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Paula Stone Williams

Pastor, Counselor, LGBTQ Ambassador & Gender Equity Advocate

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Paula Stone Williams Biography

Dr. Paula Stone Williams is a national public speaker specializing in Gender Equity, LGBTQ Inclusion, Executive Leadership and American Religion.

As a transgender woman, Dr. Williams has been featured in the New York Times, the Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio, The Huffington Post, TEDxMileHigh, NPR's Radiolab, Radio New Zealand, New Scientist Magazine, and a host of other media outlets. Her TEDxMileHigh talk on Gender Discrimination, which was Tweeted by Amy Schumer, has been viewed over 750,000 times on YouTube.

Over the past two years Dr. Williams has spoken in over 100 venues, including Fortune 500 Corporations, Public and Private Universities, State and Federal Government Agencies, Religious Institutions, and Non-Profit Organizations.

Dr. Williams holds two Masters Degrees and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastor Care.

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership Lessons from An Ancient Story

    The seventh-century epic poem, Beowulf, will be told in modern day language and mined for its leadership lessons. The first is that the biggest problem is not the monster you fear, but that which gave birth to the monster you fear. The second is that courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to move forward in the face of fear. The third is that the tools you take into battle are not the ones needed to slay the dragon. It is only the tools found in the midst of the battle that slay the dragon. The fourth is that what sets great leaders apart from others is a willingness to go alone where no one else will go. And the fifth is that it takes a long time to kill a monster.

    Attendees will leave with new insights about the kind of leadership necessary in difficult times. They will better understand the fears beneath their anxiety, and the route to confident leadership.

  • The Two Major Passages of Life

    Early in adult life we are busy slaying dragons, amassing fortunes and building résumé virtues. Later we begin to shift our focus. We have fewer friends, but deeper friendships. We no longer look outside ourselves for our sense of affirmation, but deep inside our souls. We are more interested in being in relationship than being right, and we are more interested in building eulogy virtues than we are in résumé virtues.

    In this talk, Paula will explore the liminal space between the two passages, and how we can gracefully move from one to the other. She will talk about the development of emotional intelligence (EQ) and how we tend to change our definition of success as we navigate through life.

    Attendees will better understand the shifts in motivation, goals, and outcomes that may be taking place in their own lives as they move from one passage to another.

  • Becoming a Better Work Team

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams did both her second Master's degree and her Doctoral degree with a focus on the DiSC test, one of the most popular and accurate predictors of workplace behavior.

    After taking the test together, Paula will talk in a completely non-threatening way, about why you prefer to interact with others as you do, and what role you can play in your work team that will utilize the best of your gifts. The DiSC test helps identify the areas in which you are likely to be most affirmed, as well as the areas in which you need the assistance of others.

    Paula has interpreted thousands of DiSC tests and has a unique ability to help you see the subtleties in your personality that help you do your best work in all group environments.

  • Who Is Afraid of Postmodernism?

    This workshop, developed for evangelical and post-evangelical leaders, looks at the shift from the modern age to the postmodern age and the affect it has had on evangelical Christianity. It focuses on the three major shifts taking place within American Christianity, the likes of which have not been seen in five centuries.

    Attendees will leave with a simple, but not simplistic, understanding of why the Millennial generation and Generation Z are so indifferent to organized religion, and what type of spiritual community it will take to meet their evolving spiritual needs.

  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Being Transgender, But Were Afraid to Ask

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams will talk about all things related to gender dysphoria, the technical name for what it means to be transgender. The talk will begin by looking at what gender dysphoria is not, describing the differences between crossdressers, drag queens, and transgender people. The talk then explores causation of gender dysphoria, medical procedures of transition, and the reason for high levels of suicidal ideation among transgender people.

    Those attending will learn how to be allies of the transgender population and will leave with practical suggestions of how they can help make their work, home, and social environments welcoming places for LGBTQ people.

    This workshop includes a long period of Q&A, in which Paula does not shy away from answering any and all questions about her experience of life as a transgender woman.

  • LGBT Inclusion and American Religion

    Over half of those who identify as LGBTQ identify with a specific religion, most as Christian. Eighty-three percent of non-religious Americans are supportive of LGBTQ equality, but only 36 percent of evangelicals are supportive. Why such a disparity between the two groups?

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams will explain the origins of the animosity toward the LGBTQ population, and why she is convinced that positive change is coming soon. She will talk about the three major shifts taking place that will usher in this change, as well as the ongoing challenges that remain. Those who attend the workshop will leave with a greater understanding of the religious landscape, and suggestions of what they can do to bring about greater acceptance toward the LGBTQ population in America.

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As a Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy after I Transitioned

As a Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy after I Transitioned

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Paula Stone Williams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Paula Stone Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Paula Stone Williams or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Paula Stone Williams

    Speaking fees for Paula Stone Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Paula Stone Williams are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Paula Stone Williams, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Paula Stone Williams speak about?

  • Where does Paula Stone Williams travel from?

