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Hi, I’m Paul!

I help founders and business leaders create teams that ‘win’ in the right way. I've got a proven record of making an impact and delivering significant projects and performance through people, particularly within large brands and those in growth.

I am passionate about people, growth, employee engagement, and experiences that enable individuals and teams to be the best they can be every day.

Outside of work, I am husband to Kathryn and a proud father of 3, and you can often find me spending time outdoors with them, accompanied by our beloved dog, Peg.

Hi, I’m Carolyn!

I am a passionate, energised, and fearless change catalyst who inspires joyful revolution!

With over 20 years of experience in HR, operating at board level within some of the world's largest employers and biggest household names, I am a specialist in People Leadership, Followership, and Transformational Change.

Combining my commercial acumen and personal backstory, I use 6 SIMPLE steps to ensure leaders create positive workplace cultures by eliminating the people problems that distract them from productivity and profitability.

As an inspirational speaker and author across a range of themes pertinent to corporate settings, I focus on midlife, menopause (for men and women), and self-leadership. Alongside this, I am also a keen boxer, weightlifter, dancer, and singer.

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Kathryn is an internationally experienced HR & leadership professional with extensive experience in both established and start-up businesses.

She is impact-driven and has a proven track record of providing solutions to business challenges in both the private and public sectors. She is motivated by shaping decisions and implementing tangible, innovative solutions to ensure individuals, businesses and communities are the best they can be.

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With over 20 years’ experience in people strategy supporting business transformations, Claire has worked in a variety of sectors and ownership structures, providing her with a breadth of skills, experience and understanding.

Whether it’s delivering a strategy or a project supporting business outcomes, Claire is solution-focused & commercially minded. In her spare time, you’ll find Claire on the netball court or running.

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Michelle has nearly two decades of experience in Corporate HR, with qualifications including a Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management and CIPD Chartered Status.

She has worked in a number of sectors such as Charity, Financial Services, Housing and Retail, however has a passion for Employment Law and dealing with complex employee issues.

Michelle enjoys bringing together her breadth of experience and industry knowledge to a variety of business owners to enable and empower them with their HR journey.

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Catherine is an experienced, creative and driven strategist, NED, Coach and Mentor with over 25 years’ multi-sector experience across strategy, change and capital raising. She has focused most recently on growth and transformation of purpose-led organisations.

Catherine specialises in:
organisational strategy and development governance,  transformation projects, mentoring and leadership support and facilitation.

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Tony is a Leadership Psychologist, helping senior and top level leaders within SMEs to improve their leadership mindset, skills and results through his unique framework.

He has more than 16 years’ experience in Leadership Development and a proven track record, having worked with 1000s of leaders and teams during this time.

In addition to running his Leadership Development Programme, Tony is also a Keynote and TEDx Speaker, qualified Psychologist and published author.

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Emma is a highly experienced HR Consultant, having worked for 25+ years in corporate HR across various sectors, including international roles.

She has specialised in a number of key areas, including manufacturing, medical diagnostics/devices and professional services, as well as covering the whole HR remit at operational and strategic levels.

Emma is straight to the point and likes to keep things simple yet effective, whilst being highly motivated by having an impact on growing businesses through people.

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A Year of Dates was established in 2016 by Kate & John who created an award-winning business, following a heartfelt and romantic gift from husband to wife.

They specialise in creating a range of gifts that encourage everyone to make time for the important things in life; fun, laughter and making precious memories. With gifts for colleagues or clients, friends or family, they provide a gift for everyone, for every occasion.

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Mark, aka Mr. LinkedIn, is regarded as one of the world’s top LinkedIn experts. He’s been a LinkedIn trainer since 2008 training thousands of users from a diverse range of industries and roles. He is also an accomplished keynote speaker, author, and an award-winning podcaster, with his popular show ‘LinkedInformed’.

Mark’s passion for his niche subject shines through as he demonstrates why LinkedIn is such a key business tool.

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How we’ve helped

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Being Human at has been supporting the Percipient team and myself over a number of years as the business has grown. I have always found them to give commercially focused advice which is tailored absolutely to the needs of the business. They get to know your business and your aspirations, ensuring that you have the people management strategies in place to make it all happen.

Chris Stock

MD at Percipient

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Paul supported our UK strategic business acquisition and quickly became part of the team as a trusted HR partner. Bringing a human approach to the process really helped integrate the teams together and align our business and people goals.

Neil Murray


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Being Human at have been part of our team for a number of years and are always available to share straight forward practical advice. I have seen the team grow from a small consultancy to a well-respected HR & Leadership development partner whilst keeping the personal touch which drew me to work with them initially.
As we continue to grow as an organisation, working with Being Human at ensures that we have more than just a HR consultancy by our side.

Dan Place

MD Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

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A fantastic resource, offering a new perspective that would leave me feeling positive and in control.

Senior HR Business Partner

Professional Services Industry

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We've been working with the team for a number of years and it's been a great experience. They have not only helped with all the HR nitty gritty but also supported me in instilling Cunning Plans values into the team, helping with reviews, recruitment and even ideas around new business. I would have no hesitation recommending working with them.

James Adam

MD Cunning Plan Marketing

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Carolyn brings a genuine desire to share her own personal experiences and I can’t personally recommend her enough.


Executive Search Consultancy

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