After serving in Afghanistan, Paul left the Army and moved to London with no job. He wanted to work at a startup, but didn't understand his value or how to pitch it. Faced with rejection from every role he applied for and having given up his military identity; no longer surrounded by supportive colleagues, his confidence was low. Every rejection made him doubt his ability more.
Living in an unfamiliar environment with no purpose, and burning through savings, was stressful. People kept telling Paul to give up his dream and take a corporate job.
So he took a chance and helped his brother start a company. The learning curve was steep, and it didn't pay a penny, but he quickly learnt how to grow a business from the ground up.
A few months later, Paul applied to be an operations manager at foodtech startup Deliveroo. They recognised his potential and hired him as employee number 15(ish), the second person in ops.
Surrounded by entrepreneurial mentors, he thrived in the startup environment. Paul applied his military leadership experience to business, built high performing teams and was promoted several times. In 5 years, Paul grew Deliveroo 500x and became a tech unicorn. Today he helps ambitious founders and leaders who value people, with optimising operations, unlocking leadership potential and growing their business.