Speaking 2018-02-05T11:56:13+00:00

Can Goodness impact team engagement,
culture, retention, and results?

The answer is yes, and Paul Batz teaches leaders and organizations how Goodness Pays, and how to leverage goodness to improve teams and their results.
Here’s what we mean by Goodness Pays: When everyone works together with good intentions, we can all thrive and get great business results.
Does that sound like a fairy tale or a dream? That statement may seem fictitious, but it’s not. People, our relationships, and how we work together are one of the greatest challenges any organization faces.
Paul Batz is challenging the belief that we need to settle for the status quo, or compromise to “win.” As a highly regarded speaker and presenter, Paul is bringing to life the transformational idea that Goodness Pays, teaching leaders and teams how to work together and harness goodness for amazing results.
Paul’s message comes from an aspirational thinking model that sparks “What’s Possible?” in every leader and team, even in the most difficult situations. Conventional leadership development thinking doesn’t work because whether it’s a team or an individual, no one likes to be labeled “with” or “as” a problem. When people progress in their career and rise to new levels, and they need stop pointing out problems and build something special.
There’s a better way. Paul Batz shows you how to pave a path to motivate people to change in grow in more sustainable ways.
His events are packed with energy, thought-provoking stories, positivity, and practical advice. Clients have referred to Paul as quick-witted, articulate, insightful, and highly engaging.
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“Paul Batz is world-class speaker who speaks the truth about good leadership – goodness pays! His work has transformed me as a leader, and he’s shaping a path that will help us all be the leaders we know we need to be.”

– Kevin Warren, COO, Minnesota Vikings

“The world needs more thought-leaders like Paul Batz. He turns our heads around to see the most obvious reason for leadership – Goodness pays! I just love his energy, how he tells stories, and how he makes the most important lessons come alive in my leadership.”

– Kathi Tunheim, SVP of Strategy, Gustavus Adolphus College

“The Good Leadership movement is thriving because focusing on goodness and the Seven Fs really works. Only the most hardened cynics can argue with Paul’s methods – it is easier to just get on board and ride the momentum. You’ll be a better leader, with better results, guaranteed.”

– Paul Hillen, Cargill, VP of Corporate Brand and Marketing

“Paul Batz is changing the conversation
about leadership, and thank heaven’s for that.
He’s charming, dynamic and changing the world!”

– Jeri Meola, CEO, SMS Research

“Paul’s insights about The Seven Fs are a foundational component of the cultural improvement movement we have going at United Healthcare. He’s a terrific speaker whose positive energy is contagious.”

– Dave Sparkman, Chief Culture Officer, United Healthcare

“Paul Batz is a master of his craft – truly one of the most important thought leaders on leadership of our time. His ideas are transformation, both personally and professionally. He’s a terrific speaker and the best executive coach I’ve ever seen.”

– Dan McGinty, CEO, FSCCM

Keynotes and Workshops.

Learn how these topics can be customized to your specific industry or group, as a keynote or a 3-hour interactive workshop.
With Paul, no keynote, workshop, or retreat is ever cookie cutter. Every event is customized with a unique blend of fun, inspiration, and strategies that meets the audience where they’re at. Each includes research-based ideas for both personal and professional growth, including proprietary coaching tools that show the next step for creating immediate transformation.

Speaking Events May Include:

  • Retreats
  • All-Employee Meetings
  • Annual Conferences
  • Rewards Trips
  • Leadership Strategy Days
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Goodness Pays for Your Culture and Your Results

Businesses struggle with culture, retention, morale, and results. Can goodness impact these things? The data says yes… Goodness Pays. What is it going to take to transform your organization or business, confront the stress and apathy, and embrace the change that will propel you to the next level? Could goodness be the answer? We think you’ll see that it is.
Leaders today face the pressure to perform and sometimes feel like they need to be a superhero to lead, but the reality is that superhero leadership only works in a crisis. (And, if you and most people around you are living each day as if it’s a crisis, we definitely need to talk.) The highest performing leaders today reject the idea of superhero leadership. Instead, they are choosing to create cultures of encouragement fueled by goodness where the people around them thrive together.
In this engaging keynote, Paul will:
  • Reframe the conversation on what it takes to create real, sustainable success that everyone embraces.
  • Share the outcomes of the Epoxy Theory – a strategy that builds strong connections where people care about one another both professionally and personally.
  • Unveil the ultimate “Why?” to help people solve difficult problems together.
  • Combine research, helpful takeaways and action items.
  • Inspire people to create a specific plan for how they can improve the workplace culture.
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How Aspirational Thinking Gets You Unstuck Every Time

