-Ed Tate, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking

– Lauren Zimmerman, Hit Hard Attendee

James Bond, Hit Hard Attendee

Crystal Mosher, “2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance” Keynote Attendee


Gail Summerskill, Hit Hard Attendee



-Raychelle Robinson, Hit Hard Attendee

Donald Barringer,  Hit Hard Attendee


Chuck Dodge, “2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance” Keynote Attendee

Kathy Brooks, “2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance” Keynote Attendee

Diane Bedor, “2-Year Old’s Guide to Work-Life Balance” Keynote Attendee

Diane England,  Unleash Your Message Attendee


Eileen Tesch, Recruitment Bootcamp Attendee

Samuel Hansen, Recruitment Bootcamp Attendee

Jack Pyle, Recruitment Bootcamp Attendee


Samantha KlaskowSamantha KlaskowWorkplace Campaign Coordinator, United Way

I seen Paul as a keynote speaker at several events. Paul is an excellent leader. He presents with poise, charisma, and passion engaging his audience with a genuine approach to the message he relays. He is able to relate to audiences of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds making his speaking both rich and unique. Paul is always willing to help another grow whether it be a student, colleague, or friend. My opportunities to work with Paul have been enjoyable and memorable as I have learned from his example.

Megan MaryottMegan MaryottDirector of Student Activities and Involvement, Midland University

"Paul's leadership training challenges my students to be the best versions of themselves. His personal stories are impactful, funny, and change thought processes."

Gwen DayGwen DayPast-President, Association for Talent Development of Lansing

"Paul was a great motivational speaker at our recent annual meeting. His presentation style was informal, yet crisp and focused on the content. He was able to share stories which conveyed his expertise and helped the audience connect with the concepts. His presentation was creative and fun, yet full of valuable insight."

Andrew BelangerAndrew BelangerPresident, Central Michigan Public Relations Association

“Paul is a knowledgeable Higher Education Professional and a motivating keynote speaker. I have had the opportunity and privilege to hear Paul present on several different occasions. Paul’s engaging stories and real life testaments are moving and inspirational! Paul’s messages and his delivery resonate with the audience and leave a lasting impression! If you have not heard Paul speak I would highly recommend you check him out! Hit Hard!”

Dawn FloodDawn FloodProgram Director, Students Leading Students

"It is with great pleasure I recommend Paul Artale. Paul spoke at the 31st Annual SLS State High School Conference November 5-6, 2017 at Shanty Creek Resort. His keynote “HITT HARD” was well received by 250 high school students. His message was relevant and thought provoking to the high school students. Paul was easy to work with and eager to meet the needs of not only my organization but the students themselves. My organization receives requests weekly on recommendations of speakers and/or entertainment for their school assemblies and I will be glad to recommend Paul. I am sure that your students will enjoy Paul’s message as much as we did."

Cindy WhittumCindy WhittumDirector of Career Services, Career Quest Learning Centers

"I secured Paul as our Fall 2011 Commencement Speaker. Paul did an incredible job! His message was inspiring, relevant and left our graduates feeling empowered to take on their next challenge. Of all the speakers we have had address our graduates, Paul’s message was the most impactful, energetic and well received by our graduates. I have never had so many graduates, faculty or staff provide such positive feedback regarding a speaker as they did for Paul. Paul’s delivery pulls the audience in and engages them from the moment he starts until his last word is spoken. We will definitely be inviting him back to deliver future commencement addresses.”

Jessie CorpJessie CorpPresident, Higher Education Association, Western Michigan University

"Paul introduced me to work-life tools I didn't know existed. I want to start fighting for these so I can start living the life I want as a Professional.”

Sheila CoresselSheila CoresselChair Mid-Level Community of Practice for the Association of College Personnel Administrators

“Paul is an engaging presenter. He shared his own experiences with his own experiences with work-life balance. His presentation provided the participants with thought provoking questions to help make changes in their lives. He is willing to create his presentation to the needs of the organizers and participants.”

Bill HeinrichBill HeinrichCoaching Client

"Paul coached me to synthesize my thoughts and was ready with helpful, tailored advice. Paul showed me my strengths and which helped me find the confidence I needed to succeed."

Mary Barry-CybulskiMary Barry-CybulskiSenior Learning Specialist, Human Resources, University of Michigan-Flint

"As a presenter, Paul has demonstrates exceptional skill. He has an engaging personality that is not only insightful but
genuine. I have received numerous accolades when Paul presents to our staff. He knows his subject areas and delivers a powerful presentation. For instance, as we as a staff continue to develop our interpersonal skills, Paul’s understanding of strengths and how they impact team growth resulted in improved communication between staff members."

Kelly Barkey-SchwedaKelly Barkey-SchwedaDirector, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention (SARVP) Program, Michigan State University

"We have had the luxury of having Paul speak to our SARVP program for several years. Paul is a powerful and dynamic speaker and trainer. He is able to meet the needs of his audience and deliver a learning experience that is beyond comparison. My students credit Paul's workshops with increasing their confidence."

Douglas BrinkerDouglas BrinkerPresident, Brinker Communications Consulting

"Paul was able to open my eyes to take ownership of my strengths and helping improve my leadership skills. He was able to uncover areas that would benefit others by my sharing. I am a stronger leader because of Paul's workshop and 1-on-1 coaching."

Lori VedderLori VedderPresident, National Association of Financial Aid Administrators

"This was one of the best keynote conference kick-offs I have experienced in a while. If you need a motivational speaker with inspiration to get you and your colleagues moving, look no further! Paul Artale tells a heartwarming personal story, with a twist of humor all while keeping his audience engaged. I highly recommend him for any type of meeting as his story and delivery will rev those engines!"

Amber CordellAmber CordellEducation Programs Manager, Office for International Students, Michigan State University

Paul offers humble testimonies of his leadership journey and leaves listeners with practical steps they can immediately take with them to make a difference. He speaks from the heart with deep passion and is someone who is impressive and I admire greatly. He is a joy to work with and tailors his talk to meet your needs. You will not regret hiring him for your next speaking engagement.