Paul Artale Work-Life and Motivation Expert 

Paul Artale, is an Award winning  Diversity speaker, author, and organizational culture researcher who works with organizations who want to leverage employee strengths and abilities by building inclusive cultures.  Paul blends his PhD research and his personal experience of living with disability to inspire, educate, and challenge audiences.

Paul helps people and organizations break barriers and achieve their goals.  He was born with short forearms and missing fingers on my left and right hands.  I was no strangers to challenges. 

 A PhD Candidate in Higher Education with a focus on Human Resource Management Paul s focus is on how work-life initiatives and awareness improves employee retention, satisfaction, and performance.  As a researcher my work has twice earned me the Wilson Award at MSU for excellence in human resource research. 

Paul Artale on How to Find Allies
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Program Information

Maximum Ability: How to Recruit and Retain employees with (Dis)abilities goes beyond ADA and helps participants understand the personal, social, and medical needs of persons with (dis)abilities.  This helps to create inclusive workplaces that attract and retain talent.   This is important as more than 25% of the population has a disability, disability is among the top 3 EEOC complaints and more than 55% of employees will have a disability by the time they retire.    


Program participants will:

  • Understand Disability as a social construct

  • Learn how to create recruitment pipelines to access highly qualified employees with disabilities

  • Discover best practices in onboarding employees

  • Understand universal design principles (physical layout and operations)

  • Apply practical tips on how to engage in conversations about ability (I know it can be uncomfortable)

  • Learn the key tenets of Disability Identity Theory

The 2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance

What can you learn about work-life from a 2-year old? The answer: plenty.    Based on my book, The 2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance, this keynote will share with you 3 simple but powerful work-life lessons as they were revealed to me by my 2-year old son, Alessio.  At the time I was among the 55% of American’s who reported they felt the were burnt out and stressed.   These simple lessons changed my life, and turned around my work-life-balance.  In this session you will learn how to:

  • Tinker with the building blocks that construct your work and professional boundaries

  • Play hide and seek with your values system and how it interacts with your work-life situation.

  • Learn the difference between Bear People and Yak People and how they impact your Work-Life Balance.

  • Engage with energy giving life choices.

The Flex Factor: Understanding the Benefits of Workplace Flexibility in Your Life

Do you feel like your professional life and personal life are always fighting with each other?  Is taking time for yourself something that is on your to-do list but rarely ever gets crossed off?  If so you are like millions of Americans trying to balance the different aspects of their lives.  Doing this can be difficult but there is good news: achieving work-life balance can be done!  During this presentation participants will:

  • Define work-life balance, work-life flexstyles and some key concepts around it

  • Understand key research that shows how work life flexstyles can impact employee satisfaction and retention

  • Discover their own work-life flexstyle and how it interacts with other flexstyles

  • Learn practical strategies (for both managers and employees) that will enhance work-life balance in the workplace

In an era where demographics and dynamics are changing, a presentation like this is essential in helping organizations and employees improve their lives.   By understanding positive work-life initiatives, organizations can:

  • Increase employee retention (and thus decrease costly employee turnover)

  • Increase productivity

  • Increase company loyalty

  • Increase morale

  • Decrease health issues related to work-based stress and exhaustion.

With results like that, you can’t afford NOT to view this presentation.

The Spork Principle: How to Find, Take, and Create Opportunity in Your Life

Do you feel understaffed, under resourced, and under______(fill in the blank)?   Do you feel like the gap between where you are and where you want to be is too far to bridge?   If so you are not alone.  Being a leader means you often have to do more with less or be the catalyst for change that can seem too big to achieve.  The Spork Principle shows you how to bridge and leverage your current situation and resource to create opportunities.  The Spork Principle will show you how to find imaginative and original solutions to your problems.  Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and leverage current strengths

  • Maximize opportunities using the Opportunity Finder system

  • Apply ally building strategies into their daily practice

HIT HARD: 3 Must Have Mindsets to (re)Design Your Life

What does your ultimate life look like to you?  What dreams or goals do you have?   I was born with a unique set of arms that were short and missing fingers.  This didn’t stop me from loving sports; especially football. As a child I dreamed of playing football at the college level.  People thought I was crazy because  I thought that dream was gone when I was cut from my high school football team. Six years later I found myself running onto the field at Varsity Stadium, wearing the jersey of the University of Toronto.   Hit Hard will share with you 3 Must-Have-Mindsets you need to (re)design the life you want.  You will leave with all the tools you need in taking the power step towards your goals.

Session outcomes:

  • Tackle imposter syndrome and other toxic thought patterns

  • Create your work-life playbook

  • Practice Like You Play. Understand the simple but vital 3 step process to create a winning mindset.

  • Draft Your All-Stars. Identify and recruit your success team.

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