Army Airborne, Navy Clearance Diver, Shark Attack Survivor, TV Host, Actor & Author
IMPROVISE...ADAPT...OVERCOME...These three words – a mantra Paul learnt in the Australian Army as a young Paratrooper – resonated with him the first time he heard them. Read More >
Don't Fear the Fin
Embracing the Power of Change
Paul de Gelder and Ronda Rousey Swim with Ocean Predator
This presentation focuses on the subject of resilience and its vital role in personal and professional development. Through personal experiences and stories, Paul emphasizes the importance of resilience in overcoming adversity. The audience is guided through the journey of embracing uncomfortable change as a catalyst for growth, understanding the lessons learned from facing challenges and setbacks. Lessons drawn from military experiences highlight the significance of discipline, teamwork, and adaptability in thriving in high-risk environments. Additionally, personal insights from surviving a life-threatening shark attack shed light on the psychological and physical challenges of recovery. The presentation concludes by exploring strategies for developing a resilient mindset, including the power of positive thinking and self-belief. The overall purpose of this presentation is to inspire and motivate individuals to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and cultivate resilience in all areas of life.
This presentation focuses on leadership and derives valuable insights from extraordinary life experiences. Paul shares his unique background, highlighting how adventure and leadership intersect. Through personal stories, the audience is guided through the challenges faced as a military paratrooper and clearance diver, emphasizing decision-making and problem-solving strategies in high-pressure environments. The presentation also addresses navigating change and uncertainty, drawing from personal experiences and offering strategies for leading effectively during such situations. Teamwork and collaboration are emphasized as essential elements of leadership, with insights shared from leading diverse teams in challenging environments. The significance of trust, communication, and mutual support in fostering effective teamwork is highlighted. The presentation further explores courageous leadership, drawing personal insights from surviving a shark attack and emphasizing the role of courage in leading oneself and others through adversity. In the conclusion, the speaker summarizes key leadership principles derived from these extraordinary experiences, reinforcing the importance of courage and resilience. The audience is encouraged to embrace leadership opportunities with these qualities, as they are crucial for success. Overall, the purpose of this presentation is to inspire and equip individuals with valuable leadership insights derived from extraordinary experiences, encouraging them to lead with courage, adaptability, and effective teamwork.
This presentation focuses on finding purpose and passion in life and work. Paul shares his personal journey of discovering purpose and highlights the significance of aligning personal and professional aspirations. The audience is guided through transformative experiences, emphasizing strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs and embracing personal growth. Lessons from Paul’s adventures as a Shark Week host shed light on following one's passion, taking risks, and stepping outside comfort zones. Read More >
The presentation further explores crafting a fulfilling career path by aligning personal values and passions with professional choices. The importance of continuous learning and seeking new challenges is discussed. Balancing life and work is addressed, emphasizing the significance of maintaining work-life balance, prioritizing personal well-being, and fostering meaningful relationships. In the conclusion, key principles for finding purpose and passion are recapitulated. The audience is encouraged to pursue personal fulfillment and make a positive impact in their lives and careers. The purpose of this presentation is to inspire individuals to unleash their personal potential, discover their purpose and passion, and create a fulfilling and meaningful life and work. Read Less ^
This presentation centers around the transformative power of facing fears and embracing change. Paul introduces personal experiences with fear and change, highlighting their significance in personal growth. Strategies for managing fear and embracing calculated risks are shared, drawing insights from military experiences and diving in dangerous waters. Lessons in courage and resilience are derived from surviving a shark attack, emphasizing the importance of mental fortitude in challenging situations. The presentation further explores the psychology of change and resistance, encouraging the audience to embrace change as an opportunity for growth. Strategies for adapting to change and seizing new opportunities are discussed. Stepping outside comfort zones is presented as a means to unleash personal potential, with personal experiences of growth and self-discovery through new challenges shared. In the conclusion, key lessons on overcoming fear and embracing change are recapitulated. The audience is encouraged to view fear as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. The purpose of this presentation is to inspire individuals to confront their fears, embrace change, and unlock their full potential by stepping outside their comfort zones.
"We have already received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on your keynote session – including the Audio Visual team that made it a priority to tell me that of the 6,000+ Keynotes he has seen over the years yours was by far the best one he had ever seen! So thanks again for sharing your story with our delegates. I know your story has made a personal impact in my life."
"I have organized dozens of these meetings and can sincerely say: you are our most memorable speaker to date. Not only did you connect with the audience but I firmly believe you changed how many of us think. People were quoting you for the remainder of the week. Again, thank you. It was a sincere pleasure meeting you, learning from you and know I will highly recommend you to others who are looking to 'change the game.'"
"We received so much positive feedback from your inspiring presentation and many stated that this was the best keynote speaker in the history of CSDA. Your mantra to improvise, adapt and overcome mesmerized the convention attendees and many recounted changes they planned to make to their lives as a result. Your incredible story against overwhelming odds will be long remembered as you motivated attendees both personally and professionally."
"I just wanted to say how thankful I am that I got see your story again yesterday. I was lucky enough to see you talk with the Santa Barbra County Jail inmates a two months ago, but seeing you again yesterday, Wow! You are an incredible human and the great things you are doing by sharing your remarkable story is incredible. I wish every person alive could meet you. Thank you for opening my eyes again! All of the command staff are still talking about your presentation."
"Paul was incredible. He had everyone so engaged. My attendees loved the fact they received his book and that he signed it for them. His talk was on Tuesday and they were still talking about it on Thursday."
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