Paul Smith is a popular keynote speaker and corporate trainer in leadership and storytelling techniques, and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company. He is also the author of the best selling book Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire. His current area of research is the use of stories for character development in children. His new book on that topic is titled Parenting with a Story: Real-life lessons in character for parents and children to share.
His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, The Washington Post, PR News, Success Magazine, CIO Magazine, Investors Business Daily, Marketing Research Magazine, the American Banking Journal, and London’s Edge Magazine, among others.
In his 20 years with Procter & Gamble, Paul held leadership positions in both research and finance functions, and most recently served as director of consumer and communications research. Prior to P&G, Paul was a consultant for Arthur Andersen & Company.
His keynote speaking and training clients include international giants like Hewlett Packard, Ford Motor Company, Bayer Medical, Comcast Cable, Progressive Insurance, Novartis, Merrill Lynch, Kaiser Permanente, Luxottica, and Procter & Gamble among dozens of others.
Paul holds a bachelors degree in economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio.