Paul Matthews founded People Alchemy Ltd in 1999 after a distinguished career in industries as diverse as engineering, travel and information technology. He held many senior posts in sales, customer service and operations, through to a role as director in a multinational IT company before beginning to help others unlock the potential of their organisational learning. His philosophy and approach is what People Alchemy is built on and what makes us different.
As a speaker, Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure the audience gets practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations.
Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, learning transfer, capability at work, workplace performance, and how L&D can be effective in these tough times. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work.
His leading edge thinking has been captured in two published books on Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times, and Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle which was published in 2014.