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Paul G. Stoltz

Creator of the Adversity Quotient, Expert Speaker on Human and Organizational Performance

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 Paul G. Stoltz Biography

Dr. Paul G. Stoltz is considered the world’s leading authority on the integration and application of grit and resilience. He is author of five international bestselling books on the subject—printed in 17 languages— including the top selling business book in China, and was voted by HR Magazine as “One of the Top 10 most influential global thinkers,” and by Executive Excellence as “One of the 100 Most Influential Thinkers of Our Time.” In his newest book, “GRIT—The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed,” he pioneers the first validated construct and method in existence for growing both the quantity and quality of one’s GRIT.

Dr. Stoltz has served as faculty for MIT’s acclaimed entrepreneurship program and for Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished Global Leaders Program, where his AQ and GRIT-related methods and assessments have been used to equip tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs. He also serves on various boards, including advisory board for DocuSign, and several companies focused on earth rejuvenating technologies.

Harvard Business Review selected Dr. Stoltz to be a member of their prestigious Board of Business Mentors. Harvard Business School has selected and incorporated Dr. Stoltz’s Adversity Quotient® tools and methods into its top-rated MBA and Executive Education programs and is featuring Dr. Stoltz’s newest work on GRIT in a new video series for Harvard Business Review. Dr. Stoltz has also been a member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, was selected as the Millennial Thinker for Singapore, “Thought Leader of the Year” in Hong Kong, and is a top-rated international faculty member for the Young Presidents’ Organization. He has guest lectured for Princeton, INSEAD, and Cornell, and has been a featured blogger and author for both the Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.

Dr. Stoltz has been the founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc., a global research and consulting firm, since 1987, through which he coaches, consults, teaches, and collaborates with top leaders, thinkers, and influencers within a broad range of organizations from start-ups and NGO’s to the Fortune 500 on six continents. He is also the founder and managing director of the GRIT Institute and Global Resilience Institute, both worldwide research collaboratives for exploring and advancing the frontiers of human endeavor.

Today, GRIT and AQ are the most widely adopted methods of their kind in the world for measurably enhancing one’s resilience, agility, and GRIT— currently in use by industry-leading companies, top institutions, and many governments in 137 countries across six continents. Dr. Stoltz is frequently featured in the world’s top media. Examples include the major news shows CNN, CNBC, ABC, Sky News, Business News Network, NBC Nightly News, Public Broadcast Service (PBS), as well as the biggest daytime shows such as the Today Show, and multiple appearances on Oprah. You will also find Dr. Stoltz quoted in the major press, worldwide, including Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investor’s Business Daily, Yahoo! Finance, Asia 21, Inc., Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Singapore Straits Times, The Australian Financial Review, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Boss Magazine, The Drucker Foundation’s prestigious Leader to Leader and other publications. Dr. Stoltz coaches the U.S. Olympic Team, has served as faculty for MIT’s acclaimed entrepreneurship program and for Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished Global Leaders Program, where his AQ and GRIT-related methods and assessments have been used to equip tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Stoltz received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and Economics from the University of California, as well as his business, leadership, and social sciences interdisciplinary master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. PEAK Learning’s international headquarters is situated in the coastal mountains of San Luis Obispo, California, where Dr. Stoltz resides with his family, who were honored by USA Today as “America’s Most Creative Family.”

Videos
Books
GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed

GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed

The Adversity Advantage

The Adversity Advantage

Adversity Quotient at Work: Finding Your Hidden Capacity for Getting Things Done

Adversity Quotient at Work: Finding Your Hidden Capacity for Getting Things Done

Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Speaking Topics
  • From Good to Grit.

    Setting ambitious goals, taking on tough projects, and pursuing a competitive agenda are both essential and good. But they are no longer enough to win. It takes exceptional Grit. Groundbreaking research reveals tenaciously and relentlessly persevering long after others would give up is what separates the best from the rest. Learn from the world's leading authority on the subject. Discover how you can Gauge and Grow Grit, individually and collectively to fuel your success.

  • Leadership Grit.

    Why do 91 percent of top employers worldwide value Grit in their leaders, over anything else? If your leaders' were measurably more "gritty" how would that affect your organization's results and success? Your group will feast on this scintillating, revelation-loaded session, presenting the newest, groundbreaking research on the role Grit plays in performance, promotion, problem-solving, innovation, agility, resilience, health, and success.

  • Sales Grit.

    If your sales force had measurably greater Grit, how would it affect their results? Discover why Grit is the power ball for superior sales performance, especially in complex, competitive environments. Unearth how the grittiest sales forces and individuals deliver the numbers, time and time again, in spite of all the ways the world may conspire against them. Learn how to Gauge and Grow Sales Grit, for true competitive immunity.

  • The Science and Practice of Harnessing Adversity.

    Imagine if you could truly master the ability to consistently respond even more optimally to anything and everything. What could be more essential, especially in these adversity-rich times?

    Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, member of the prestigious Harvard Board of Business Mentors, is considered “One of the Top 10 Most Influential Thinkers of Our Time.” Through his signature high-energy, provocative, and engaging session, Dr. Stoltz will introduce the groundbreaking science, tools, and principles of AQ—Adversity Quotient—the most widely proven, adopted method in existence for measuring and growing your next-level resilience, agility, adaptability, and resolve. Join the 1.5million leaders and professionals from 137 countries who have measured and grown their AQs for unprecedented gains.

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    Booking fees for Paul G. Stoltz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul G. Stoltz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul G. Stoltz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul G. Stoltz for your next private or corporate function.
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Paul G. Stoltz

Creator of the Adversity Quotient, Expert Speaker on Human and Organizational Performance

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San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
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Paul G. Stoltz Biography

Dr. Paul G. Stoltz is considered the world’s leading authority on the integration and application of grit and resilience. He is author of five international bestselling books on the subject—printed in 17 languages— including the top selling business book in China, and was voted by HR Magazine as “One of the Top 10 most influential global thinkers,” and by Executive Excellence as “One of the 100 Most Influential Thinkers of Our Time.” In his newest book, “GRIT—The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed,” he pioneers the first validated construct and method in existence for growing both the quantity and quality of one’s GRIT.

Dr. Stoltz has served as faculty for MIT’s acclaimed entrepreneurship program and for Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished Global Leaders Program, where his AQ and GRIT-related methods and assessments have been used to equip tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs. He also serves on various boards, including advisory board for DocuSign, and several companies focused on earth rejuvenating technologies.

Harvard Business Review selected Dr. Stoltz to be a member of their prestigious Board of Business Mentors. Harvard Business School has selected and incorporated Dr. Stoltz’s Adversity Quotient® tools and methods into its top-rated MBA and Executive Education programs and is featuring Dr. Stoltz’s newest work on GRIT in a new video series for Harvard Business Review. Dr. Stoltz has also been a member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, was selected as the Millennial Thinker for Singapore, “Thought Leader of the Year” in Hong Kong, and is a top-rated international faculty member for the Young Presidents’ Organization. He has guest lectured for Princeton, INSEAD, and Cornell, and has been a featured blogger and author for both the Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today.

Dr. Stoltz has been the founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc., a global research and consulting firm, since 1987, through which he coaches, consults, teaches, and collaborates with top leaders, thinkers, and influencers within a broad range of organizations from start-ups and NGO’s to the Fortune 500 on six continents. He is also the founder and managing director of the GRIT Institute and Global Resilience Institute, both worldwide research collaboratives for exploring and advancing the frontiers of human endeavor.

Today, GRIT and AQ are the most widely adopted methods of their kind in the world for measurably enhancing one’s resilience, agility, and GRIT— currently in use by industry-leading companies, top institutions, and many governments in 137 countries across six continents. Dr. Stoltz is frequently featured in the world’s top media. Examples include the major news shows CNN, CNBC, ABC, Sky News, Business News Network, NBC Nightly News, Public Broadcast Service (PBS), as well as the biggest daytime shows such as the Today Show, and multiple appearances on Oprah. You will also find Dr. Stoltz quoted in the major press, worldwide, including Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investor’s Business Daily, Yahoo! Finance, Asia 21, Inc., Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Singapore Straits Times, The Australian Financial Review, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Boss Magazine, The Drucker Foundation’s prestigious Leader to Leader and other publications. Dr. Stoltz coaches the U.S. Olympic Team, has served as faculty for MIT’s acclaimed entrepreneurship program and for Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished Global Leaders Program, where his AQ and GRIT-related methods and assessments have been used to equip tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Stoltz received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and Economics from the University of California, as well as his business, leadership, and social sciences interdisciplinary master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. PEAK Learning’s international headquarters is situated in the coastal mountains of San Luis Obispo, California, where Dr. Stoltz resides with his family, who were honored by USA Today as “America’s Most Creative Family.”

Paul G. Stoltz Videos

  • How to Manage Adversity during a crisis by Dr. Paul Stoltz - YouTube
    May 19, 2020 ... Dr. Paul Stoltz has studied the subject of Adversity for several decades. Please share this video with your friends so they can...
  • How to Manage Adversity during a crisis by Dr. Paul Stoltz - YouTube
    May 19, 2020 ... Dr. Paul Stoltz has studied the subject of Adversity for several decades. Please share this video with your friends so they can...
  • AQ, the core of our inheritance | Dr. Paul Stoltz ...

Paul G. Stoltz Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Paul G. Stoltz

Paul G. Stoltz Speaking Topics

  • From Good to Grit.

    Setting ambitious goals, taking on tough projects, and pursuing a competitive agenda are both essential and good. But they are no longer enough to win. It takes exceptional Grit. Groundbreaking research reveals tenaciously and relentlessly persevering long after others would give up is what separates the best from the rest. Learn from the world's leading authority on the subject. Discover how you can Gauge and Grow Grit, individually and collectively to fuel your success.

