Paul Matthews

Alchemy topics




Areas of expertise

  • Management and Leadership
  • Team building
  • Executive coaching
  • Sales coaching and training
  • NLP and personal development

About the author

Paul Matthews has succeeded in roles at Director level in a wide variety of markets and in companies from small start-up operations to multi-nationals. His company experience includes posts as Director of Sales and then Director of Customer Services for a multi-national IT company. In these roles he turned around the relationships with major customers to develop true partnerships. This was largely as a result of his abilities to enhance communications within the customer/supplier relationship, and get a ‘right first time’ culture fostered within his own organisation.

As a consultant, Paul has typically worked with high achieving executives to enable them to get clear about what they really want, and then to get it. He is a Master Practitioner and Trainer in NLP, and uses these accelerated change technologies to enable his clients to quickly clear the things that are stopping them from performing to their true potential. This ability to help clients get change fast makes him an ideal coach for busy senior executives. Paul is well placed to understand and know how to deal with the issues they face.

While working with managers at all levels, it became evident that although there was an abundance of learning products available to executives of all grades, there was nothing expressly designed to give today’s managers the one aid they really needed: an easily accessible source of authoritative and practical help with the problems they face on a day-to-day basis.

This triggered the development of the Alchemy Performance Assistant which has taken several years and a team of over 100 authors, editors, designers and software engineers.

Some recent clients

  • Amey
  • Army Library and Information Service (ALIS)
  • Santander
  • Open University
  • Google
  • Saga
  • Beds-Cambs-Herts Police
  • Coleg Gwent
  • E.ON


Informal Learning at Work book

Informal Learning At Work: How To Boost Performance In Tough Times
For the last 15 years, People Alchemy founder and managing director Paul Matthews, has worked with organisations to make their learning more effective. And after much prompting from clients those he has helped, he has written this book to pull together a lot of practical ‘how-to’ information about informal learning.

Capability at Work bookCapability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
In his latest book, People Alchemy founder and managing director, Paul Matthews, explains the importance of capability to organisational performance and why L&D and HR, and in fact every department must make the capability of people and the organisation a priority if they want their company (and their jobs) to survive in the current and future economy.


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