Designed as a one-stop personal growth shop, The Global Success Academy is like the Netflix of personal development.

Log in from any device, at any time, and get access to the highest quality personal development resource material available anywhere. Learn, grow and change - all at your own pace.

We’re on a mission to empower one million people to reach their true potential. You might be one of them.


Hi, I’m Paul Blackburn.

I’m the founder of the Global Success Academy.

This is the page where I‘m supposed to tell you how great I am.

You know the kind of self-promotional waffle I mean… “Paul Blackburn leaps tall buildings in a single bound, bends steel with his bare hands… etc”

Let’s skip that for now, because if you’re on this page that’s probably not what you’re looking for.

And the bottom line is I’m just a regular guy - I’ve been married to the love of my life for 44 years, have two daughters in their thirties and a two year old granddaughter who already has me wrapped around her little finger. I’ve been blessed to spend over three decades working in a field I find deeply fulfilling.

But I doubt you’re particularly concerned with how old my children are. What you’re more than likely wondering is if I can help you.

I do help people - all the time.

But for a lot of people reading this page, the answer is NO, I can’t help you.

Here's why...

01 small

I can not solve your personal issues for you overnight.

Most people want a quick fix, which is why the weight loss industry gets away with peddling total crap like ‘quick and easy’ or ‘never go hungry’.

If you want me to change your life-long bad habits with a snap of my fingers…

If you want your business to grow exponentially without any real work…

If you want to end self-sabotage because I kissed your forehead…

Then buy yourself a packet of weight loss tablets that melt the fat off while you eat chocolate.

Good luck to you.

If that’s your mindset - I am not your guy.

02 small

If you don’t want to do the work - I won’t be helping you.

I actually can help, but I’ve learned to refuse to because we’d both be wasting our time.

Wanting a low effort solution tells me that you don’t want to put in the significant energy and focus that will be needed to reach your personal and professional potential.

I can share the fastest, most powerful techniques for personal change…but all the change will take place between your ears, not mine.

You see, working with me means you’ll get homework. I’m not interesting in hearing how the dog ate it, or your husband isn’t keen on the subject matter, or how busy you are.

I am only interested in working with committed, self-responsible people who are determined that nothing will stand in the way of becoming the person they want to be.

03 small

Global Success Academy is not a charity.

I am a veteran in the mindset field.

My top team members are all highly trained individuals I’ve personally mentored. They ask upwards of $60,000 per year for one on one coaching and $100,000 for keynote speaking slots.

My team and I have put years into building one of the world’s most sophisticated, effective and transformational certification level eLearning systems.

We will recommend that you explore some of our programs because we know they will save you time, effort and grief. They might even save you some money.

They’re not cheap. But they are massive value for money and we won’t shy away from letting you know which ones we feel are necessary for your continued growth and development.

Still with me? Cool.

Here’s what you can expect from myself and The Global Success Academy.

To put it broadly and bluntly, you can expect extremely high quality, actionable information about personal growth.

I teach techniques, processes and formulas that have been proven to work on over 400,000 students over three decades.

You can also expect me to be producing and releasing new content regularly. There’s frequently great new information on our blog, videos from myself published and new lessons for our members in their dashboard.

I’m all about providing you with the tools to help you reach your true potential.

I have actionable information and strategies across the full spectrum of personal growth subjects - mindset, emotional intelligence, self esteem, high performance, wealth creation, the list goes on…

And because I know that one ounce of implementation is better than hundreds of pounds of knowledge, I’ve even designed systems and processes for staying on track and focused.

We’ve also got a private community group that hosts an intelligent, thoughtful and supportive gathering of like-minded individuals willing to share trials and tribulations, victories, processes, techniques and (if you connect) friendship.

That’s The Global Success Academy (and by extension, me!) in a nutshell. We specialise in filtering out the garbage, fads and tricks so we can deliver transformational learning every time.

But you have to be prepared to put in the work.

How Do You Know Our Stuff Is As Good As We Say It Is?

That’s actually pretty simple…

I recommend you check out the free content first. There’s loads of great information on our blog - and if you like that, chances are high you’ll like the paid programs as well.

If you don’t like the material on this website, I’m not the guy for you.

But, I think this is where I’m supposed to do the boastful biography thing, so here goes…

I’ve been a success coach, instructor and keynote speaker for over three decades.

I’ve taught more than 400,000 people on four continents how to reach their personal and professional potential.

I’ve trained over 300 life/business coaches.

I’ve written several best selling personal development books.

My client list includes Fortune 500 sales teams, Olympic athletes, professional educators and public speakers, CEOs of large corporations and Australian Government departments.

I held one of the world’s largest firewalks, with over 4500 people walking on fire in one place on one night.

I’m a partner in a multi million dollar business (not related to personal development) that operates in 76 countries.

I’m completely recovered from an aggressive cancer diagnosis - and I'm now fitter than I've ever been fifteen years after being given three years to live.

I have a strong, happy marriage and a loving family life.

Now I’m sure you ultimately don’t care about that list. What really matters is what it tells you about me…

That I’m genuinely good at helping people reach their personal and professional potential, or I wouldn’t have survived this long.

That I’m practicing what I preach, so I know what I’m talking about.

That I’m living proof the material works, because I’m living up to MY true potential.

What’s Next?

Next, you grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in…

Exploring this website will give you the information you need to figure out if we should become your ‘go to guys’ for personal change, so go check it out.

I know I can help you.

But you need to know it too - or you won’t put in the work.

Remember how I said you’d have to put in the work? You can start now by exploring the blog!

Read some articles, try out a few techniques, or give the 30-day $1 trial of Success Lab a go.

If any (or all!) of those help you, consider purchasing one of our paid programs.

Thanks for reading - now get to work exploring!

PB head and shoulders no background-facing left