ABOUT PAUL MARTINELLI
For internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer and coach Paul Martinelli, it’s all about belief -- and hard work.
A high school dropout from a Pittsburgh working-class family, Paul overcame a stuttering disability and potentially dim future to rise from janitor to millionaire entrepreneur. He has shared the stage with such personal development masters as Bob Proctor, Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, and Mark Victor Hansen. Paul also is president of the John Maxwell Team, an elite group of certified coaches and communicators mentored by renowned leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John Maxwell. Paul’s creation of the certification program earned him Marcus Buckingham’s Leaders Leading Leaders award, which recognizes innovators who inspire excellence in others.
“There’s real power in challenging the conviction of what you believe about yourself,” Paul says. “I’d thought that life was lived by default, not by design. It never occurred to me that anything was possible with persistence and action.”
At 14, Paul was recruited by anti-crime activist Curtis Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels to help protect New York City subways. By the time Paul was 22, he was second in command of the influential organization that set up unarmed volunteer safety patrols in some of the toughest neighborhoods in the United States and Canada. This demanding leadership post fueled Paul’s courage and confidence and eventually brought him to West Palm Beach, Fla., in 1986.
Two years later, with $200 and a used vacuum, he founded At Your Service cleaning company. Seeking to grow his business, he began to study and apply the principles of human potential. His dynamic and creative approach -- and astounding results -- earned him Northwood University’s prestigious Arthur E. Turner Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. He sold his company in 2006, the same year he moved into his oceanfront home, a far cry from his Rust Belt roots.
The former president of LifeSuccess Consultants has since launched his own speaking, training and coaching firm. Through candid keynote speeches, workshops, seminars and more, he zealously encourages others to boost their potential and harness the power of their mind. Having worked his way up from mop bucket to millionaire, Paul has practiced -- and proven -- what he preaches.
“What would it be like to change your entire life so you could live the life of your dreams?” he asks. “It has nothing to do with hope and everything to do with belief. Now is the time to master your life.”
Paul’s services range from one-on-one customized coaching to educating and inspiring sold-out auditoriums around the world. To learn more, contact Paul Martinelli and Associates at (561) 833-4404 or via paulmartinelli.net.
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