Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD

Author and Change Engineer
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Change! Love It and Lead It!
The change journey never stops! This powerful program provides today's leaders with practical tactics that make change work. You'll learn how to generate and sustain commitment to a compelling vision and core values, sell the need for change, develop an organization that is excited to keep learning, encourage early problem solving, unite and motivate diverse teams, and focus resources to support your strategic business goals.

Leveraging Your Optimism Advantage
In good and bad times, leaders and professionals alike need to keep hope alive and shape setbacks, detours, economic downturns, and challenging global competition into strategic opportunities. This timely program will help you invent a future you can be proud of. Learn how to trade feelings of helplessness and frustration for flexible optimism, resourcefulness, and persistence as you make change work for yourself, your organization, and those you serve.

Reclaiming Your American Dream
Belief in the American Dream is at the heart of our pioneering and practical culture. In spite of these challenging times, America is still the land of opportunity. This presentation celebrates how individuals, empowered by freedom and opportunity, can still make their dreams a reality, limited only by his or her determination and natural abilities. Explore what must be done to sustain your optimism and sense of unlimited possibility that has been one of the hallmarks of America. It’s up to every generation to protect and teach the dream. Learn what you and your team can do to reclaim your American Dream!

The Assertiveness Advantage: Dealing with Difficult Issues and Difficult People
In this age of cost-containment, competition and constant change, conflict is increased. Learn how to capitalize on disagreements and team diversity to produce winning results. By finding the assertive middle ground between doormat and steamroller, you can increase your influence batting average in dealing with the tough issues and your tough people! Explore how your actions can produce on-the-job enemies and how to use bridge-building strategies that trade polarization for trust and results.


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For your next program or convention, bring in a proven, dynamic speaker who will inspire your people to action and make lasting changes! Terry's motivating message is exactly what people need to get past the uncertainty of these challenging times to make change work for strategic advantage. He moves people into action that gets positive results. You get a fired up audience, and you'll look like a hero. More importantly, you'll see people implement what they have learned long after the program is over.

Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist, a recognized expert on change management and author of the popular books, The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, Making Humor Work, and Can I Have the Keys to the Car? For more than 30 years, Dr. Paulson has been helping audiences transform their self-limiting beliefs into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their personal and professional goals. Terry will motivate your audience through his unique and memorable personal stories and engaging humor, teaching them leadership and life lessons that they can use for years to come. He will help you and your people transform challenges into choices, obstacles into opportunities, and setbacks into stepping stones to success.

Terry is considered by many to be the preeminent expert on the human side of change management. His programs have touched thousands, around the globe through his live keynote programs. Terry's presentations are more than motivational. His dynamic and compelling programs provide both the attitude adjustment and the practical strategies for organizations, leaders and teams to make strategic change work!

Terry makes sure his programs fit your organization and your situation. His unique, inspirational stories could be told by no one else. Your people receive a program, that's fast-paced, fun, and relentlessly packed with usable information they can put to work right away. Tailored to help people break through to higher confidence, sustained action, and strategic results, his dynamic, customized, and compelling programs are targeted to your meeting goals. He brings practical real-world insights, knowledge, and passion to every program he does.

In 2004, Dr. Paulson received The National Speakers Association's Cavett Award. It is the association's most cherished award presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the association and the speaking profession. Dr. Paulson is also a past president of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He has attained NSA's Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) and has been inducted as a lifetime member of the (CPAE) Speakers Hall of Fame, along with Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell and Norman Vincent Peale.

Terry's tasteful humor and down-to-earth style have earned him a deserved reputation as one of the nation's best keynote speakers. He brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and a refreshingly unique approach to every presentation. Give Terry the opening keynote and kick off your conference with a proven winner, or have him as your closing keynoter and send your people out the door energized into focused action!

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