After graduating from Monash University with two Bachelor of Business degrees in Accounting and Marketing, Paul was on the lookout for a challenging work opportunity to prove to himself that he is capable of more.
He came across a job vacancy for a Sales Representative at Coca-Cola, a high-performing company with equally high expectations of its employees, and landed the role. In his first year, he won the key sales awards two quarters in a row and was promoted to Senior Sales Representative. Two years later, he became the youngest Sales Manager in the company's history. He continued to work his way up until he became the Marketing Director of a US$700M+ business unit 17 years later. While he loved the challenging work culture at Coca-Cola and wanted to contribute further to the growth of the multinational corporation, life had other plans for him.
In 2011, Paul hit a rough patch and found himself at a crossroads. He had to choose between extending his career at Coca-Cola and potentially facing renal failure in 1-2 years, or leaving the company to focus on his health. While he knew almost instantly that he had to take the latter route, his decision to leave Coca-Cola was nonetheless tough.
Paul started a new lifestyle, a new career, and in many ways, a new identity from scratch. He founded and ran several businesses in the fields of coaching, advisory, outsourcing, and technology. However, when his health took a turn for the worst, he strategically scaled back his businesses, successfully exited 2 of the 3 businesses he founded, and focused on his well-being while keeping his revenue intact to support his lifestyle.
One day, as Paul was reflecting on his own journey, a thought occurred to him. He wondered how many other business owners are facing struggles similar to his, and realized that not many of them might have been able to find solutions to their problems like he did. This is how the idea of Build Live Give was conceived.
To aid service-based business owners who have come to the conclusion that having a business so reliant on them is just not going to work, Paul developed a mentoring program — Accelerate — that helps such business owners take control and implement an end-to-end sales and operations system that can easily generate profits. Taking what he learned at Coca-Cola and years of running his own businesses, he now mentors hundreds of solopreneurs to achieve financial and personal success.