PW cropped 220816Paul Whalley has over twenty years of corporate global leadership experience in addition to starting up and running a number of technology, engineering and professional services businesses.

He established Trysail Consulting, a Sales, Marketing, Leadership and Strategy consultancy, in 2006. Trysail has helped Business Leaders and Management Teams across a wide spectrum of industries achieve significant bottom line performance improvement in their organisations. Prior to starting Trysail Consulting he was Managing Director of the African subsidiary of a global IT company and grew it into one of the largest software application vendors in Southern Africa.

Paul jointly established the Business Solutions Initiative (BSi) in 2012, a group of solution providers who have joined together to provide comprehensive business solutions to support the growth and sustainability of businesses in South Africa through effective and sustainable skills development and transfer.

He has worked closely with businesses as diverse as MTN, Eskom, British Aerospace, NASA, IBM, PWC and Deloittes, as well as Technology and Government organisations in France, Canada, USA, UK and South Africa.

Paul is a Professional Engineer with a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Wits Business School, where he has also completed the Certificate Programme in Leadership Coaching.

He is a Founders Circle member and certified Leadership Coach, Speaker and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team, a member of Comensa, and a certified Associate of the Institute for Independent Business.

He was voted the Comensa Gauteng 2014 Business Coach of the year.