Paul White, Ph.D. - Psychologist, Author, Speaker

••• Paul White, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work.  He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg’s Business Week, CNN/,, Fast Company,, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News and World Report, and Yahoo! Finance.

Dr. White is the coauthor of three books including, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages). Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed a unique way for organizations to motivate employees that leads to increased job satisfaction, higher employee performance and enhanced levels of trust.

Their Motivating by Appreciation Inventory and Appreciation at Work training resources have been used by numerous corporations, colleges and universities, medical facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, and is available in multiple languages.

Dr. White, Dr. Chapman, along with coauthor Harold Myra, have recently released Rising Above a Toxic Workplace – Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment, and a fable based on the 5 languages of appreciation entitled Sync or Swim – A fable about workplace communication and coming together in a crisis.

As a speaker and trainer, Dr. White has taught around the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His expertise has been requested by Microsoft, Miller Coors, NASA, the Million Dollar Round Table, the Milken Institute, DIRECTV, the Salvation Army, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and numerous other national organizations.

For the past 20 years, Dr. White has improved numerous businesses, government agencies, wealthy family estates, and non-profit organizations by helping them:

  • Reduce the level of cynicism and negative communication within the workplace.
  • Eliminate supervisors’ frustration from not knowing how to effectively encourage their staff.
  • Learn how to communicate authentic appreciation (versus “go through the motions” recognition).
  • Successfully address tensions inherent in family-businesses and business succession planning.

Dr. White graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wheaton College (IL), earned his Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University, and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He has been married for over 35 years and is the father of four adult children. He relaxes by fishing, enjoying nature, and watching college basketball.

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