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Award-winning motivational speaker, former military special operator, forensic expert, polyglot and disciple of elite performance.  Featured on Channel 4’s Hunted and Celebrity Hunted

Paul Hughes is not your average speaker; he’s an award-winning professional renowned for captivating audiences worldwide. With numerous accolades and decorations, Paul has gained recognition for his outstanding contributions in military intelligence, peak performance, diversity awareness, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

A former UK military Special Operator, Paul’s linguistic prowess spans Russian, Arabic, Pashto, and English. This unique ability reflects his dedication to breaking boundaries and building connections in diverse environments, from military service to the corporate and charity sectors.

Turning Challenges into Superpowers:

What sets Paul apart is his ability to turn challenges into triumphs. Overcoming dyslexia, ADHD, and a speech impediment, Paul has transformed these perceived obstacles into known superpowers. Beyond his linguistic talents, Paul’s talks weave a compelling narrative, tracing his journey from the Rhondda Valley’s demanding school environment to a career encompassing military special operations, humanitarian aid, and diplomacy at the highest levels. His engagements with global leaders, including memorable encounters with Saddam Hussein and Barack Obama (not in the same room!), provide a rich tapestry of experiences.

Paul’s insights are not just inspirational; they are pragmatic. His speaking themes include resilience, overcoming adversity, team building, change management, motivation, anti-bullying, mental preparedness, and lifelong learning. These themes directly translate into enhanced corporate performance, leadership, and team cohesion.

Forensic Expert and TV

In addition to his speaking engagements, Paul is a distinguished Forensic Expert, playing a pivotal role in high-value case resolutions in UK Courts of Law. His influence extends to the literary, TV, and cinematic worlds, with notable contributions to projects like The Sunday Times Bestseller ‘SAS Bravo Three Zero’, Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated ‘Hunted’, ‘Celebrity Hunted’, plus several upcoming movie blockbusters showcasing his time-tested competencies

Motivational speaker

Paul Hughes is more than a professional speaker; he’s an extraordinary expert whose unique journey and insights inspires and transforms lives. Experience the difference as he brings an exceptional blend of experiences and practical wisdom to your next corporate event.

Testimonials include:

To enthral a large group of Category B inmates in a prison for over an hour with a single talk, and then get a standing ovation is unheard of! If I hadn’t had seen it with my own eyes I would have said it was impossible!”  HMP Lincoln

Thank you once again for giving such an inspiring and entertaining keynote at the conference! We’ve had great feedback from delegates and it clearly kick-started the conference in the best way!”  Chartered Institute of Linguistics

Thank you very much … It was another great talk and people really enjoyed it, I’ve had lots of positive feedback.” GCHQ

Speaking themes include:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Diversity awareness and team building
  • Driving Objectives
  • Change and Change Management
  • Motivation
  • Effective cross cultural communication
  • Mental Preparedness
  • Life-long Learning

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