Behind the Mic
Serious Content. Funny Delivery.
of people don't like their jobs.
of people say they trust strangers more than their boss.
- Harvard Business Review
Paul's here to change that
Galvanizing groups from Vienna, Austria, to Vallejo, CA, Paul is on a global mission to help people optimize productivity with positivity. Delivering a rare blend of inspiring content and entertaining humor, Paul combines his experience as a stand-up and improv comic with his background in leadership and conflict resolution to not only inspire people, but also to provide them with evidence-based actionable strategies to create a happier, healthier, and more productive work environment.
When Paul's not traveling for work, he might be traveling for fun with his wife Kelly or out fly-fishing, hiking, snowboarding, or watching the sunset at their home in Montana. If he's not doing any of those things, he's probably cooking (always extra sauce) or watching some football (Go Broncos)
Check out Paul's Keynotes, Talks, & Trainings
"Leading with Laughter, The Power of Humor in Leadership"
Paul's 2 minute Speaker demo reel
The Art of Humility:
3 Tips to Being a More Humble Leader
HubSpot INBOUND Conference - Boston, MA
Where Business Meets Humor
Tech Content Marketing Conference - San Francisco
Just for fun :)
Giving myself an
employee of the year award
I sang "Fight Song" in 16 different voices to cheer some people up after our town was devastated by wildfires
Association for Applied and
I’m honored to serve as the President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH), an international organization dedicated to the study and application of humor to enhance health and human performance. Our members are professionals from agencies like the American Institute of Stress, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The diverse group of researchers, doctors, business professionals, nurses, consultants, and educators come together each year to learn more about how to use humor in professional settings. Feel free to join us at our conference, laugh during our presentations, or silently judge them. ;)
None of the work I do is more important or more gratifying than my role as a Lead Consultant Trainer with Community Matters. A nationally recognized non-profit agency dedicated to school violence prevention, Community Matters’ mission is to empower students and adults to create schools that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive. I facilitate workshops with kids from 4th to 12th grade, teachers, school administrators, police departments, and superintendents. They learn non-violent communication strategies, practice the skills they need to intervene when they see mistreatment, and discover how to prevent violence by creating a more connected and restorative school climate.