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Dr. Terry Paulson, CSP, CPAE California
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For your next conference or convention, bring in a proven, dynamic keynote speaker who will inspire your people to action and lasting changes! Terry's motivating message is exactly what people need to get past the uncertainty and indecision of these challenging times to make change work. 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 conference is over.

Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist, a recognized expert on change management and author of the popular books, They Shoot Managers Don't They?, Paulson on Change, Making Humor Work, 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro, 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 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 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 dead on. He brings practical real-world insights, knowledge, and passion to everything 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 International Federation for Professional Speakers. 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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  • The Optimism Advantage : Your task is to keep hope alive in this age of cynicism. Trade feelings of helplessness and frustration for flexible optimism, resourcefulness, and persistence in the face of adversity and constant change. This insightful program will help you and your team focus on "the optimism advantage" as you face ever-increasing personal and organizational challenges.

  • Leaders Make Change Work : The change journey continues....! 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, develop an organization that is excited to learn, encourage early problem solving, motivate diverse teams, and focus resources to support your strategic business goals.

  • 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 help produce on-the-job enemies and how to use bridge-building strategies that trade polarization and revenge for trust and results.

  • Principled Leadership in Action : Shape your organization's culture. This dynamic program explores how leaders spread cultural change by driving core values, asking strategic questions, and sharing best practices along with inspirational stories. You'll learn how to generate and sustain commitment to guiding principles and ensure that your team makes wise critical decisions in support of the organization's vision and values.

  • The 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.

  • Winning Motivational Strategies : 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 tactics that work on and off the job. You'll master self-talk strategies, understand self-feedback tools, and embrace self-change habits that will have a lasting impact well after the program is over.
The Optimism Advantage The Dinner Can I Have the Keys to the Car? Making Humor Work They Shoot Managers, Don't They?
The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results The Dinner: The Political Conversation Your Mother Told You Never to Have Can I Have the Keys to the Car?: How Teens and Parents Can Talk About Things That Really Matter Making Humor Work: Take Your Job Seriously and Yourself Lightly They Shoot Managers, Don't They?: Making Conflict Work in a Changing World

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