Hello, I'm Paul!

When it comes to living fully, one of the best ways to do so includes sharing knowledge through writing, and writing leads to speaking of which I am a speaker.

Some of my readers ask me, where did I learn how to write? For me when it comes to being an author, it is a part of who I am, it is in my mind, body, spirit, and soul.

When it comes to writing books, every time I write a word, it leads to another sentence and then I am in the writer's flow and over time, my book is coming to completion.

Leadership has always been a part of my life, and it will always be in my life, thus it is a way of life for me, and I enjoy sharing it with others through speaking, workshops, books, newsletters, podcasting, radio, television, digital courses and on my blog and YouTube channel.

We all have a life to live, so leadership is not a fad, popular today and forgotten, it is the foundation for life itself because when we harness the awesome power of leadership, lives change for the better, productivity increases, and communities are enhanced.

I wrote my first book after serving and retiring from the United States Air Force. Living on Higher Ground changed my life. Then I wrote Faith For Times Like Now and it transformed the lives of others that read it.

Leadership Is Influence is my new book, it is a very transformative book that positions readers to work to become the best leaders they can be and then become leaders of influence.

I want you to know I appreciate you for purchasing my new book and there will be many to follow it. Thank you very much.



For as long as I can remember, I've made it a habit to carry out four routines on a daily basis: (1) wake up, (2) drink coffee, (3) write, (4) go to bed.

By following this rigid schedule for the last 37 years, I've managed to stay alive, publish a few bestselling books, snag a couple of awards, mentor hundreds of students, and purchase a Keurig Coffee Maker.

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Here's a brief look at how I became an author, rare is the path straight in life, I am living proof of it:

I am a first-generation high school graduate, college graduate, and I earned two master's degrees. My high school guidance counselor informed me that I would earn my diploma, however there was no need for her to talk to me about attending college because I was not college material.

My guidance counselor didn't know it at the time, but she gave me the fuel I needed to prove what I knew all along, I would become a successful college student and I graduated from Shaw University four years later with a bachelor's degree in business and accounting with academic honors.

In other words, my guidance counselors' comments were not the end of my story, because I also graduated from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program, as a distinguished graduate of Military Science from N.C. State University.

I am sharing this with you because I had always had a goal to write a book, so I brushed up on my writing skills as I earned two master's degrees in the USAF from Central Michigan University and Florida Institute of Technology, while I served for over twenty years in the USAF. I retired in the rank of lieutenant colonel. It was my one year on Capitol Hill that I really honed my writing skills because as a Capitol Hill Fellow, in the U.S. House of Representatives. I was required to draft language for bills, write letters to constituents, and once I returned to the Pentagon where I worked for over 12 consecutive years, I led the policy branch, it required a lot of writing that helped me become a better writer.

,Once I retired from the USAF, I became a professional speaker and after a 12-city speaking tour, I attended a marketing symposium hosted by my speaker coach, Dottie Walters. One month later I wrote Living on Higher Ground, years later I wrote Faith For Times Like Now, my goal is to write ten books in total.

I enjoy being an author and speaking, I am a leadership expert and I love everything about writing and sharing it with amazing audiences.