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 the areas of workplace leadership development, communication, and talent management, including effective hiring, performance achievement, employee accountability, 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 NBCU’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.
Paul Falcone is principal of Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC, specializing in management & leadership training, executive coaching, international keynote speaking, and HR advisory services. He is the former CHRO of Nickelodeon and has held senior-level HR positions with Paramount Pictures, Time Warner, and City of Hope. He has extensive experience in entertainment, healthcare/biotech, and financial services, including in international, nonprofit, and union environments.
Paul is the author of a number of bestselling HarperCollins Leadership, AMACOM, and SHRM Books, many of which have been ranked as #1 Amazon bestsellers in the categories of human resources management, labor & employment law, business mentoring & coaching, business conflict resolution and mediation, communication in management, business and organizational learning, and business decision-making and problem-solving. The five-book "Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Series" was published in 2022 by HarperCollins and focuses on leadership best practices across the employee life cycle. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Turkish.
Paul is a certified executive coach through the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching program, a long-term columnist for SHRM.org and HR Magazine, and an adjunct faculty member in UCLA Extension’s School of Business and Management. He is an accomplished keynote presenter, inhouse trainer, and webinar facilitator in the areas of talent and performance management, leadership development, and effective leadership communication.
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.