Paul Krismer

Paul Krismer

Victoria, British Columbia
Positive Psychology, Engagement, Happiness and Safety Expert
Paul Krismer is the Chief Happiness Officer/founder of a company & shares keynotes & break-outs packed with practical science-based tools. Paul Krismer's playful and captivating storytelling compliments his informative and entertaining presentations on the science of happiness as a strong predictor of success.
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Health and Safety
  • Inspirational
  • Research & Science
  • Staff Appreciation & Employee Recognition


Paul Krismer teaches the practical application of positive emotions to achieve corporate and personal excellence. At no time in our modern life has this message been more important. With economic, pandemic, and political issues creeping into every part of people’s already demanding lives, Paul Krismer provides the “HOW” of resiliency and the “POW” of effective culture!

He is recognized as one of the top ten most notable speakers by Ignite Magazine-The Magazine for Professional Meeting Planners. He is equally comfortable on a stage as he is delivering virtual content all around the world.

Paul Krismer is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert and a dynamic speaker/trainer. Playful and captivating storytelling complements his informative and entertaining presentations on the science of happiness as a strong predictor of success. At the same time, Paul Krismer is exceptionally practical, providing tools that audiences and entire workforces can immediately use.

Adding to this scientific foundation, Paul Krismer draws on real-world experience using the tools he shares. For more than 25 years, he implemented the lessons from positive psychology research while working in senior management roles—overseeing hundreds of employees, multi-million-dollar projects, and cheerfully growing future leaders. In addition, as a Certified Executive Coach, Paul Krismer has helped his clients discover hidden talents and attain greater life satisfaction.

Paul Krismer’s engaging delivery always leaves his audience wanting more. His feedback form ratings average 9.2 out of 10, and nearly all those who respond say they would like to have Paul Krismer return to the same event.

Additionally, Paul Krismer is the best-selling author of “Whole Person Happiness: How to be Well in Body, Mind, and Spirit.” This book aims to give everyone access to Paul Krismer’s expertise. As a teacher of cutting-edge positive psychology, he is truly a “Happiness Expert.”

Paul Krismer is a proud member of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Global Speakers Federation.

Paul’s mission:

A global pandemic, in addition to the pre-existing reality of demanding, hectic lives with plenty of day-to-day stress, has led to the Great Resignation. As a result, people worldwide are considering their options to get out of the traditional workplace.

Hiring and retaining talent is an emerging crisis for many workplaces. Presenteeism (showing up but not engaging effectively) is at an all-time high. Everywhere we see signs of a tired, depressed workforce.

Paul Krismer helps organizations provide an antidote — energizing their workforce through practical actions that not only win employee retention, but boost productivity, creativity, and profits.

Paul’s expertise:

Paul Krismer is a teacher at heart. He can easily take his subjects deep into multi-day training. Paul Krismer regularly does keynotes varying in length from 20 minutes to 90 minutes. Paul Krismer loves to get participants digging deep and planning their own actions in breakouts and workshops.

Broadly speaking, Paul Krismer’s expertise is three-fold:

  1. Applied positive psychology
  2. Leadership
  3. Workplace Culture

There is overlap and synergy in all of Paul Krismer’s areas of expertise. A talk often combines different facets of each topic, based on the customization appropriate for specific client needs.



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Paul Krismer Topic Presentations

resiliency in the midst of uncertainty - deploying proven, powerful tools to achieve success

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • A powerful emotional context permeates all aspects of our lives presently — uncertainty. A global pandemic, economic threat, and political strife are layered onto our already hectic, demanding lives. How can people not only cope but thrive personally and professionally?

    Paul Krismer brings the science of positive psychology to bear. With practical advice coupled with funny storytelling, Paul provides an inspiring toolkit for resilience! Paul explores the threat of burnout, shining a light on the three levels of increasingly debilitating stress. He then shifts focus to the tools that insulate workers from emotional exhaustion.

    Embrace the research results that prove positive emotions come readily when certain skills are learned. See how these skills demonstrably lead directly to greater success. Come away equipped to fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

the serious business of positive emotions — easy & proven tools to achieve personal and professional success (most popular keynote)

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  • Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. Learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater success. Come away with simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal happiness and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

    The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. Most of these discoveries have happened in the last 15 years. We now know that happiness is not a lucky outcome resulting from a fortunate upbringing. Rather, happiness generally results from skills we can all learn.

