Originally from Chicago, Paul has now been a professional speaker for over 23 years (now giving over 70 presentations per year), and he is one of the leading authorities in leadership and personal growth. He has spoken to organizations like McDonalds, Subway, regional chambers of commerce, Northwest Public Power, and Autozone—and he has coached 20 leaders at Pacific NW National Laboratories. Paul has a Master’s Degree in education, and has been an educator/administrator/Chief Operating Officer in 5 non-profit organizations. He is an ACC-certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, and a member of the National Speakers Association. He recently was awarded Solopreneur of the Year by the West Richland Chamber.
Through his company, Growing Forward Services, Paul has partnered with his corporate and individual clients to transform their vision, their habits, and their lives. Currently, Paul carries out his mission of sparking breakthrough success by contributing daily inspirational growth messages on local radio and via social media (@growingfwd). Also, he has inspired thousands of individuals and leaders through his seminars, his team-building off-site retreats, one-to-one self-leadership coaching, Mastermind groups, and as a key note speaker. Paul has written 3 books: The Static Cling Principle (on habits and mindsets), Maximizing Every Minute (on time management), and his newest book is Leading the Team You’ve Always Wanted. He interviews local leaders in his new podcast Tri-Cities Influencer.
Paul is married to Laura, has 20- and 16-year old children, and has lived in the Tri-Cities for over 20 years. For fun, he enjoys golfing, hiking, and biking—and he has a bald eagle puppet named Eli that makes children smile. He is past president of Leadership Tri-Cities and currently volunteers as Chapter Chair of Mid-Columbia SCORE.