  • Leadership Grit.

    Why do 91 percent of top employers worldwide value Grit in their leaders, over anything else? If your leaders' were measurably more "gritty" how would that affect your organization's results and success? Your group will feast on this scintillating, revelation-loaded session, presenting the newest, groundbreaking research on the role Grit plays in performance, promotion, problem-solving, innovation, agility, resilience, health, and success.

  • Sales Grit.

    If your sales force had measurably greater Grit, how would it affect their results? Discover why Grit is the power ball for superior sales performance, especially in complex, competitive environments. Unearth how the grittiest sales forces and individuals deliver the numbers, time and time again, in spite of all the ways the world may conspire against them. Learn how to Gauge and Grow Sales Grit, for true competitive immunity.

  • The Science and Practice of Harnessing Adversity.

    Imagine if you could truly master the ability to consistently respond even more optimally to anything and everything. What could be more essential, especially in these adversity-rich times?

    Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, member of the prestigious Harvard Board of Business Mentors, is considered “One of the Top 10 Most Influential Thinkers of Our Time.” Through his signature high-energy, provocative, and engaging session, Dr. Stoltz will introduce the groundbreaking science, tools, and principles of AQ—Adversity Quotient—the most widely proven, adopted method in existence for measuring and growing your next-level resilience, agility, adaptability, and resolve. Join the 1.5million leaders and professionals from 137 countries who have measured and grown their AQs for unprecedented gains.

FAQs on booking Paul G. Stoltz

  • How to book Paul G. Stoltz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Paul G. Stoltz for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Paul G. Stoltz, 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 pricing information and check availability for Paul G. Stoltz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Paul G. Stoltz?

    Booking fees for Paul G. Stoltz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Paul G. Stoltz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Paul G. Stoltz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paul G. Stoltz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Paul G. Stoltz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Paul G. Stoltz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paul G. Stoltz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Paul G. Stoltz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as From Good to Grit., Leadership Grit., Sales Grit. and The Science and Practice of Harnessing Adversity.. The estimated speaking fee range to book Paul G. Stoltz for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Paul G. Stoltz generally travels from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adrian Gostick, Shawn Achor, Chester Elton, Dr. Kevin Freiberg and Joseph Grenny. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paul G. Stoltz for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Paul G. Stoltz Speaker Videos

  • How to Manage Adversity during a crisis by Dr. Paul Stoltz - YouTube
    May 19, 2020 ... Dr. Paul Stoltz has studied the subject of Adversity for several decades. Please share this video with your friends so they can apply his ...
    How to Manage Adversity during a crisis by Dr. Paul Stoltz - YouTube
    May 19, 2020 ... Dr. Paul Stoltz has studied the subject of Adversity for several decades. Please share this video with your friends so they can apply his ...
  • AQ, the core of our inheritance | Dr. Paul Stoltz ...

Paul G. Stoltz Speaking Topics

  • From Good to Grit.

    Setting ambitious goals, taking on tough projects, and pursuing a competitive agenda are both essential and good. But they are no longer enough to win. It takes exceptional Grit. Groundbreaking research reveals tenaciously and relentlessly persevering long after others would give up is what separates the best from the rest. Learn from the world's leading authority on the subject. Discover how you can Gauge and Grow Grit, individually and collectively to fuel your success.

  • Leadership Grit.

    Why do 91 percent of top employers worldwide value Grit in their leaders, over anything else? If your leaders' were measurably more "gritty" how would that affect your organization's results and success? Your group will feast on this scintillating, revelation-loaded session, presenting the newest, groundbreaking research on the role Grit plays in performance, promotion, problem-solving, innovation, agility, resilience, health, and success.

  • Sales Grit.

    If your sales force had measurably greater Grit, how would it affect their results? Discover why Grit is the power ball for superior sales performance, especially in complex, competitive environments. Unearth how the grittiest sales forces and individuals deliver the numbers, time and time again, in spite of all the ways the world may conspire against them. Learn how to Gauge and Grow Sales Grit, for true competitive immunity.

  • The Science and Practice of Harnessing Adversity.

    Imagine if you could truly master the ability to consistently respond even more optimally to anything and everything. What could be more essential, especially in these adversity-rich times?

    Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, member of the prestigious Harvard Board of Business Mentors, is considered “One of the Top 10 Most Influential Thinkers of Our Time.” Through his signature high-energy, provocative, and engaging session, Dr. Stoltz will introduce the groundbreaking science, tools, and principles of AQ—Adversity Quotient—the most widely proven, adopted method in existence for measuring and growing your next-level resilience, agility, adaptability, and resolve. Join the 1.5million leaders and professionals from 137 countries who have measured and grown their AQs for unprecedented gains.

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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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