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Paul White, Business Speaker

Paul White

    • "The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace"
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$7,500 - $10,000

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Dr. Paul White Conference Highlights

Dr. Paul White Conference Highlights

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who “makes work relationships work”. For the past 20 years, he’s improved numerous businesses, schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations by helping them:

  • Create positive workplace relationships and improve staff morale.
  • Eliminate the cynicism, sarcasm and lack of trust that often is associated with traditional employee recognition programs.
  • Overcome the obstacles to help staff communicate authentic appreciation to one another.

A frequently sought after keynote speaker and leadership trainer, his speaking style has been described as “world-class expertise grounded in Midwestern practicality, with the right touch of warmth and humor”. Dr. White has given lectures around the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has spoken to Microsoft managers, SHRM and association conferences across North America, at international conferences, and to numerous national organizations.

Dr. White is co-author of three books, including The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages) which is in 15 languages and has sold over 225,000 copies worldwide. Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed a unique way for organizations to improve staff morale, increase employee engagement, and create enhanced levels of trust. His other two books co-authored with Dr. Chapman and Harold Myra, Rising Above a Toxic Workplace and Sync or Swim, continue to be well-received by employees, HR professionals, and organizational leaders.

His most recent book, The Vibrant Workplace: Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation, has been cited as the #1 new HR book released in 2017.

Dr. White graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wheaton College with a major in Christian Education, earned his Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University, and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He has been married for over 30 years and is the father of four adult children.

Improving Staff Morale with Authentic Appreciation

Unfortunately, many workplaces today are characterized primarily by complaining, sarcasm, and overall negativity. This leads to poor morale and increased frustration among employees and managers – and results in higher staff turnover and numerous negative behaviors. Fortunately, there are practical steps that can be taken to create a more positive work environment. Learning how to communicate authentic appreciation to colleagues (rather than “go through the motions” employee recognition) can make a huge difference – as attested by our clients (Microsoft, Miller Coors, Million Dollar Round Table, numerous hospitals and over 250 colleges). This fast-paced, high-energy humorous presentation will encourage you and give you the tools and resources to make a difference in your workplace.


The Multi-Generational Workplace – How to Build Respect & Trust Across Generations

Irritation is growing among managers, supervisors, and employees: Millennials. Gen Xers. Boomers. All are frustrated in trying to understand and work with those from different generations. Why? What are the real issues? Three issues underlie most of the conflict: not feeling respected, lack of trust, differing views of what comprises a “good work ethic”. Dr. White explores the underlying dynamics of the intergenerational tension, where they come from, and outlines practical steps to address them.


How Authentic Appreciation Reduces Resistance to Change

Virtually every organization is facing the challenge of having to make numerous changes – due to advances in technology; changes in laws, rules, and regulations; shifts in the marketplace with customers, vendors and competitors. At times, the number of change managers, supervisors, and employees experience feels overwhelming. Unfortunately, most people’s reaction to “change” is negative – complaining, defending, resisting. Fortunately, however, when employees have a foundation of feeling truly valued and appreciated for who they are and their contributions, their resistance to change diminishes. Learn how to communicate authentic appreciation to your team members and help the process of dealing with change go more smoothly and positively.


Practical Steps for Becoming a Positive, Vibrant Workplace

Virtually every leader and employee would like their workplace to become more positive, healthy and successful. But how does this happen? Dr. White, in his work with hundreds of organizations, has identified the most common obstacles to becoming a vibrant workplace – where work gets done effectively and people enjoy their work. Discover what a “vibrant workplace” looks like practically, the most frequent challenges experienced is developing a positive work environment and the practical steps that each person (regardless of their position) can take to help their organization become a healthier, more energetic place to work!


How to Deal with Toxic Leaders and Dysfunctional Colleagues.

Toxic workplaces. Bully bosses. Dysfunctional colleagues. People hating their jobs. All of these issues are constantly in the news. The sad reality many supervisors, managers, and employees have to deal with the challenges (and pain) of working with extremely difficult co-workers. From his research with thousands of employees, Dr. White identifies the core components which create an unhealthy work environment and explores the dynamics underlying toxic leaders and dysfunctional colleagues. More importantly, he provides practical steps for individuals to survive a negative workplace and survive to deal with emotionally damaging colleagues.


“Change”: Aggravation or Adventure?

“Change” is a regular part of our everyday lives – both professionally and personally. In fact, the amount of change we experience often feels overwhelming. Having the tools to respond and adapt in healthy ways allows us to enjoy our lives more and experience more success in our daily life responsibilities. In this presentation, Dr. White will help participants: a) discover why people usually respond negatively to change; b) develop ways to react more positively to changes in their lives; c) learn and remember practical tools to successfully manage change; d) apply the concepts and resources back in their daily work settings, both immediately and in the coming months.

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