    If your company knows “what to do” but too often falls short, you will discover new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and change corporate culture.

stopping the great resignation - retaining and recruiting talent is all about psychological capital

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  • Record-breaking volumes of resignations are happening in every industry. More than 40% of the workforce is actively contemplating leaving their employment within the next 12 months! The crisis in recruiting and retaining talented employees is only going to get worse — far worse — unless your business becomes the exception.

    Every business has assets, including buildings, equipment, product inventory, and historic customer relationships. Companies also have a workplace culture that either contributes positively or is a substantial barrier to productivity and profitability. Generally, companies pay little attention to the quality of culture, YET it is either an asset or a liability to the business’s success.

    Employers must recognize that a new class of workers has emerged from the pandemic, with a drastic shift in the workplace-worker dynamic. Therefore, it is critical to invest in psychological capital to enrich the employee experience.

    Workplace culture can be positively expanded to be one of your most significant assets. Using tools of positive psychology, and founded on excellent research, this talk draws upon years of practical application. As a result, your company can be a leader, where talented applicants line up to get a chance to work for you, your own employees are your greatest champions, and everyone gives their hearts and minds to the work, not just selling their labour.

    Learn to ride the wave of the Great Resignation, without wiping out!

leaders as role models— stepping beyond the limitations of management. how to win the hearts and minds of staff and customers

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  • Many leaders come to their roles as a function of their expertise in a specific subject matter, but leadership requires more than job-specific skills. Leadership is a way of being. This talk de-emphasizes what we individually know and instead asks us who we are.

    Traditional employee engagement programs often buy the loyalty of employees’ bodies (workers show up) but do not win their hearts and minds. In this talk, learn direct interventions that change the way employees FEEL about their work and their workmates. Leverage positive psychology to bring creativity, productivity, and joy into your workplace!

    Management members who influence the behaviour of staff can learn a mindset that shifts them from overseers of business processes to genuine leaders—seeing the big picture, articulating the direction, and embracing their team in a collaborative and committed mission.

    Transformative organizational change occurs when bosses are coaches who lead with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity.

whole-brained leadership — a new, “feminine” skillset for the rapidly changing modern economy

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  • The speed and pace of the emerging economy are breathtaking. Yet, for most of us, most of the time, it goes unnoticed. Constant technological change, new markets, changing strategic relationships, and increasingly complex stakeholder management is the new normal.

    Old leadership styles are inadequate. We know that traditional “command and control” is antiquated and ineffective. But what takes its place? How do we capably meet the challenge of the new economy and bring our teams alongside us in an energized, committed way?

    This uplifting, funny presentation gets right at the heart of these issues while insightfully demonstrating that the path forward is practical and consists of learnable skills. Paul shows how new leadership requires more access to whole-brained management: emotional intelligence, very high standards, and consistently drawing the best out of employees’ own intrinsic motivations.

    Observing the real opportunities of 21st-century industrial innovation, this conversation is about personal and corporate momentum. Organizations that anticipate the skillsets of the new economy can also navigate the path to massive success.

mindfulness everywhere—the secret power for life and business success

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  • Why the heck is everyone talking about mindfulness these days? Mindfulness is the most researched of all positive psychology interventions. And the evidence is overwhelmingly clear: mindfulness is as foundational to good mental health as nutrition and exercise is to physical health.

    This presentation takes the mystery out of mindfulness and calls on participants to take their mental and emotional well-being to a whole new level. Participants learn how the mind physically changes due to regular mindfulness practice. The theory is grounded in the practical application during the talk.

    With a foundation in science, taught with energy and humour, and serving as a practical invitation, this workshop reveals what all the excitement is about. With over 25 years of personal experience in mindfulness practices, Paul has a rich understanding of how impactful this training can be.

powerful safety cultures in the mature economy

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  • Your company probably has a solid, well-established written safety program. Your people know what they’re supposed to do. But are they doing it?

    Breakdowns in safety often occur because of sometimes hidden emphasis on productivity over safety, and employee indifference to safe job procedures. These persistent problems can be resolved! It requires simple, consistent actions as part of a long-term commitment to positive safety cultures.

