Paul Kidner

Advisor
TIMA Charitable Foundation
Paul Kidner

Paul Kidner

Advisor
TIMA Charitable Foundation

Biography

Paul has over 20 years of experience in organizational development, leading the strategy, operations, staffing and management of a variety of innovative organizations, initially in the private sector and then in the social and philanthropic sectors.

Paul is currently a lead advisor to the TIMA Charitable Foundation, advising on strategy and among other items, evaluating and monitoring grant-making in support of issues related to the elderly. Paul conceived of the Net-Zero Care program in Greece, developing the technical and Foundational partners to carry out this innovative pilot with the potential to scale across the country. Those aged 65+ currently make up over 20% of the population and the proportion of productive workers to retirees is dwindling, with clear effects on the socio-economic makeup of the country. An oft neglected but growing sector of society, typical issues related to the elderly include poverty, isolation, comorbidities, brain health, dementia, Alzheimers and physical well-being. The system of state and private-sector support will have to be re-imagined if it is to be properly inclusive, to care for, and benefit from this vital sector of our society.

Previously, Paul launched and managed The People’s Trust (TPT), an NGO whose mission is to relieve unemployment in Greece through entrepreneurship. TPT provides financing and business development support to turn entrepreneurial ideas into thriving businesses. In the 4 years since Paul launched and ran the organization, TPT supported over300 small businesses and created more than 600 new, sustainable, places of employment. Over 91% of these businesses remained sustainable, 42% were launched by women and our oldest entrepreneur was 69 years of age.

Paul has 20 years of experience in organizational and business development. This includes strategy creation, management, staffing and operations for a variety of innovative businesses initially in the IT, mobile and online media sectors, and more recently in the SME and social sectors. Prior to TPT, Paul created and led the PRAKSIS Business Coaching Center (BCC) empowering individuals and teams to start new businesses. The BCC won 1st prize for Youth Entrepreneurship at the Education Business Awards in Greece in 2016.

Paul is also on the Executive Board of the EUobserver. In 2014, as Treasurer, he was strongly involved in the Organizational Development and business planning of the organization as it sought, and succeeded in raising over 400k in funding.

Having received a diploma in Executive Coaching and Organizational Development, he strongly believes in supporting entrepreneurs and NGO leaders to reach their highest potential and meet their goals. Paul enjoys new challenges as well as leading a team from the spark of an idea to its implementation and successful outcome.

Paul’s expertise lies in organizational development, leadership, management and strategy, grant evaluation and monitoring, social impact measurement and executive coaching.

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