Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, speaker, and leadership trainer who “makes work relationships work”. He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg’s Business Week, CNN/Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News and World Report, and Yahoo! Finance.
As a speaker and trainer, Dr. White has taught around the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His expertise has been requested by Microsoft, NASA, L’Oréal, Starbucks, Boeing, ExxonMobil, DIRECTV, and numerous other multi-national organizations.
Dr. White is the coauthor of the best-selling, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, which has sold over 375,000 copies (written with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages) and has been translated into 17 languages. Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed practical ways for leaders and employees to communicate authentic appreciation that leads to increased employee engagement, lower staff turnover, more positive work environments, and higher profitability.
Their Appreciation at Work training resources have been used by numerous corporations, medical facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, over 700 colleges and universities, and in over 60 countries. Additionally, their online assessment, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory, has been taken by over 185,000 employees worldwide and is available in eight languages.
In addition to his work on helping leaders build healthy workplace cultures, Dr. White has researched, written a book (Rising Above a Toxic Workplace), and developed online training materials for dealing with toxic workplaces, dysfunctional employees and toxic leaders. Cited as a thought-leader in the area of developing healthy workplace relationships, his speaking style has been described as “world-class expertise providing practical, easily-implemented information with the right touch of humor.”
His resources (online courses, presentations and webinars) are routinely approved by ICF, SHRM and HRCI for professional credit.
Session length: 45 minutes
Applying the 5 languages of appreciation to daily work relationships has helped thousands of leaders build healthier work relationships and create more positive workplace cultures. While virtually every workplace has some form of employee recognition, these programs have proven to be ineffective in raising job satisfaction and increasing employee engagement – both of which are shown to improve organizational functioning and profitability.
As a core soft-skill competency, the ability to effectively communicate authentic appreciation is a critical skill for leaders to learn, and can dramatically increase their influence for positive change within an organization. Learn what the 5 languages look like in daily work life and how you can use them in your coaching practice to help your clients grow in their personal and professional communication skills.
The 5 languages of appreciation have been used by over 500,000 employees and managers worldwide, with the resources being available in 18 languages and currently utilized in over 60 countries, demonstrating their cross-cultural relevance and applicability.
Session length: 90 minutes
While the number of employees working remotely has been steadily increasing over the last decade, recently millions of employees have been forced to start working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Working under unique circumstances, understanding this new group of remote employees and what they are experiencing is critical for effective coaching – both for the employees and their supervisors. Hear the results of recent (and ongoing) research so you can accurately interpret these individuals’ viewpoints, reactions, concerns and what they are learning – so you don’t make incorrect assumptions that will affect how well you are able to help them.