Values:Do the right thing
Make a difference
Embrace diversity on all levels
Vision:To inspire others to higher levels of leadership awareness and performance so as to incrementally make the world a better place.
Mission:To actively deliver leadership development services to mid and upper level managers. Delivery will be via direct F2F classroom training or through a scheduled speaking engagement. Auxiliary content will be offered via blog posts. Emphasis is on leadership, management, strategic planning, culture, ethics, and high performing work teams. The desired outcome is to make the client a more effective general manager and to inspire each person to become a better human being.
What You Can Expect:
Individuals: Typical consulting requests with individuals include assistance with business operations reviews, strategic planning, strategy review sessions, buy/sell transactions, due diligence, business health assessments and team dynamics assessments. Individual assignments can also be 1:1 leadership coaching with an assigned executive.
Small Groups: Typical engagements include contact with management committees, department heads, specific departments within an organization, a gathering of peers from multiple locations or a subset of high performing future leaders. The content is delivered in a presentation + hands-on workshop format.
Large Group: Often large groups are handled via a keynote address, motivational speech or customized presentation. The most requested topic centers around ‘becoming a more effective general manager’. Messages of inspiration as well as custom presentations focused on a client’s specific area of interest or need can also be delivered.
Who Can Benefit:
Chief Executive Officers
Small Business Owners
Boards of Directors
Large & Small Groups
Who is David Pauldine:
It was a good run. I spent 35 years in the private sector of higher education and ran a gauntlet that presented countless challenges and opportunities along the way. I was fortunate to serve as president/ CEO of two of the largest American institutions of higher education. Of course, no career is without its bumps and mine was no exception. I saw more than one period of decline, a host of external threats to our business and the usual variety of mistakes, hiccups and headaches that most every business endures over time.
It’s safe to say I saw it all in my career and do consider myself battle tested. We worked in a highly regulated sector of higher education. I worked in a public company, a private company, and an ESOP. In addition to working with faculty and staff, my work required me to interface with students, parents, accreditors, state and federal regulators, investors, governing boards, labor unions, service providers, employers, the media, and other educators.
A considerable amount of my time was spent on the road. I gave innumerable presentations and speeches to various constituents, dealt with moments of chaos and crisis, juggled multiple priorities on a regular basis, experienced the high-speed challenges of problems and issues coming at me day in and day out, and – made a mistake or two along the way. The pace of the work was relentless and the demands were considerable. All this had to be done while also managing my life as a husband and father of two children. And you know what? I wouldn’t trade a minute of it.
I earned a master’s degree in leadership about 15 years into my profession and this experience changed the trajectory of my career. I homed in on the art and science of leadership and began to understand the important characteristics and behaviors of successful leaders. We’re all subject matter experts in something. For me, I’d say my area of expertise is in leadership.
So now here I am, retired, but with a reserve of passion and energy around the idea of helping others improve in their careers. I like to cherry pick the right clients who want to become better leaders. I’m long past trying to impress anyone and feel no desire to skim the top by only hanging with those at the highest of levels. Where can I help? How can I help? That’s all that matters…