Paul is a rebel at heart, believing that transformation is not just part of life, it is critical to life. He has lived this philosophy in his personal life and partnership with clients in South Africa, East and West Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Professionally, Paul has worked from executive strategy level to shopfloor with multinational organisations to help identify and resolve some of the critical culture and people-related issues surrounding business transformation.
In 1996 Paul was a founding member of a local transformational consulting and communications firm, in which his primary role was solution design and implementation for organisational culture transformation initiatives. He has continued with this work to date, in many different industries – including financial, motor manufacturing, creative, FMCG, mining, media and pharmaceutical.
Besides being a challenger who will encourage his clients to view their world through different glasses, Paul is respected for his energetic and realistic approach, and relentless determination to do what works.
His deliverables over his career include high performance culture models and development programmes, performance management training and development, high level strategic workshops, business team facilitation, internal brand and values activation and alignment and internal communication programmes.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ”
Alex has been a traveller throughout his life, having lived in Germany, Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Namibia and the Netherlands. Although German born, he is a South African at heart and has spent a good twenty-five years living and working in South Africa.
From an academic perspective he is a Mechanical Engineer but considers himself to be a “people engineer” by choice.
Professionally Alex spent an 11 year career in the automotive industry working around the world with DaimlerChrysler, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors , Nedcar and their respective suppliers on automotive project management solutions, later moving on to process and business systems design, reengineering and lean manufacturing and management in order to enhance process and overall business efficiency and effectiveness. This has led him to his passion – “The Human Element” in transforming organisations, processes, teams and individuals.
“I truly believe that the People in an organisation are the only sustainable competitive advantage”
Alex has run strategy management offices, operating system teams, project management teams and culture transformation initiatives in various locations across the globe.
In 2005 Alex joined a local marketing, communications and learning consultancy where he fulfilled various roles from Business Development and Growth Director through to Managing Director - with a strong focus on
Organisational culture transformation, HIV AIDS and Educational programmes, People driven Performance improvement, Business performance transformation and the in-house project management and process guru.
Alex sits as a non-executive director on the board of Integrity Promotions and is a trustee of The Gogo Trust.