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Paddy Upton Travels from Johannesburg, RSA

Paddy Upton


  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Culture Change
  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Sport
  • Team Sport
  • Values / Integrity

A decade-long search, which included two masters degrees, lead Paddy to eventually discover what he was looking for – modern-day best-practice in leading sports performance.

His early reward was to have the majority of sports administrators and coaches disregard his work, as they held onto more traditional methods.

Being told “that won’t work” served to motivate Paddy to the point where he is currently recognised as one of the most innovative coaches in the world.

Paddy was recently appointed as a Professor of Practice at Deakin University’s Business School (Australia), is currently mental coach to professional athletes from multiple sporting codes, leadership coach to business executives and teams, a professional speaker and is Head Coach in four of the world's premier T20 cricket tournaments, in India (IPL), Australia (BBL), Dubai (PSL) and South Africa (T20 GL).

Paddy claims he does all this to support his surfing, stand-up paddling and fishing habits.


Paddy’s workshop (Texas, USA) was rated an overall 94%. Delegates are still raving about it. I could not recommend a speaker or workshop facilitator more highly.

The Eventful Group

Paddy was able to bring the workshop to life in a practical and well-contextualised manner, enriched by his use of anecdotes. All participants rated the workshop very highly.

Royal Bank Of Scotland (India)

Paddy Upton’s presentation to the top 500 managers at ABFSG Day was a great success. It was wonderfully illuminating and was rated as relevant and valuable by 100% of the 500 delegates. Some said Paddy’s presentation changed their life.

Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (India)



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