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


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.