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Global Keynote Speaker

Host of the 'Inspire Us' podcast

Acclaimed Author

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Having lived a Hollywood Blockbuster life with many teachable lessons in Negotiations, Crisis Resolution, and Mental Wellness, Paul offers the most entertaining and memorable keynotes globally. His stories are inspirational, educational and will move you. He's been voted one of the most interesting men & best storytellers out there!

Need inspiration? Check Out Paul's "Inspire Us" Podcast. It just may be the inspiration you're looking for!

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J. Paul Nadeau, ‘Paul,’ is a retired police detective, hostage negotiator, and international peacekeeper. His life reads like a Hollywood blockbuster movie, and his vast experience has made him a highly sought-after global keynote speaker on business negotiations, conflict resolution and mental wellness. 

If you're looking for an exceptional five-star storyteller who leaves your attendees entertained and educated, then Paul's your pic! His stories are moving, inspirational and memorable. He's been voted one of the most interesting men and very best storytellers out there! You'll leave his keynotes feeling inspired and rejuvenated, not to mention educated.

Paul is an admired international keynote speaker and instructor. He specializes in helping businesses discover how to negotiate for success using hostage negotiation principles and his own 4-step PIER negotiating model.


He also speaks on the topics of conflict resolution and mental health, the latter based much on his best-selling book, “Take Control of Your Life,” a book credited for saving lives. He was the Canadian Mental Health Associations' opening choice for keynote speakers in 2019. His keynotes are memorable.


“Take Control of Your Life” is not simply a how-to book on motivation – it introduces a new paradigm to shift one's way of thinking and successfully unlock the readers' full potential to free themselves from the cages that once held them captive.



Paul is a retired and decorated Police Detective, Hostage Negotiator, International PeaceKeeper, and keynote speaker on the topics of business negotiations, conflict resolution, and mental wellness. He provides keynotes that educate, engage, inspire and thrill. His stories entertain and educate. There are no dull training sessions or keynotes with Paul! Available for your events. Contact Paul directly for quotes.


"Take Control of Your Life"

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TEDxToronto 2015 Speaker

Paul Nadeau

Hostage Negotiations expert

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