Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. For the past 20 years, he’s improved numerous businesses, wealthy family estates, and non-profit organizations by helping them:
- Create positive workplace relationships and environments.
- Eliminate the cynicism, sarcasm and lack of trust that often is associated with employee recognition programs.
- Reduce staff burnout and turnover (without spending a lot of money to do so!)
- Successfully address tensions inherent in family-businesses and business succession planning.
His speaking style has been described as “world-class expertise grounded in Midwestern practicality, with the right touch of warmth and humor”.
Dr. White is coauthor of the book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages) which was released in August 2011. Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed a unique way for organizations to motivate employees that lead to increased job satisfaction, higher employee performance, and enhanced levels of trust.
Dr. White has given lectures around the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His expertise has been requested by Microsoft, Princeton University, the Milken Institute, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Dartmouth College, Houston Community Foundation, and numerous national organizations.
Dr. White has served many multimillionaire and high profile business families to help develop wealth transfer plans and diminish tension around business succession issues, and facilitate involving the next generation(s) in the family’s philanthropy. He also is engaged by national organizations and top universities to consult with their high net worth donors.
Additionally, for over twenty years, one of Dr. White’s core competencies has been evaluating individuals for possible learning difficulties. Having individually tested over 4,000 students, ranging in age from 5 years old to senior adults, Dr. White is able to identify a student’s strengths and clarify the issues contributing to struggles in school.
Dr. White graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wheaton College with a major in Christian Education, earned his Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University, and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He has been married for over 30 years and is the father of four adult children.