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Program Descriptions

Harry Paul aka Harry the Fish Guydelivers content-rich, fun, upbeat, exciting and informative presentations on corporate culture, customer service and employee engagement; these presentations are relevant and effective and make a difference right away.

The FISH! Philosophy

Format: Keynote to half-day workshop available

Audience:Leadership and Management wanting to instill more energy to all employees 

Return on investment

  • Increased retention
  • Decrease in tardiness
  • More effective teamwork
  • More creativity
  • Create a culture that is fun, fulfilling and productive
  • Unique customer experiences that cannot be duplicated by the competition

The FISH! Philosophyshows you and your employees how to create a culture where people can’t wait to come to work and be their best--a culture with people looking to make a difference for their customers and each other. A culture that nurtures flawless execution of work, promotes teamwork, and is fulfilling and fun. The FISH!Philosophyis based on the bestselling book FISH!and the fishmongers at the World-Famous Pike Place Fish Marketin Seattle, Washington. The fish market is some of the most successful retail space in America. Yet it is located right near three other fish markets that sell the same fish for the same price. The market doesn’t trade on product or price; they trade on creating unique customer experiences. The fishmongers at the market work in a culture where they bring passion, energy and enthusiasm to work everyday. Any organization can create this culture that will lead to and sustain success through hard-working, dedicated people by: 

  • Understanding and using the organizations Mission, Vision and Values
  • Focusing on performance and values
  • Creating stories that reinforce your desired culture

Using The FISH!Philosophycan make a huge difference in your organization’ s culture by:

  • Choose your Attitude- Decide to bring more enthusiasm to work everyday
  • Be There- Know why you go to work everyday
  • Play- Discover ways to have fun and instill more energy at work
  • Make Their Day- Include your customers in the energy and fun

Creating A Culture of Excellence!

Format:Keynote to half-day workshop available

Audience:Leadership and management looking to enhance their organizations culture

Return on investment: 

  • Sustained success
  • Banish average from your organization
  • Gain both professional and personal excellence

This presentation shows you how to build a culture where everyone has passion and understanding for what they are doing. Continuously building the skills necessary to get the job done and remain competitive. Effectively communicating roles and responsibilities without confusion. Having the flexibility to do things differently in the ever-changing competitive business environment we all dwell in and taking ownership for the productivity and profitability of the organization.  

  • Understanding and using the four tenets of achieving excellence 
  • Using the five pillars of excellence 
  • ELEVATE your Excellence

Destination: Work

Format:Keynote

Audience:Leadership and management looking to increase employee engagement

Return on investment:

  • Create a fully engaged workforce
  • Employees will trust management
  • Tap into the discretionary effort of your employees
  • Developing an Army of Advocates who will want to work hard for you
  • Increase in productivity

This presentation shows you how to create a fully engaged workforce and build a world-class organization. When someone is engaged with their work, they are excited about coming to work and working hard. As a result, they give every bit of energy, creativity and passion toward performing their job. The level of employee engagement is extremely important because it’s the primary driver of a company’s financial performance. Companies with high levels of employee engagement are more profitable, their stock prices consistently outperform the market and they experience significant cost savings due to reduced employee turnover, absenteeism, theft and accidents. In addition, employees at companies with high levels of engagement provide superior customer service that results in loyal customers and all-important increases in market share.

Here are a few of the concepts attendees will take away from the presentation:

  • Focus on People as well as the Performance Numbers
  • Motivate With Trust Instead of Fear
  • Turn Work Into Fun

My Background

Harry Paul aka Harry the Fish Guyis an internationally sought-after speaker who delivers informative presentations that are upbeat, fun and make a difference. He helps organizations increase productivity by engaging and energizing employees to give and do their best while helping the company accomplish its goals. Harry shows everyone how to enjoy what they are doing and get excited about coming to work and working hard. He has motivated audiences from India to Asheville, Bahrain to Raleigh and New York to Singapore. 

Harry is the co-author of seven business books including FISH!A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, one of the best-selling business books of all time with over five million copies sold in thirty-five languages. His books have been on the bestseller lists of The New York TimesPublisher’s WeeklyBusiness Week, Amazon.com and The Wall Street Journal. His latest book is Who Kidnapped Excellence? What’s Stopping Us From Giving and Being Our Best.

