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Paul offers dynamic and engaging presentations ranging from 20 minute

inspirational speeches to multi-day training.

Safety, Health and Wellness Expert

Few people have as much and as varied experience as a leader in Safety and Disability Management. As a consultant to high risk and high claims volume employers and industries, Paul managed innovative and powerful interventions. Paul oversaw groups of more than 200 professional disability management staff, including doctors, nurses and psychologists. Paul has the experience and mastery needed to deliver an organization-changing inspirational speeches to your audience today.

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Powerful Safety Cultures in the Mature Economy

You probably have a solid, well-established written safety program. Your people know what they’re supposed to do. But are they doing it? Breakdowns in safety often occur because of the persistent, yet sometimes hidden, emphasis on productivity over safety, and employee indifference to safe job procedures. These persistent problems can be resolved! It requires simple, consistent actions as part of a long-term commitment to positive safety cultures. 

In this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology, learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater safety success. Come away with applicable skills that will fuel your personal engagement and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.  

The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. We now know that happiness is key to successful outcomes in all aspects of life. And anyone can increase their level of happiness by implementing skills uncovered by scientific research. Organizations that commit to positive culture change can reap the proven benefit of reduced injury rates and less disability, both of which contribute to a better bottom line.

If your company knows “what to do”, but too often finds staff and management fail to do it, you will come away with new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and create impactful, effective corporate culture.  

Participants will learn 21st Century Leadership qualities:  

  • How to win hearts and minds
  • Alignment of vision and action 
  • Leading by example 
  • Drive attention to what matters 
  • Practical tools to put into action right away
Integrity: Being a Safety Superstar

Safety really can be “Job One”!  

Many senior leaders, front-line supervisors, safety officers and union representatives come to their roles because they are experts in their subject matter, but safety leadership requires much more than job-specific skills. This talk de-emphasizes the job skills leaders individually know and instead asks participants who they are.

Trust is an essential component to effective organization cultures. There is no single mechanism to create trust other than to behave with integrity. Words, slogans, images and procedures can never take the place of action. Pairing his information with clips from Hollywood films, Paul shows how people naturally adjust their actions and cooperate with others when they are in cultures of high integrity.

In this presentation, men and women who influence the behaviour of staff will learn a mindset that shifts them from overseers of business processes to genuine role models—seeing the big picture, articulating the direction, and embracing their team in a collaborative and committed mission. Transformative organizational change occurs when everyone walks the talk, operating with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity.

Paul’s inspirational speech on integrity creates a lump in the throat as people question how they show up at work. People are confronted with the powerful question— “Am I bringing my best self?”

Not Heroic: Just Save Lives

Can you think of examples of companies with excellent programs on paper and persistently disastrous safety outcomes? This talk powerfully changes perspective on what a good program looks like. Having a check mark of approval from your local workers’ compensation body looks good, but it doesn’t reflect real safety culture.

Drawing on his personal experience helping one company turn its safety record around, Paul shows how leaders can translate their written program into truly safe workplaces. This real world example powerfully moves safety culture from scientific theory to an attainable goal for any company and any industry.

Genuine cultural transformation is available. See the potential in your own workplace. Imagine a future in which each staff member volunteers their heart and mind, and not just the labour of their bodies.

Culture is found in the conversation—the basic human relationships that form the context in which work is done. This talk shows exactly how companies can move from good in theory to good in practice. Based on real life work, see how culture can be practically changed. Learn, step by step, a complete approach to changing the human-to-human dynamic in a workplace setting.  

Funny, dramatic and, at the same time, do-able! Walk away with a whole new concept of what constitutes a culture of safety!

Combatting Inattention: Mindfulness Matters

The best safety systems have little application if workers are distracted and unfocused as they do their work. And we are all distracted these days. We are busier than ever, constantly considering our to-do lists, our relationships, our future worries and our past challenges. Combine this constant mental chatter with the perils of routine, repetitive work tasks and you have a recipe for disaster.

The secret weapon against distractions from safety is mindfulness. Mindfulness is as important for your brain as exercise and nutrition are for your body. To be mindful is to be fully present with what is actually happening in the moment. Everyone can learn shortcuts to being focused, on task and holding distracting thoughts and emotions at a distance. 

Based on real mindfulness programs taught to the hardest, toughest industrial workers—logging crews on the wild west coast of British Columbia—this talk explains how mindfulness can be made a part of every safety program. 

As one of Paul’s many inspirational speeches, this presentation explains what mindfulness is, why it’s important for everyone and how to implement it. It will leave your team motivated to make change.

Paul specializes in front line supervisory leadership training. In addition to the workshops listed above, we offer training in these areas:

• 21st Century Leadership

• Change Management Made Easy

• Coaching High Performance

• Accountability Maximized

Contact us for more details: 1-844-KRISMER

Ron Corbeil

RON CORBEIL, SAFER

Paul led a two hour workshop at our conference. We got overwhelming positive feedback from the conference attendees. Paul brought an inspiring message...If you are looking for an engaging speaker who can shift perspectives, I recommend Paul.

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, investors group

Paul’s presentation during our National Planning Session was excellent! We got phenomenal feedback from everybody we polled. His approach was very interactive. He got people up who typically wouldn’t participate. It was a powerful, clear, and very positive message.

