theory psychological intelligence and simple success factors that we can all use to be the best version of ourselves. So if we are looking to remove barriers or pain points in our life, or looking to get that extra edge in performance or looking to enhance our business or organisational results, Paul clearly explains the steps we can apply to develop our mindset to get the results we are after in work and in our personal life.

The talk is based on his best selling book Reframe Your Mindset: Redefine Your Success and he talks about the 7 significant mindsets while providing practical tools and techniques that will help you develop a mindset for success.

How to be a Leadership Architect and Create a Leadership Culture for your Organisations Future

Paul provides a thought provocative talk on how leadership demands have changed and how it is essential to build a leadership culture to drive the positive change you want to see in your organisation in the future. Paul talks through the importance of having the right leadership architecture in place to ensure all leaders in your organisation have a shared understanding of what leadership means and how to build a responsive, experiential, innovative and collaborative leadership development strategy. Dare to think different in your approach to developing leaders.

How Fintechs are Disrupting Leadership Development

Paul provides an insightful talk on how Fintechs are disrupting leadership development through digital and virtual technology. Paul also talks on how leadership has developed through history to modern times to then explore examples of Fintechs who are providing technology solutions for every aspect of developing leaders for organisations.

Paul talks about the future and how technology will exponentially change leadership and how to start to prepare now. He provides insight into how technology is one of the cogs for a responsive leadership development strategy which will help to shape your organisations future.

How to Develop a Leaders Mindset (Beyond Command & Control Leadership)

Paul provides an inspiring and interactive talk on a leaders mindset to help organisations define leadership but more importantly the mind shift change that leaders need to take in this digital age to be successful. Leaders gain an understanding of the key leadership success factors they should demonstrate to navigate through the changing times we now live in and the importance of mindset to be able to be a leader who can shape the future. Paul provides examples of leaders across a variety of different industries to demonstrate the impact of effective leadership and a growth mindset to organisational success.

This talk can be adapted to make it bespoke to fit with an organisation or industries requirements aligning to both business and leadership strategy, to deliver key leadership messages or define leadership for your organisation.

Get Ahead of the Curve Now by Understanding Leadership in the Future

Paul provides an inspiring and provocative talk on leadership in the future. By understanding the past we can also predict future behaviour through data analytics and patterns of human behaviour. By understanding the present we can gain insight into how the past has conditioned us now through the choices we make and the inertia of the times we live in. By looking to the future we can predict the major shifts in technology, work and the world to gain insight in to what will be required of leaders in the future that we can start doing today.

And looking deep into the future the question has to be what will leadership look like? And who will lead? How will organisations develop and business survive in a world of artificial intelligence, human cyborgs and robots.

For those interested in future proofing leaders and gaining insight in to the future demands of leadership this talk is for you.

Leadership Facilitation for Events

For any conference, event, or offsite Paul can effectively facilitate to ensure your leaders have clarity, understanding, and are motivated to participate. Paul easily threads through your key messages as well as bringing out key leadership insights and observations from the day. With Paul's expertise in leadership he can easily deliver key bespoke content to create interactive and engaged events which are both memorable and achieve your business objectives. Paul also ensures all leaders are committed to take action from the day.


“Paul is a dynamic, innovative and highly impressive practitioner. He seamlessly combines his vast experience with fun, accessibleand practical solutions which consistently achieve successful outcomes.”

– Damian Hughes, Change Management Catalyst, Speaker & Professor of Organisational Psychology & Change

"I began my life as an athlete having come last in two races, but changing your thoughts has the ability to transform your world and expand possibility. Choosing specific thoughts and using the kind of tools Paul shares is what took me to a cycling gold medal in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, and on sporting adventures I might once have viewed as impossible. Reframe Your Mindset is a valuable guide to anyone striving to transform and achieve."

- Karen Darke MBE, Paralympic Champion (handcycling)

"I have to say I have really enjoyed some of the insights that Reframe Your Mindset offers and I’m sure it will inspire many people to unlock their own potential."

– Levison Wood, British Army Major, Photographer, Explorer, Writer

I had the pleasure of meeting Paul when we both spoke at the BSEA Congress in Sibenik, Croatia in October 2019. Paul gave an insightful and high energy talk on leadership development being disrupted by Fintechs. It was one of those lean-in moments, and was very crystalizing for me based upon my experiences in Silicon Valley. Had the good fortune to get to know Paul on a more social level throughout the event, and really enjoyed his candor, humor and thoughtful approach to things. I’m looking forward to crossing paths again!

- Brett Murray, Executive Director & Head of Strategic Design Innovation, JP Morgan.

Paul led a 2 day offsite for 50 of our Core Investments team leaders here at AXA-IM. He did a great job in bringing the team together as we are building our culture based on quality, cooperation and trust. The team left the offsite re-energized, with concrete follow-up actions to work on. -

Hans Stoter, Global Head of Core Investments, AXA Investment Managers

"I have worked with Paul Corke for over 10 years. He is both thoughtful and innovative in his approach to Leadership Development. He is not afraid to take risks. He is always driven to develop interventions that impact people's behaviours and consequently produce real business benefits. We worked on a leadership development programme that increased employee engagement from 52 to 92% over four years. He and the business in which he works have rightly been recognised for this achievement. He is also someone who readily gives you his time. He has spoken on behalf of 10Eighty on a number of occasions and he is an engaging and thought provoking speaker. I am proud to say I have worked with Paul Corke."

