Paul Deslauriers has over twenty-three years of experience as a community organizer, management coach, organizational development consultant, and workshop facilitator. He has worked with diverse groups such as the Alaskan Inuit, Icelandic, and Hawaiian communities. He was coordinator and coach for a group of two hundred and eighty-seven grassroots communities focused on activism in the United States and Europe. Presently, Paul is the Executive Director of Community Organizing for Action (Co-Act), which is involved with locally produced energy, ending hunger and malnutrition, public transportation, and local currency. Paul also gives workshops throughout the country involving grassroots community development and improving group performance.
Incorporating his wide experiences, his most recent book “Grassroute Guide: a Roadmap to Community Empowerment”, lays out in a practical and applicable format, insightful principles of community organizing.
In his novel, “Bearer of Light: A Catalyst for Global Change”, Paul weaves six key characteristics of successful communities throughout the story, while providing hope and an uplifting approach to the challenges faced by our local communities and nation.
Employing innovative, new-paradigm concepts for “high energy group performance” he has served such clients as Hoechst, Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus, IKEA, and over seventy TV broadcasting and advertising agencies, he has also authored “IN THE HIGH-ENERGY ZONE: The 6 Characteristics of Highly Effective Groups”.
Eco-scientist turned business consultant, Paul has a Master’s Degree in mechanical and oceanic engineering and has worked as an environmental consultant for numerous organizations conducting research in ocean and coastal ecology. He has also taught yoga and personal growth programs.
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