Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist, honored professional speaker, national columnist, and author of the popular books, The Optimism Advantage, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, Paulson on Change, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Making Humor Work, 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro, The Dinner, and Can I Have the Keys to the Car?

Dr. Paulson is a recipient of The National Speakers Association's Cavett Award. It is the association’s most cherished award presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the association and the speaking profession.

Dr. Paulson is a past president of the Global Speakers Federation. He is also a past president of the National Speakers Association and has attained its Certified Speaking Professional designation. Inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame as a lifetime member, Dr. Paulson joins Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell and Norman Vincent Peale with this honor given to less than 200 speakers worldwide.

Terry Paulson is also a member of Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only association of America's foremost motivational speakers, professional speakers and keynote speakers. Each member is renowned for providing extraordinary relevance and value to each client.

Additionally, he hosted ECI’s business television series entitled, “Quality from the Human Side”, and is honored to be a distinguished faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies. His presentations help organizations, leaders, and teams make change work!

Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, California, Dr. Paulson continues to conduct practical and entertaining programs for companies such as IBM, 3M, Federal Reserve Bank, HBO, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, KPMG, Merck, NASA, Nintendo, Sony, Starbucks, Verizon, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, universities, and associations.

Terry’s tasteful humor and down-to-earth style have earned him a deserved reputation as one of the nation's best keynote speakers. He brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and a refreshingly unique approach to every presentation.