Lisa Tate

Lisa Tate, Institute of families

As a regular event planner, I am always looking for fresh, exciting speakers. Paul was everything I could hope for: professional, polished, funny, and very informative. My audience loved him. And we were all happier for the experience!

Vicki Gill

Vicki Gill, Department of National Defense

Paul’s presentation was dynamic. It spoke to every person in the room, regardless of their rank, their past experience and their age. He was really relatable. I followed up with people afterwards . . . It gave them the motivation to keep moving towards their goal of being healthier and happier.

Tammy Scott

Tammy Scott, Amica

Paul worked closely with our team and tailored the content to fit our unique needs. He easily engaged the audience with his energy and enthusiasm and I was amazed at how he made it all make sense with some practical skills to put into practice right away. He showed us all that happiness really is a positive choice that we can make every day.

Melinda Morben

Melinda Morben, Island Timberlands

We had a lot of laughs. Paul's energy is just electric. The way he presents allows information to really seep in and become memorable. We will be doing more work with him and highly recommend him to others!

Murray Kimber

Murray Kimber, SpeedPro

Paul spoke to something essential all business owners crave: achieving meaningfulness and reward in how we approach our work and, by extension, our life. I appreciated his science based approach to demonstrate how greater satisfaction can be achieved. He was sincere and approachable.

Marna Johns

Marna Johns, Vancouver Island Correctional Center

Paul presented a  high energy and positive session on "Happiness and Well-being".  He entered a room of a somewhat skeptical group of professionals and was able to keep them engaged and participative throughout the session.  He is able to combine theoretical knowledge, storytelling and audience participation in his presentation. I highly recommend him.

Katrina Jensen

Katrina Jensen, AIDS Vancouver Island

Paul had an easy engaging style and used a variety of formats to present an interesting and informative workshop. It certainly inspired and encouraged us to think about the ways we can positively influence our workplace. I have clearly observed the ongoing positive impact of that on our staff. From an organizational point of view, it was time very well spent!

Susan Dankert

Susan Dankert, Pet Industry and Joint Advisory Council

What Paul said was relevant to any industry. . . He spoke at our gala event. He made a lot of sense to everyone, including the many small business owners who were in the crowd. The presentation was fantastic. There was rapt attention!

Mindy McManus

Mindy McManus, Clearly

The feedback has been great! Everyone who attended said they really valued what they learned. Paul, you are so energetic and knowledgeable. It was great to have someone so enthusiastic and passionate talk about happiness and mindfulness. Thanks for being open, honest and such a great presenter! We hope to have you present at Clearly again soon!

Jasmin Thomas-Brown

Jasmin Thomas-Brown, Brentwood College

I have invited Paul to speak at Brentwood College three times and I will keep inviting him back. His presentations are inspiring and practical. I always get fabulous feedback from the audience. Paul is the real deal—professional, intelligent, and engaging.

Keivan Mehrtabar

Keivan Mehrtabar, Diacon

This was one of the best presentations I have ever been to.  So powerful and effective. It can literally change your perspective on happiness for the rest of your life!

Dawn Miles

Dawn Miles, View Royal Municipality

As a public speaker Paul was inspiring. Just right . . . not pushy or contrived, rather he was 100% committed to his mission. It was an offering, take it or leave it. I loved it. Paul is a friendly, confident speaker with no overinflated personality. Great delivery. Great message.

Cheryl Lawrence

Cheryl Lawrence, Government of British Columbia

We needed someone to come in and give the team a lift - to remind us of what we can accomplish together, and that our workplace is a good place to be! The thing that really strikes me about Paul is that he is real. He speaks from the heart, and he is truly passionate about what he talks about which easily engages his audience. I am telling anyone who will listen that Paul is fantastic!

Susan Sproule

Susan Sproule, Forest Safety Council

Paul provided a window into a necessary understanding of human behavior that will benefit all who attend his talks. His easy-going style of delivery allows everyone to connect not only with the material, but also with him. Paul provides us with the tools to harness this essential human experience, and make it benefit our daily existence.

Aimee Arsenault

Aimee Arsenault, Tridon Communications

Paul presented at the Western Safety Conference. The scientific perspective was an interesting approach to the concept of individual happiness. The presentation was engaging and informative; providing tips to immediately start impacting the neural network and happiness level.

Eli Baker

Eli Baker, Victoria Hospice

Paul Krismer presented an entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking presentation on happiness and positive psychology for the staff at Victoria Hospice. Feedback from the talk was very positive and we look forward to bringing him back at some point in the future for other presentations. I would highly recommend Paul as a speaker and "happiness expert".

Linda Tesser

Linda Tesser, IG Publications

Paul led a session that was extremely engaging. We all walked away learning something new about ourselves – valuable information that we could use both in our professional and personal lives. I would strongly recommend Paul for corporate workshops and/or one on one professional coaching.

Chris Kleeven

Chris Kleeven, FortisBC

Funny! Energetic! Relevant! A ten out of ten! I recommend Paul.

Linda Jones

Linda Jones, Project Management Institute

I hired Paul to deliver a workshop for a group of international project managers. The scientific basis of his teachings was really important to me. . . and delivered in such a fun way! Great feedback from the audience! Great participation! Everything was just what I asked for.

Ryan Popilchuk

Ryan Popilchak, Cascades Containerboard Packaging

Frankly, Paul undersold himself. He was very engaging. He was so good we brought him back to speak to the whole plant. . . . We got great reviews from our employees. They all got something out of it!