Hiring the right professional motivational speaker is important for your success, and the success of your people, your teams, and your organization. This decision is really about your needs, and not the speakers needs.
My goals as a speaker is to help you become a better and more successful person, so that you, as well as your people and organization, will thrive in this challenging, stress filled, and highly competitive world. It will always be about you and your success. I believe I can help you meet your objectives, speak to your needs, motivate you to reach your potential, guide you to accomplish your goals, and help you achieve the success you desire and deserve.
I look forward to contributing to your success journey by taking you, your people, and your organization to the next level of success—I call this “Next Level Success™”.
“I felt confident in choosing Gerald as our speaker. I like how down-to-earth and real he is. From the beginning, he sincerely wanted to know about our company, what we do, who our clients are and what we expected out of the presentation.” (Jackie Goode – Meeting Planner, Marketing Coordinator)
25+ Years of Speaking & Coaching Experience
120+ Presentations Yearly | Unique Groups of All Sizes
What Clients & Meeting Planners Have Said
“Inspiring & challenging!”
“Gerald Paul is an exceptional speaker and teacher. His presentation was outstanding.”
“G far exceeded my expectations.”
“93% rated Gerald Paul ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’! Best ever results”
“Gerald Paul is unlike any speaker I’ve heard before.”
“Thank you for providing this caliber of speaker.”
“Working with Gerald Paul was a pleasure. Don’t hesitate to hire him!”
“G stressed that I must grow and change if I really want to succeed…Thank you for giving me the tools and strategies I need to succeed, and the motivation to do something about it.” (Melissa Harrington – Entrepreneur)
You are the focus of every presentation. Your needs and objectives will guide the talks preparation, and will be at the heart of the message and delivery. The presentation will be customized to fit your unique needs, objectives, and the people it is intended to benefit. Adding value to you, your teams, and your organization is my highest priority, and everything else comes secondary.
“Gerald Paul is an exceptional speaker and teacher. His presentation was outstanding.” (Kathy Laroquette – Business Owner)
The spotlight will shine on your personal, team, and leadership growth and development, so that you can achieve the success you desire and deserve. Your success—and the success of your people, teams and organization—is the primary focus of everything I do as a Motivational Speaker, Success Coach, Speaking and Presentation Coach, and Leadership Facilitator. If you don’t succeed, I don’t succeed.
Speaking for Success
I won’t help you with your website design, marketing strategy, blog building, social media obsession, or give you a green thumb. But I will help you develop yourself and the people around you so that you will achieve the next level of success in your personal and business life—I call this “Next Level Success™.”
I believe that success starts and ends with people. Every success is conceived, initiated, and achieved by people. When you develop people you are developing your most valuable assets, and you are laying the foundation for success.
Growth is the foundation on which success is built. When “you” grow “you” succeed, when your people grow the team and organization succeeds. It’s really not that complicated. I want to help you grow and make success a reality.
Speaking with Passion
I am passionate about helping you succeed, and I bring this passion to every talk and every interaction. My speaking is consistently marked by quality content, illuminating stories and illustrations, practical advice, high level energy, and humor. I strive to come across in a genuine down to earth manner, and not as a performer with a well memorized script.
Here is the bottom line and my promise to you. I will never phone in my talk. You will always get my best. I will put my money (your money?) where my mouth is.
In every presentation you will be challenged to grow, inspired to change, motivated to achieve your ultimate potential, and equipped to achieve success, contentment, and happiness.
Perhaps most importantly, I promise that I won’t bore you. If something is worth doing it is worth doing well, with a fresh edge, innovative originality, and inspired imagination. Same old same old is, well, just old and boring. I don’t do boring.
Every presentation will be customized to address your unique needs and objective, as well as the people it is intended to benefit. Each talk is suitable for any setting, occasion, or group size—including keynotes, seminars, or breakouts—and each can be adapted to any other presentation format you desire.
These talks will help you design yourself and your future. They focuses on tools and strategies to help you be all you can be, so that you can reach your ultimate potential and achieve the success you desire and deserve. They also serve as a catalyst to help your people succeed. Help your people to succeed, and guess what, they will help you succeed. You count on your people for success, and they count on you to lead them. Help your people develop, and you will reap the benefit of their enhanced potential, productivity, and performance. Help your people grow and they will thank you with increased effort, effectiveness, and loyalty. Make “them” better and they will make “you” better.
The Key to Success: You Are the Key
Astound Yourself & the People Around You
What is the key to success? Are you doing the things you are capable of doing, or do you feel you are falling short of your potential? Are you astounding yourself, or are you just getting by?