Harry served as a senior vice president for The Ken Blanchard Companies, where he personally managed the speaking career of Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager. There he gained first-hand knowledge in running all aspects of management training and consulting businesses including expertise in sales, distribution, product development and international operations.

Harry has shared his expertise and knowledge with some of the most respected companies in the world including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Cigna Insurance, Kimberly Clarke and Raytheon to mention just a few.

Testimonials

Harry’s Client List with Testimonials

Medical/Dental/Pharmaceutical

American Academy of Dental Group Practices 

American Association of Clinical Researchers 

American Association of Healthcare Administrators

Arthritis Foundation 

Astra Zeneca

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Medical)

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Dental)

California Health Forum

“Just wanted to say “Thank you” again…we all really enjoyed your speaking.”

City of Hope Hospital

Grand View Hospital

Health Care Systems

Healthcare Financial 

Horizon West HealthCare

            “Just letting you know we thoroughly enjoyed your presentation at our retreat last week.”

Johnson & Johnson-Vistakon

Greater Cincinnati Health Council

Kaiser Permanente 

Motion Picture and Television Fund Nursing Facility

Minnesota Dental Association

“Thanks again for all you did to make this year’s meeting so successful! I look forward to seeing you again.”

Omnicare

Pfizer

            “Insightful and engaging presentation…it was a pleasure working with you.”

Port Huron Hospital Association

Promises Inc. 

Rehab West

“Thanks again for a job well done.  We all enjoyed your friendly, open and relaxed style.  I look forward to inviting you to conduct future training session.”

Sanofi Sythelab

Silver Cross Hospital

            “…An impressive speaker.”

Sun Pharmaceuticals

Taro Pharmaceuticals

Triton PCS Tift Regional Medical Center

Western University of Health Sciences

Yankee Dental Congress

 

Associations

AACROA

AEC HR Association

Affordable Housing Association

American Association of Clinical Researchers

American Association Healthcare Administrators

American Management Association

American Red Cross

            “You blew them away…it’s not only the message, it’s your delivery.”

AHMA-PSW

Arizona SHRM

Arthritis Foundation

ARSI

Association for Accounting Administration

Association of Talent Development

Central California Association of Health Underwriters

CHART

Chicago Restaurant Association

Credit Union National Association

Florida Association of Counties

GAWDA

            “…you certainly were a hit.”

Glass Association of North America 

Hawaiian Association of Broadcasters

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

            “We were honored to have you as our speaker this year.”

International Accounts Payable Professional

International Association of Expo Management

            “Thanks again for preparing an outstanding presentation.”

International Sanitary Supply Association

            “Thank you for your fantastic presentation in Las Vegas.”

KASBO

Lessons in Leadership

Massachusetts Credit Union League

MMASC

Memphis SHRM

Mexico Executive Summit

“The audience was absolutely thrilled and delighted by your presentation and message (you were the highest-evaluated of our 6 Speakers). The only complaint was that we only booked you for a keynote; they would have liked a full-Fish! Morning.”

Michigan Association of Secondary Principals

Minnesota Dental Association

“Thanks again for all you did to make this year’s meeting so successful! I look forward to seeing you again.”

Mountain States Employee Council

NASSCOM

            “We all found him (Harry) to be fantastic and so did the audience”

National Association of College and University Food Services

“You proved to be a great choice as one of keynote speakers.  Your upbeat & FUN presentation got our members excited.”

National Association for Retail Marketing Services

National Council of State Education Association

National Marine Manufacturing Association 

Northern California Association for Human Resource Professionals

New Hampshire Credit Union League

New Jersey Association of School Board Administrators

“Your message was so refreshing and gave everyone that "shot in the arm" they so desperately needed.”

New York Association of School Business Officials

Northern California HR Association

Port Huron Hospital Association

Professionals in HR Association

Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado

Professional Services Council

San Diego County Apartment Association

San Diego Employers Association

San Jose Management Association

Sales and Marketing Council of Southern California

Sanitary Supply Wholesaling Association

Society of Marketing Professionals

            “Thank you Harry. We truly valued having you as our keynote speaker.”

