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Steve Payne, Managing Director

How did you end up sitting where you are today?

Following a passion to communicate and help others discover greater choice.

What kind of work does your role involve?

Helping people realise the potential for growth and change that they have within them. I do this through sharing experience, writing, running coaching programs, motivational & keynote speaking and taking the communication skills toolkit into corporates.

What gets you excited about your industry?

The energy and forward-looking positivity that comes from realising there are always options to move forward. When someone discovers that change is possible, it opens the door to transformational change.

I also love the way the industry incorporates technology to stay current.

What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?

Don't lose sight of the big picture

Remember, things don't happen to you, they happen for you

What, or who inspires you?

Resilience inspires me. When I see someone flat on the floor who then musters what resolve they have left and picks themselves up, learns from their lesson

How do you keep up to speed with what's happening in your industry?

Through participating in events, following my former students, interviewing people, designing courses and sitting on the training and accreditation panel for the Association for NLP.

What was the most challenging project or situation you've overcome?

Overcoming nerves, shyness and insecurity to get into the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and become a professional actor. That was a metaphor for change that taught me that I am not a statistic - statistics are for averages and you are only average if you choose to be.

You finish work today and step outside the office to find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?

Continue to dream

How do you switch off after a day at work?

I walk down to the beach and breathe in the fresh air.

If you had one wish for the future of your industry, what would it be?

That it develops greater integrity

What book or podcast should everyone know about?

My 31 Practices - How to release the power of your values for authentic happiness

How should people connect with you?


Twitter: @StevePayneCoach

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