Paul Sean Hill

Leadership Evangelist, Author

  • Paul Sean Hill`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Paul Sean Hill`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

  • Paul Sean Hill`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Paul Sean Hill`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Workshop: Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom

Learn from a veteran Mission Control and executive leader    This workshop is your opportunity to learn it from someone who has led at all levels from the Mission Control Room to the boardroom and revolutionized the leadership culture....

Learn from a veteran Mission Control and executive leader 

 

This workshop is your opportunity to learn it from someone who has led at all levels from the Mission Control Room to the boardroom and revolutionized the leadership culture.

 

After more than fifty years, flying people into space atop millions of pounds of fire is still a tough and scary business.  The key to NASA’s Mission Control legacy of brilliant performance is a particular brand of leadership at all levels, especially at the working level.

 

Apply it in your own team

 

In a single day, the workshop will describe Mission Control’s revered brand of leadership and how to make the leadership culture your own.

 

You will understand  the detailed characteristics that are linked to strong technical performance during the scarier moments of human spaceflight.  More importantly, you will learn their direct connection to performance, leadership development, management practices, and strategic change in any business.

 

The workshop will take you from the ground up in the values that are most critical to highly reliable team performance.  You will then apply the leadership culture from the top down as deliberate organizational values and management practices, and reinforcing the performance where it matters most every day.

 

 

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From Top Performers to Lousy Leaders

Learn how leaders lose connection to the values that deliver top performance, which can lead teams into avoidable failure in spite of the leader’s better intentions.  Using compelling examples from NASA’s tragic failures, audiences from any industry will understand that...

Learn how leaders lose connection to the values that deliver top performance, which can lead teams into avoidable failure in spite of the leader’s better intentions.  Using compelling examples from NASA’s tragic failures, audiences from any industry will understand that how we manage and lead at all levels has a direct effect on the team’s ability to deliberately avoid failure and perform at high levels.

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Who Do You Think I Am?

Many of us believe strongly that our actions match our intentions.  We are often unaware that we are perceived differently than we intend, either as individuals or as an organization.   That lack of awareness can limit opportunities and damage the organization.  Learn how ...

Many of us believe strongly that our actions match our intentions.  We are often unaware that we are perceived differently than we intend, either as individuals or as an organization.   That lack of awareness can limit opportunities and damage the organization.  Learn how this affected NASA as an organization, and how it affected Paul personally.  Gain an understanding for why this matters, how it happens in so many organizations, and the critical awareness that can keep our actions and intentions aligned.

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Is Failure an Option?

We are often reminded that we learn through failing and should not be afraid to fail.  When is failure really not an option?  How do we differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable failure?

Incident Management in Mission Control

NASA’s Mission Control prepares for crisis by first preparing very deliberately for normal operations.  Learn how individuals and teams are developed to ensure strong alignment in purpose and decision making while conducting human spaceflight missions.  See how that ...

NASA’s Mission Control prepares for crisis by first preparing very deliberately for normal operations.  Learn how individuals and teams are developed to ensure strong alignment in purpose and decision making while conducting human spaceflight missions.  See how that preparedness leads directly to top performance in critical situations — from both the first-responders and the management team.

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Critical Thinking

A thought provoking, interactive demonstration of how our biases and emotion can introduce errors in our decision making and sometimes cause high-performing people and teams to make mistakes the could have — and sometimes did — see coming.

Difficult Decisions and Leading Change

What makes some decisions more difficult to make?  How does this make change more difficult?

About Keynote Speaker Paul Sean Hill

Paul Sean Hill spent 25 years in NASA’s iconic Mission Control, learning and living the values he now evangelizes.  After a career leading human spaceflight operations – from the Mission Control Room to the executive level – he offers a candid and passionate insider’s look at the leadership values and culture that have been critical for their “impossible” wins for decades.

As the executive who is credited with revolutionizing the leadership environment in Mission Control’s management ranks, he can show leaders how to apply the same core ideas and values to their own challenges and boost team performance in any industry and business.

Beyond the rocket science and leadership theory, he shows how these deliberate values are the enablers in solving “impossible” problems at all levels.  Through his book Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom, leadership workshops, and keynote addresses, anyone can learn how Mission Control does it, and more importantly, how to enable a leadership environment that inherently strengthens team performance in in your own organization.  Paul has inspired leaders across many industries, including:  Shell, Texas A&M University, Google, Citi Group, J.P. Morgan Chase, The Conference Board of Canada, and Texas Education Service Center Regions 15 and 18.

As NASA’s Director of Mission Operations from 2007 through 2014, Paul was responsible for all aspects of human spaceflight mission planning, training, and Mission Control.  In this role, Paul led a critical leadership transformation, dramatically reduced costs, and increased capability, all while still conducting highly successful missions in space.

Before this, he held a number of senior leadership positions including Deputy Manager of the Extravehicular Activity Office, Manager of Shuttle Operations, and Deputy Director of Mission Operations. Paul served as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station Flight Director leading flight preparation and execution from Mission Control for 24 missions from 1996 through 2005, with his final assignment as the Lead Flight Director for the return-to-flight after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Prior to NASA, he was a U.S. Air Force Captain and satellite operations officer.

His professional awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals, Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, Rotary National Award for Space Achievement – Stellar Award, and recognition as an Outstanding Aerospace Engineer by the Aerospace Alumni Academy of Texas A&M University.

Paul  is a member of the Texas A&M University Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board and the Texas A&M University – Galveston Board of Visitors.  He is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.

Paul holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He lives in League City, Texas where he and his wife raised two extraordinary, Texas Aggie daughters.

Testimonials

“Motivational. A fascinating and inspiring talk. So much of what he spoke about is so relevant to our business.”

Citi Group

Technology executive

“Hearing Paul’s success story gives me hope that business leaders can be enlightened to a better way of operating.”

S. Arlene Dilworth

Total BackOffice Solutions, Inc.

“Excellent and thought-provoking talk, and you’re the first of all the speakers I’ve seen to receive a set of perfect evaluations.”

John Duncan

ASTD

“Excellent. Really drove home the importance of orienting the team (and the organization) around a core set of values, and illustrated how that translates into sound decision making logic.”

J.P. Morgan executive

 

“The values, their interaction and results, and the process to indelibly imprint them into your organization were all incredibly impactful to us.”

Dr. Bob DeGroot

Sales Training International

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