This talk will focus on you and how you can grow to become more successful. If you implement these foundational strategies you will be equipped to astound yourself, and make success a reality.
Thomas A. Edison made this potentially life changing statement,
“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison
You can astound yourself! You can achieve more than you ever thought possible. It won’t happen by accident, and it won’t happen overnight, but it can happen. The choice is yours alone.
If you are going to astound yourself then you must actively and passionately improve “yourS.E.L.F.™” This talk will show you four strategies—S.E.L.F—to become an astounding person that can make success a reality. Life is too short. Never settle for less than your best.
I believe that “you” are the only real key to your success. I also believe that your people are your greatest asset on the journey to success. This means that you, and your people and teams if you have them, must be the primary focus on your success journey.
Growth is the foundation on which success is built. When “you” grow “you” succeed, when your people grow the organization succeeds. It’s really not that complicated.
People don’t grow by accident, they grow by design. Design yourself. Design your future. You can’t depend on anyone else for your success. You can do anything you set your mind too, if you will take the time to optimize (maximize or enhance) yourself and your performance as an individual. This is what Self Optimization™ is all about.
I believe that success starts and ends with people. Every success is conceived, initiated, and achieved by people. When you develop people you are developing your most valuable assets and you are laying the foundation for success.
This talk will prepare you to astound yourself and the people around you, and it will serve as a significant step in your journey to success.
The ‘I’ in Team: Ignite ‘I’ndividuals for Success
Team building is crucial to business and organizational success. The strength of a business or organization is directly proportional to the effectiveness of it’s teams. When you increase the effectiveness of a team, you increase the effectiveness of the organization. It is important, therefore, to make your teams as strong and effective as they can be.
Weak or dysfunctional teams, on the other hand, are like a cancer in an organization. Not only will they limit an organizations effectiveness, but they will actually work against you and sabotage growth and productivity. A dysfunctional team is simply a powder keg waiting to explode, and the collateral damage is never pretty.
All things being equal a team will always accomplish more than an individual. We all know that “two minds are better than one,” and that “a cord of three strands is not easily broken.” The T.E.A.M acrostic is always true: “Together Everyone Achieves (or Accomplishes) More.”
The million dollar question is this:“How do you best maximize the potential, productivity, and performance of your teams?” The answer to this question is crucial to team and organizational success, and this talk will effectively address this crucial question.
The strength of every team is found in its players. Teamwork is vital but it is not enough, nor is it the best place to start. The most effective teams have healthy, effective, and highly skilled individuals. The primary focus in developing a healthy team, therefore, is to develop healthy individuals. There is an “I” in team, and effective organizations know how to ignite ‘I’ndividuals for team success.
The most effective way to maximize team success is to establish an effective ignition strategy. When you “ignite Individual’s for Success,” you ignite the team for success. People are the core of your teams, and when the core is healthy the team will function with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Ineffective and inefficient players will always form an inefficient and ineffective team that could easily become like a cancer growing within the organization.
It is important to move beyond “teamwork” to “team excellence.” To do this every organization needs an “Ignition Strategy” to ignite individuals for success, and enable them to become exceptional team players.
In this presentation you will discover five effective ways to ignite individuals for personal and team success. You will learn how to ensure team health, get the most from your teams, increase team productivity, develop high performers, and encourage self-starters. You will become a more effective organization in 45-90 minutes. Implement these “Ignition Strategies” and you will create a force will advance like wildfire.
The Power of Peace: Peace Is Your Gateway to Success
Never underestimate the power of peace in a stress filled, depressed, and anxious world. Peace is your gateway to success.
Stress kills! Stress, and stress related illness, is quickly becoming the number one killer—if it isn’t already. It is a significant contributing factor to personal failure, absenteeism, and the unhappiness that plagues society. Depression, one of the leading consequences of stress, is destroying lives at an alarming rate and is now the number one reason for absenteeism in the workplace. If you want to succeed you cannot ignore these realities. When you ignore stress, you significantly hinder and potentially eliminate the possibility of success.
A healthy sense of peace or well-being will eliminate anxiety, depression, and other stress related sickness. Life can be difficult and stressful, you will get no argument on that point, but that doesn’t mean it has to get the upper hand. It is possible to succeed and enjoy your life despite difficult circumstances and unimaginable stress.
