Paul Hughes

Author & Founder / The Circle of Growth


Paul Hughes is a recognised authority and keynote speaker on Growth. Coming from a long tradition of Irish storytellers, he uses humour, clear articulation, and ‘professional warmth’ to connect with audiences in over 40 countries. 

With 25 years experience, he as been voted ‘Best Speaker’ numerous times for his unique speaking style. Paul is known as ‘the expert’s expert’ because his knowledge is not that of one CEO, VP, or Founder of a single company but rather his knowledge is collected from 1000’s of companies. He has interviewed successful people from every field to extract their model of success, including Al Pacino.

While there are many ways to grow a business, the main tool for growth, according to Paul Hughes is branding. Unfortunately, it’s the one thing many people get wrong. Paul will help you overcome the three greatest branding mistakes: focusing too much on yourself, pretending you are someone you are not and underestimating the power of branding. He shows you that getting your branding right will help you maximise your growth. Paul Hughes gives you a new mindset to growing your business. To make this presentation even more unique, Paul will be drawing live as he speaks. 

Ten Meters of Thinking is a visual storytelling method developed by Paul Hughes to prepare organizations and individuals for transformation. Through his Ten Meters of Thinking, a unique visual-verbal performance, he explores leadership, innovation and communication in order to stimulate individual and organizational development.

Clients who have engaged with Ten Meters of Thinking include Coca-Cola, 3M, Innovative Technologies, Renault, ABN AMRO Bank, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Yale University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon Qatar, University of Amsterdam, and a number of TEDx events.