paul coyle - founder and director


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An introduction to Paul Coyle

Director of the Entrepreneurial Ⓜ️indset Network


Paul Coyle is the Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network which he founded in 2017. His vision is that everybody can benefit from having an entrepreneurial mindset. Connect with Paul on [LinkedIn] and email him at [director@emindset.network]


Paul is known as an international expert in the entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and organisational transformation. His work encompasses higher education, local government and health care. He is regularly invited to give keynotes, presentations and master classes. The events he has spoken at in Australia, throughout Europe, in the Far East and South Africa have connected him to 360+ organisations including leading business schools, Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental bodies and ministries, healthcare providers, higher education institutions, hospitals, research bodies, private companies, public sector organisations, professional associations and social enterprises. 


Paul is in his seventh year of running his own businesses. From 2013-2017, he worked as a self-employed innovation consultant supporting Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) around the globe to become more entrepreneurial. Participants at his workshops & presentations, on the theme of the entrepreneurial university, came from 420 HEIs in 59 countries. From 1995-2013, he enjoyed a successful career in HE, which included a decade at executive level. He held the titles of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean, and Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and he worked in many disciplines including art, business, computing, design, entrepreneurship, health, IT, management and science.  


Paul is an expert advisor for HEInnovate, the online entrepreneurial self-assessment tool for HEIs that has been developed with the support of the OCED and the European Commission. He has been actively involved with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for a number of years, undertaking peer reviews of applications to EIT Heath Campus and EIT E-Labs, and as a juror for the EIT CHANGE awards. He served for 3 years as a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE’s) Strategic Advisory Committee for leadership, governance and management.


Paul is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset', the definitive guide to the power of the entrepreneurial mindset in personal, organisational and societal change. He has given presentations at conferences, written papers for journals, authored reports of national projects, been interviewed for specialist publications and written numerous organisational strategies, policies and internal reports. 


Paul’s education and training includes an executive certificate in Entrepreneurial University Leadership from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a Postgraduate Certificate in Institutional Management and Change in Higher Education from the University of Twente and the Open University. He holds an MA in Microcomputer Systems from the University of Bradford and a BSc in Physics from Aston University.