The international significance of the entrepreneurial mindset is demonstrated by the fact that the members of our Network come from 85 countries. Our members work in the private, public and not for profit sectors.
It's quick and easy to [JOIN US]. Membership is FREE. Simply provide your contact details and check that you are happy with our membership terms. By joining our Network you become a valuable member of our international community of like-minded people.
Our members represent a very wide range of sectors including agriculture, aviation, financial services, healthcare, higher education, IT, journalism, legal services, local government, marketing, media, NGOs, professional associations, social enterprises, supply chain management, sustainability and technology.
There are many words to describe our members: “entrepreneurs”, "intrapreneurs", “change agents”, "innovators", “lone champions” and "activists." However you choose to describe yourself, our mission is to support you on your entrepreneurial journey.
Our vision is that everybody can benefit from having an entrepreneurial mindset. The Director of the Network promotes this vision whenever he is invited to give keynote speeches and to be a guest speaker both in person and online.
The mindset It is relevant to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. It is a framework for personal, organisational and societal change. It supports the creation of economic, social and cultural value. It is judged to be an important and significant concept throughout the world.
Examples of keynote speeches, briefings and speaking events follow. To book a speech for your event [email Paul Coyle]
Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary 🇭🇺
Briefing: "The entrepreneurial mindset and transformation in Higher Education"
HEInnovate, Europe 🇪🇺
Webinar: "Why the entrepreneurial mindset is more important than ever in Higher Education" [VIDEO]
Hult International Business School & The Vertex, London, England 🏴
Briefing: "The power of the entrepreneurial mindset in business start-ups"
IEECOnline, United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Keynote Speech: "Influencing change in Higher Education - the power of the entrepreneurial mindset" [VIDEO]
IT Sligo, Sligo, Ireland 🇮🇪
Executive Briefing : "Recognising and celebrating the strengths of an entrepreneurial higher education institution"
Lancaster University, Lancaster, England 🏴
Webinar: "The value the entrepreneurial mindset at a time of crisis."
Merit Summit, Manchester, England 🏴
Executive Briefing: "Are entrepreneurs born or made? Can executives switch to intrapreneurial thinking?"
Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Budapest, Hungary 🇭🇺
Webinar: "The global response to COVID19 in terms of the quality of distance and online learning."
OECD, Paris, France 🇫🇷
Webinar: "How Covid-19 has affected the relation between higher education systems and institutions and business." [SUMMARY]
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy 🇮🇹
Keynote Speech: "The entrepreneurial university and society"
Warsaw Future Industry Platform, Warsaw, Poland🇵🇱
Webinar "Entrepreneurial mindset - how every company can act like a startup." [VIDEO]
The Network’s mission is to help you to DISCOVER and DEVELOP the entrepreneurial mindset. We enable individuals to create change - whether in their own lives, their team, their organisation or society - through the power of the entrepreneurial mindset.
It really matters whether people - your boss, your colleagues, you - have the right mindset. With the right mindset you will be able to take control of your life, get more done and ultimately be more successful.
Entrepreneurs choose to take personal responsibility for making things happen. Like an entrepreneur, instead of waiting for someone else, you ask yourself "If I think this is important then what am I personally going to do about it?"
Your entrepreneurial journey starts with a growing awareness and deepening understanding of the entrepreneurial behaviours that you wish to cultivate. Being part of our network means that you don’t have to go on your journey alone.
The Director of the Network, Paul Coyle, regularly provides expert advice and consultancy. Paul is known as an international expert in the entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and organisational transformation. In 2020/21, he is working as an expert advisor to the OECD for a review of HE in Lithuania.
Paul 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.
The events he has spoken at in Australia, throughout Europe, in the Far East and South Africa have connected him to 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 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.
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.
From 2013-2017, Paulworked as a self-employed innovation consultant supporting Higher Education Institutions around the globe to become more entrepreneurial. 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.
Examples of consultancy and expert advice follow. To discuss your requirements for expert advice and consultancy [email Paul Coyle]
Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, Netherlands 🇳🇱
Expert Advice: Consultancy support for the international accreditation committees and peer review teams in Australia, Colombia, England, Finland, Malaysia and Poland
Advent Group: Access MBA Guide, Paris, France 🇫🇷
Expert Advice: "Entrepreneurial mindsets in corporate and start-up ecosystems" and "The new mindset that defines MBA success"
Akadasia, Singapore 🇸🇬
Expert Advice: "Integration of the MINDSET Tool into Futurepreneur 101 course"
Business Because, London, England 🏴
Expert Advice: "Why intrapreneurship matters. Implementing a culture of intrapreneurship is key for the longevity of large corporations in the digital age"
British Council Arts EU, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
Expert Advice: Facilitation of team planning day for Arts EU team and country directors
EIT Awards, Budapest, Hungary 🇭🇺
Expert Advice: Juror for the 2019 EIT CHANGE Award
EIT Health Campus, Europe 🇪🇺
Expert Advice: Support for the EIT Health Campus programme including summer schools & E-labs
European Commission, Bucharest, Romania 🇷🇴
Expert Advice: Facilitation of HEInnovate event "Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in and through Higher Education"
Financial Management Magazine, USA 🇺🇸
Expert Advice: "Redefining the entrepreneurial ethos for finance
FutureProof, Johannesburg, South Africa 🇿🇦
Expert Advice: Consultancy for the use of the MINDSET Tool for the development of individuals and teams
HEInnovate, Europe 🇪🇺
Expert Advice: Support for the HEInnovate Expert Team and the development of the HEInnovate tool
The Institute of Leadership & Management, London, England 🏴
Expert Advice: Consultancy for a survey on Ethical Leadership
Merit Blog 🇫🇷
Expert Advice: Blog piece "Diversity alone is not enough" [Weblink]
Merit Summit, Seville, Spain 🇪🇸
Expert Advice: Design and facilitation of the Un-conference group discussions
Merit Summit, Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹
Expert Advice: Speaker and moderator of panel debate: "Academic Knowledge vs. Business in Practice"
Northumbria University, Newcastle, England 🏴
Expert Advice: Coach for 'Be The Best' student challenge and pitch
OECD, Paris, France 🇫🇷
Expert Advice: HEInnovate review of Higher Education in Lithuania
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland 🏴
Expert advice: Undergraduate Curriculum Development
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪
Expert advice: "Entrepreneurship for educators"
Weston College of Further & Higher Education, Weston, England 🏴
Expert Advice: Consultancy for postgraduate curriculum development