- Michael Moran CEO 10Eighty

"Paul is an extremely engaging speaker, who delivers enormous amounts of energy whilst conveying his message. As a coach, Paul has had a massive impact on my life: Through what felt like a very natural process, Paul coached me from having an absolute and complete phobia of public speaking, to becoming someone that speaks on stage for a living. I could not recommend Paul's coaching skills more highly."

- Barry Hayes, Director of Monkey Fist Adventures, Adventurer and Motivational Speaker

I have worked with Paul for a number of years. Paul is a deep thinker and thought leader in the area of leadership development. He is exceptional at both developing and delivering leadership development strategies. He is creative, collaborative and exceptionally likeable in how he goes about his work. I know that I can trust Paul to deliver to a high standard. I would highly recommend Paul to any team as a senior leadership development professional.

- Marc Whitmore, CEO of Whitmore Consultancy

I met Paul at an event in Croatia. His talk was incredibly valuable. As a speaker he is personable, knowledgeable and quite passionate. He connects with the audience and has a terrific sense of storytelling and flow. I look forward to see another of Paul's talks.

- Fede Ponce, Founder of Ronin X Design & High Res Hype Inc.

"Paul came to our bi-annual leadership event for managers and spoke to our team about their role as leaders. Paul is engaging, inspiring and enthusiastic. He really motivated our managers to think about their roles and how they work. I received excellent feedback from them after the event and many where inspired to go back to their own teams and work in new and different ways to secure better outcomes."

- Kerry McKevitt - MD at PNMPeople & BP to MHC

"I worked with Paul Corke for several years on a series of leadership and learning projects with MBNA. He is a first-class thinker and practitioner in the leadership development space, a talented author and highly engaging speaker. I am delighted to recommend Paul to anyone lucky enough to meet him."

- Trevor Merriden CEO of Merriborn Media

"I have experienced Paul speak on a number of occasions and I have actually engaged Paul to speak at events with my own clients and also other events that I have organised. Paul is an energetic and passionate speaker, who really makes sense, whilst challenging your thinking around leadership in this ever changing world that we are in. He has received such positive feedback from attendees and I look forward to having Paul speak at future events too."

- Dave Harrison, Co-Creation

Paul worked alongside me on a major change programme. His insights and creativity were invaluable in ensuring leaders could access relevant and focused development to suit all different styles. Paul is a joy to work with and will add value to everything you involve him in.

- Di Edler, Lloyds Banking Group

Paul is an outstanding educator and developer of people. We worked closely together to provide innovative solutions within MBNA. Paul brings creativity and innovation to leadership development and is a pleasure to work with.

- Stephen McCafferty Leading Talent & OD, European Investment Bank

I have worked with Paul on a number of leadership and cultural pieces over more than five years. Paul is a thinker, philosopher, and scholar. He is also a leader and a motivator and he knows how to get people moving to deliver. Paul’s knowledge and thought leadership is excellent and his work ethos and motivation really stand out. He uses his inbuilt desire to learn as a lever to drive others to develop themselves. Paul is not only an asset to any leadership team, but to any business he works with.

- Matthew Dowsett, Head of Change Projects, MBNA

I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Paul at the Sales Dojo event in St Georges Hall, Liverpool on 14th Feb. Paul has natural flair for presenting and talking to large audiences, he is relatable, charismatic and puts the audience at ease with his confidence, humour and teaching style. I learnt a lot from Paul's talon leadership, he clearly knows his stuff and is passionate about sharing the knowledge.

- Karen Deas, The Change Agent KD

Working with Paul has been a delight. We’ve worked together on multiple occasions, helping to develop leaders in the financial services industry. I’ve always found Paul engaged, engaging and impactful.

- Mark Batey, Creativity, Innovation and Leadership Academic, Speaker, and Catalyst

I organised an event recently in which I asked Paul to present. There was a global audience in attendance joining live and via video conference. The session was fantastic and Paul took the whole group (approx 300 employees) through the mindset equation in an enthusiastic and positive manner. Would highly recommend for leadership groups at any level. Thanks Paul.

Phil Morgan, Head or Organisational Effectiveness DTCC

I had the pleasure of seeing Paul speak at a special 10eighty event in the Gherkin recently, not only did he captivate the audience, but he also sparked a powerful debate with all the attendees. A very valuable session. Highly recommended!

Chris Day CEO Authorcraft

Clients I've Worked For

  • Greensill
  • DTCC Financial Services
  • MBNA
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Barclaycard
  • HBOS
  • Bank of America
  • AXA Core Investments
  • Mental Health Care UK
  • Chester County Council
  • Appreciate Group
  • Fuel 50
  • Westminister University
  • Lyons Solicitors
  • CIPD London
  • Pathway2Grow
  • BSEA Congress
  • 10Eighty
  • Sales Dojo

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