About Paradigm


Paradigm is a proud member of the APA Group


Outdoor Education, Training and Management


Corporate Experiential Learning & Events


Corporate & Aerial Film Production

From assessing learning needs and discussing desired outcomes, through program creation and delivery, to reviews and future planning our team is excited to work as your partner to help ensure the success of your next MICE event.Stuart Sharpless, Group Director


Stuart Sharpless

Stuart Sharpless APA Group Director and Lead Facilitator

Stuart Sharpless

APA Group Director and Lead Facilitator

Stuart Sharpless
Stuart Sharpless has over 25 years of experience in the outdoor industry, and is one of the most experienced outdoor professionals in Asia. Originally from the UK, Stuart has delivered and organised outdoor training programs and events in over 20 countries world wide, including locations as North America, Australasia, Asia & Europe. Prior to helping establish Paradigm Consultants International in 2000, Stuart had previously been a senior instructor for several outdoor companies in the UK, as well as, a lead staff for 5 years with Hong Kong’s Outward Bound School. In addition to his facilitation background, Stuart is also one of the most technically experienced / qualified outdoor consultants in Asia. Holding qualifications and examiners
certificates in; mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, avalanche operations, mountain rescue, white water rescue, white water kayaking / canoeing & wilderness first aid amongst others.
As a result, Stuart has consulted for many companies (including National Geographic, Action Asia, AXN/Sony, and IMG) on safety and technical aspects of many international outdoor events throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Ryan Blair

Ryan Blair APA Group Director

Ryan Blair

APA Group Director

Ryan Blair
Originally from the West Coast of the United States, Ryan has developed a career in Asia specializing in the event management and outdoor training industries. After completing a degree in International Business and taking part in adventures throughout the Rocky and Himalayan Mountains, Ryan settled in Hong Kong in 1995. By 1997, Ryan was responsible for organizing several sports & entertainment events in Hong Kong, and in 1998 became Race Director of the first Adventure Race in Hong Kong, the Action Asia Challenge. In addition, Ryan was Director of Activities for an outdoor youth charity, Action Asia Foundation, and spearheaded several projects in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan.
In 2000-1, Ryan played a key role in establishing a partnership between Action Asia and National Geographic, and subsequently, managed the first series of International Adventure Races in Asia. The events were broadcasted worldwide on the National Geographic Channel.
After relocating to Singapore in 2001 to carry out consulting work in the outdoor experiential training industry, Ryan returned to Hong Kong in 2002 to form a new partnership in managing and developing Paradigm Consultants International, and establishing its’ sister company, APA, with long-time friend and colleague Stuart Sharpless.
Cyrus Wong

Cyrus Wong Senior Project Manager, Paradigm

Cyrus Wong

Senior Project Manager, Paradigm

Cyrus Wong
Graduated with a Communication Studies degree, Cyrus has been focused on event management since 2008. Cyrus’s experience with Paradigm as well as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council has equipped him to support and advise a wide range of clients in the design and organization across a wide range of events from private corporate dinners to global trading exhibitions across various industries. His upbeat personality and ability to organise all aspects of a function has resulted in hundreds of successful events over the years.
As a Relations Manager with Paradigm, Cyrus has been actively involved in consultation of various experiential learning programs and events for several of Hong Kong’s largest MNCs. This experience has provided him with a wealth of experience and furthered his learn by doing attitude, which has translated into numerous training and recruitment events


Our Mission Statement

We are a team of professionals with a passion for experiential learning and personal development that seek to creatively inspire others and take them somewhere “new.”

Our Brand

Paradigm Consultants International as a brand ‘takes people somewhere new’, by creating and managing experiences that help people discover new things about themselves, their colleagues and their work environment. We appeal to anyone looking for a challenge, a new experience or to improve his or her skills.

Our Values

Nourishing your people, Growing your Business.At PCI, our goal is the growth and success of your business.We help our cleints achieve this by providing them a service focused on:
  • Experiential Training
  • Corporate Facilitation
  • Custom Program Design
  • Event Management
  • Risk & Safety Management
  • Cultural Awareness

The Paradigm Team was impressive from start to end. An extremely spontaneous team with excellent level of service, attention to details and good coordination among team members. They recognised our needs and designed a programme to help us achieve our purpose.Partner and Managing Director, Consulting Services

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