What it Takes to Make It – with Paul Meehan

Get ready for a fascinating conversation with business transformation expert and philanthropist, Paul Meehan about ‘What It Takes to Make It’.

With 45 years of senior experience, Paul is someone I would consider to be a perfect guide to discuss  navigating the business world. I personally know Paul from his exceptional reputation in the insurance industry.

In this interview, we will discuss why people succeed and many fail, and how brutal honesty, unflinching desire, and harnessing potential are keys to success.

From transforming company’s fortunes to raising £100k for charity, Paul’s journey is a great blueprint for discussing business success and life balance.

Join us for an enlightening exploration with a man who has harmoniously blended business acumen, personal passion including music, and philanthropy. Let’s explore together What It Takes to Make It.

This episode will be airing live on 23rd June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Paul Meehan:

Paul Meehan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Meehan Corporate Consulting Ltd. He works as a consultant to a number of companies within the insurance industry where he has held senior roles during his 45 years in the business.

Paul currently acts as Executive Chairman to Prosperis Ltd, and previously as Consultant to Broker Network Ltd advising their 600 members on best practice.

Paul’s roles have included Chief Executive Officer of Smart & Cook Group Ltd. He transformed the company into a multi-site business, increasing brokerage from less than £1m to over £40m by acquisition and team creation then led the sale of the business into AXA UK plc.

He was later appointed to the Management Board of AXA Insurance as Customer Experience Director then also Global Claims Director.

Paul was a founder member of The Broker Alliance Ltd in 1997 and served as its first Chairman. He was also elected Chairman of the North Eastern region of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) in 1994 and served as a Councillor on the Insurance Brokers Registration Council (IRBC).

Paul’s many interests include playing live music, cycling and fundraising.  He has raised more than £100,000 to support charities such as Donna’s Dream House and Children in Need.

This episode will be airing live on 23rd June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This episode will be airing live on 23rd June 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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