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With workplace changes taking place post-pandemic, it consists of a workforce that must be upskilled over the next few years. Technology will definitely play a role in the future, but more importantly, the human connection between leaders, managers, and employees is going to be at the center of the transformation. 

Corporate leaders can strengthen their organization through influence and when they do, managers and employees will be able to work together to solve their most challenging problems as they maximize their human potential and improve their bottom line.

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About Paul

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Paul grew up in a family of ten children, his parents were factory workers in North Carolina and the first leaders in his life. At the age of ten, his father volunteered him to work in their family grocery store to help earn money to support their family. He interned for five years until age fifteen, then it was on to play high school football and track and field, so leadership was all around Paul.

Paul’s passion for acquiring knowledge, resulted in him being the first child in his family to graduate from high school and college. During his tenure at college, he worked four years at UPS to pay for college. Paul earned academic honors while graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business from Shaw University, and he was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at North Carolina State.

Upon graduation, Paul was commissioned a second lieutenant into the United States Air Force. He served eight years and was recruited by Mobil Oil Company, and he worked for them for two years. Paul was recalled to duty by the USAF and he served over twelve consecutive years in the Pentagon, he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Paul attended every leadership school the United States Air Force offered, and he is passionate about it. One of Paul’s next to last duty assignments was as a Capitol Hill Fellow, he worked for a member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives. He retired from the USAF and today he leads Wealth Building Academy.


Paul is the father of two teenage children which requires his best leadership work ever. He earned a master of arts degree in business management and a master of science degree in contracts and acquisition management. Paul is a two-time number one international bestselling author and is the author of five books.


Paul's Talks

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Maximize Your Human Potential and Improve Your Bottom Line

With workplace changes taking place post-pandemic, leaders, managers, and employees seek to build better work relationships and build strong human connections in the workplace during the new normal. Corporate leaders can strengthen their organization through the influence they have and align it with their managers. and employees resulting in them maximizing their human potential and improving their bottom line. By developing other leaders in the organization, the leader will improve his employee return on investment, and it will position their business to generate more revenue.

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Empower Your Organization To Play A Pivotal Role In Their Workplace Culture

This diversity and inclusion talk will propel your organization to understand diversity a bit better, it provides you with a foundation for future discovery in your workplace and in your personal life. Raising awareness about the challenges as well as the advantages of diversity is a good thing because it allows you to be open and honest with yourself, your managers, and employees in the workplace. This session will assist your organization in understanding how diversity and inclusion in the workplace can position your organization with a competitive advantage in your industry.

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A Three-Pronged Approach To Students Becoming Leaders of Influence

This leadership program helps students understand they are leaders. How? Everyone has a life to lead and so do college students. This speech provides a three-pronged approach to help students position themselves for the workforce of the future. Research informs  us that 70% of employers want their employees to receive leadership development training. This speech sets a solid foundation for students to develop their leadership skills while in college. Students will have a competitive advantage when seeking employment because they can leverage the leadership skills they develop throughout their college journey.  Employers want to hire top talent, a student with good leadership skills provide a competitive advantage for the employer that results in them maximizing their human potential.

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Paul, I along with all of the employees at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) thank you for delivering the amazing keynote address on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your speech was designated the Best Special Event for OPM. You are one of the top speakers we have ever had, thank you for being such an amazing speaker.

John Berry, Former Director, OPM


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