Southern Californian Public Management Association

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association 

Stadium Management Association

The Alternative Board of Long Island

            “Your presentation was very well received, feedback was very strong.”

Texas Apartment Association

Texas Society of Association Executives 

Tristate HR Conference

Uniform Textile Services Association

Virginia Regional Minority Supplier Development Council

“Our participants have used many adjectives to describe your comments including “informative’, “fun”, and “enlightening.”…It’s exactly what our audience needed to hear!

Western & English Manufacturing Association

“Thanks so much for your inspiring and energizing presentation…you got everyone motivated and thinking about how to make their own working experience more fun.”

International Public Management Association for Human Resource Professionals

Yankee Dental Congress

Young Entrepreneurs Organization

            “You made my day by having the highest attended event in this year’s calendar.”

 

Education

Bath County Board of Education

Bucks County Community College

Caruthersville School District 

Career Transition Center

Central School District of New Jersey

Charter School Associates

Child Development Associates

Dynamix

Fitchburg State College

Freemont Union High School District

Rapid Displays

Grant Career Center

“Harry, it was a pleasure and honor to have you on our campus.  Your presentation was just what we needed.”

Haywood County Schools

Hendrix College

HR Summit 2011

Kent State University 

Mercer County Community College

            “The feedback we got was extremely positive.”

Michigan Association of Secondary Principals

New Jersey Association of School Board Administrators

National Association of College and University Food Services

“You proved to be a great choice as one of keynote speakers.  Your upbeat & FUN presentation got our members excited.”

National Council of State Education Association

National Seminars

New York Association of School Business Officials

Northern Illinois University

Ozark Technical Community College

            “Our entire audience raved about the workshop.”

Roland Unified School District 

San Bernardino Unified School District

San Diego City Schools

“WE have received positive and enthusiastic feedback from your presentation to the point where those who were unable to attend wished they had.”

SAPI Schools

SCA Conference Schools

School Financial Credit

Strayer University

University of Alabama

U.C. Irvine

UNLV

Wow! You really out did yourself at our FISH! Camp program…every single evaluation gaveyou rave reviews.”

Vernon County Public Schools 

Western University of Health Sciences

Ysleta School District 

            “The faculty and staff were so enthusiastic and elated having you as the guest speaker.”

VT School District

“Harry was terrific; easy going delivery, engaged the audience (which can be a tough group at times) and all appreciated the presentation.”

Zapata School District

 

Insurance/Financial

Alfa Insurance Company

            “Great job Tuesday! The message was right-on and the delivery was perfect.”

CJPIA

            “Thanks again for preparing an outstanding presentation.”

Central California Association of Health Underwriters

Cigna Insurance

First American Title 

Fusion Financial Group

“The response to your presentation was great.  Lots of good feedback and thank you’s for having you speak.  You made me look good.”

Indiana GrantMakers

“Reports following the day were very positive—several participants have indicated they are already changing the way “they do business.””

KPMG

New Hampshire Credit Union League

Markel Insurance Company

Massachusetts Credit Union League

Peterson Sullivan

Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado

Reznick Group

SDFEI

 

Government(Federal, State and Local)

AFSCME

Altoona Chamber of Commerce

Alliance for Parent Centers

Arkansas Tourism Bureau

Bureau of Indian Affairs

California for Drug Free Youth, Inc.

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority 

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 

City of San Jose

City of Sacramento

“…Thank you for a fabulous presentation…a few weeks have passed and we’re STILL hearing about how enjoyable folks found the meeting…especially your presentation.”

Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth

“Harry Paul brought the many spokes of our “wheel” together and helped to make everyone realize their value and how appreciated they are by one another by sharing the ‘FISH’ philosophy with all of us.   I have recommended Harry Paul to many other organizations that I know will benefit from his motivational message of appreciation and connectedness

County of San Diego

“We’ve had very positive feedback and the message was perfect…our staff got it.  It was certainly worthwhile.”