    Paula Stone Williams generally travels from Lyons, CO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Paula Stone Williams’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Paula Stone Williams for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paula Stone Williams for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Paula Stone Williams or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Pastor, Counselor, LGBTQ Ambassador & Gender Equity Advocate

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Paula Stone Williams Biography

Dr. Paula Stone Williams is a national public speaker specializing in Gender Equity, LGBTQ Inclusion, Executive Leadership and American Religion.

As a transgender woman, Dr. Williams has been featured in the New York Times, the Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio, The Huffington Post, TEDxMileHigh, NPR's Radiolab, Radio New Zealand, New Scientist Magazine, and a host of other media outlets. Her TEDxMileHigh talk on Gender Discrimination, which was Tweeted by Amy Schumer, has been viewed over 750,000 times on YouTube.

Over the past two years Dr. Williams has spoken in over 100 venues, including Fortune 500 Corporations, Public and Private Universities, State and Federal Government Agencies, Religious Institutions, and Non-Profit Organizations.

Dr. Williams holds two Masters Degrees and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastor Care.

Paula Stone Williams Speaking Topics

  • Leadership Lessons from An Ancient Story

    The seventh-century epic poem, Beowulf, will be told in modern day language and mined for its leadership lessons. The first is that the biggest problem is not the monster you fear, but that which gave birth to the monster you fear. The second is that courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to move forward in the face of fear. The third is that the tools you take into battle are not the ones needed to slay the dragon. It is only the tools found in the midst of the battle that slay the dragon. The fourth is that what sets great leaders apart from others is a willingness to go alone where no one else will go. And the fifth is that it takes a long time to kill a monster.

    Attendees will leave with new insights about the kind of leadership necessary in difficult times. They will better understand the fears beneath their anxiety, and the route to confident leadership.

  • The Two Major Passages of Life

    Early in adult life we are busy slaying dragons, amassing fortunes and building résumé virtues. Later we begin to shift our focus. We have fewer friends, but deeper friendships. We no longer look outside ourselves for our sense of affirmation, but deep inside our souls. We are more interested in being in relationship than being right, and we are more interested in building eulogy virtues than we are in résumé virtues.

    In this talk, Paula will explore the liminal space between the two passages, and how we can gracefully move from one to the other. She will talk about the development of emotional intelligence (EQ) and how we tend to change our definition of success as we navigate through life.

    Attendees will better understand the shifts in motivation, goals, and outcomes that may be taking place in their own lives as they move from one passage to another.

  • Becoming a Better Work Team

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams did both her second Master's degree and her Doctoral degree with a focus on the DiSC test, one of the most popular and accurate predictors of workplace behavior.

    After taking the test together, Paula will talk in a completely non-threatening way, about why you prefer to interact with others as you do, and what role you can play in your work team that will utilize the best of your gifts. The DiSC test helps identify the areas in which you are likely to be most affirmed, as well as the areas in which you need the assistance of others.

    Paula has interpreted thousands of DiSC tests and has a unique ability to help you see the subtleties in your personality that help you do your best work in all group environments.

  • Who Is Afraid of Postmodernism?

    This workshop, developed for evangelical and post-evangelical leaders, looks at the shift from the modern age to the postmodern age and the affect it has had on evangelical Christianity. It focuses on the three major shifts taking place within American Christianity, the likes of which have not been seen in five centuries.

    Attendees will leave with a simple, but not simplistic, understanding of why the Millennial generation and Generation Z are so indifferent to organized religion, and what type of spiritual community it will take to meet their evolving spiritual needs.

  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Being Transgender, But Were Afraid to Ask

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams will talk about all things related to gender dysphoria, the technical name for what it means to be transgender. The talk will begin by looking at what gender dysphoria is not, describing the differences between crossdressers, drag queens, and transgender people. The talk then explores causation of gender dysphoria, medical procedures of transition, and the reason for high levels of suicidal ideation among transgender people.

    Those attending will learn how to be allies of the transgender population and will leave with practical suggestions of how they can help make their work, home, and social environments welcoming places for LGBTQ people.

    This workshop includes a long period of Q&A, in which Paula does not shy away from answering any and all questions about her experience of life as a transgender woman.

  • LGBT Inclusion and American Religion

    Over half of those who identify as LGBTQ identify with a specific religion, most as Christian. Eighty-three percent of non-religious Americans are supportive of LGBTQ equality, but only 36 percent of evangelicals are supportive. Why such a disparity between the two groups?

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams will explain the origins of the animosity toward the LGBTQ population, and why she is convinced that positive change is coming soon. She will talk about the three major shifts taking place that will usher in this change, as well as the ongoing challenges that remain. Those who attend the workshop will leave with a greater understanding of the religious landscape, and suggestions of what they can do to bring about greater acceptance toward the LGBTQ population in America.

Paula Stone Williams Videos

  • What I realized about men -- after I transitioned genders | TEDx
    Privilege is all-too-often invisible. In this fascinating follow-up to her 2017 TEDx Talk, transgender pastor Paula Stone Williams explains what her...
  • She's Still My Dad: A Parent's Transition and a Son's Redemption
    Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that...
  • The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption
    Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that...

