SPEAKING

Although both Dr. Chapman and Dr. White are potentially available for speaking engagements on the languages of appreciation, Dr. Chapman’s primary focus is on marriages, families and the 5 Love Languages. Dr. White’s expertise is in work-based relationships and the languages of appreciation. He is available to speak to conferences, association annual meetings, or to other large organizations.

Commonly requested topics include:

  • Applying the 5 Languages of Appreciation to your Workplace
  • Improving Staff Morale with Authentic Appreciation
  • How to Avoid Becoming a Toxic Workplace
  • Laying the Foundation for a Healthy Organization: Communication, Trust & Respect

To have Dr. White speak to your organization or association, please call 316-681-4431 or email tim@drpaulwhite.com.

Some of the Groups Dr. Paul White has spoken to:

  • Microsoft (division annual managers conference)
  • SHRM – Atlanta
  • SHRM – Vancouver, B.C.
  • SHRM – Central California (Kern County)
  • ATD – Greater Kansas City
  • Focus on the Family
  • American Society of Bakers
  • American Society of Employees
  • Adventist Care Centers
  • Global Healthcare
  • Hawaiian Island Ministries
  • YPO – S. Central Pennsylvania
  • YPO – Wichita, KS
  • Compassion, International
  • Christian Leadership Alliance
  • Ft. McCoy (Army reserve)
  • McConnell Air Force Base
  • YMCA – Peninsula Metropolitan (VA)

“Dr. White’s presentation on The 5 Languages of Appreciation was very engaging. He was direct and knowledgeable and had a way about him that made us want to listen to what he had to say. It was like listening to a friend! I would definitely recommend this training to others. We left feeling very positive, realizing we are a valuable employee to our company. Our regional team is reporting a positive difference following the training with employees feeling more respected by their supervisors. My recommendation for anyone going through the Appreciation at Work training process it to ‘Sit back and listen. Soak it up, and it will hit home’.

Paula Appel
MDS Coordinator
Riverside Rehab and Nursing Center

“Having Dr. White as our keynote speaker was the perfect way to kick off the rest of the conference; He was so engaging, and very relatable! He was very interactive and reached out to our specialized group and talked about what was important to us.”

Caleb Cornelius
President
Florida Association of Bursars and Student Accounting Administrators

“As the Chairman of the American Society of Baking and the one responsible for bringing keynote speakers, I knew that Dr. Paul White and his message would fit our membership perfectly, and it did. Dr. White brought a practical approach to employee relations and did a great job showing us the difference between recognition and appreciation. His book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace was a hit with attendees (the majority are from smaller family owned and operated businesses). Dr. White should be invited to speak to any group of leaders who have the responsibility to care for employees and ultimately their families. Thank You Dr. White.”
Jeff Dearduff, JDC
Chairman American Society of Baking

“In a business environment where employees are often over-worked and underappreciated, it is important to personally communicate encouragement to our colleagues, superiors, customers and vendors. Dr. White’s 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace presentation addresses this timely issue, with insight and relevance. His style is engaging and effective, teaching us how to impact our workplace and community with genuine encouragement.”
John Duncan, PhD, CPA,
Dean of School of Business
Charleston Southern University

“I picked up Dr. White’s book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, . . . The idea of authentic appreciation really hit home with me. Too much of the time, we focus on rewards and recognition only. These can be strong motivators, but they often only apply to a company’s top performers. . . . We collectively decided to invite Dr. White to present to our entire organization. He did a fantastic job of combining his passion with both intellect and humor. He connected well with my team and, since his speech, we’ve changed our focus to landing authentic appreciation in a real way across the organization.”
Andy Erlandson
General Manager – Microsoft, Inc.

“In taking our leadership group through the Appreciation at Work training, Dr. White was able to use humor to deliver important business concepts in a way that made us “stop and think”. The session was enjoyable and engaging – so much so that the time went by very quickly. I would recommend having team members take the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory prior to the training (as we did), as doing so helped us relate the content in real-time. Dr. White had a unique way of taking topics some view as “touchy feely” and making them very practical for business workplaces. I would absolutely recommend this training to others – it was great!”
Jennifer Johnson
Chief Information/Chief Operations Officer
Equity Bank

“This was the best presentation on employee appreciation I have heard in 35 years. . . Very, very practical.”
Tom Sanders
Chief Medical Director
Robert J. Dole Veterans Medical Center

“Dr. White came and provided the Appreciation at Work training to over 60 of our leaders and managers. He was very enthusiastic and connected well with the attendees, proactively introducing himself to them prior to the training. His style was professional but genuine and people responded, with a high level of engagement.

The information provided was practical and helpful. I have always thought that people leave their jobs because of a lack of appreciation, so hearing Dr. White talk about this problem was quite validating. Many attendees wanted more information on pursuing this training with their team members. My manager and I are now certified trainers, and we plan to provide training to them in the coming months.”

Ruth Watson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Organizational Development Program Manager
Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Dr. White came and provided the Appreciation at Work training to over 60 of our leaders and managers. He was very enthusiastic and connected well with the attendees, proactively introducing himself to them prior to the training. His style was professional but genuine and people responded, with a high level of engagement.

The information provided was practical and helpful. I have always thought that people leave their jobs because of a lack of appreciation, so hearing Dr. White talk about this problem was quite validating. Many attendees wanted more information on pursuing this training with their team members. My manager and I are now certified trainers, and we plan to provide training to them in the coming months.”

Ruth Watson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Organizational Development Program Manager
Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, Colorado