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Terry Paulson

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Psychologist and change expert who is a leading authority on change management helping people to break through

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Keynote speaker Terry Paulson's motivating message is exactly what people need to get past the uncertainty and indecision of these challenging times to make change work. You get a fired up audience. More importantly, you'll see people implement what they have learned long after the conference is over.

Provides attitude adjustment and practical strategies for leaders, teams and organizations to make strategic change work!

Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist. He is also a leading authority on change management and in turning positive psychology research into practical insights that can produce real-world results. He is a national columnist and also the author of the new book, The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results. He’s brought us practical, easy-reading insights in books such as They Shoot Managers Don’t They, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, Making Humor Work, and 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro. For over 30 years, Dr. Paulson has helped audiences transform their self-limiting beliefs into self-fulfilling breakthroughs. He has helped them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Terry will motivate your audience through his unique and memorable personal stories combined with his engaging humor, teaching them leadership and life lessons that they will be able to use for years to come. He will help your people transform obstacles into opportunities, challenges into choices, and setbacks into stepping stones to success.

Terry’s programs on optimism and change leadership have touched thousands of audiences, around the globe. Terry’s presentations are more than motivational. His dynamic and compelling programs provide both the required attitude adjustment and the practical strategies for leaders, teams and organizations to make strategic change work!

Terry delivers more “meat” per minute in a fun way than any other speaker you could hire. He moves with remarkable ease between very different fields, working with clients in different industries, businesses and professions. His clients include everyone from sole entrepreneurs to huge corporations.

Terry’s unique programs have been highly praised by thousands of managers, salespeople, executives, and professionals worldwide.

Terry ensures sure his programs fit your organization, your situation and your goals. His unique and inspirational stories could not be told by anyone else. Your people will receive a program, that’s fast-paced, fun, and packed with useful and 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 and compelling programs are right on the mark. He brings knowledge, practical real-world insights and passion to everything he does.

Dr. Paulson is 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.

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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.


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    The 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.


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    Claiming Your Communication Edge: The Art of Listening, The Power of Speaking

    • There is no more valuable skill for leaders to develop than effective communication. Two of the most important competencies that can give you a communication edge are effective listening and public speaking. Learn how to listen so that others are comfortable talking; learn to speak so that people listen. In the age of influence, the communication edge gives you and your team the advantage they need to produce strategic success. Whether together or as separate programs, these presentations makes a difference where it counts.


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    Motivation Is Your Job!

    • There’s only one person who can motivate you…You! While many programs claim to be “motivational”, this proven energizer is guaranteed to help you master specific motivation strategies that work on and off the job. You’ll master self-talk helps, understand self-feedback tools, and embrace self-change habits that will have a lasting impact well after the program is over. You don’t just want good evaluations; you want changed behavior months after the program is over.


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    Reclaiming the 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!


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    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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Making enemies and how to turn them around by speaker Terry Paulson at TEDxOaksChristianSchool

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