Denver Chamber of Commerce

FBI 

Federal Executive Board

Florida Association of Counties

IRS

Los Angeles County Management Council

Marine Corps Community Services

Military Processing Command

Missouri Lottery 

Naval Sea Systems Command 

New Mexico Taxation & Resource Department

Orange County Head Start

Rome Chamber of Commerce

            “Thanks for the great program, …we received nothing but positive feedback.”

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

“Our members really enjoyed your style and I truly believe your lively and idea-packed presentation was exactly what people needed to hear.”

Suffolk County Water District

Town of Alice Texas

U.S. Navy

Vista Irrigation District

Washington State Department of Procurement

 

Retail

Albertsons Grocery

Annex Corporation-Postal Annex

Do It Best Corporation

Domino’s Pizza

Party City 

Springs Window Fashions

Stein Mart

“It is with much pleasure that I write you today on behalf of our very grateful company who was privileged to hear your FISH! stories at our annual meeting earlier this year.”

The Gap

The UPS Stores of San Diego

 

Sports, Entertainment, Hospitality

Augusta National Golf Club

Blue Water Resort & Casino

Catalina Island Company

Caesar’s Entertainment

Chicago Restaurant Association

Clear Channel Communications 

            “Thanks for your easy nature and GREAT keynote.”

Clear Channel Entertainment

Dave and Busters

            “Thank you for your wonderful presentation.”

Delaware North Travel and Hospitality

Domino’s Pizza

Friendly Franchisees Corporation

Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort

Harrah’s Rincon Resort

Host Marriott

Jacksonville Jaguars

“You got everyone motivated and thinking about making the game day experience more fun and memorable for our fans.”

LiveNation

McDonald’s 

Papa Murphy’s

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Diego Zoo

Sexton Communications

“What a motivating seminar!...the hour and a half you spent with us made us all feel like we were at The Super Bowl of business motivation.”

Whataburger 

Viejas Casino

 

Manufacturing, Technology, Transportation, Communication

Aderant Users Group

Agro Tech Foods Unlimited

Ben E. Keith Company

Boeing

Bollinger Shipyards

Boston Scientific

The Business Journal

            “The event was a tremendous success thanks in large part to your contributions.”

Brandix

Callanen International

Candle Software

Cooper Electric Supply

Cox Communications

Dan-Am Sata

Do It Best Corporation

Double Click

DuPont

E-trade 

Fast Signs

First Data Corp

General Dynamics

Harris Corporation

Johnson Controls

Keppel Corporation

Kimberly Clark-Peru

KnowledgeLake, Inc.

“Harry was a great success.  Our group was very involved and he is very entertaining.  I will definitely consider having him back for future events.”

Mission Linen

Murati Suzuki

New England Mechanical Overlay

OSI Creative

Pacific Bell

Penske Truck Leasing

“The program with Harry went very well, the audience came away with ideas to apply in the workplace, which was the whole point of the event.”

Proctor and Gamble

Raytheon Vision Systems

Roberson Transportation

SAIC 

United Technologies-Edwards

Verizon 

Western Classified Advertisers Association

 

Real Estate

American Pacific Mortgage Corporation

“…We truly enjoyed having you speak at our event.  The feedback from our attendees has been wonderful.  Everyone really connected to your presentation.”

Buffini and Company

Host Marriott

K. Hovnanian

“I received nothing but great compliments on the entire day, but especially the words of motivation spoken by you.”

London Properties

First American Title

            Harry, GREAT presentation!  Everyone loved it.”

First American Title Meeting Planner

            “Harry went over very well yet again.  I know my clients were very happy.”

First Home Mortgage

            “Harry…Thank you so much for an enjoyable FUN presentation—it was a huge success.”

Madison Apartment Group

Option One Mortgage

Swinerton Builders

Texas Apartment Association

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San Diego, California

FEES:

$10,000 +

MY EXPERTISE:

Harry Paul aka Harry the Fish Guy is an internationally sought-after speaker who delivers informative presentations that are upbeat, fun and make a difference. He helps organizations increase productivity by engaging and energizing employees to give and do their best while helping the company accomplish its goals. Harry shows everyone how to enjoy what they are doing and get excited about coming to work and working hard.

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