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Paul Krismer

Speaker Expertise
Safety Culture, Safety Leadership

Few leaders have as much, and as varied, experience in the field of Safety and Disability Management. Paul has a proven 20-year track records as a senior leader within worker's compensation systems and a consulting expert for high claims volume and high risk employers.

As a public speaker and trainer, Paul's authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through. Each presentation is packed with useful information and practical tools. Accented by playful and funny storytelling, Paul's presentations are also highly engaging. His teaching is powerful, authoritative and convincing. He gets the point across that emotional contexts have serious outcomes - improved safety and reduced disability.

Presentation Description & Topics

Paul is an Employee Engagement expert.  He 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. His best selling book, “Whole Person Happiness” gives everyone access to his expertise.

Within a workers’ compensation system, Paul 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. Paul has led groups of more than 200 professional disability management staff. As an Executive Account Manager and team lead, Paul served as a consultant to high risk and high claims volume employers and industries, introducing innovative and powerful interventions. Paul presently runs his own training and consulting company allowing his expertise to shine through his practical and inspiring work!

Positive Safety Cultures: The Serious Business of Emotional Context

Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. Learn the research results that prove positive emotions lead to greater safety and environmental compliance, reduced absenteeism, and increased corporate citizenship. If your company knows “what to do” but too often fails to do it, you will come away with brand new insights about how to change a complacent safety culture. Attain simple, applicable skill that will fuel your personal ability to lead and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

This keynote talk is great at any time, but it has had tremendous success as an opener for any conference. It lifts the energy of the audience, both in the moment and for days afterward.

Being a Safety Superstar: Integrity First

Many senior leaders, front-line supervisors, safety officers, and union representatives come to their roles as a function of their expertise in a specific subject matter, but leadership requires much more than job-specific skills. This talk de-emphasizes what we individually know and instead asks us who we are.

Find out how corporate cultures are open to positive change. Leverage positive psychology to bring creativity, reduced disability, and superior safety outcomes in your workplace. Men and women who influence the behaviour 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 leaders are coaches who operate with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity. Safety really can be “Job One”!

Distraction is Deadly!

Automate Laser Focus in your Workplace Practical tools exist that allow people to automatically become more mindful of the activity that they are engaged in.  By contrast, when workers are thinking about anything other than the task at hand, their risk of injury increases exponentially.  Following decades of research, this talk shares practical interventions that can foster greater engagement with the present moment.

Why the heck is everyone talking about mindfulness these days? The reason is that mindfulness is as important for your brain as exercise and nutrition are for your body. This presentation takes the mystery out of mindfulness. Grounded in science, sprinkled with playfulness, and served as a practical invitation, we learn what all the excitement is about!

When mindfulness is seamlessly woven into safety systems, break through injury performance is possible. Workers do NOT need to sit in lotus position in order to benefit from mindfulness cues.  Learn how we can all have improved cognitive skills, including stronger and longer task focus.

Hear what others have to say

Paul led a two hour workshop at our conference.  We got overwhelming positive feedback from the conference attendees. Paul brought an inspiring message . . . . If you are looking for an engaging speaker who can shift perspectives, I recommend Paul. Ron Corbeil, SAFER

As a regular event planner, I am always looking for fresh, exciting speakers. Paul was everything I could hope for: professional, polished, funny, and very informative. My audience loved him. And we were all happier for the experience! Lisa Tate, THE INSTITUTE OF FAMILIES

Paul worked closely with our team and tailored the content to fit our unique needs. He easily engaged the audience with his energy and enthusiasm and I was amazed at how he made it all make sense with some practical skills to put into practice right away. He showed us all that happiness really is a positive choice that we can make every day. -Tammy Scott, AMICA

We had a lot of laughs. Paul’s energy is just electric. The way he presents allows information to really seep in and become memorable. We will be doing more work with him and highly recommend him to others! –Melinda Morben, ISLAND TIMBERLANDS

We needed someone to come in a give the team a lift – to remind us of what we can accomplish together, and that our workplace is a good place to be! The thing that really strikes me about Paul is that he is real. He speaks from the heart, and he is truly passionate about what he talks about which easily engages his audience. I am telling anyone who will listen that Paul is fantastic! –Cheryl Lawrence, GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Paul Krismer presented an entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking presentation on positive psychology. Feedback from the talk was very positive. I highly recommend Paul as a speaker and “happiness expert”. –Eli Baker, VICTORIA HOSPICE

As a public speaker Paul was inspiring. Just right . . . not pushy or contrived, rather he was 100% committed to his mission. Paul is a friendly, confident speaker with no overinflated personality. Great delivery. Great message. –Dawn Miles., VIEW ROYAL MUNICIPALITY

I have invited Paul to speak at Brentwood College three times and I will keep inviting him back. His presentations are inspiring and practical. I always get fabulous feedback from the audience. Paul is the real deal—professional, intelligent, and engaging. –Jasmin Thomas-Brown., BRENTWOOD COLLEGE

Paul entered a room of somewhat skeptical professionals and was able to keep them engaged and participative throughout the session. He is able to combine theoretical knowledge, storytelling and audience participation in his presentation. I highly recommend him. –Marna Johns, CORRECTIONS BC