Paul Hughes is a recognised top professional keynote speaker on Growth.

Paul Hughes Portrait

With 25 years experience, he as been called a ‘TOP Professional keynote speaker’ because he has been voted ‘Best Speaker’ numerous times for his unique speaking style. Drawing live as he speaks, audiences are captivated, inspired, and motivated as he reveals stories along ten meters of paper.

His overarching theme is Growth, which he says is a ‘natural force in nature’. He works with what he calls the ‘Trilogy of Growth: Leadership, Innovation, & Branding’ to inspire people to action and shift to their next level of Growth. With content that is always focused on ‘proven results’, 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.

He has been a Professional Keynote Speaker for Academic Institutes, Governments, Industry events, and a wide variety of Corporate Management Events, including: Coca-Cola, Heineken, 3M, IKEA, LEGO, Renault, Mercedes-Benz, ABN AMRO Bank, ING Bank, Rabobank, Loomis, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Shell, Statkraft, Roche Healthcare, TNT Express, MEXX Fashion, Yale University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Cairo University, University of Amsterdam, The City of Dublin, The Government of Abu Dhabi, The European Union, numerous Design Weeks, TEDx events, and Global summits.


A great speech has the clarity of a picture book.

Paul Hughes comes from a long tradition of Irish Storytellers. From this heritage he created a unique form of storytelling: Paul draws live as he speaks. By drawing live, a unique experience is created audiences are captivated by the ‘reveal’ of content – the viewer keeps asking ‘what happens next’ as Paul moves through his speech. Additionally, drawing live enhances comprehension – by revealing concepts one-at-a-time the viewer is taken step-by-step through the content.

"Highly Intelligent.”

Harry Starren, Chairman of the Dutch Creative Industries
“Paul is a craftsman in the best sense of the word, highly intelligent and with a tender sense of humour. He connects by sharing, and listening to him gives you the feeling that you knew him long before you actually met.”


Rani Saddi, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
“Paul’s presentation captivated me: a great blend of oral and visual styles that shed light on a variety of interesting concepts. Paul brought clarity to an elusive topic in a very artistic manner. I would certainly recommend him to any organisation.”


Daniel Truran, Madrid Business Schools Professor & B Corp Ambassador
“Paul has the unique ability to capture the soul, the essence of an organisation. Then he creates a compelling and inspiring strategy around it, before he then communicates it effectively through key messages. And he can guide even there-branding of your organisation, so that it will capture the passion of all your stakeholders.”

“Your growth is my Why.”

Paul Hughes, Professional Keynote Speaker

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