Become a more connected organization

Have you ever wondered what it be like if people in your organization supported each other more?  Have you ever wondered what it would take to get your people to listen to each other better? Have you ever wondered how you can get your people to really understand how their roles relates to each other? Most organizations struggle with some of these problems. Paul is here to help!

get your people working together!

Paul Houle is more than a charismatic and talented performer, and he is more than a trainer and orchestral conductor. He is wise in the ways of corporations, organizations and other workplaces and uses music and the creative process as a metaphor for how work gets done.
— Your Workplace Magazine

Some facts about PAul

  • Selected to present for hundreds of organizations through North America and Europe including Microsoft, RBC, Goodyear, Shoppers Drug Mart, Heineken, FedEx, Telus and P&G.

  • 20+ years as a speaker and facilitator. Featured on CBC Television, Global TV and in newspapers and magazines.

  • 20+ career performing in orchestras, chamber music groups, world music groups and Hollywood films.

 
If an experiential, music-based workshop on leadership, personal accountability, and teamwork may sound unconventional, you’ve got to experience one of Paul’s programs!
— CIBC
 

Event Planners! WHEN THE CHEERING ENDS, YOU WILL BE PRAISED!

From the moment Paul hits the stage, he pulls you and your colleagues in through his humour, warm personality,  stories, insights and powerful, interactive musical pieces.

Paul's presentations are typically rated as the "highlight of the event".  He has received THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE AND CHEERS from the world's best brands including: Microsoft, RBC, Goodyear, ING, Heineken, FedEx, PwC, and P&G.

Event Planners: The best audiences for Paul’s programs are the ones that want to take things to another level and achieve more by working together better. They are one’s that will be cheering at the end and thanking you for bringing in a different kind of speaker.

  • He was able to help us push our own boundaries and individual and group limits by showing how we can improve the way we interact and work together.
    — GTAA
  • Fabulous experience....exciting, thoughtful and empowering. Your team will thank you and believe in themselves more than ever! I guarantee it!
    — Tom Stoyan - Canada's Sales Coach
  • We left the room with hands burning but laughing, happily speaking to each other, and taking with us the lessons given by Paul.
    — Goodyear
  • Paul quickly engages people, enabling them to create harmony. Paul energizes any group and creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
    — Ernst and Young
  • ... the session brought together key learnings from the entire program. It was a great finale to the leadership program which engaged both the leadership participants and their coaches.
    — The Cooperators

Programs

LISTEN. COLLABORATE. ACHIEVE.

To work together - you've got to listen like a musician

Paul’s proven process will take you and your colleagues out of those comfort zones and into an experience that will let you see what is possible when you connect your skills with others. You’ll see what’s possible when your goal is to figure out how to interact with your colleagues to create new and exciting outcomes. You’ll see what’s possible when you can seamlessly go between leader and follower.

And then, by the end, you won’t believe what you’ve accomplished! You won’t believe what the group of you has accomplished! At the outset, it seemed impossible, but by learning to listen and collaborate better you will have made the impossible, possible! Whether your team is successful or floundering, you can’t afford not to learn how to think like this. The rewards are simply too great to pass up. It’s time to learn to listen!

Listen. Collaborate. Achieve. shows people just what they can accomplish when they really connect with those they're working with.

Interactive, insightful and fun –This action packed keynote is an incredible experience for any audience. Sales people, IT specialists, Healthcare Workers, Engineers, CEO’s and bankers have all voted with thunderous applause and cheers.

We left the room with hands burning but laughing, happily speaking to each other, sharing impressions and taking with us the lessons given by Paul!
— Goodyear
Paul did a great job at facilitating our management group to helps us re-discover the importance of listening to each other.

— Heineken

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

LISTEN – Changing outcomes starts by changing how you think about being connected. The act of Listening or seeking connections with your co-workers is the first step in creating collaboration. (Your audience will actually experience this). This key lesson will impact their way of thinking when it comes to working with people

COLLABORATE - Collaboration is an attitude. Here you will learn how to collaborate across silos and departments to make the most of your colleagues’ skills and abilities.

ACHIEVE – Achievements are realized by great connections and great collaborations but also by knowing how to contribute to the present moment. This part of the program examines the respectful negotiation that needs to take place to realize great outcomes.

Best audience: Any group wanting to collaborate better

Program Length: 60 - 90 Minutes

Best Group Size: 40 to 300


LEADERS NEED TO COLLABORATE TOO!

How to conduct your team to achieve your vision!

