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Paul Krismer    

Certified Executive Coach, Chief Happiness Officer & Founder of the Happiness Experts Company, Best-Selling Author

Within a workers’ compensation system, Paul Krismer excelled in multi-faceted senior management roles. Early in his career, he spearheaded a total reform of underwriting systems at WorksafeBC, resulting in the creation of a pricing model that directly reflects safety outcomes.
Krismer has led groups of more than 200 professional disability management staff. As an Executive Account Manager and team lead, Krismer served as a consultant to high risk and high claims volume employers and industries, introducing innovative and powerful interventions. Few leaders have as much, and as varied, experience in the field of workers compensation as Krismer does.

As a public speaker and trainer, Krismer’s authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through. Each presentation is packed with useful information and practical tools based on the science of positive emotions. Accented by playful and captivating storytelling, Krismer’s presentations are also highly engaging. His teaching is powerful, authoritative and convincing. He gets the point across that increased happiness has serious outcomes—improved safety and reduced disability.

His best-selling book, “Whole Person Happiness” gives everyone access to his expertise. As a teacher of cutting edge positive psychology, he is truly a “Happiness Expert”.

Krismer is a proud member of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. He is the founder and CEO of the Happiness Experts Company.

Speech Topics

The Serious Business of Positive Emotions- Easy & Proven Tools to Achieve Personal and Professional Success

Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. Learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater success. Come away with simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. Most of this discovery has happened in the last 15 years. We now know that happiness is not a lucky outcome resulting from a fortunate upbringing. Rather, happiness generally results from skills we can all learn.

If your company knows “what to do” but too often falls short, you will discover new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and change corporate culture.??

Content highlights?

  • Scientifically connecting happiness with success?
  • Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired?
  • Overcoming negativity bias?
  • Gratitude and appreciative inquiry
  • Necessity of healthy social relationships

Resiliency in the Midst of Uncertainty: Deploying Proven, Powerful Tools to Achieve Success

A powerful emotional context permeates all aspects of our lives presently — uncertainty. A global pandemic, economic threat, and political strife are layered onto our already hectic, demanding lives. How can people not only cope, but thrive personally and professionally??

Paul Krismer brings the science of positive psychology to bear. With practical advice coupled with funny?storytelling, Paul provides an inspiring toolkit for resilience!?Paul explores the threat of burnout, shining a light on the three levels of increasingly debilitating stress. He then shifts focus to the tools that insulate workers from emotional exhaustion.

Embrace the research results that prove positive emotions come readily when certain skills are learned. See how these skills demonstrably lead directly to greater success. Come away equipped to fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.??

Content highlights?

  • Three levels of burnout
  • Scientifically connecting positive emotions with stress management???
  • Neurophysiology: how the brain can be re-wired???
  • Overcoming negativity bias??

Stopping The Great Resignation: Retaining and Recruiting Talent is All About Psychological Capital

Record-breaking volumes of resignations are happening in every industry. More than 40% of the workforce is actively contemplating leaving their employment within the next 12 months! The crisis in recruiting and retaining talented employees is only going to get worse — far worse — unless your business becomes the exception.

Every business has assets, including buildings, equipment, product inventory, and historic customer relationships. Companies also have a workplace culture that either contributes positively or is a substantial barrier to productivity and profitability. Generally, companies pay little attention to the quality of culture, YET it is either an asset or a liability to the business’ success.

Employers must recognize that a new class of workers has emerged from the pandemic, with a drastic shift in the workplace-worker dynamic. Therefore, it is critical to invest in psychological capital to enrich the employee experience.

Workplace culture can be positively expanded to be one of your most significant assets. Using tools of positive psychology, and founded in excellent research, this talk draws upon years of practical application. As a result, your company can be a leader, where talented applicants line up to get a chance to work for you, your own employees are your greatest champions, and everyone gives their hearts and minds to the work, not just selling their labor.

Learn to ride the wave of the Great Resignation, without wiping out!

Content highlights?

  • What is psychological capital?
  • Tackling culture one climate at a time.
  • Adversity as a strengthening benefit.
  • The five paths to building culture: meeting psychological needs

Leaders as Role Models- Stepping Beyond the Limitations of Management: How to Win the Hearts and Minds of Staff and Customers

Many leaders come to their roles as a function of their expertise in a specific subject matter, but leadership requires more than job-specific skills. Leadership is a way of being. This talk de-emphasizes what we individually know and instead asks us who we are.?

Traditional employee engagement programs often buy the loyalty of employees’ bodies (workers show up) but do not win their hearts and minds. In this talk, learn direct interventions that change the way employees FEEL about their work and their workmates. Leverage positive psychology to bring creativity, productivity, and joy into your workplace!?

Management members who influence the?behavior?of staff can learn a mindset that shifts them from overseers of business processes to genuine leaders—seeing the big picture, articulating the direction, and embracing their team in a collaborative and committed mission.

Transformative organizational change occurs when bosses are coaches who lead with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity.?

Content highlights ? - Role modeling is a reality even when leaders are unaware - Contrasting true leadership from tasks found in a management job description? - Engaging Hollywood video content that drives points home and inspires discussion - Emotional Intelligence as a tool to fuel worker commitment

Whole-Brained Leadership- A New, "Feminine" Skillset for the Rapidly Changing Modern Economy

The speed and pace of the emerging economy is breathtaking. Yet, for most of us, most of the time, it goes unnoticed. Constant technological change, new markets, changing strategic relationships, and increasingly complex stakeholder management is the new normal.

Old leadership styles are inadequate. We know that traditional “command and control” is antiquated and ineffective. But what takes its place? How do we capably meet the challenge of the new economy and bring our teams alongside us in an energized, committed way?

This uplifting, funny presentation gets right at the heart of these issues while insightfully demonstrating that the path forward is practical and consists of learnable skills.? Paul?shows?how?new leadership requires more access to whole-brained management: emotional intelligence, very high standards, and consistently drawing the best out of employee’s own intrinsic motivations.

Observing the real opportunities of 21st?century?industrial innovation, this conversation is about personal and corporate momentum. Organizations that anticipate the skillsets of the new economy can also navigate the path to massive success.?

Content highlights?

  • Emerging, most sought-after skills are associated with right-brain characteristics?
  • Combatting the social conditioning?that limits leaders
  • The World Economic Forum’s analysis of future leadership qualities

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