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Paul  Batz - What Really Works. Minneapolis, MN, US

Paul Batz

What Really Works

Minneapolis, MN, UNITED STATES

Inspiring Speaker | Bestselling Author | Executive Coach | Founder and President of What Really Works



Paul Batz is a seasoned coach, master facilitator and inspiring professional speaker. With more than 25 years of experience in professional services he has accumulated thousands of hours facilitating clarity of message and direction and creating momentum toward important goals.

Paul’s publishing and consulting company What Really Works, is a branded statement of his belief in practical everyday wisdom that makes a difference.

Paul coaches with creativity and accountability. He writes with clever clarity, in ways that motivate people to read the next page. Clients find his speaking style entertaining, interactive and memorable. Audiences laugh, learn something about themselves and leave with an extra bounce in their step

Industry Expertise (3)

Business Services

Corporate Leadership

Professional Training and Coaching

Accomplishments (3)

Author of "What Really Works: Blending the Seven Fs for the Life You Imagine" (professional)

"What Really Works", is a crisply written book for grown-ups who want to lead the lives they imagine. Readers will find personal stories and contemporary wisdom about in the truly important areas of life: Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Fun and Future. Authors Paul Batz, and Tim Schmidt surveyed more than 1000 people and interviewed more than 50 people – all for the purpose of identifying Success Habits to share. This book is designed to facilitate self-improvement,

Founder and Creator of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series (professional)

The Good Leadership Breakfast was created by Paul Batz in 2010, to support the mission of building better leaders for Good. Today, the Good Leadership Breakfast Series meets eight times a year — four in the Spring and four in the Fall. We celebrate and embrace the Seven Fs as a framework to help each other lead better: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future.

Founder and Creator of the Good Leadership Conference (professional)

The first Good Leadership Conference hosted by Paul Batz, featured the world premier of the Breaking Ice Company performance of Leading Together, commissioned by Paul's firm What Really Works. Conference attendees enjoyed a sold-out, standing room only development experience that included Why Goodness Pays, an exceptional business leader panel, the Seven Fs Personal Leadership Benchmark tool and the findings of the How Leaders Grow Today research project. Strategic partners included Cargill, US

Education (1)

Gustavus Adolphus College: BS, Communication, Business and Music

Affiliations (3)

  • National Speakers Association
  • Good Leadership Breakfast Series
  • Good Leadership Conference

Testimonials (4)

Harvey Mackay, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of “How to Swim With the Sharks Without Getting Eaten Alive.”, Chairman | MackayMitchell Envelope Company

“Paul Batz is a fresh new star on the speaking circuit: his ideas about faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future are world class. And I love his Tuesday blogs!”

Paula Melo Doroff, CIMA®, CFP®, CRPC®, CMFC®, Vice President | Goldman Sachs Asset Management

“Hearing Paul Batz speak about The Seven Fs, and his book What Really Works changed my life. I have made great strides in blend- ing together my personal and professional life in ways that benefit me, my colleagues and my family. I am recommending him to everyone I know.” , CIMA®, CFP®, CRPC®, CMFC®, Vice President Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Peter Handal, Chairman and CEO | Dale Carneige and Associates

“We do training and speaking for a living and Paul Batz was able to take our team to the next level through a powerful approach and simple yet compelling messages. Top Notch.”

Mark Zesbaugh, CEO | Security Life

“Paul consistently delivered high impact for our leaders. He helped us with Executive Team retreats, all-employee meetings, and our leadership development programs at Allianz Life. He’s a consummate pro, and very, very engaging.”

Sample Talks (1)

What Really Works Today: Blending the Seven Fs© of Good Leadership and Work/Life Wellness – faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future.

The world today needs good leaders — people who are consumed by leading a well-rounded Seven Fs© life and driven by goodness. Paul leverages the Seven Fs© from his signature book to naturally bring out the best in people, and help leaders accomplish significant goals. He believes people are at their best when they are blending their personal and p



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