Alan Paul

Alan Paul

Professional Coach

Alan, a former corporate partner at the international law firm, Allen & Overy (for 27 years) and a member of the firm’s Global Board, is a consultant and professional coach.

Alan has advised multi-national corporations and financial services firms throughout his career, together with private companies, private equity funds, entrepreneurs and government bodies.

Having informally coached and mentored at Allen & Overy, Alan took up coaching professionally in 2012, and holds the Meyler Campbell Certification (the Business Coach Programme). He is regularly engaged by organisations, especially law firms, to coach their partners/leaders.

Through collaboration with A Resilient Mind, Alan is able to offer specialist coaching with a focus around change management, promotion (including preparation for leadership roles), business development, developing client relationships, prioritising workloads, efficiency, and confidence building.

Alan empowers his coachees, enhances their judgment, improves their performance and enables them to realise their full potential in the context of their professional aspirations.

Additionally, Alan will work with organisations to:

  • improve teamwork and eradicate silos.
  • cross-sell their services across offices and practice groups.
  • improve their consistency and completeness of client service.
  • promote leadership, confidence and a culture of excellence, inclusion and integrity.


“Alan’s coaching helps me to think with more clarity and act with more efficiency. His coaching has been a great help to me in running my firm’s newly established London office as well as my own career development.”
Coachee – Partner in Law firm

“Working with a mentor who possesses such a vast amount of practical business experience was hugely beneficial. Being able to work through complex issues in a pragmatic, structural way left me with a clear path of simple, practical steps to take away with me. The sessions were both enjoyable and incredibly valuable.”
Coachee – Senior PR Manager

“Alan has such a wealth of knowledge, ideas and experience that he can easily guide you through the most difficult career challenges or transitions that you are facing. He helped me enormously at a critical stage of transitioning to become a new Partner at a global city law firm.”
Coachee – Partner (DLA Piper)