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Executive Leader and Positive Psychology Expert
After more than 20 years as a leader of leaders—Paul brings his practical expertise in business to his passion for organization development, positive psychology and employee engagement to the forefront with his inspirational speeches and workshops. Paul is in his element when speaking about innovative culture change, succession planning, and the cultivation of high-performance teams. All of Paul’s work is grounded in the science of positive psychology.
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Keynotes and Workshops
Resiliency in the Midst of Uncertainty: Deploying Proven, Powerful Tools to Achieve Success
This talk is suitable for any audience. In addition to being one of Paul’s most inspirational speeches, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on leadership when appropriate.
A powerful emotional context permeates all aspects of our lives presently — uncertainty. Global pandemic, economic threat, and political strife are layered onto our already hectic, demanding lives. How can people not only cope, but thrive personally and professionally?
Paul Krismer brings the science of positive psychology to bear. With practical advice coupled with funny story-telling, Paul provides an inspiring toolkit for resilience!
Embrace the research results that prove positive emotions come readily when certain skills are learned. See how these skills demonstrably lead directly to greater success. Come away equipped to fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.
Learn practical ways to amplify momentum. Discover insights about how to powerfully engage teams and change corporate culture.
- Scientifically connecting positive emotions with stress management
- Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired
- Overcoming negativity bias
- Understand and avoid burnout
The Serious Business of Positive Emotions— Easy & Proven Tools to Achieve Personal and Professional Success (Most Popular Keynote)
This talk is Paul’s most popular keynote and is suitable for any audience. In addition to being one of Paul’s most inspirational speeches, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on leadership when appropriate.
Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. Learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater success. Come away with simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.
The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. Most of this discovery has happened in the last 15 years. We now know that happiness is not a lucky outcome resulting from a fortunate upbringing. Rather, happiness generally results from skills we can all learn.
If your company knows “what to do”, but too often falls short, you will discover new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and change corporate culture.
- Scientifically connecting happiness with success
- Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired
- Overcoming negativity bias
- Gratitude and appreciative inquiry
- Necessity of healthy social relationships
Leaders as Role Models— Stepping Beyond the Limitations of Management: How Leaders Can Win the Hearts and Minds of Staff and Customers
This talk is suitable for people with subordinate direct reports and opinion-leaders who have influence on the corporate culture. It can be either a deeply thought-provoking keynote or a multi-hour interactive workshop.
Many leaders come to their roles as a function of their expertise in a specific subject matter, but leadership requires more than job-specific skills. Leadership is a way of being. This talk de-emphasizes what we individually know and instead asks us who we are.
Traditional employee engagement programs often buy the loyalty of employees’ bodies, but do not win their hearts and minds. In this workshop, learn direct interventions that change the way employees FEEL about their work and their workmates. Leverage positive psychology to bring creativity, productivity and joy into your workplace!
Men and women who influence the behaviour of staff can learn a mindset that shifts them from overseers of business processes to genuine leaders—seeing the big picture, articulating the direction, and embracing their team in a collaborative and committed mission. Transformative organizational change occurs when bosses are coaches who lead with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity.
- Thomas Crane’s leadership model
- Differentiation between leadership and tasks found in a job description
- Engaging Hollywood video content that drives the points home and inspires discussion
Mindfulness Everywhere—The Secret Power for Life and Business Success
This talk is suitable for any audience and is the highest energy and least boring talk on mindfulness that you’ll ever hear. In addition to being an inspiring keynote, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop.
Why the heck is everyone talking about mindfulness these days? Mindfulness is the most researched of all positive psychology interventions. And the evidence is overwhelming clear: mindfulness is as foundational to good mental health as nutrition and exercise are to physical health.
This presentation takes the mystery out of mindfulness and calls on participants to take their mental and emotional well-being seriously. Participants learn how the mind physically changes as a result of regular mindfulness practice. Theory is grounded in practical application during the workshop.
With a foundation in science, taught with energy and humor, and served as a practical invitation, this workshop reveals what all the excitement is about. With over 25 years of personal experience in mindfulness practices, your facilitator has a rich understanding of how impactful this training can be.
Benefits of mindfulness
- Improved emotional regulation
- Increased resilience to stress
- Faster mental processing
- Improved interpersonal relationships
- Greater focus
- More cognitive flexibility
- Boosted immune system
- Reduced heart rate and lower blood pressure
#MeToo In a Man’s World— A Discussion Like None Other about Workplace Respect: How Everyone Benefits When Gender Issues Become Gender Advantages
This talk is suitable for any audience. The subject matter is presented with an emphasis on organization settings when appropriate. In addition to being one of Paul’s most original, progressive and inspirational speeches, this talk can be presented as a multi-hour, interactive workshop.
How do we talk about gender discrimination without the conversation being “heavy”, “awkward“, and “depressing”? How do we address issues of misogyny and violence against women without men reacting defensively?
This uplifting, funny presentation gets right at the heart of these issues while insightfully demonstrating that the path forward lifts everyone—men and women. Paul shows how gender stereotypes that limit women also limit men. Observing the real opportunities of 21st century industrial innovation, this conversation is about personal and corporate momentum. Organizations that can anticipate the new economy can also navigate the era of #MeToo.
- The most sought-after skills are now ones most associated with feminine characteristics
- How to combat the sociological conditioning that limits men’s expression
- The World Economic Forum’s prognosis of future leadership qualities
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, FortisBC
Funny! Energetic! Relevant! A ten out of ten! I recommend Paul.
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 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!
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