Speaker Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White

Psychologist, Consultant & Renowned Speaker

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7,500 - $10,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Kansas, USA

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About Speaker Paul White…

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, speaker, and leadership trainer who makes work relationships work. He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg, CNN, Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News and World Report, and Yahoo! Finance.

Why Dr. Paul White?

For the past 20 years, he’s improved numerous businesses, schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations by helping them:

  • Create positive workplace relationships and improve staff morale.
  • Eliminate the cynicism, sarcasm and lack of trust that often is associated with traditional employee recognition programs.
  • Reduce staff burnout and turnover (without spending a lot of money to do so!)

As a speaker and trainer, Dr. White has taught around the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His expertise has been requested by Microsoft, NASA, the Centers for Disease Control, the Million Dollar Round Table, ExxonMobil, DIRECTV, L’Oréal, and numerous other national and multi-national organizations. 

Dr. White is the coauthor of three books including, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, which has sold over 400,000 copies (written with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages. Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed practical ways for leaders and employees to communicate authentic appreciation that leads to increased employee engagement, lower staff turnover and more positive work environments. 

Their Appreciation at Work training resources have been used by numerous corporations, medical facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, over 725 colleges and universities, and in over 60 countries. 

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, where he received the “Outstanding Doctoral Student” award during his final year of study. 

He has been married for over 39 years and is the father of four adult children. Dr. White enjoys fishing, watching college sports and playing with his five grandchildren.

Testimonials 6

  • “I picked up Dr. White’s book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, when I was meandering through a Christian bookstore. The title intrigued me as I’d heard of The Five Love Languages that was published much earlier. It was a quick read that I finished on a trip to Europe. The idea of authentic appreciation really hit home with me. Too much of the time, we focus on rewards and recognition only. These can be strong motivators, but they often only apply to a company’s top performers. I asked a group of individuals to read the book from my organization and the content resonated with them as well. We collectively decided to invite Dr. White to present to our entire organization. He did a fantastic job of combining his passion with both intellect and humor. He connected well with my team and since his speech, we’ve changed our focus to landing authentic appreciation in a real way across the organization. Speaking of authentic appreciation… Dr. White, thank you for your inspiration and practical advice!”

    Andy Erlandson

    General Manager, Microsoft

  • “The 5 Languages of Appreciation is one of the most down-to-earth and helpful approaches to giving great feedback…The key is for managers to know which Languages of Appreciation their employees positively respond to, and to communicate appreciation regularly and genuinely”

    “Many managers make the mistake of mainly showing the expressions of appreciations that they personally respond to. It’s a natural instinct, but one that should be realized and adjusted”

    Karl Moore

    Ph.D., Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University

  • “This was the best presentation on employee appreciation I have heard in 35 years. . . Very, very practical.”

    Tom Sanders

    Chief Medical Director, Department of Veterans Affairs

  • “Dr. Paul White has an interesting combination of characteristics. On the one hand, he is humorous, engaging and an energetic presenter – like an entertainer. But, on the other hand, he has a relaxed, conversational style which makes him approachable and easy to relate to. The information he shares is practical and relevant to virtually anyone, regardless of their position in an organization. I would highly recommend Dr. White to others – he will be enjoyed by and beneficial to a wide range of industries and organizations”

    Barbara Weathers

    VP Programs and Events – Association for Talent Development (ATD-KC)

  • “As the Chairman of the American Society of Baking and the one responsible for bringing keynote speakers to the annual event that would deliver quality messages and tools, I knew that Dr. Paul White and his message based on the 5 Love Languages would fit our membership perfectly, and it did. Dr. White brought a practical approach to employee relations and did a great job showing us the difference between recognition and appreciation. His book, the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace was a hit with attendees, which the majority are from smaller family owned and operated businesses. Dr. White should be invited to speak to any group of leaders who have the responsibility to care for employees and ultimately their families. Thank You Dr. White.”

    Jeff Dearduff

    American Society of Baking Chairman

  • “I believe in the message Dr. White and Dr. Chapman communicate. How we care for one another in the community, our workplace, and in our families directly relates to our uniqueness as individuals, apart from our performance. I could very easily apply this to my work with youth, in building them into more confident adults.

    The simple message of appreciation builds up community and reinforces the concept that everyone has personal value. His talk reminded me that sharing appreciation with others is one thing we can all do, regardless of our job description.”

    Mike Kriwiel

    CEO Pyxis, Inc.

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