KEYNOTE TOPIC #1
How to Lead with Courage and Inspire Confidence
Paul speaks about the power of CONFIDENCE becoming your competitive advantage, insights learned as a 15-year NFL and NBA executive, now leadership and performance advisor to the world’s top brands.
All talks are customized for your audience, optimized for impact, and designed for immediate action.
The end game: your audience will leave with a playbook to WIN MONDAY, and beyond.
Global upheaval, unrelenting change, and economic uncertainty have us all playing defense.
The result: confidence gaps that drive defensive mindsets and actions at organizations all over the world. But what if you had a playbook for playing offense — CONFIDENTLY pursuing and achieving meaningful goals and breakthrough performance — while everyone else is sheltering in place?
This is exactly what Paul delivers in this flagship keynote inspired by 15 years of leading teams in the NFL/NBA and his bestselling book, The Power of Playing Offense: a Leaders Playbook for Personal and Team Transformation.
Every audience member will walk away with a 5-pillar Playing Offense framework, curated for universal insights and actionable takeaways to implement in any industry or organization.
Identify the keys to attracting, engaging, and retaining talent with confidence
Inspire your team to leverage purpose as a driver of commitment and performance
Learn to build an environment of intrinsic motivation, no carrots or sticks required
Cultivate a culture of grit and resilience to endure any climate
Understand the best and ‘next practices’ of trust building, empathy, and belonging
Know what the greatest leaders do, and how to scale these behaviors across organizations
Even the most elite performers can rush to bad judgements, become paralyzed by indecision, or get worn down by decision fatigue.
In this keynote, Paul reveals the streamlined three-step process he’s used to turn around major sports franchises — from the locker room to the boardroom. Avoid decision traps, move forward clear and CONFIDENT, and make the best out of your MVDs: Most Valuable Decisions.
Discover the secrets to always making the right call when it comes to:
🚥 Picking Strategy A or Strategy B
🚥 Choosing who (and when) to hire, fire, or promote
🚥 Deciding whether to spend your time on X, Y, or Z
🚥 Moving forward with a deal or hitting the eject button
The secret? The Head-Heart-Hands equation: a simple and repeatable process that taps into the power of our three most basic human tools for making better decisions faster.
Flip fear and uncertainty into clarity and confidence
Empower leaders and talent to become highly decisive, aware, and intentional in their actions
Acquire an operating framework designed for speed, efficiency, and winning time back
Learn a simple, holistic method to promote personal and professional well-being
Build high-trust teams through heightened authenticity and collaboration
Leave with a playbook where everybody knows what to say “yes” to and what to say “no” to
Every company has a purpose. The challenge is not in identifying it, it’s in bringing it to life…through daily action, that scales. This keynote exists to ensure that your team’s collective and individual purpose is the cultural foundation of everything you do. It represents who you are, what you stand for, and how you show up—all in one.
Once optimized for action, purpose can be the strongest unifier we have, a 365 driver of performance and engagement, a magnet for recruiting, the glue of retention, the soul of leadership, and the DNA of WHY we do what we do. Ultimately, it’s how we scale championship culture - with CONFIDENCE.
Paul is an expert at putting purpose in action, once known as the “WHY Coach” of the San Francisco 49ers and now senior advisor for the WHY Institute, he became fixated on not allowing a WHY or purpose to stay a distant North Star. Instead, he got obsessed with applying it on Monday morning, one decision and action at a time.
He’s since been training these principles to organizations worldwide, all in the spirit of WINNING MONDAY with purpose, on purpose.
From organizational to individual purpose, learn how to align and connect both
Hear the latest research on the ROI of Purpose and how it ties to confidence and performance
Engage with activities to apply purpose to daily decisions, behaviors, and actions
Understand how to scale purpose across teams, organizations, and micro-cultures
Learn how purpose can elevate the mental, social, and emotional wellbeing of your team
Leave with the habits and rituals required to make purpose in action ‘stick’
Sales is the lifeblood of every organization. Without it, there is no business to operate. No people to employ. No purpose to fulfill. No impact to ignite in the market.
CONFIDENCE is what makes it all possible.
Paul realized how confidence can be the ultimate separator and competitive advantage needed to win as a sales leader in the NFL and NBA, breaking the all-time Super Bowl revenue record, surpassing billion-dollar goals while opening new NFL stadiums, and transforming cellar-dwelling NBA teams from 28th in league revenue to 2nd.
This keynote unpacks exactly how he and his teams did it. The lessons and insights are industry agnostic and universally applicable.
It’s the perfect blend of sales mindset and winning psychology, coupled with tactical toolkits to maximize confidence and achieve breakthrough performance…immediately.
Learn the best practices of elite performers and how they separate from the pack
Identify the confidence gaps that get in the way of optimal and sustainable performance
Discover the habits and rituals required for daily growth and success
Understand the secrets and tactics of overcoming adversity and navigating uncertainty
Acquire a process to unlock your mindset, lead with authenticity, and drive purposeful action
Leave with a toolkit to drive greater passion, impact, and results to Win Monday, and beyond
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Paul’s message is all about finding the moment where your head (mindset), your heart (passion), and your hands (action) meet.
When all three are in alignment, it’s like a green light telling you to go.
Does Paul’s mindset align with your vision?
Does his passion mirror your own?
Are you ready to take action?
If the answer’s yes, it’s time to follow that green light.
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You are growing weary of the never-ending battles of finding, engaging, and retaining talent. Learn the keys to create an environment where people know they belong, can thrive, and will stay, because they matter.
Reconnect fragmented and hybrid workforces to rally around a spirit of camaraderie, empathy, and trust
Elevate the level of adaptability and agility so your culture can persevere and endure any climate
Learn how purpose can galvanize your organization to greater passion, positivity, and happiness in the day-to-day
From partners to tourists to prisoners, learn to lead challenging teams through highly volatile times
You are driven to compete in today’s relentless market. Grit, agility, and a resilient mindset are the table stakes. Learn from a 15-year NBA and NFL sales leader, who has walked through the same fires.
Discover how purpose can be the igniter of performance, productivity, and courage
Grow customer relationships from transactional to transformational, through one simple rule
Acquire a framework to build trust and earn loyalty from your team, clients, and key stakeholders
From firefighting to FIRED UP – energize your locker room to show up committed to a standard of excellence
You believe elite performance happens when people don’t need to be held accountable, they hold themselves accountable. That’s the power of intrinsic motivation, carrots and sticks no longer required.
Learn the four cornerstones of intrinsically motivated teams, a case study from the San Francisco 49ers Academy, where you will be challenged by four critical questions:
The answer to these questions should be HELL YES. This keynote will deliver just that.
You believe decisions and actions dictate the quality of our results. What if you had a fail-proof equation that leads to more clear, confident, consistent, and purposeful outcomes? This is it.
Learn the business and life benefits of conquering our mindset and igniting our passion so we can achieve inner success
Discover how you and your team can get unstuck and drive toward greater levels of happiness and fulfillment
Understand how you can leverage green, yellow, and red lights at every critical decision-making juncture
Walk away with a proven playbook of core values to lead the business, career, and life you want, ON PURPOSE
You subscribe to the platinum rule where you treat others as they want to be treated by speaking to their WHY. The impact: an organization where people get clear, stand out, and play bigger—at scale.
Drive greater awareness so you and your team appreciate how you think and WHY each of you do what you do
Learn to communicate WHY to WHY to enhance the identity, empathy, and relationships within your team
Through the power of WHY, you can most effectively leverage each person’s strengths, gifts and talents
Construct a holistic game plan where your collective WHY’s provide clarity on how the entire team puzzle of purpose and impact fit together