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Paul Wood is a testament to resilience and the power of the human spirit. Following life-altering injuries sustained during operational service with a Royal Marines surveillance and reconnaissance unit, Paul's journey has been nothing short of remarkable.

Enduring the partial loss of a limb, an internal organ, and a traumatic brain injury, Paul underwent a gruelling 20 hours of surgery, spent 28 days in a coma, followed by two months on a traumatic care unit, and the subsequent 18 months in medical care. However, rather than allowing his disabilities to define him, Paul made a conscious decision early on to rise above his circumstances, setting the stage for an extraordinary path forward.

Paul’s story is one of triumph over adversity, resilience in the face of challenges, and unwavering determination to inspire positive change. Leading by example, Paul has led teams of veterans to raise awareness for military charities by completing a range of physical challenges, was a H4H medallist and was selected to join the GB Paralympic Rowing Squad. Through his speaking engagements and professional endeavours, Paul continues to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those he encounters, proving that with the right mindset and determination, anything is possible.

In addition to his remarkable journey of recovery, Paul's professional accomplishments are equally impressive. He has successfully led a successful security and resilience consultancy and developed STAY&BLE, a crisis resilience application. With a passion for inspiring others and a gift for captivating storytelling, Paul has become a sought-after speaker and coach on the global stage. His infectious enthusiasm for improving performance shines through as he delivers motivational presentations, leads engaging talks on high-performance team development, and shares his personal and academic expertise in the realm of resilience.

Whether it's optimising operational systems and structures within blue-chip businesses or fostering personal resilience in individuals, Paul's insights are invaluable in navigating the complexities of modern life.

Paul’s authored works include
  • Resilient Spirit: The Internal Driving Force

  • Turning Bad Apples Good: Using Soft Skills for Threat Assessment. Security Management Magazine

  • Relational Security: A Cultural Shift. Professional Security Magazine

  • The Innovation Journey. Institute for Leadership and Management

  • Entrepreneurial Security Professionals. Professional Security Magazine

  • Path to Problem Solving.  Professional Security Magazine



“I could not let the opportunity pass to express my gratitude and admiration for Paul, who has shaped and led the transformation of our MSc course format and content and for which I have the privilege to be the lead tutor. I am grateful indeed, and it was fantastic to work with a true professional who works so collegially and maintains absolute focus on the project at hand. Thank you so much, Paul - a great leader in the field and an absolute pleasure to have had you on board in reshaping and improving even more this important and cutting-edge Master’s course.” Garry Evanson. University of West London  


"I highly recommend Paul to any organisation looking for a top-notch security professional who can combine intelligence-led analysis and risk management and build a positive, collaborative culture."

Don Basso 

“Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise across all physical and information security domains. His intellect matches and complements his passion for effectively communicating, educating, and engaging others, regardless of their title or experience. He is the consummate professional and an expert diplomat, often navigating the most challenging and tense conversations gracefully and respectfully.”  Robert Auld 


“Paul has extensive knowledge across all security domains and is able to take a complex situation and explain it in a simple manner that everyone can understand. I have had the pleasure of working with Paul on multiple initiatives, most notably when he built and developed a program to enhance the security culture of the business. This program was a huge success that had significant impact due to his influential leadership skills; ability to make a topic attuned to the audience; and passion for making people care.” Jordan Kelly. Meta

“Paul is nothing short of exceptional in what he is able to bring to the table in all areas relating to security. A very passionate and astute leader with a vision that puts him ahead of the rest, I have had the pleasure of working for and with him and would do so again without hesitation. I would recommend him to any organisation looking for an extremely driven, high calibre security maven.”

Wayne Grove

“Paul’s knowledge, skills, and experience not only enabled an in-depth understanding of the capabilities, opportunities, limitations, and restrictions related to corporate intelligence but also highlighted how key processes and procedures facilitate risk-based decisions. I highly recommend Paul!” Carina Reeves

“An affable, articulate and accurate leader, Paul has proven his abilities within a variety of sectors.  Paul is the type of leader that most aspire to become. Humble and calm, his ability to inspire teams and groups of people is commendable.”

Anthony Thompson

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