Paul Jan Zdunek serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Miller Kaplan, a Top-100 Accounting & Business Advisory Firm, and Partner at Tipping Point Strategists, a consulting firm focused on transforming organizations through its foundational approach of Purpose, People, and Place.
After a decade-long career as an orchestra conductor, Paul brings over 20 years of C-Suite experience providing leadership and advisory services as a business transformation & change management specialist for institutions requiring revitalization.
Paul’s expertise includes organizational & leadership transformation, change management, conflict & crisis resolution, complex facilitation, executive coaching, and stakeholder management.
Paul is a TEDx speaker and an award-winning co-author of a book on cultivating GREY LEADERSHIP® titled Cowboys & Conductors: Conversations on Horseman-Humanship which he uses to teach executive courses within the Technical Management Program at UCLA and the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University.
Cowboys & Conductors: Conversations on Horseman-Humanship has been described as a business book about life and a life book about business for both CEOs in the workplace and young children in the schoolyard trying to figure out relationships.
Hailed by Readers' Favorite as "...one of the most inspiring books on leadership...for anyone who needs...guidance in their day-to-day lives," this book has been helping people understand how to communicate with others through simple yet impactful philosophies of Meeting People Where They Are, allowing people to Move Their Feet, and empowering them to work through this post black-and-white world by providing them with a foundational framework we call GREY LEADERSHIP®.
As the author of the Foreword, Beyonce's dad and executive producer, Mathew Knowles, says that after reading Cowboys & Conductors, "You'll want to be a better person and team player not only for yourself, but for your colleagues and loved ones too."
Awards include the Nonfiction Book Awards, North American Book Awards, Goody Business Book Awards, Firebird & Speak Up Talk Radio Book Awards, and American Writing Awards.
Join me and CNN correspondent Stephanie Elam as we discuss my book, Cowboys & Conductors: Conversations on Horseman-Humanship. We'll explore effective leadership strategies, working in diverse teams, and delve into my upcoming Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Alumni Academy course.
Whether you are looking for a keynote speaker for your next event, a facilitator for that difficult-to-have conversation, or a one-on-one coaching session, Paul Jan Zdunek brings his distinctive expertise and insight as an orchestra conductor, entrepreneur, and organizational transformation expert to deliver impact. With a range of services custom designed to fit your specific needs, Paul’s passion is connecting people to their aha-moments and leading them to those incredibly surprising and powerful places they never thought were possible.
Paul Jan Zdunek began his professional career as an orchestra conductor and, while he has spent the last 20 years as a business leader and transformation specialist, he continues to utilize all the lessons learned from his training and experience on the podium.
His unique journey has provided him the skills to seamlessly influence change through an intuitive leadership approach that he uses every single day to deliver maximum impact.
Demons & Drivers: Never Let Impossible Win holds the key to understanding how our childhood stressors drive our adulthood actions and how we can unlock the power to compel our Demons to serve our life’s purpose.
Now more than ever, people feel “stuck.” Most of our personal and professional challenges come from being uncentered. Centeredness is the key to helping ourselves and helping others succeed. Our Centeredness comes from understanding and connecting our Demon to our Defining-Driver. When combined with our Superest-Power, our Defining- Driver unlocks the world of possibilities for us in both our personal and professional lives and allows us to become the type of person, partner, family member, friend, and leader we never thought possible.
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