Architect of the Adversity Quotient (AQ) technology
Dr. Paul G. Stoltz is the originator of Adversity Quotient® (AQ®) "the most advanced method in existence for gauging and strengthening human resilience." He founded PEAK Learning® in 1987 and now works with top leaders and thinkers within a broad range of organizations ranging from startups to NGOs to the Fortune 100. A sought-after presenter and thinker, he combines inspiration with application, delivering a compelling, practical message to his audiences. He remains highly active in the classroom, teaching AQ to groups of all levels and sizes, and he has presented in some of the world’s largest venues.
As Director of the Global Resilience Project, Dr. Stoltz oversees research in 17 countries. His partners include top thinkers at Yale University, Stanford University, and more than a dozen universities overseas.
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Hailed by Executive Excellence as “one of the 100 most influential thinkers of our time,” Dr. Stoltz is a member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. He was also selected as the Millennial Thinker for Singapore and the “Guru of the Year” in Hong Kong. He serves as a frequent resource for the world’s top media — "CNN", "CNBC", "Business News Network", "NBC Nightly News", "Public Broadcast Service", and the "Oprah Winfrey Show". Many notable publications have quoted him or featured his ideas — The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investor’s Business Daily, Asia 21, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Drucker Foundation’s prestigious Leader to Leader.
Dr. Stoltz brought AQ to the world through his internationally acclaimed best selling book, Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities, which has been published in nine languages. He also wrote Adversity Quotient @ Work and The Invincible Investor.
Dr. Stoltz received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and Economics from the University of California. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. in Organizational Communication, Development, and Leadership from the University of Minnesota.
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