Paul Mohapel, PhD

Paul is many things: consultant, lecturer, educator, researcher and facilitator. No matter which hat he is wearing at any given time, he believes effective leadership requires a holistic approach that requires emotional, spiritual, social and systemic thinking skills.

Paul has always been interested in both the biological and social underpinnings of leadership. After receiving his doctorate in psychology from the University of Victoria, Paul worked as a neuroscience researcher for several years at Lund University Hospital in Sweden. He later returned to Canada to pursue a master’s degree in leadership and training at Royal Roads University. 

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the brain, psychology and leadership, Paul now designs and facilitates workshops in organizational development. He also lectures in the leadership, business and psychology programs at several universities, including Royal Roads. As a consultant, he has helped a wide array of clients — from private corporations to health care organizations — improve individual and organizational emotional intelligence, mindfulness, leadership development, talent management, interpersonal communications and team effectiveness.