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Meet Paul

Paul is a bestselling author and top-rated presenter and storyteller who makes learning fun and exciting, no matter how challenging the topic. He specializes in topics such as workplace leadership and talent management, including effective hiring, performance achievement, tough conversations, and workplace ethics. Drawing from his years of experience as head of HR for Nickelodeon, head of international HR for Paramount Pictures, and head of HR operations for NBC’s prime time and late-night lineups, Paul knows how to entertain and train meaningful concepts for quick and easy adaptation and implementation. He’s a memorable presenter who imparts leadership wisdom and practical step-by-step actions for immediate mastery and same-day implementation.  

A Note From Paul

Seeing how different companies build leaders and manage staff is very insightful, and I’m excited to bring my experiences and expertise to new organizations in order to help them develop stronger leadership muscle. 

My goal in teaching has always been to focus on the how—operational leaders and managers often know what to do, they just don’t know how to do it. That’s where training comes in.

To make training effective, participants have to feel comfortable. They need to understand that their trainer is someone who has survived in the same trenches and has strategies to help them shortcut the learning curve. Humor and fun storytelling help deliver messages that stick, and one thing’s for sure: While they don’t teach “leadership in the trenches” in even the finest MBA programs, the content is critical to leadership and managerial success. 

Ditto for executive coaching: in order for coached executives to thrive, they need a trusted advisor and mentor to help them reengage, reenergize, and refocus on their passions. Successful coaching relationships thrive on trust. And from that trust comes opportunity to grow, develop, and expand in terms of wisdom, knowledge, and bottom-line results. 

Strong leadership development is one of the most important tools that senior leaders, executives, business owners, and frontline operational managers can give and receive throughout their careers. I would be honored to help you and your teams enhance their natural talents and build new skills and approaches to effective leadership.


Tony Lee
VP, Content

Paul is consistently a top-rated and sought-after presenter at the SHRM national conference. He never fails to fill the room to capacity, he always makes learning fun, and he clearly stands out among his speaker and author peers.

Manny Avramidis
President & CEO
American Management Association

Paul designed and instructed the American Management Association International (AMA) course “Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success,” a highly sought after and successful program. His webinars were always top notch and highly popular, and he was one of our favorite authors at AMACOM Books. A pleasure to work with and a true professional.

Christine Bryant
San Diego Employers Association

Paul serves as our perennial keynote speaker for SDEA’s biannual legal updates and business development workshops for attracting new clients. His presentations are always fresh and insightful, allowing our members to implement his many suggestions and solutions as soon as they return to the office. He’s a highly regarded presenter and a crowd favorite.

Gail Herndon Huskins
Non-Profit Business Director
City of Hope National Medical Center

Paul was invited back to our annual business retreat over several years because of the valuable content in his presentations and his warm and affable communication style. Whether we were addressing employee motivation and development, leadership communication and teambuilding, or employee performance and accountability, he provided our leadership team with fresh insights and immediate ideas to implement.

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