Over the last 2 years, Paul has been crucial to developing leadership capability at theCity of Darwin, which has been aligned with our strategic intent and desired organisational culture.Paul ensures that the programs he delivers are inspiring and deliver maximum constructive impact and value.Underpinned by a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector, Paul deeply engages with and encourages participants to challenge the way they think, act and behave.Paul talks straight – he calls poor leadership behaviour and attitudes and works positively with participants to do likewise. Importantly, he works personally with participants to ensure that they are equipped and supported to be better leaders.Simply put, Paul is an exceptional facilitator, coach and mentor.
I have had the benefit of working with Paul for a number of years of now. In my previous role as the General Counsel of a large data and credit reporting business (Veda Group Limited), Paul’s valuable input and executive coaching facilitated my transition to an executive role, helping me navigate through a number of transitions and help build an important and valuable function within our business. Paul also coached some senior members of my staff helping them transition from subject matter experts to business leaders and trusted advisers. This was invaluable.
Paul has worked with Fairfax Media in New Zealand for the last 4 years. During this time he has run our Senior Leaders program which has seen approximately 200 people go through this and all have reported positive feedback about Paul and have raved about the benefit they have received from the individual coaching from Paul. Paul has also run Leadership sessions with our Executive and other management teams in the business which has focused on the team and the individual. These sessions have been run to a high level and have been the most value-add sessions that I have seen operate at the Exec level. Paul has got a style where he gets to know the business and what the key issues are and then can add insight from what is happening in the wider business world. Nothing is ever too much trouble with Paul and he is a person who is at the top of his field and a person who I would recommend to any Executive/Management teams wanting to improve their performance.
I initially engaged Paul as an executive coach when making a transition from working in leadership roles in the public sector to establishing my own consultancy practice. Paul’s understanding of the interaction between public and private sector entities and cultures has been immensely valuable. Most important for me however is the ethically driven approach to business that Paul brings to our executive coaching sessions. I have been both supported and challenged by Paul in the development of my consulting practice and as my business grows so does the depth and sophistication of our professional relationship.
I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Mills over a number of years on a range of Leadership, Change and Strategic development initiatives. Paul’s professionalism, energy, knowledge in leadership and change has been instrumental to our success. Paul has supported our talent through many changes within the business and has delighted each stakeholder he has engaged with, from Board and C-Level, to all employees within our talent development programs. Paul’s impact has been significant and he is not only a highly sought after facilitator and executive coach, but a trusted advisor in developing leadership capability.