Dr. Paul Callaghan

Worimi Man, Author, Storyteller & CEO of Callaghan Cultural Consultancy


Paul Callaghan is an Aboriginal man belonging to the land of the Worimi people, located on the coast of New South Wales just north of Newcastle.

Paul has 20 years of experience at the senior management, executive and CEO level with qualifications in surveying, drafting, commerce, training and development, executive leadership, company boards, and executive/organizational coaching.

In addition he has over 20 years of cultural learning through going bush with Elders.

Current Work:

A desire to focus on community and individual wellbeing compelled him to start his own business, Callaghan Cultural Consultancy which provides a diverse range of services with Aboriginal Culture, cultural contexts, cultural protocols and cultural translation embedded in all aspects of delivery.

In addition to consultancy work, Paul is a motivational speaker, a storyteller, a dancer and an author. His first book, Iridescence: Finding Your Colours and Living Your Story, published in 2014, has received numerous, heartfelt testimonials from around the world and his most recent book The Dreaming Path, written with Uncle Paul Gordon, shares ancient wisdom and the power of Aboriginal spirituality as a profound source of contentment and wellbeing for anyone willing to listen.

Previous Experience:

Paul has experience across a number of industry areas including civil engineering, community services, culture and heritage, custodial services (Juvenile Justice and Correctional Centres), disability services, education, environmental land management, farming (aquaculture and cattle), government (policy and service delivery), health, home care, job services and employment, mental health services, mining, primary health care, social housing, university (teaching and strategy), vocational education and training, wellbeing and youth services.


Talking Points
Authentic Leadership - Learning from the World’s Oldest Living Culture
Two Worlds Together
Work Life Balance - Making it Real