Paul Artale, PhD. is a high impact and engaging speaker and leadership researcher who inspires leaders and organizations to breakthrough their challenges and take their performance to the highest level.
Born with what some would call a physical “disability,” Paul’s dream was to play college football. Despite being cut from his high school team, Paul Artale walked on and played defensive end for the University of Toronto. Paul uses his experience of overcoming physical adversity to play college football to teach organizations how to create high performance culture through leveraging strengths, adapting to life’s circumstances, and creating transformational opportunities.
Paul Artale is a Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker. Paul blends his life stories, training thousands of leaders, and his research in organizational performance to create custom messages that engage, elevate, and entertain his audiences. Paul achieves this by providing organizations with practical tools, strategies, and processes that they can implement immediately to achieve peak performance. This is detailed in Paul’s first book “The 2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance” and in his podcast “Fiercely Successful,” where he shares strategies and systems that help listeners achieve their best lives.
A former special education teacher and advocate, Paul teaches organizations how disability inclusion is a competitive advantage for companies.
HIT HARD: 3 Must Have Mindsets to Break Through Adversity
What does your ultimate life look like to you? What is standing in the way of achieving those goals? Obstacles and adversities are part of every journey. Although you cannot change the adversities that occur you can learn to thrive through your challenges. Born with what some would call a physical “disability,” Paul uses his journey of playing college football to teach you the 3-must have mindsets that will help you smash through adversity, exceed your expectations, and live your best life. Hit Hard is the powerful, high-energy keynote that will help you leverage your abilities and become unstoppable.
Your audience will learn how to:
*Tackle imposter syndrome and other toxic thought patterns
*Apply the simple but vital three-step process to create a winning mindset.
*Identify and leverage your strengths to attain your goals
*Understand the one characteristic of high-performance teams
The Spork Principle: How to Find, Take, and Create Opportunities
The Spork Principle teaches you how to leverage what you have to get what you want. This program was born out of Paul’s experience as a manager at several universities where he found himself understaffed, under resourced, and feeling like he was constantly under water. Blending his experiences as a department head and his research Paul show you how to grow and prosper regardless of your circumstance. The Spork Principle will show you how to find creative and imaginative solutions that will increase your team performance
Your audience will learn how to:
*Identify and leverage current competitive advantages
*Maximize opportunities using the Opportunity Finder system
*Incorporate ally building strategies into your daily practice
*Apply the best practices in creative problem solving
Maximum Ability: How to Recruit and Retain Employees with (Dis)abilities
One out of every five Americans has a (dis)ability, more than 55% of Americans will have a disability before they retire, and the buying power of individuals with (dis)abilities is $1 trillion per year. Despite these facts showing that (dis)ability is part of every workplace and transcends all identities and affinities, most organizations struggle to create work environments that attract, accommodate, and retain persons with (dis)abilities. During this thought-provoking program, Paul Artale goes beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and helps you understand the personal, social, and medical needs of persons with (dis)abilities in order to attract and retain this extremely underutilized talent pool. Maximum Ability incorporates Paul’s personal experience as an individual with a physical (dis)ability, his training as a special education teacher, current social conditions, and the latest (dis)ability research to create a presentation that is information-packed, practical, and challenges common assumptions.
Your audience will learn to:
Learn why disability inclusion is a competitive and profitable advantage in todays workplace for companies
*Understand the key tenets of Disability Identity Theory
*Learn how to create recruitment pipelines to access highly qualified employees with disabilities
*Incorporate three strategies that will allow employees with (dis)abilities to become your top performers
*Discover best practices in on-boarding employees
*Apply practical tips on how to engage in conversations about ability (I know it can be uncomfortable)
Beat Burnout with The 2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance for you and the members of your advocacy is not a myth. It can (and should) be achieved. Creating positive work-life culture in your life or in your organization is a matter of understanding different work-life strategies and adapting them to your situation. It is created through a blend of education, advocacy, and trial. Failure to create work-life friendly cultures leads to burnout, turnover, poor performance, and health issues. As a researcher of work-life balance on organizational performance, Paul Artale will show you how to beat burnout in a fun and lighthearted way based on his book, The 2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance. Paul will show you how to identify and advocate for a work-life balance.
Your audience will learn to:
*Understand work-life personality preference and how it interacts with the organization environment
*How to evaluate work-life culture
*Engage with energy giving life choices.
*Recognize the business case for work-life initiatives
*Identify current trends in work-life balance
*Create a work-life action plan