    In this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology, learn about the research results that prove happiness leads to greater safety success. Come away with applicable skills that will fuel your personal engagement and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

    The field of positive psychology research has massively expanded our understanding of human potential. We now know that happiness is key to successful outcomes in all aspects of life. And anyone can increase their level of happiness by implementing skills uncovered by scientific research. In addition, organizations that commit to positive culture change can reap the proven benefit of reduced injury rates and less disability, both of which contribute to a better bottom line.

    If your company knows “what to do” but too often finds staff and management fail to do it, you will come away with new insights about how to powerfully engage employees and create an impactful, effective corporate culture.

integrity - being a safety superstar

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  • Safety really can be “Job One!”

    Many senior leaders, front-line supervisors, safety officers, and union representatives come to their roles because they are experts in their subject matter, but safety leadership requires much more than job-specific skills. This talk de-emphasizes the job skills leaders individually know and instead asks participants who they are.

    Trust is an essential component of effective organizational cultures. There is no single mechanism to create trust other than to behave with integrity. Words, slogans, images, and procedures can never take the place of action.

    Pairing his information with fun clips from blockbuster Hollywood films, Paul shows how people naturally adjust their actions and cooperate with others in high-integrity cultures.

    In this presentation, those who influence the behaviour of staff will learn a mindset that shifts them from overseers of business processes to genuine role models—seeing the big picture, articulating the direction, and embracing their team in a collaborative and committed mission. Transformative organizational change occurs when everyone walks the talk, operating with emotional intelligence and profound personal integrity.

    Paul’s inspirational speech on integrity creates a lump in the throat as people question how they show up at work. People are confronted with the powerful question— “Am I bringing my best self?”

not heroic - just save lives

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  • Can you think of examples of companies with excellent programs on paper and persistently disastrous safety outcomes? This talk powerfully changes the perspective on what a good program looks like. Having a check mark of approval from your local workers’ compensation body looks good, but it doesn’t reflect real safety culture.

    Drawing on his personal experience, Paul provides a case study on how to turn around a safety culture. Paul shows how leaders can translate their written programs into truly safe workplaces. This real-world example powerfully moves safety culture from scientific theory to an attainable goal for any company and industry.

    Genuine cultural transformation is available. See the potential in your own workplace. Imagine a future in which each staff member volunteers their heart and mind, and not just the labour of their body.

    Culture is found in the conversation—the basic human relationships that form the context in which work is done. This talk shows exactly how companies can move from good in theory to good in practice. Based on real-life work, see how culture can be practically changed. Learn, step-by-step, a complete approach to changing the human-to-human dynamic in a workplace setting.

    Funny, dramatic, and, at the same time, doable! Walk away with a whole new concept of what constitutes a culture of safety!

combating inattention - mindfulness matters

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  • The best safety systems have little application if workers are distracted and unfocused as they do their work. And we are all distracted these days. We are busier than ever, constantly considering our to-do lists, relationships, future worries, and past challenges. Combine this constant mental chatter with the perils of routine, repetitive work tasks and you have a recipe for disaster.

    The secret weapon against distractions is mindfulness. Mindfulness is as important for your brain as exercise and nutrition are for your body. To be mindful is to be fully present with what is actually happening at the moment. Everyone can learn shortcuts to being focused on the task, and holding distracting thoughts and emotions at a distance.

    Based on real mindfulness programs taught to the hardest, toughest industrial workers—logging crews on the Wild West coast of British Columbia—this talk explains how mindfulness can be made a part of every safety program.

    This presentation explains what mindfulness is, why it’s important for everyone, and how to implement it. It will leave your team motivated to make a life-saving change.


Paul Krismer presented an entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking presentation on happiness and positive psychology for the staff at Victoria Hospice. Feedback from the talk was very positive and we look forward to bringing him back at some point in the future for other presentations. I would highly recommend Paul as a speaker and “happiness expert.

Eli Baker

Victoria Hospice

As a public speaker, Paul was inspiring. Just right . . . not pushy or contrived, rather he was 100% committed to his mission. It was an offering, take it or leave it. I loved it. Paul is a friendly, confident speaker with no overinflated personality. Great delivery. Great message.

Dawn Miles

View Royal Municipality

This was one of the best presentations I have ever been to. So powerful and effective. It can literally change your perspective on happiness for the rest of your life!

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