Our next speaker is Paul Timms.
At the age of 26, Paul gave up his 6 figure role as a scientist with BHP to start his first business. He followed the rules, made the mistakes and worked hard building the enterprise to a national franchise turning over millions of dollars each year. After 5 years in business he ended up successful, exhausted and divorced. At the age of 31, Paul had learnt how to achieve success in business through hard work, sacrifice and suffering.
In 2005, Paul established a new set of rules for rapid business growth without hard work and sacrifice. Using the principles of Sustainable Leadership he managed to establish a multimillion dollar enterprise working the hours that he chooses. He founded a national training and membership organisation with a turnover of over $5 M with well over $1 M profit annually.
He sold this business in 2010 and went about creating a raft of new businesses in the education training sector, including Registered Training Australia. Along the way, Paul has held numerous leadership roles on the board of the National Speakers Association of Australia and Fitness Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Learning Professionals.
Paul is the creator of the Australian Institute of Business Coaches and is passionate about raising the standards and improving the profile of business coaching in Australia. He believes that every business owner should have a qualified business coach, and every business coach should have a business coaching qualification.
Paul is a family man with 4 children under the age of 5, he still manages to squeeze in some kitesurfing and playing AFL for the mighty Sandgate Hawks.