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Paul Abbott - Events specialist, coach, author, artist, composer and keynote speaker.

Updated: Mar 31

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Meet Paul Abbott.



In a world where achieving high standards can seem daunting, events specialist, Paul Abbott shines with his steadfast dedication to excellence.


Grounded in values of honesty, integrity, trust, and above all, kindness, Paul's approach is founded on this unwavering bedrock. This ethos isn't just something he lives by—it's a philosophy he enthusiastically imparts to others.


In our interview I created Paul's fantasy year of culture from the answers to 10 questions. Expect surprises, anecdotes, and laughs.

At the core of Paul's mission is a deep desire to empower others to reach their full potential. Whether he's orchestrating flawless events, providing insights on effective leadership, or coaching individuals through public speaking and professional challenges, Paul seamlessly blends these facets together.


His business isn't merely about professional growth; it's a reflection of his passions for music, art, and relishing life's finer pleasures, like good food.


Paul's coaching philosophy is elegantly simple yet profoundly impactful: he believes everyone harbours the ability to achieve greatness with the right guidance. Often, the answers we seek lie within, awaiting the right questions to unlock them. Patient, thoughtful, and remarkably perceptive, Paul steers individuals toward their highest aspirations.


Paul Abbott - Events Specialist, Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker

An embodiment of his expertise is his book, "Events Are Easy…", released in late 2023. This comprehensive guide to event planning and management is a testament to Paul's wealth of experience. Available for purchase on his website or through Amazon, this book is a treasure trove of wisdom distilled from his extensive career.



With over 25 years of experience in event planning and management, Paul Abbott possesses a rich reservoir of knowledge. From intimate meetings to grand conferences, exhibitions, concerts, and beyond, Paul has left his mark on a diverse array of venues.


His portfolio includes stunning performance events in concert halls and public spaces, showcasing his creativity and meticulous attention to detail.


Paul's journey from an events assistant to an independent events consultant, coach, trainer, and author was shaped by hands-on experience. Climbing the ranks to directorial positions, Paul amassed a broad spectrum of events under his belt. Renowned for his imaginative approach and precise execution, Paul has also served in leadership capacities as a non-executive director on various boards.


Before establishing his own events company Seratoner, Paul held the role of Director of Events at a Leeds Conservatoire, where he oversaw all facets of events, from programming to commercial sales.


Additionally, he served as the Artistic Director of a renowned contemporary music festival, where he showcased emerging talent alongside established industry figures.


Beyond his work with luminaries and industry leaders, Paul's commitment to community projects shines brightly. He channels his expertise into delivering exceptional events that spotlight the next generation of talent. A skilled composer and performer, Paul holds a PhD in Music from the University of York, showcasing his multifaceted talents and profound understanding of the arts.


Paul's diverse experiences have endowed him with a distinctive perspective on live events - one that he generously shares through his writing, training sessions, and captivating public speaking engagements.


Whether you're seeking expert event management, coaching for personal or professional growth, or simply an inspiring keynote speaker, Paul Abbott brings a blend of knowledge, passion, and kindness to everything he touches.


And it doesn't stop there. Paul is also a talented visual artist and composer. Here are just a few of his art works and meet Mr Wobblyhead. It's incredible what you can do with an iPhone 11, a cheap laptop, kitchen utensils, 10 channels of audio and film cut on the fly.





You can reach Paul via LinkedIn, at his events website here and by email here.


 

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