For 25+ years Paul has coached and trained senior leaders and their teams with an emphasis on building skill sets for leadership positions including culture change, teamwork, building trust, change management, conflict management, and emotional intelligence. Before becoming an organizational psychologist, he was president of a large private practice group of clinical psychologists and was also Chief of Psychology at Cedar Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. 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. He is well aware of the challenges of doing business, including budget demands, cost pressure, talent, technology, morale, and the numerous pressures senior leadership 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 coach and facilitator for the Center for Creative Leadership where he now trains the Leadership at the Peak program. He is a founding partner of a leadership development firm with offices in Minnesota, and Oregon. The company provides culture assessment, web-based performance management systems and customized 360’s. Their clients include numerous Fortune 500, middle market and other companies in a variety of industries.
He received his B.A. in psychology from Whittier College in California and his Ph.D. in Professional/Scientific Psychology from Utah State University.