Paul Coyle

Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Director of the Network, Paul Coyle, is an expert in the entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and organisational transformation. He has spoken at international conferences in Australia, throughout Europe, in the Far East and South Africa. He has written papers for research journals, authored reports of national projects and reviews, been interviewed for specialist publications and written numerous organisational strategies, policies and internal reports.

Paul Coyle, Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network

The events he has spoken at  have connected him to leading business schools, Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental bodies and ministries, healthcare providers, higher education institutions, hospitals, research bodies, private companies, public sector organisations, professional associations and social enterprises. 

Paul is actively involved with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, undertaking peer reviews of applications to EIT Heath Campus and EIT E-Labs, and as a juror for the EIT CHANGE awards. He has expert knowledge and experience of HEInnovate, the online entrepreneurial self-assessment tool for HEIs that has been developed with the support of the OCED and the European Commission.

Paul’s education and training includes an executive certificate in Entrepreneurial University Leadership from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a Postgraduate Certificate in Institutional Management and Change in Higher Education from the University of Twente and the Open University. He holds an MA Microcomputer Systems from the University of Bradford and a BSc Physics from Aston University.

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Paul regularly posts on LinkedIn.  In 2021 the posts attracted over 55,000 views on LinkedIn and were liked, commented on and shared by people from 80 countries: Algeria🇩🇿, Armenia🇦🇲, Australia🇦🇺, Austria🇦🇹, Bangladesh🇧🇩, Belgium🇧🇪, Botswana🇧🇼, Brazil🇧🇷, Bulgaria🇧🇬, Canada🇨🇦, Chile🇨🇱, China🇨🇳, Colombia🇨🇴, Czechia🇨🇿, Denmark🇩🇰, Dominican Republic 🇩🇴, Egypt🇪🇬, England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, Estonia🇪🇪, Ethiopia🇪🇹, Finland🇫🇮, France🇫🇷, Germany🇩🇪, Ghana🇬🇭,  Greece🇬🇷,  Hong Kong🇭🇰, Hungary🇭🇺,  India🇮🇳,  Iran 🇮🇷, Iraq🇮🇶, Ireland🇮🇪, Israel🇮🇱, Italy🇮🇹,  Kazakhstan🇰🇿, Kenya 🇰🇪, Latvia 🇱🇻, Lebanon🇱🇧, Malaysia🇲🇾, Malta🇲🇹, Mauritius🇲🇺, Mexico 🇲🇽, Moldova🇲🇩, Montenegro🇲🇪, Morocco🇲🇦, Mozambique🇲🇿, Nepal 🇳🇵, the Netherlands🇳🇱, New Zealand🇳🇿, Nigeria🇳🇬, North Macedonia🇲🇰, Northern Ireland🇬🇧, Norway🇳🇴, Oman🇴🇲, Pakistan🇵🇰, Palestine🇵🇸, Papua New Guinea🇵🇬, the Philippines🇵🇭, Poland🇵🇱, Portugal🇵🇹, Qatar🇶🇦, Romania🇷🇴, Saudi Arabia🇸🇦, Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, Serbia🇷🇸, Singapore🇸🇬, South Africa🇿🇦,  Spain🇪🇸, Sri Lanka🇱🇰, Sweden🇸🇪, Switzerland 🇨🇭, Tajikistan🇹🇯,  Thailand🇹🇭, Trinidad and Tobago🇹🇹, Tunisia🇹🇳, Turkey🇹🇷, Ukraine🇺🇦, United Arab Emirates🇦🇪, the USA🇺🇸, Uzbekistan🇺🇿 and Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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In April 2022, Paul posted that he had been interviewed for the Entrepreneurship Podcast hosted by the University of Sussex, England. Georgina Smith, an Enterprise Officer in the Careers and Entrepreneurship team, asked Paul: 1 How do you describe yourself? What three words describe you best? 2 How do you define the entrepreneurial mindset? 3 Why is the mindset important? 4 What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network? 5 Why and when did you start the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network?

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This post attracted 2736 views with likes and shares from people in 29 countries: Albania🇦🇱, Armenia🇦🇲, Australia🇦🇲, Austria🇦🇹, Brazil🇧🇷, China🇨🇳, England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, Estonia🇪🇪, France🇪🇪, Germany🇩🇪, Hong Kong🇭🇰, Ireland🇮🇪, Italy🇮🇪, Malaysia🇲🇾, Malta🇲🇹, Montenegro🇲🇪, the Netherlands🇳🇱, New Zealand🇳🇿, Oman🇴🇲, Pakistan🇵🇰, Romania🇷🇴, Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, South Africa🇿🇦, Spain🇪🇸, Tajikistan🇹🇯, Turkey🇹🇷, United Arab Emirates🇦🇪, USA🇦🇪 and Uzbekistan🇺🇿.

Selected Posts

Entrepreneurial mindset

The entrepreneurial mindset is a set of behaviours that make entrepreneurs successful. 

Read 16 inspirational quotes about the value of the entrepreneurial mindset

Are intrapreneurs born or made?

Do you have an entrepreneurial role model? Who inspires you to want to think and act like an entrepreneur?

Organisational change

10 actions to sustain and scale the capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation in any organisation

Are you working to bring about change in your organisation?

Diversity Alone Is Not Enough

Learning and Development

How have education and life long learning changed your life?

Online learning doesn't have to be boring. Here is the latest feedback for my online Master Class: Entrepreneurial Mindset for Leaders.

Can you imagine the future of executive education?

How far have you have come on your entrepreneurial journey and where should you be aiming for next?

Career Advancement

Do you need to rethink how to plan your career? 

Which platform, LinkedIn or Twitter, do you consider essential for building your network, gaining insights, sharing content and advancing your career?

Why are endings and exits often badly handled by organisations? What’s been your experience? What advice can you share?


What hack would you recommend for increasing productivity and eliminating the things that are not a good use of your time?

Do you control the technology or does it control you?

Risk Taking

Do you dare to take risks in your professional life and career? 

Are your employees afraid to fail? Should they be? 

What lessons about dealing with failure in the World Cup could you apply in your workplace? 


To raise the performance of the people in your team, you need to be able to flex between leadership and management.

We can help you to be an entrepreneurial leader

Higher Education

How should Higher Education be responding to the challenges created by Covid19?

What role should a university play in its city, region and country?

What role can entrepreneurship play in the future of South Africa?

Are you a champion of the entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education?

Reflections on a productive and enjoyable two-day meeting of the  HEInnovate experts group in Brussels


How do you know if what you do is meeting a real need? 

Are you self-employed, a startup or SME trying to grow your business?