CEO Today - Executive Coaching Awards 2022

Paul Excell CEO of Excelerate on Staying Curious Paul Excell is a multi award winning global executive coach with an established track record in accelerating sustainable growth in global executive leaders. His unique three pronged growth formula comes from:- ✓ unleashing a coaching mindset uniquely fused ✓ with 30+ years experience as a successful entrepreneurial Global CxO in companies large & small plus ✓ an authentic curiosity for how to help leaders be “exceptional”. As CEO, Excelerate, Paul provides proven Board advisory & Executive Coaching services focused on sustainable growth, innovation and transforming leadership performance at several major ($Bns) global organisations and at high growth technology Scale-Ups and Start-Up leaders, e.g. Healthtech, FinTech, FoodTech, DeepTech … His unique insights on the challenges and opportunities of companies large and small accelerates the delivery of sustained competitive advantage for his clients at global scale. Paul started work in the family store/bakery business followed by an Apprenticeship and a 30 year+ CxO career as Chief Customer Innovation Officer, Group Technology Officer, Senior Vice President Global Platforms and Services at BT where he launched many new global services and businesses - growing profitable revenues to >$4bn, with customers in 170+ countries and 3000+ people in 85 countries. He pioneered the use of Internet Services and was finalist in the Sunday Telegraph National Management Award for his pioneering leadership on UK Broadband. He served on BT Group Board committees on Technology, Risk and Diversity and acted as advisor to UN ITU Secretary General on sustainability, technology and innovation. Recognising the coaching he received from teachers and throughout his successful career, Paul is passionate about coaching. Where appropriate he deploys his unique 7C’s™ leadership framework of Cause, Curiosity, Communication, Collaboration, Courage, Customer, Consistency - formed from working with and studying what differentiates the “great from good” entrepreneurial leaders around the world for the last 30 years. More importantly, Paul believes a coaching mindset, combined with an innovative, entrepreneurial approach is key to enabling:- inclusive opportunity and addressing society’s existential challenges - Climate Change, inclusive healthcare, inclusive education .. but crucially at the scale and speed required to make the biggest impact. He is also Partner, ScaleUp Group - providing tech ScaleUps with: unique insights, coaching, mentoring from its membership who have successfully grown over $4bn in economic value plus help with growth funding - over £40m+ raised by clients to date. Strongly believing in giving back, his pro bono activities include being a Mentor for Royal Academy of Engineering ScaleUp Leaders programme - coaching entrepreneurial engineering leaders from all backgrounds and a Judge and Mentor at the Technation Rising Stars programme. He is Chair of AI4C (AI for Charities) a leading, not for profit, collaborative AI/ML learning exchange helping 25+ charities gain the benefit from AI/ML technology to improve the vital support they provide to their communities. He is Non Executive Director (NED) at Knowledge Gateway at University of Essex - creating a growth ecosystem for 200+ companies and has run 5 marathons for Breast Cancer, MS and Stroke charities. Professional accreditations include being an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach, Certified Agile Leader, Fellow of the Chartered Institute for IT, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (FIET) and Chartered Engineer. He is an alumnus of London Business School, IMD plus holds a Masters degree in IT systems from University of Essex and an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of York. CEO Today Executive Coaching Awards 2022 - UNITED KINGDOM - - 56 - SUSTAINABILITY EXECUTIVE COACH OF THE YEAR

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