Paul Osincup | International Keynote Speaker & Positive Workplace Strategist

Paul Osincup is an International Speaker and Positive Workplace Strategist who helps companies create dynamic and engaging work climates. With a background in Higher Education Leadership & Administration, Paul’s previous roles had him addressing high-risk behaviors and potential threats to college campuses. In 2013 he was a consultant at the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention and he still delivers school violence prevention consultation on behalf of several non-profit agencies. A conflict resolution specialist, Paul has also earned national recognition for his work with alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice. Despite the serious nature of his work, Paul’s also been a “Jack-of-all-Jokes” since grade school as well as a stand-up and improv comic. His TED Talk on Humor in Leadership has been viewed over 170,000 times and occasionally he even makes his wife laugh. Paul’s worked with hundreds of organizations from school districts and police departments to companies like NASDAQ and Kaiser Permanente. His work has been highlighted in Forbes, SUCCESS Magazine, and on his mom's fridge. Paul is currently the President-Elect of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, an international organization dedicated to the study and application of humor to improve health and human performance. Paul is known for his energetic, humorous, and engaging style. With a professional background in higher education leadership & administration combined with his experience as an improv and stand-up comic, Paul delivers a rare blend of inspiring content and side-splitting humor. He incorporates just the right amount best practice theory to accompany his purposeful activities and comedic anecdotes. Paul will tailor a custom keynote or training to fit your objectives. His dynamic and entertaining style will keep your group engaged while his content-rich format provides tangible takeaways for future implementation. Presentation Formats • Dynamic Keynotes • Part day to multi-day workshops • Team development activities • Skill development and training Funny (also content-rich, research driven, and inspirational... but FUNNY) Keynote Talks: The Strategic use of Humor in: • Leadership • Battling Burnout & Compassion Fatigue • Medical & Veterinary Fields • Creating a Culture of Fun • Sales • Marketing • Resilience • The Helping Professions • Education *Most of these Keynotes can also be interactive workshop format Talks or Workshops that USE humor & are fun & engaging but aren't ABOUT humor: • Communication & Team Engagement Activities • Conflict Resolution skills • Customer Service & De-escalation techniques • Relational Leadership • Creating Positive Work Climates

TEDx TALK: Humor in Leadership


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3 Reviews
CHI Health at Home
Cincinnati, OH
Excellent Addition to Leadership Event!

Paul was an excellent addition to our annual leadership event, providing insights on how to infuse humor, resilience, and positivity into the workplace, all while creating lots of laughs. Paul showed our leaders how easy it was to add bits of fun into the work we do, even in challenging times. We appreciated Paul’s insights and have heard from many leaders who were already working on adding pieces of what they learned into their workday. - Dan Dietz, President and CEO, CHI Health at Home

November 2018

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Timothy Reid Regional Operations Director VCA Animal Hospitals
Paul's keynote was the highlight of our 3 day conference.

“Paul's keynote was the highlight of our 3 day conference, and that's not just my opinion, but the actual results from attendee evaluations!”

August 2018

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Mellisa Wheeler Director, Disparities & Outreach Levine Cancer Institute
Funny, yet poignantly honest...

"Funny, yet poignantly honest, Paul Osincup is an incredibly talented speaker who targets the need of his audience and delivers exactly the right dose of medicine to heal the soul."

August 2018

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