Working with Paul has greatly improved the performance of my entire organization.... In today's matrix environments, the ability to have productive and efficient meetings is critical to the success of the business.
Fortune 100 Executive
Paul is an amazing and gifted conversationalist. His ability to facilitate group dialogue has led to highly productive work teams. His talent for framing powerful questions over the years has allowed me to form vastly effective relationships in both personal and professional settings. More and more work time is spent in meetings, but Paul's practical advice ensures that the time spent in those meetings is outcomes focused while enhancing the quality of relationships. Through my interactions with Paul, I have become a better person to be with and a better overall leader.
Shari Mickey-Boggs, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Wright State University
While I’ve worked with a few clients who possessed natural skills for conducting organized meetings, I’ve yet to meet any clients with formal training in designing meetings for greatest impact and results. Regardless of clients’ skill level, Paul’s ideas around designing, leading, managing, and participating in meetings produce immediate shifts in their abilities to contribute to better meeting outcomes. Paul has a gift for boiling any skill down to the five to seven key ideas that are critical to keep in one’s awareness. He communicates these ideas in a clear, concise fashion, which makes them easy to put to use. I have been waiting impatiently for this book so that all of Paul’s ideas about conducting more effective meetings would be in one place. I am eager to share this valuable resource with my clients.
Lynda Rands, Executive Coach, WorkLife Resources
Paul Axtell is an exceptional manager, developer, teacher and coach. He made huge contributions to individuals (including me) and teams when we worked together early in our careers. He later helped our business as a consultant when I was VP Human Resources for Hillenbrand Industries. I regard him as a valued friend and mentor and highly recommend his books, resources and consulting.
Jim Thorne, Vice President, Human Resources (Ret.), Hillenbrand Industries
Paul is authentic in his approach, his teachings and the way he lives his life. Everything he teaches he also practices and by doing so he continuously perfects a roadmap for living in conscious awareness. He is a gift to his family, friends and everyone he comes in contact with.
Fariborz Pakseresht, Director, Oregon Department of Human Resources
If you have the chance to work with Paul, or read one of his books, take to heart what he has to say. Practice what he recommends. It makes a huge difference in how you feel about your work and personal life
Charles Hura, Business Consultant
I thank Paul for profoundly changing how I work and treat people at work in order to create powerful project teams and an environment that develops people and gives them the feeling of accomplishment.
Charles Hura, Business Consultant
Paul came into our leadership team and taught us how to make a significant return on our business by creating a productive and rewarding environment for our division of 160 employees. Paul’s teaching was, by far, the best educational experience I have had. (And I achieved my undergraduate in engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and my Masters in management at MIT.)
Charles Hura, Business Consultant
Paul has such great teaching skills that even after one week of training with him, you still want more. He has a very natural way of explaining the material and leading meetings. After his classes I always think, ‘It is so easy, how did I not see this before?’ Paul is definitely one of the best coaches and teachers we have worked with.
Eliane Medeiros, Head of HR, Gearbulk Maritima Ltda, Brazil
I have been following Paul's teaching in organizations for more than a decade now. The essence is: When people matter, things get done, and they get done in amazing ways!
Audie Penn, Master Black Belt, Caterpillar Production Systems Global Deployment, Caterpillar, Inc.