My name is Paul Artale and I am work-life and motivational speaker based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

As a keynote presenter, I speak for organizations that want to light a fire in people on how to perform at their peak and create a healthy balance between work and home.  As a career coach, I work one on one with people who want to discover what makes them tick and live a life worth living.

In fact I wrote the book, The Two-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance.   Presentation attendees share they are more focused on what matters, inspired to reach for more, and implement ideas that are practical and immediately accessible.

On a personal note, I played defensive end for the University of Toronto and off the platform my coaches include my wife Sherri, my son Alessio, and my daughter Sofia.

My Football Journey

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Despite being born with a physical challenge, I overcame adversity to play defensive end for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.  My playing career quickly turned into a college coaching career that took me across North America as I lived my dream.

My signature keynote Hit Hard: 3 Steps to Maximizing Opportunity and Overcoming Challenges” has been delivered to thousands of attendees.  I use my life in football as a watch of teaching others to build resilience and persist to their goals.

I have taken the lessons learned in football and applied them to my work-life research.  My work focuses on the benefits of flexible work options, dealing with organizational change, and advocating for a good work-life fit.  I have been featured in Perspectives and Campus Programs magazines, written for the Association for the Study of Higher Education and National Speakers Association’s blogs,  and contributed a chapter in the book, Beyond the Privilege: Stories of Doctoral Students and Work-Life Balance.