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Leader’s need to collaborate to0! is a powerful opportunity for your leaders to experience and examine leadership in action. They’ll learn how to realize a goal by using a solid vision of the outcomes combined with the perfect mix of patience, encouragement, confidence building, constructive criticism, motivation, and trust. 

...participants thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience and the session brought together key learnings from the entire program. It was a great finale to the leadership program.
— The Cooperators

Attendees Will Learn :

  • how to lead with confidence and humility

  • why you need to own your mistakes and why mistakes important

  • how to build a collaborative culture through acceptance and flexibility

  • how to build trust among your team

Best audience: Managers and leaders

Program Length: 90 to 120 Minutes

Best Group Size: 40 to 300

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Things about change that will never change!

Is change sparking fear in your organization?

Paul's powerful presentation on change will show you that despite the changes going on around you, there's a lot you can hang onto: things around you that can make the transition easier and more successful. You may not be able to bring it all with you but there are lots of things about change that won't change. Understand that, and you can move forward with confidence.

You captured the interest of every person in the room. Who needs coffee in the morning when Paul is around! Thank you for such a great presentation and for a wonderful experience!
— Ontario Real Estate Association
Paul’s presentation demonstrate so many truisms that we can all bring to our work and personal lives: that steady and progressive skills development can produce results; that a disparate group of people with diverse backgrounds can come together; and that music is joyful and uplifting!
— Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Attendees Will Learn:

  • what doesn’t change when there’s change going on

  • how to find something to hang on to in times of change

  • how to get comfortable with change

  • how to leverage change for success

Best audience:This program is perfect for:



  • Staff and middle managers


  • Organizations struggling with high turnover

  • Organizations struggling with changes in procedure or direction

Program Length: 60 - 90 Minutes

Best Group Size: 40 to 300

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WHY SAYING "TRUST ME" IS NOT ENOUGH

Know this - Every action you take with someone either creates trust, maintains trust, or takes away from it. 

This fascinating presentation shows your people how to build trust and how to harness its incredible power. It demonstrates that trust is built over time through words and actions. It shows your team that once you have trust people will more open to your ideas and your vision and achieve more than they originally thought possible.

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Attendees Will Learn:

The powerful impact that occurs to build mind-trust and connectivity to others on a whole new level makes his program one of the most memorable in my experience.
— Halsall Engineers
  • the importance of listening to build trust

  • the importance of putting yourself out there to build trust

  • what to do to build trust

  • how to use what you already know to build trust

Best audience: any group that needs to rely on each other to reach a goal

Program Length: 60 to 90 Minutes

Best Group Size: 40 to 300


BREAK OUT SESSION

CREATE. PERFORM. REMEMBER 

Developing passion, identity and vision for your team.

Do you have an organization made up of many small teams? Could those teams be more unified? Would it be helpful if the team had a stronger sense of identity?  Would it be helpful if they could come up their own vision for their success?

Paul's breakout session does all that and is fun, challenging and extremely productive.  Your people will be out of their comfort zones and given the chance to think deeply about who they are and what they can accomplish together.  

How it works -

  • First your whole group meets together and participates in an introductory activity to set the tone. 

  • Then they are divided up into their separate teams and given a challenge. (The exact nature of this challenge will be decided through our consultation with you).

  • Paul will coach and advise them as they work together in their separate areas,.

  • After a suitable amount of creative time they will come back and present what they've come up with to their peers.  As well, they will explain their thinking and their process for all to benefit from.   

  • It’s fun & entertaining but extremely powerful

    for the people in your organization. 

QHN.CA has brought in Paul for a wide range of applications - ice breaker, team building, change mastery, problem solving. We highly recommend Paul for an innovative and enjoyable experience.
— Quality HealthCare Network
Paul manages the creative process to deliver an innovative and inspirational experience!
— Ernst and Young

Your group will:

  • develop a strong team identity

  • create a vision for the future and know where they can best contribute.

  • be more confident in who they are as a group and how they can make a difference.

  • be more unified and support each other better.

Best audience: Leaders and managers

Program Length: 90 minutes to half day 

Best group size:  40 to 150 to be broken up into teams no fewer than 6 and no more than 15 per.


Logistics

Due to the nature of Paul’s programs there are a few logistical considerations you should be aware of. Here they are:

Timing

  • Programs are available from 60 to 90 minutes.

Sound and space requirements 

  • amplification system with headset mike. No other audio-visual items.

  • A space large enough to set group up in a circle or concentric circles.

  • Small Stage in center for Paul

  • No obstructions and good lighting.

  • Arm less chairs for attendees

  • Set up time - 60 to 90 minutes

  • Tear down- 45 minutes tear down.