Noel Paul, PE, MBA

Executive Coach

Professional History
Over 25 years of experience in:

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Multiple functions & industries
  • Leading global initiatives across geographies & cultures
  • Driving and leading strategy + cultural and organizational change
  • Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial ventures
  • Coaching executives, expats and high potential talent
  • Startup Mentoring of Founders, CEOs and Leaders

Educational Background

  • MBA, International General Management
  • BS, Civil Engineering (PE)

Assessments & Licensure

  • The Culture Map
  • Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
  • TTI Leadership – DISC, Trimetrix EQ, 12 Driving Forces

Noel is a purpose-driven international business leader whose strengths and passions lie in coaching and mentoring others to higher levels of leadership & impact. As a working professional with 20 years of experience in Human Resources, he has recruited, coached and led individuals of all educational and cultural backgrounds. Since his experience had a strong emphasis on international business and global talent, he is especially well versed in the challenges and critical success factors of working and leading effectively across cultures.

Noel has a breadth of functional experience across engineering / manufacturing / supply chain, commercial operations, human resources and corporate social responsibility. His functional experience spans multiple industries including pharma/biotech, animal health, technology and retail franchising and he has led business initiatives that span across 5 continents in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Zambia.

Noel also has natural skills in strategy development, implementation, and delivering results. He brings experience with start-ups, turnarounds, business transformations as well organizational design/development and culture change. Noel received both his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and MBA in International General Management from Purdue University and worked for Lilly and Elanco Animal Health in a career that spanned over 28 years.

Noel is well-versed as a public / motivational speaker and has spoken across the USA (New York, California, Washington DC, Illinois, Indiana) as well as internationally (Brazil, China, France, Kenya, Singapore, Tanzania, Zambia).

As an active community leader, Noel has served as Board Member of Project Leadership Service and the Indy Hunger Network and as President of India Association of Indianapolis. He was also a member of the Strategy Committee for the East Africa Dairy Development Project (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) which was funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through Heifer International.

In addition, he has the following qualities and experiences:

  • Deep passion for and experience in coaching / mentoring global leaders
  • Executive Consultant for The International Center and Lead Facilitator of Global Leadership Series
  • 2 years Executive Director of career services at a top rated Business School
  • 6 years leading Global MBA Leadership Program (including recruiting and leadership development of global talent)
  • 20 years Global HR experience in a top 10 pharmaceutical firm
  • Grant recipient ($3M) from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead commercialization of animal health portfolio into Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Executive mentoring for startups, founders & CEOs
  • Career development, executive coaching, organizational change-management & business strategy in a variety of roles