Quotes and Letters of Reference

“I have spent over 20 years in healthcare management and have never seen the level of excitement and engagement peak in just one session until Paul Draper arrived on our doorstep. “
-Amy C. Barry
VP/ Chief HR Officer

 "Paul has been a wonderful, positive impact for our organization, and his training sessions have received the highest ratings ever by our managers."
-Roger Chen
MBA Corporate Director of Performance Excellence

"My department regularly works with the entire gamut of talented performers. What sets Paul apart is his giftedness and craftsmanship in multiple areas of art, from singing, to educating, to performing magic… We were incredibly fortunate to find such an accomplished person who can educate, entertain, and mesmerize an audience and help us put on a show that our fans will remember for the rest of their lives."
-Mike Rice
Vice President at NBC Universal & President of the ESCB  

"Paul's workshops provided guidance and polish of a type not usually available in the traditional lecture. His focus was on developing branding and character and then choosing and presenting strong material consistent with that concept."
-Kim Silverman, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist, Spoken Language Technologies at Apple  
President, Society of American Magicians (Silicon Valley)

"The best part is that this will create value over time for the organization. Learning Paul Draper's different techniques has allowed us to create a transformational leadership environment."

-Brad Guffin

Director Emergency Services

"Paul's use of music, stories, and Native American anecdotes captures and keeps audience attention, increasing the chance of successfully getting the intended message across. As a result of attending Paul's session, I understand the need, and duty, of a leader to pick up loose ends and/or tackle problems that seem to be assigned to no one. If there's no Chief, promote yourself to the job! Paul has the charisma and talent to get a message across to an audience.  His delivery, story telling and the use of magic could be used to help sway the naysayers in our organization."

-Debra A. Narayan, MBA, MT(ASCP) DLM
Laboratory Manager

"Paul provided an opportunity to learn more about the staff and what makes them tick. He also, created a coin phrase that staff relate to now, Be a chief of XXXX and see if you can solve that issue (i.e. step in, be engaged, own fixing an issue.), which allowed the staff to recognize that solving issues are not just a manager’s responsibility. It was valuable, and staff was appreciative of being given the opportunity!"

-Kathy Skrzypczak
Asst. VP Corporate Services

"The presentation of my own magic trick at the end was a very positive experience. I found the more I practiced, the easier it was. I have confidence that will also be the case regarding our development into great transformational leaders. We need to effectively deliver the right messages at the right time. Thanks for taking the time to invest in me."

-Anne Walls, RN, BSN
Director Emergency Services

 "I found the anthropology stories, magic, and body language reading very engaging. Paul is a captivating speaker. I could listen to him all day. I have already been able to use the lessons Paul demonstrated in reading body language to help solve a problem."

-Rachel Raos
Audio/Visual Volunteer Services Coordinator

"Without a doubt, the most enjoyable management team meeting in my entire 20+ years here!"

-Janet Frankenbery, BS, MT(ASCP) DLM
Corporate Director
Laboratory Services

"I learned the importance of presenting a new idea or change within the corporation. I appreciated being invited to this session. I do not love public speaking, and I feel that I learned some new techniques to be successful. I will use these ideas at staff meetings, organizational meetings, and with individuals."

-Anne Walls, RN, BSN
Director Emergency Services

"Paul helped me to realize that drawing on the things I am passionate about outside of work can be tapped into to energize the way I present to and facilitate large groups. Paul has the ability to train on many different topics: communication, team building, and diversity awareness!"

-Gabriel Brooks
Performance Excellence Facilitator & Trainer

"I want to thank you again for the part you played in making our staff retreat so successful. Your program was the perfect ending to two days of workshops. The staff left with smiles. Good luck in whatever you choose to do - You are extremely talented and versatile."

-Laurell Martenez

College of Arts and Humanities Weber State University

"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the participants of the recent Utah Youth Summit. The presentations were one of the highlights of the summit and the feedback from your presentation was VERY positive. AMAZING! Extraordinary! Awesome experience! Totally in Awe! A huge success! Wonderful! Incredible!

-Becky Mitchell 4-H Development Specialist