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Paul Pelletier

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Real Solutions for Workplace Respect

Paul Pelletier and his ground-breaking work in workplace respect, bullying and conflict management is transforming workplaces all over the globe. In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, Paul shares powerful stories that leave audiences laughing and determined to take action to stop bad behaviour at work.


Taking your Workplace from Stressed to Blessed
Disrespect happens. No matter how we reinforce expectations for workplace respect, every workplace encounters those who behave badly. If ignored or handled poorly, bad behaviour can devastate a project, team or organization. If handled early and effectively, relationships and workplace culture will be enriched. Fortunately, there are many proactive and preventative measures that everyone can take to effectively end workplace disrespect.

Key Takeaways:
• Understand the fundamentals of disrespectful workplace behavior to better distinguish disrespectful workplace behavior from normal workplace interactions.
• Develop an action plan for addressing and managing disrespectful workplace behavior.
• How to approach disrespectful workplace behavior more strategically and within the context of organizational policies.

Stopping your Workplace Bully
Research shows that 70% of workers have been impacted by workplace bullying. Bullying poisons the work environment. Its impact is enormous: chaos; disengagement; loss of creativity and productivity; and sick leave, benefit and turnover costs. It not only creates dysfunctional workplaces, but also impacts your personal and your organization’s reputation and bottom line. Paul offers proactive, practical, easy-to-implement measures that everyone, regardless of role and influence, can take to prevent and stop workplace bullying. 

Key Takeaways:
• How to distinguish workplace bullying from normal workplace interactions.
•Techniques for approaching workplace bullying more strategically and within the context of organizational policies.
• A framework for developing an action plan for addressing and managing workplace bullying.

Fierce Conversations | How to Effectively Manage Conflicts at Work
Conflict happens. It is inevitable. If ignored or handled badly, conflict can devastate a project, team or organization like a wildfire. If handled early and effectively, relationships and workplace culture will be enriched. Innovation and team engagement improves. It takes skill to effectively avoid destructive arguments, clarify misunderstandings, deal with disputes, and repair relationships. Simply put – conflicts require fierce conversations.

This keynote provides attendees with tools and strategies for approaching and resolving disputes before they become full-blown conflicts. Learn how to assess the situation early, maturely and how to change the context of the conversation. 

Key Takeaways:
• Enhanced conflict management skills and awareness.
• How to develop an action plan for addressing and managing workplace conflicts.

Inspiring by Including | Reboot your Workplace Culture
Organizations need both diversity and inclusion to be successful. Diversity means all the ways we differ. Inclusion in­volves bringing together and harnessing these diverse forces and resources, in a way that is beneficial. Inclusion puts the concept and practice of diversity into action by creating an environment of involvement, respect, and connection-where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are harnessed to create business value. The educational goal of this presentation is to broaden participant’s awareness of inclusion and its positive impact on employees and organizations.

Key Takeaways:
• The skills needed to approach inclusion more strategically and within the context of organizational policies.
• Effective strategies for implementing inclusion programs.
• How to develop an inclusion initiative for their organization.

  • Paul is an excellent speaker and engages his audience in a collaborative learning exercise. He is highly articulate and his legal training was very helpful in making complicated legal issues easy to understand. He has an easy-going yet knowledgeable approach. Very funny and good listening skills. He is passionate, effective and delivers a very powerful message.

    - Associate Professor of Business, Penn State, USA
  • I found the presentation on bullying on projects particularly inspiring yet of considerable practical value…Paul’s passion for this subject matter transcended his presentation and manifested well in his ability to model the principles discussed…His personal experience as a victim of bullying was delivered with honesty and credibility, and was well received by the audience. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this presentation to any organization!

    - CEO of Greybeards Inc.
  • It takes courage to speak up and denounce bullying and it takes competence to speak about bullying. Paul Pelletier has both. Personal experience and extensive research are coupled in his presentation. Paul provides both insight and practical information. With skills, poise and empathy he guides his audience to recognize bullying in all its forms. For many, his presentation will be the first step towards awareness, healing and action.

    - PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group
  • Paul was spot-on in his presentation. I appreciated his professionalism, energy, humour, intelligence, knowledge, extraordinary skills and ability to synthesize a very complex topic into a dynamic, relevant and cohesive whole package. This was a courageous presentation delivered with laser-focus and I was personally impacted to the point of tears. It was just what we needed right now. All I can say is that every organization should engage you!

    - Chair of Information, Sciences, and Technology — Penn State, USA
  • The Keynote Presentation you gave this morning was absolutely outstanding and, in my opinion, the best Keynote we've ever had at CWCC. I was bowled over and people spoke about it all day long. It's a pleasure and an honour to know you. Cheers and thank you so much for elevating the conference by providing such amazing content in an incredibly authentic and meaningful way.

    - President, Canada West Coast Chapter of PMI

Summary Profile

Paul uses his extensive background in corporate law, team management and project/program management to help organizations establish respectful workplace and diversity policies, training, programs, and processes for safely, fairly, and effectively addressing disrespectful behaviour.

Paul is determined to “disrupt the bully and disrespect industries”. He captivates by humorously and openly speaking about the “elephants in the room” that ruin our workplaces by creating chaos, intimidation, fear and dysfunction.

Fluently trilingual (English, French and Spanish), he regularly presents at global conferences, including past events in Dubai, Switzerland, England, Italy, and throughout the United States and Canada. His topics resonate for all industries, sectors and organizations – he has worked with universities, professional associations, companies, and public sector organizations. Paul has impacted audiences ranging from technology industry leaders to dentists and human resource professionals to project managers. There is no organization free from challenges with disrespectful behaviour. He also provides half-day workshops and master classes on all his topics.