Inner peace is your gateway to success. Personal well-being will give you the inner fortitude to overcome obstacles, persevere despite overwhelming stress, and succeed when others crumble and fail. When you learn how to experience peace or well-being in the midst of life’s many trials you will be equipped to stand against the most violent storms of life and the many challenges of business. You’ll be able succeed and enjoy life while people around you rant and rave about how much life sucks, and how times are hard, and how people are disappointing. You will rise above it all and make success a reality.
If you help the people in your businesses and organizations to experience peace or well-being then you will be the king of bosses. Your people will work smarter, harder, and faster; simply because they are healthy at the core of their being. Help them find peace and they will thank you with more effort, greater dedication to organizational goals, and a higher level of loyalty to you and the organization. Your people will be motivated to succeed, and you will reap the short and long term benefit of working with healthy people.
Success is not simply the result of honing your skills. Your skills are vital to your success, but if you don’t have the fortitude to stay in the game then all the skills in the world will not help you succeed. Personal peace will give you the tenacity to persevere. Skill gives you the tools to succeed, inner peace give you the fortitude to succeed—both are equally essential to your success.
This talk focuses on the importance of peace or well-being in the achievement of success. You will learn strategies that will help you achieve a sense of inner peace and well-being despite difficult challenges and circumstances. Apply the principles of this talk to your life and you will experience the power of peace almost immediately. Stress will always be part of your life, but it does not need to defeat or hinder you in any way.
Let peace be your gateway to success. Peace, or well-being, really can revolutionize your life, your work, and your world!
Run Past Your Fear: Fear is the Success Killer
Fear is the success killer. It is the number one thing that keeps people from embracing change, overcoming challenges, and achieving the success they desire and deserve. Fear kills dreams, motivation, momentum, confidence, and pretty much anything you need to be successful in life and business. It could even keep you from meeting the man or woman of your dreams. It is the self-sabotage instigator.
There are many times in life and business when fear can become the enemy. Whether you are dealing with unresolved conflict, a significant business proposals, an important sales pitch, a critical speaking presentation, or are involved in sales, fear will be your unrelenting enemy. To experience fear is to be human, to overcome fear is to be successful.
This talk will help you understand your fear, where it comes from, and how to overcome it. Fear is not logical, yet it’s effects are disastrous to your success and well-being. There is no reason to allow fear to overwhelm you and cause you to sabotage your success. You can overcome it. In fact, you can use it to make yourself more successful. Fear doesn’t have to be your enemy, it can become your friend.
In this presentation you will learn the tools you need to run past your fear, overcome it, and conquer what lies before you. Franklin Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Never let fear stand in your way. You are bigger than your fear—at least you will be after this talk.
Health, Energy, Vitality, & Well-Being on the Road to Success
Your health is an essential element on the journey to success. Too many people think they can achieve success at the expense of their health. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work that way.
It’s hard to succeed when you don’t have the energy to get out of bed in the morning, the vitality to overcome the challenges of business, and a sense of well-being that will contribute to ongoing motivation as you pursue your dream.
Just think about it for a minute:
- It’s hard to stay motivated when your always exhausted.
- It’s hard to be creative with you can’t think clearly.
- It’s hard to have fun when you feel sluggish.
- It’s hard to feel positive when you feel crappy.
- It’s hard to work long hours when you have low energy.
When people neglect their health they neglect the part of their life that will promote energy, vitality, and well-being. Without these fundamental components it will be extremely difficult to experience the success you desire and deserve. More than that, it is hard to imagine that a person without energy, vitality, and well-being has truly achieve success, regardless of how much money they may have in the bank.
Personal energy, vitality, and well-being are essential components on the journey to success. They will help you to overcome the stress of life, the crises of business, and the challenges of relationships. Don’t underestimate their value to your success and well-being.
This presentation focuses on more than fitness and nutrition. You will see how important personal health is to your energy level and your experience of well-being. You will recognize how important it is to personal strength, confidence, and mental vigour.
Prioritize your health for success. It’s time to take your health and its impact on success much more seriously.
As an employer there are many things you can do to promote health on your teams and in your organization. It’s not difficult and the benefits will be great. You will be amazed by:
- The increased productivity
- The added creativity
- The boost in moral
- The increased sense of loyalty
- The steady decline in absenteeism
- Work will become more fun and less drudgery.
This really is a win win for employer and employee. You simply cannot loose.
Connect for Success
I’m really glad you are here. If you have read this far then you are very likely serious about hiring a speaker. I’m your man. I believe I can help you meet your goals and objectives so send me an email and lets start the process. Please contact me to discuss your objectives, and to ask any questions you may have.
Meanwhile, be intentional about your growth. When you growth, you succeed.
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You will always get my best!
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