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  • How do I book Paula Stone Williams to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Paula Stone Williams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Paula Stone Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Paula Stone Williams or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Paula Stone Williams

    Speaking fees for Paula Stone Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Paula Stone Williams are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Paula Stone Williams, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Paula Stone Williams speak about?

  • Where does Paula Stone Williams travel from?

    Paula Stone Williams generally travels from Lyons, CO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Paula Stone Williams’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Paula Stone Williams for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paula Stone Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Paula Stone Williams or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Paula Stone Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership Lessons from An Ancient Story, The Two Major Passages of Life, Becoming a Better Work Team, Who Is Afraid of Postmodernism?, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Being Transgender, But Were Afraid to Ask and LGBT Inclusion and American Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Paula Stone Williams for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Paula Stone Williams generally travels from Lyons, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Kylar Broadus, Matt Ellison, Ijeoma Oluo and Dominique Dawes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paula Stone Williams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Paula Stone Williams Speaking Topics

  • Leadership Lessons from An Ancient Story

    The seventh-century epic poem, Beowulf, will be told in modern day language and mined for its leadership lessons. The first is that the biggest problem is not the monster you fear, but that which gave birth to the monster you fear. The second is that courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to move forward in the face of fear. The third is that the tools you take into battle are not the ones needed to slay the dragon. It is only the tools found in the midst of the battle that slay the dragon. The fourth is that what sets great leaders apart from others is a willingness to go alone where no one else will go. And the fifth is that it takes a long time to kill a monster.

    Attendees will leave with new insights about the kind of leadership necessary in difficult times. They will better understand the fears beneath their anxiety, and the route to confident leadership.

  • The Two Major Passages of Life

    Early in adult life we are busy slaying dragons, amassing fortunes and building résumé virtues. Later we begin to shift our focus. We have fewer friends, but deeper friendships. We no longer look outside ourselves for our sense of affirmation, but deep inside our souls. We are more interested in being in relationship than being right, and we are more interested in building eulogy virtues than we are in résumé virtues.

    In this talk, Paula will explore the liminal space between the two passages, and how we can gracefully move from one to the other. She will talk about the development of emotional intelligence (EQ) and how we tend to change our definition of success as we navigate through life.

    Attendees will better understand the shifts in motivation, goals, and outcomes that may be taking place in their own lives as they move from one passage to another.

  • Becoming a Better Work Team

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams did both her second Master's degree and her Doctoral degree with a focus on the DiSC test, one of the most popular and accurate predictors of workplace behavior.

    After taking the test together, Paula will talk in a completely non-threatening way, about why you prefer to interact with others as you do, and what role you can play in your work team that will utilize the best of your gifts. The DiSC test helps identify the areas in which you are likely to be most affirmed, as well as the areas in which you need the assistance of others.

    Paula has interpreted thousands of DiSC tests and has a unique ability to help you see the subtleties in your personality that help you do your best work in all group environments.

  • Who Is Afraid of Postmodernism?

    This workshop, developed for evangelical and post-evangelical leaders, looks at the shift from the modern age to the postmodern age and the affect it has had on evangelical Christianity. It focuses on the three major shifts taking place within American Christianity, the likes of which have not been seen in five centuries.

    Attendees will leave with a simple, but not simplistic, understanding of why the Millennial generation and Generation Z are so indifferent to organized religion, and what type of spiritual community it will take to meet their evolving spiritual needs.

  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Being Transgender, But Were Afraid to Ask

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams will talk about all things related to gender dysphoria, the technical name for what it means to be transgender. The talk will begin by looking at what gender dysphoria is not, describing the differences between crossdressers, drag queens, and transgender people. The talk then explores causation of gender dysphoria, medical procedures of transition, and the reason for high levels of suicidal ideation among transgender people.

    Those attending will learn how to be allies of the transgender population and will leave with practical suggestions of how they can help make their work, home, and social environments welcoming places for LGBTQ people.

    This workshop includes a long period of Q&A, in which Paula does not shy away from answering any and all questions about her experience of life as a transgender woman.

  • LGBT Inclusion and American Religion

    Over half of those who identify as LGBTQ identify with a specific religion, most as Christian. Eighty-three percent of non-religious Americans are supportive of LGBTQ equality, but only 36 percent of evangelicals are supportive. Why such a disparity between the two groups?

    Dr. Paula Stone Williams will explain the origins of the animosity toward the LGBTQ population, and why she is convinced that positive change is coming soon. She will talk about the three major shifts taking place that will usher in this change, as well as the ongoing challenges that remain. Those who attend the workshop will leave with a greater understanding of the religious landscape, and suggestions of what they can do to bring about greater acceptance toward the LGBTQ population in America.

Paula Stone Williams Speaker Videos

  • What I realized about men -- after I transitioned genders | TEDx
    Privilege is all-too-often invisible. In this fascinating follow-up to her 2017 TEDx Talk, transgender pastor Paula Stone Williams explains what her life was like before transitioning -- as a...
    She's Still My Dad: A Parent's Transition and a Son's Redemption
    Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In 2012, she...
  • The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption
    Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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