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Paul McGee


Professor Paul McGee – The SUMO Guy

Paul McGee is a motivational speaker, best known to many as the SUMO Guy. He is one of Europe’s leading speakers on change, resilience, leadership and wellbeing.

  • Sunday Times best-selling author
  • 3 books published worldwide
  • Presented to over 1,000,000+ people
  • Spoken in over 40 countries
  • 4,000,000+ views on TikTok

Paul McGee is an expert in human behaviour and performance and a visiting Professor at the University of Chester.

He’s spoken for over 1,000 organisations worldwide, from international conferences to individual work with elite athletes. His bespoke messages have resonated with global brands including Harrods, GSK, Adidas, Virgin, The NHS, Lloyds Bank and Manchester City.

Over his 30 years in business, Paul has had the privilege of working with one of the world’s top leadership gurus, the late Dr Stephen Covey and his work has been endorsed by Sir Clive Woodward. After interviewing Paul, the broadcaster Chris Evans described his book ‘How Not to Worry’ as ‘a gift to the world’.

His book ‘SUMO’ became a Sunday Times bestseller and his book ‘Self Confidence’ was number one in the WHSmith business charts for 24 weeks. His books have been translated into over 20 languages Paul has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and worked with David Dimbleby as the audience warm up man for the TV programme Question Time. He spent ten years working with players and staff at Manchester City Football Club and he combines his love of comedy and football by supporting Wigan Athletic and Bradford City.


Every presentation Paul McGee delivers is tailored to meet organisations individual requirements. Some of his keynote speeches include –

• The S.U.M.O. Guide to Succeeding in a Changing World
• Strategies on Stress
• How To Handle, Not Strangle Difficult People.
• Absolutely M.A.D. for Customers

All of these speeches cover themes such as leadership, motivation, service excellence, and resilience.




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