In Partnership with Cyclife

With Paul McGee

Where: The North Lakes Hotel, Penrith
Date: Thursday November 17, 2016


Paul McGee and others

Pictured with Paul McGee (centre) are (from left) CforLP General Manager Al Wilson, Cyclife Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Security Manager Paul Birney, Cyclife Business and Engineering Support Manager Andrew Gibson, Abigail Caldow, Cyclife Project Coordinator, and Sarah Glass CforLP Marketing and Business Development Manager

One of the leading speakers on change, workplace relationships and motivation came to Cumbria to share the ideas that have enabled change in some of the world's leading blue chip companies.

Paul McGee's S.U.M.O. philosophy — Shut Up Move On — has been embraced by organisations around the globe and fuelled business-shelf best-sellers.

Combining humour and his own very down-to-earth Mancunian approach Paul gave his audience at the North Lakes Hotel in Penrith an insight into how SUMO can change how they work, and how they live.

The event at the North Lakes Hotel was sponsored by Cyclife as part of its commitment to improving business leadership in Cumbria, and organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance.

The Cyclife brand was created to combine a full range of decommissioning and waste treatment services in a single entity capable of addressing the full waste management lifecycle for nuclear operators and other users of radioactivity. Within the EDF Group, Cyclife is part of the world's largest nuclear power operator with unique know-how, strong reputation, reliability and ability to invest.

Business and Engineering Support Manager at Cyclife Andrew Gibson commented: "Paul brings a unique perspective to how we deal with challenges in our business and personal lives and especially how we deal with change. I hope the audience found his insights enlightening and entertaining."

CforLP General Manager Al Wilson added: "It is important for leaders in Cumbria to be exposed to new ideas and fresh approaches to dealing with issues and managing people. Working with partners like Cyclife to bring world class speakers to the county provides those opportunities."

About Paul McGee

Paul McGee Paul McGee is one of the UK's leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. His provocatively titled book SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) became an instant best seller and his book on Self Confidence reached number one in the WHSmith's business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor to Radio 5live. Building on his background in psychology, Paul's aim is to deliver a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people's professional and personal lives. His approach is considered both inspirational and humorous as he seeks to deliver a memorable experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact. He's spoken for over 1,000 organisations in 41 countries to date, and from Todmorden to Tehran and from Bradford to Brisbane, Paul's messages have resonated with a global audience.

He has had the privilege of working with one of the world's top management gurus, the late Dr Stephen Covey, and his work has been endorsed by the Elite Performance Director of the British Olympic Association, Sir Clive Woodward. His clients include prominent blue chip organisations, public sector bodies and a leading Premiership football club.


' I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul McGee and his SUMO philosophy to any organization who wants to engage a large number of staff in a way that provides excellent value for money compared to more conventional ways of training. The overwhelming feedback has been that the sessions were inspiring, thought provoking, humourous but above all practical in helping my staff make a positive difference. '
Julie Spence, Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Police

' I saw Paul present at an international conference. He uniquely addresses one of the biggest barriers to personal and business development... our own minds. The SUMO philosophy was a unanimous hit. Very, very powerful stuff! '
Simon Newton-Smith, General Manager, Virgin Atlantic, Southern Africa

' In our twenty years of running conferences, Paul McGee is the only speaker we have ever invited back. That above all explains the benefit we feel we have gained from hearing Paul's SUMO philosophy. '
Doug Perkins, Dame Mary Perkins CBE, Founders of SpecSavers

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