Paul has coached and trained many senior leaders and their teams in the healthcare sector with an emphasis on building skill sets for leadership positions including teamwork, building trust, change management, conflict management, developing effective strategy, and emotional intelligence. Before becoming an organizational psychologist he was in private practice and was also Chief of Psychology at Cedar Springs Psychiatric Hospital. This was a “turn around” situation and he was involved with significantly improving patient care and promoting the hospital to the clinical community.
Dr. Seymour was also the primary consultant for an organization which won a finalist award from the Rochester Institute of Technology/USA Today Quality Cup for teamwork leading to quality improvement and cost reductions in a hospital setting. He is well aware of the challenges of healthcare, including budget demands, reimbursement pressure, short staffing, technology, morale, culture change, and the numerous pressures that patients, providers and managers face.
Paul is co-author of the Conflict Lens, an assessment tool that was developed to help individuals learn how to successfully negotiate disagreements in the workplace so that relationships are improved and better solutions are achieved. The instrument is available in nineteen languages and has been used with over 6000 employees both in the United States and internationally.
Since 1983, Paul has been an adjunct faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership where he trains the Leadership at the Peak and Coaching for Greater Effectiveness Programs.
He is a founding partner for a leadership development firm with offices in Minnesota, and Colorado. The company provides leadership training, executive coaching, web-based performance management and customized leadership assessment instruments. Their clients include numerous Fortune 500 and other companies in a variety of industries. Paul has particular expertise in healthcare and has worked within the Centura Hospital, Exempla Hospital, Health One, and HCA Hospital systems. In addition he has worked with several medical device and pharmaceutical companies. He has also presented at the American Academy of Dermatologists annual conference on coaching and conflict management.
He received his Ph.D. in Professional/Scientific Psychology from Utah State University in 1976.