Paul Mischel

Paul Mischel

The Colin James Method®

Melbourne, Australia

The Colin James Method

“Paul is an innovative and intelligent program designer with an engaging and energetic delivery style. I always found Paul to be dedicated, thorough and thoughtful in his preparation. I was always confident of a successful program outcome when Paul was involved.”

| Allison Campbell, Principal Consultant, Escient, Australia


Paul’s approach to facilitation and coaching is a unique synthesis of 29 years of experience in leadership, sales, natural health and martial arts. This eclectic background underpins Paul’s multidisciplinary approach and systemic thinking when working with individuals and organisations to discover their latent talents and resources.

His diverse experience includes facilitating and coaching at all seniority levels in the fields of leadership, communication, resilience, mindfulness, customer experience, change management, team building, conflict resolution, negotiation and influence.

Paul worked as an inhouse facilitator at Suncorp for 5 and half years, where he delivered training in face-to-face and live online formats to 15,000 staff within Australia and New Zealand. During his tenure at Suncorp, Paul was involved in the design and facilitation of workshops to support large-scale change management initiatives such as the Legacy Simplification Program, Leading Diverse and Dispersed Teams and workplace safety and wellbeing initiatives.

He is also regularly engaged by Swinburne Professional, Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Leadership Victoria and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) to design and deliver bespoke programs and facilitate their accredited and non-accredited public programs.


  • Certificate IV Business and Personal Coaching, Fire Up Coaching – 2010
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, 2006
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment (TAE40116), Healthy Business Training Academy – 2018
  • Training Dynamics – Facilitation and Instructional Design Training, Leadervision – 2007

Paul’s philosophy

“It is not enough simply to know what it is that needs to change or how it needs to change. In order to make change of any kind a reality, we must take decisive, congruent action and embody the change we wish to initiate and sustain.”

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