Client List and/or Prior Speaking Engagements

  • Shore Capital Partners: CEO Academy; CFO Academy
  • Marcus Evans: University Leadership Summit (2)
  • Innovation Education Summit (2)
  • Forum Events: Human Resources Conference
  • Gerson Lehrman Group: Investor Roundtable; Investor Webcast
  • ERE Human Resources Recruiting Conference
  • Talent Management Alliance: Annual Conference
  • Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities: Annual Conference; Leadership Institute; Leadership Summit
  • Ohio Association of Career Colleges & Schools: Annual Conference
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools: Annual Conference
  • Arizona Private School Association: Annual Conference
  • United States Olympic Committee Career & Education Summit
  • Higher Learning Commission: Annual Conference
  • Association of Independent Colleges & Schools Leadership Institute
  • LeadsCon (3)
  • Northwest Association of Career Colleges: Annual Conference
  • Upwards of 25 graduation commencement speeches

Your expert moderation of the leadership conference – setting up the session, summarizing each part, introducing speakers and then closing, helped make the leadership conference such a success.

Carl Barney, Chairman of the Board; Center for Excellence in Higher Education

Your style and skills as a moderator, coupled with your knowledge of the subject matter, were excellent and served to create a fully engaged audience and great interaction.

– Peter S. Leyton, Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.

David Pauldine is an incredible and motivating keynote speaker. His profound insight and unparalleled ability to teach from real life experience has become an invaluable resource in shaping the leadership and management of our portfolio companies. We will continue to leverage David’s talents to train our expanding team of executives to be outstanding leaders.

– Justin Ishbia, Managing Partner, Shore Capital Partners

So often moderators at conferences are good at talking but not at listening.  David Pauldine is the exception.  His ability to synthesize audience questions around the key points behind the topics enlivens the conversation and provides the participants with a deeper understanding.  Moreover his approachable manner immediately invites audience participation.”

– Scott M. Shaw, CEO and President, Lincoln Educational Services

David Pauldine did an outstanding job facilitating and moderating our recent leadership conference.  He used his strong organizational skills to facilitate our advanced planning.  And in his role as panel moderator, David struck a perfect balance as he guided the interplay between our panel and the audience – all while keeping the discussion on track.

– Stanley A. Freeman, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

David Pauldine is an outstanding leader. His insights into institutional behavior and human nature consistently ring true. He weaves them into narratives about change management, making him an invaluable facilitator of creative thinking.”

– Rick Matasar, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness, Tulane University.

As the moderator of a panel on “Reinventing the Value Proposition for Education”, David’s expertise and leadership was felt from the beginning.  As a subject matter expert David’s ability to ask clear questions and get to the core of the issues led to a thought provoking discussion and kept the audience engaged throughout the session.

– Kevin Fried, Google, Head of Industry – Education

As a presenter, David Pauldine ensures that the time and resources of those who attend are immediately rewarded.  He’s bright, but not arrogant.  He is an illuminating educator that holds the attention and engages the intellect of those in attendance.    As a moderator, he has the ability to guide a discussion so that the expertise of each presenter is quickly available to the audience and that time is wisely invested.

– Curtis Austin, Executive Director, Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools & Colleges

David Pauldine masterfully united a group of leaders in Higher Education known for seeing the purpose of education in strikingly different ways. His effortless style bringing data to life in a way that spoke to the specific and often unique challenges to then address what everyone had in common won the day. The stage he set permeated each interaction we had during breaks and over dinner. I wish we had another day to engage with David framing the narrative. True inspiration!”

– Guy Bell, Chief Operating Officer, Concorde Career Colleges

Just terrific. Great job. Charming, smart, and interesting.

– Marcus Evans, evaluation summary

Dave, you are very amazing.  Thanks for all of your nuggets of leadership wisdom.

– Sharonda Wallace, Associate Dean, West Coast University

Thank you for everything. I look forward to growing into a more effective leader with your wisdom.  This event was life transforming.

– Carriss LaBelle, Executive Director, Valley College

Your background and expertise combined with your humble approach was a perfect model for all of us. Thanks so much.

– Ray Colvin, Metro President, Pioneer Pacific College

Pauldine is, without a doubt, the most experienced, insightful and thought provoking leader we have had as a Keynote Speaker during my 17 years as Executive Director.  Our audience of Owners, C-Level Executives, Presidents and Deans were blown away by David’s concise, straight-forward delivery of wit and wisdom.

Fred Lockhart, Executive Director, Arizona Private School Association

Your outstanding keynote address was exceptionally well received by those in attendance at The University Leadership Summit. Your session was very insightful and inspiring and I hope Marcus Evans will have the opportunity to work with you in the future.

– Louise Callendar, Marcus Evans

Crisp, clear, and insightful characterize David Pauldine’s address to a tough audience. He had people nodding, taking notes, and knew how to engage his audience on the tough issues. I wish I had a video of the presentation.

Lester Lefton, President Emeritus, Kent State University

David provided many golden nuggets of information that only a past-President could. While his comments were insightful, they were delivered in a very clear and simple message. Been to a lot of conferences and heard a lot of speakers…David gave me the best take-aways in a long time.

Peter Strazdas, CEFP, Associate Vice President, Facilities Management, Western Michigan University

Under Dave’s guidance we revitalized a longtime program for campus leaders. More than a leadership how to, attendees got hands-on practical training in the critical areas of attitude, communications, and management of people that are necessary at all levels of a successful enterprise. Easily approachable and affable, he is a terrific presenter and speaker.

Diane Miller, Senior Vice President, The Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities

In other hands, Dave’s topic could have been an exercise in self aggrandizement Rather his presentation was a thoughtful reflection on actual practical applications of management principles. No wonder Mr Pauldine had such a successful career. Well done, Dave!

Loren Kroh, President, Campus ToolKit

You did an amazing job of reinvigorating the energy in the room, sharing great insights from your direct experience at the top of your organization, and it showed in almost everyone finding your talk was really effective in addressing your topic!

Mark Goldberg, Partner, Talent Management Alliance

I really enjoyed your brilliant participation in your panel at LeadsCon 2015. You are a fantastic presenter and a great speaker. You were able to deliver a clear, simple and very practical message which made your presentation a lot more engaging and interesting. Congratulations !!!

Nelson Cienfuegos, Vice President of Marketing, Westgate Resorts/Hotels Corp.

David Pauldine brings years of relevant experience and insight into his presentation. He is engaging, dynamic, and offers fresh nuggets of wisdom we can immediately implement into our daily professional and personal lives.

Kristen Torres, Pima Medical Institute

David Pauldine’s Keynote Address at the APSA Annual Conference was a highlight of the event. In addition to providing a high level and insightful view of the challenges and opportunities currently facing the education sector, he provided exceptional coaching on leadership behaviors that can transform our organizations. David was a great choice as Keynote Speaker!

– Lloyd Kirsch, Tucson College




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