Paul E.

Executive Chair and Coach
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Paul E.
Electronic Engineering
United Kingdom

My employment

Executive Chair and Coach
ScaleUp Group
United Kingdom
Digital and IT services
Medium-size business (50-249 employees)

More about Paul

Low Income Household

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A day in the life of a Executive Chair and Coach in the United Kingdom

People hire on attitude so adopt a growth mindset.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

As CEO at Excelerate I provide Board level advisory and executive coaching services that transforms the performance of executive leaders and team.

I am Chair, Board Director/Advisor, investor at a number high growth tech companies and I Chair a not for profit Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning knowledge exchange for Charities (AI4C).

As Chief Customer Innovation Officer, COO, Group Technology Officer, SVP Global at BT, I was able to work on cutting edge satellite, optical fibre, mobile and internet technologies and was responsible for growing profitable revenues to >$4bn, with customers in 170+ countries and 3000+ people based in 85 countries and was an advisor to the UN Secretary General on sustainability, technology and innovation

Education and Professional Accreditations

• ACC - International Coaching Federation (ICF™) accredited business and personal coach
• Certified Agile Leader (CAL-E and CAL-O)
• Chartered Engineer (CEng)
• Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (FIET)
• Fellow of the Institute for IT (FBCS)
• Sunday Telegraph National Management Award
• FM Global Coach of the Year 2021
• Keynote speaker and author of the 7Cs of remarkable leaders.

What do you do?

Coach amazing people to be the best they can be

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

I like helping people grow

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?


Describe your most memorable day at work

Launching new global internet and broadband services which ultimately grew into a $4bn+ business

What’s your work environment and culture like?

No two days are the same as coaching and business clients are all unique with unique opportunities and challenges

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

Representing the University in competitive sports - training, learning, coaching, challenging, supporting each other in pursuit of a common goal and being the very best we could be - plus having some fun along the way.

What would you like to do next with your career?

More coaching

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

Never stop learning, and people hire on attitude so adopt a growth mindset.

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

Tech Startups and ScaleUps
Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?

Stay Curious

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