Leadership Thinker & Speaker

Paul Corke is a Leadership Thinker who shares his views on leadership, organisational effectiveness and leadership development. In his recent articles Paul describes how he sees the future landscape of work changing and how leadership will need to evolve now and in the future.

Paul specialises in building leadership behavioural models, experiential learning, blended leadership solutions and providing external insight to future proof leaders and build significant leadership capability.

Paul has previously worked at Lloyds Banking Group, MBNA, Bank of America, Barclaycard, HBOS, Bank of Scotland and Capital Bank in various leadership and leadership development roles across the UK, Ireland, Europe, US and India.

Paul has the Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching (Postgraduate Masters), is ILM Level 7 qualified in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, NEBSM qualified in Management, Open University qualified in Social Sciences, CIPD qualified in Training Practice, Level A & B qualified in psychometric tools which includes OPQ, MBTI, FIRO B, SDI Colours, Insights Discovery Evaluator, SOSIE Motivations and Values, ME2 Creativity Factor, Strengthscope 360, and the Fuel 50 Online Career Centre.

Paul is also an accredited DDI & Gober Facilitator and also has Advanced Coaching, Step Change and GROW coaching accreditations.


Key Note Speaker

Paul specialises in speaking about mindset, the future of leadership, how to build a leadership culture, a leaders mindset and developing leaders of the future in his engaging and interactive talks which are provocative and inspire you to think different. With over 20 years experience working in large blue chip organisations delivering talks and facilitating at events and conferences.

Paul is available to talk on the following subjects:

  • Mindset – The Secret of Success
  • How to build a leadership culture
  • A Leaders Mindset
  • Leadership in the Future
  • Learning Agility
  • Resilience

And can also provide bespoke talks on key leadership subjects to tailor the content to your organisation.

Paul is also a Leadership Conference & Events Facilitator and can facilitate your key events to ensure all leaders are fully engaged throughout, the event is participative and leadership messages are threaded throughout.

For further information or to book Paul for your event please contact info@leadershiparchitect.co.uk



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

- Damian Hughes
Change Management Catalyst and Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change

"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 Integration Manager

"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

"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
Adventurer and Motivational Speaker

"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

"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 Merriborn Media

"I've worked with Paul over a number of years at Bank of America / MBNA / Lloyds and his LD capability and delivery has been instrumental to the career development of senior leaders across the business. Paul has developed programmes that have added real value to organisational objectives. Leaders from across the organisation have developed and grown and Paul has delivered this with consistent professionalism, creativity and integrity. It has been a pleasure working with Paul."

– Claire Jones
Head of HR Business Partnering at MBNA

"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 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
Group Head of Organisation and People Development at European Investment Bank

"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 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
Change Consultant People and Process Improvement at Lloyds Banking Group

"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
PhD Psychol Creativity, Innovation and Leadership Academic and 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 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
Organisational Development and Engagement Expert at Whitmore HR Consulting

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