Keynote Background

Gerald C. Paulsen has spoken internationally for over two decades affecting thousands of lives and motivating countless others to enhance their personal and professional careers. He is an inspiring, energetic, motivational speaker and respected lecturer. He involves and challenges everyone to make a difference for themselves, one’s family, school, community, and business.

He believes in delivering straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is facts about issues facing today’s corporations and communities, and empowers people and organizations to make a difference.

Jerry grew up in the Chicago suburbs. While serving in the military, he assisted with instruction of the ROTC program at Northern Illinois University. He became a police officer serving in all areas of law enforcement. Jerry was awarded Police Officer of the Year, received numerous police commendations during his career, and retired as a police detective.

Speaking to groups ranging to 15,000 people, Jerry has reached a broad spectrum of special interest groups from the local community and civic organizations to the United States Department of Defense… and everything in between.

Jerry’s professional and community activities have brought him many honors and awards, including:

  • 2008 SBA Veteran Business Champion of the Year
  • International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs
  • Recognition from President George H. Bush
  • Illinois’ Outstanding Young Person Award
  • Lions Club International Distinguished Citizen Award
  • United States Department of Defense Award of Excellence

Jerry’s powerful, engaging messages and delivery style serve as his trademark.

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