Paul McMurray

Paul McMurray is a consultant, trainer and professional speaker focusing in theories of leadership, management and communications. He focuses on addressing the critical issues organizations face as they adapt to the changes required in today’s global marketplace.

Paul has consulted with organizations in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Agriculture, Automobile, Federal Government, Military, Mining, Financial Services and Not-for-Profit Associations. He has worked with employees at all levels in these organizations.

In January 2004, Paul founded Insight Management Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in corporate change initiatives that help organizations and individuals make the needed changes to be successful.

Paul is an excellent facilitator and teacher. He has an amazing ability to captivate his audience with stories from his own life and incorporate them into the lessons. These stories help participants connect the material with their own life and increases the chances that they will remember the tools and skills learned long after class.

Jen Recla 
Anne Arundel Health System

Paul is working on his Ph.D. in Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he also serves on their adjunct faculty staff.

Paul studied and taught economics while in the Ph.D. program at Penn State University and also taught at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. He spent seven years working for Rochester Telephone in many positions including corporate economist and forecaster, rate case expert and positions in business research and marketing.

He served as founding committee chairman of RICA’s (Rural Independents Competitive Alliance) marketing committee and served three years. He is a keynote speaker and has delivered many presentations to state and national telecom conventions.

In 1993, he began an 11-year career with the telecommunications consulting firm JSI. While at JSI, Paul directed the Management Services Department, focusing on all management and leadership initiatives with its clients.

Paul has actively worked with more than 100 clients based all over the world, including some Fortune 50 companies, in areas such as organizational assessments, strategic and business planning, communications and development of new business lines.

He has also coached executives, both as individuals and teams, to help them overcome obstacles and find greater success in their work performance and personal lives.

He is a member of the National Speakers Association and regularly delivers speeches on leadership and communication topics.

Paul holds two undergraduate degrees in English and Economics and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He holds a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Utah. He also has a Certificate in Executive Coaching from Georgetown University’s Center of Professional Development.

Paul is skilled at identifying training and professional development needs of the organizations with which he works, and often recommends or crafts just the right program to satisfy those needs. He has been a featured speaker at CHRA events over the past few years, and his presentations are always well-received and met with high acclaim by the event organizers and attendees alike.

Michelle Huggins 
Maryland Department of Transportation