Pavel Pumprla combines his more than twenty years in professional sport and his stellar education in his work life and talks. He effectively combines theory and practical skills garnered in his sport to help others in the fields of personal development, teamwork, and leadership.
Although Pavel Pumprla has a Master’s degree in Science in Business and Leadership from Northumbria University and an MBA from the European School of Business, the business consultant is best recognised as a star Czech basketball player and former captain of the Czech Basketball National Team.
As a basketball player, Pavel Pumprla was known as someone who showcased his athletic prowess on basketball courts all over the European and international arenas. He was the captain of the successful Czech National Team that appeared at the World Cup in China in 2019 for the first time where they finished in an astounding sixth place. He played professional basketball in the Czech Republic and in Spain.
His business consultant work sees him working with companies, developing courses, and holding workshops. Pavel Pumprla helps prepare special management programmes to strengthen management’s ability to handle pressure and unexpected changes.
Teaming with the former Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation Europe Jan Mühlfeit, Pavel Pumprla is the author of the bestselling book “Building Successful Teams”. The book provides a unique viewpoint of what successful teams do differently.
Someone known for his extreme energy on the basketball court, Pavel Pumprla brings this same energy to his talks. He leaves his audiences energized and motivated to reach their own potential. He lives in the Czech Republic and speaks and presents in Czech, English, and Spanish.
“Pavel has a strong sports career behind him. His perseverance, commitment and personal need to work on himself athletically and personally is inspiring. Therefore, he can afford to share with others how to determine what is important and what is not important in life, and that personal satisfaction comes when one works hard at it. Being able to listen to the captain of the national team is usually worth it :-).”
“Pavel Pumprla is a very inspiring speaker who can not only entertain with his performance, but also convey a deeper message. With interesting examples and personal experience, he points to the parallels between leadership in sports and managerial work. He can engage and engage the audience.”
“UNIQA's internal distribution has repeatedly invited Pavel to their meetings, as he is a person who can motivate and inspire listeners from the ranks of ordinary working people with his own story of a very successful and unconventionally thinking athlete. Thank you and we look forward to the next meeting!”
“Pavel was with us at VCCP for an inspiring breakfast. The team's participation was a record. Everyone was very curious, how can such a professional athlete speak!? In addition to great ideas and lessons, which Pavel supported with interesting experiences from life and his professional career, he interspersed his performance with moments for reflection. We also had a lot of fun and delayed Pavel with our questions and questions about the body. He was able to guide us through difficult topics as easily as a professional basketball player with a ball in hand. Thank you very much Pavel, I think we will remember your advice and tricks for a long time.”