souled was founded by Paul Carpenter in 2018 with the aim of supporting individuals & teams to be the best version of themselves.
About Paul -
I'm a husband, father, thinker, mentor, listener, writer & dog walker.
My heritage is a mix of English, Scottish, German and Butchulla (Fraser Island Indigenous).
I believe in the three lores of the Butchulla people -
1. What is good for the land comes first
2. Do not take or touch anything that does not belong to you
3. If you have plenty, you must share
I firmly believe that family always (always) comes first. I believe in exercising an inquisitive mind, taking the counsel of others and listening more than talking.
I value courtesy, tolerance and forgiveness. I believe that change is a verb: action is a pre-requisite, not an alternative.
I know that those things which bring me pleasure do not necessarily bring me happiness.
I believe leadership has nothing to do with authority or position. Exercising leadership is about doing good, not looking good.
I have an obsessive dislike for excessive hierarchy & needless bureaucracy.
I know that strategy, planning & process are important but must always come second to people. I'm convinced that, as humans, our similarities are far wider than our differences - and bridging the gap is all about communication & changing perspectives.
I believe that life can be a mission or a journey - either way it's all about purpose. My purpose is to help people, teams and businesses grow, to reach their full potential and for them to be as successful as possible.
I live in Brisbane (Australia) with my wife & children and believe you only get one chance at this wonderful life (but if you do get a second I want it to be as a golden labrador).