Change, and the hard work you do to make it happen, sometimes attracts resistance, and resistance often drains our energy. On our worst days, the resistance creates a downward spiral of problem-hunting and finger pointing that chokes off time for dreaming and planning for the future. This presentation and interactive workshop will show how aspirational thinking can help you cut through three common scenarios for how you might get stuck:
1. Worn down from too much fire-fighting
2. Bored and searching for “what’s next?”
3. Superhero efforts are no longer sustainable
This presentation will include hands-on tools, techniques, and coaching advice to spark new growth and help you get UNSTUCK.
Paul will teach you:
  • How having a Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a Personal Mission Statement, and a Bucket List can help your life and your professional development.
  • How Aspirational Thinking is the key to create transformational business results.
  • How a culture of encouragement where people can thrive together will create positive momentum in your business, team and personal life..
This keynote is easily customized for events where spouses, partners and families may attend.
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When You’re Running Out of Options, Choose a Goodness Moment

What will be your finest hour? The reality for most people is that their finest hour is a vivid moment where their goodness came alive to benefit others. It is likely a moment where a difficult challenge was faced, and you decided not to compromise or settle, where you embraced “What’s Possible?” instead of what’s not.
In this insightful keynote, Paul will share:
  • The research gleaned from hundreds of interviews around that gut-check, game-changing moment, the finest hour.
  • How nothing significant ever happens alone.
  • The ways you can rally people around a single mission where the team creates an outcome everyone feels good about.
  • The four-step formula for embracing challenges and making goodness pay.
This keynote is specifically powerful for:
  • Teams and organizations who are undergoing a lot of change
  • Merging companies or divisions
  • Companies or divisions facing a difficult challenge
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Are You Getting Ahead, or Falling Behind?

What if you were told that work/life balance was a myth that did not exist? We’re all seeking some sort of balance, but the notion implies that we need to sacrifice one thing for another. We either focus on our work, or on our personal life, but in either case, one suffers at the expense of the other. When you feel like you can’t keep up, what do you do?
Paul Batz does not believe in work/life balance. Instead, he will show you how to Blend the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future into everything you do – at home and at work.
In this thought-provoking and motivating keynote session, Paul will explain:
  • How intellectually honest self-reflection with the Seven Fs Wheel is one of the most powerful motivators for success.
  • How to create an actionable answer to the question: “Am I getting ahead, or falling behind?” through humor and interactive coaching tools.
  • The success habits for how the Seven Fs can help goodness come alive in your life.
This keynote is specifically powerful for:
  • Motivating all employees and especially sales teams in a wholistic way.
  • Those that need to learn that we all perform better when we bring our whole selves to our jobs.
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The Goodness Pays Data, Stories, and Takeaways

Businesses struggle with culture, retention, morale, and results. Can goodness impact these things? The data says yes… Goodness Pays. What is it going to take to transform your organization or business, confront the stress and apathy, and embrace the change that will propel you to the next level? Could goodness be the answer? We think you’ll see that it is.
In this highly interactive keynote, Paul will share:
  • Facts that debunk the idea that goodness is too soft or squishy to create real impact.
  • His data from an 18-month research project that defines goodness in the workplace.
  • Testimony from some of the highest performing small, medium and large businesses in America who practice these techniques and the changes they’ve seen.
  • Four specific ways to channel sharp decision making and create a culture of teamwork based on goodness where great results are possible.
This keynote is specifically powerful for:
  • Leaders and teams in the technical fields or professions where being an expert has gotten you far, but not far enough
  • Those who need to see that data that proves soft skills make a difference in the bottom line
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“Paul Batz is a master of his craft – truly one of the most important thought leaders on leadership of our time. His ideas are transformational, both personally and professionally. He’s a terrific speaker and the best executive coach I’ve ever seen.”

– Dan McGinty, CEO
FSCCM