About Stephen Pauley – Author, Speaker and Personal Coach

Hello, I am Stephen Pauley, founder of Be First Class.

Stephen-Pauley-web-pic-lgeMy Story:
I’ve worked as an Executive Coach and Facilitator since 2001 when I took a massive leap of faith and established my own business. This followed a successful 18 year corporate career where I gained leadership, sales and customer service experience.

I’m a qualified Executive Coach and hold a Diploma in Performance Coaching from Newcastle College. I’m accredited to use the Tetra map behavioural questionnaire and have NLP Business and and Master practitioner qualifications.

I’ve worked with thousands of individuals and teams nationally (in the UK) and internationally including assignments in Australia, Kuala Lumpar, Norway, Poland and USA.

I have experience of working in a variety of sectors including Accountancy, Agrochemicals, Banking, Charities, Government Agencies, Hospitality, IT, Legal, Media, Retail, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Telecoms and Universities. My clients range from leaders and teams in blue chip companies, public sector organisations and small and medium sized enterprises through to start up entrepeneurs.

My Book “Be First Class” was published in 2016.

The book contains 52 short chapters filled with insights, stories and tips to help you to be the best you can be personally and professionally. Find out more about my “Be First Class Book” here

My second book  ‘Just Be’ will be published in 2018.


“Clarity is power – the clearer you are about exactly what it is you want, the easier your brain can figure out a way to get there.” Stephen Pauley