I've been working with Paul as my coach for over a year now, and without a doubt, he has helped me in ways I didn't even anticipate. I am confident in clearly stating: if you find yourself in a position to work with Paul, seize the opportunity! His fundamental understanding of how a business works have been invaluable in helping me work through and solve difficult business decisions. He walks side by side with me as I investigate the best ways to handle given scenarios, never giving me answers but always gently pulling me along to find the answers myself. He has a great deal of emotional intelligence as well, both being able to read me and how I am feeling, but also to help me navigate my own interpersonal relationships in the workplace, helping me see how I fit with others in my professional relationships and new ways to look at those relationships. Lastly, something that is worth noting, I am aware that he coaches others in my organization as well. Still, I have never once had any doubt in the confidential space he builds for our sessions and have only the strongest feelings for Paul's integrity. I place full trust and respect in Paul, and he, in turn, places the same in me. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough and suggest anyone with the opportunity to consider working with him as well.
Chief Marketing Officer February 2021
I cannot overstate the positive impact that Paul has had on my professional life. I have never worked with an executive coach before, and when I agreed to participate in my workplace's leadership development program, I was nervous about the coaching piece. However, in our very first session, I was struck by how quickly and skillfully Paul was able to create an environment of psychological safety, connect with me in multiple ways, and generally put me at ease. This allowed us to have many subsequent unreserved and deeply honest conversations that have been critical for helping me successfully understand and navigate a complex work environment, solve thorny business problems, and create clarity around my own professional and interpersonal goals. He is funny, warm, and unbelievably kind, while still somehow holding my feet to the fire and keeping me accountable to myself when it's needed. Paul has an uncanny ability to ask just the right question to help me find my path forward when I am stuck, and he is exceptional at helping me plan difficult conversations that balance candor with compassion. I am so fortunate to have found Paul, and could not recommend him more highly as a coach.
Dr. Ashley Flynn Ward
Senior Director of Clinical Development January 2021
Paul has done a wonderful job of helping me grow as an organizational leader. He's always ready and eager to dig into the daily nuances of coordinating my team members and their diverse set of personalities, while still keeping an eye on the bigger picture and helping me craft my own personal roadmap. For anybody who is willing to be open and honest with themselves and explore the ways in which they can become a better coach to their own team, spending time with Paul is the best thing they could do.
Chief Technology Officer November 2020
It’s hard to put into words the positive impact that Paul has had on my life! Executive coaching with Paul was not at all what I expected – every session turned into a thought-provoking conversation that left me with a much deeper understanding of who I am. Our work together tapped into an intuition and confidence that I didn’t know I had – he helped me push beyond self-inflicted limitations and realize that pursuing my hopes and dreams is not only the best option, but the only option! I have never been more excited about the work I’m pursuing, and I have Paul to thank for that. So thank you, Paul, for being a mentor, a coach, and a friend!
Chief Growth Officer at Vayner Commerce August 2020
Paul has been such an impactful person to have in my life. I was skeptical about coaching when I was first introduced to it. There was no way that somebody who didn’t know me or the situations I was going through daily would be able to help me become a better worker, leader, or person. Paul turned that upside down for me. Over the last few months, his patience and perspective have really showcased everything that can be accomplished through good coaching. My coaching sessions with Paul are not step-by-step instructions of what I need to do to be successful. Rather, they are thought-provoking conversations on the fundamental themes in my professional development. Because of Paul, I can see things more objectively and am empowered to move towards action instead of being paralyzed by inaction. If you want to become a stronger manager, you talk to Paul. Take it from me - a former skeptic. I can’t imagine how my life right now would be without his wisdom and mentorship.
Senior Manager of Store Development July 2020
Paul is one of the smartest people I know. I've seen him tackle complex business challenges, mastermind financials, start a company, write and publish a book, speak on public stages, the list goes on. At the core of all of his experience and accomplishments is an innate curiosity about PEOPLE. That's why it's so great to see him enter the world of coaching, where he can combine his professional talents with his interest in the human experience. What motivates them? How can they improve? Just as he knows how to identify opportunities, set a vision, and map out a path to accomplish professional goals, now he's applying that blueprint to his work with clients. Over the last three months, Paul has coached me to uncover new perspectives, expanded my self-awareness, challenged assumptions I've always held about myself or my work, and held me accountable to my goals. I recommend him to anyone ready to challenge themselves to improve and transform how they show up for themselves, in work and in life.
Non-Profit Marketing & Communications Director - March 2019
Paul has been instrumental in helping me move beyond the limitations I had placed on myself. He was my third eye that was able to view my situation with absolute clarity. Paul used his wisdom and perspective to lay out a process of self-discovery that yielded answers and solutions. Always professional and respectful during our work together I felt guided and not forced into a direction. The depth of personal enlightenment I have gained working with Paul has been astounding. Moving beyond the box you put yourself in is hard work and I am grateful for Paul's guidance along the way.
President of CA-based Architectural Firm - Sept. 2019
A while back, I set out on a journey to better myself. It started with going back to school and setting out to finish something I started. Once that milestone was reached, I turned the dial towards myself to expose the cracks and let them heal. As I am healing, I've started to pivot towards my own happiness. Along this latest journey, I was lucky enough to have met Paul. Paul is a connector of sorts; drawing lines/parallels towards dots that I hadn't fathomed about myself, ultimately presenting a picture that few are afforded. As we step in and outside the bounds of the "self", his careful reflections as to where I've come from and how that can lead me towards where I am going has helped me see a world above my own weeds. As a coach, Paul has believed in me wholeheartedly; especially when a moment of doubt arises. He provides the extra push necessary to get across the finish, but only if that's where I want to go. His door is always open and he's always there to greet you with a smile. Paul is definitely more than a coach; he's a trusted adviser and above all, a friend.
Senior Consultant Salesforce Feb. 2020
Making the complex simple and offering pointed advice, Paul's acumen for effective listening and leadership is obvious within moments. After a session I feel inspired and energized, Paul, attacks mental fog and our own inner-dissonance in a manner expected from an old friend or most trusted adviser. He's a truth-teller who provides immeasurable professional value through his consulting service. I am looking forward to continuing a path of discovery and growth through his services.
Architect - Salesforce Dec. 2019
Paul has helped me "hold up the mirror" to myself to truly uncover the wisdom and solutions needed in my personal and professional interactions with myself and others. I appreciate that Paul shows up every session with deliberate intent. And he motivates me to do the same! Paul encourages me to be present in my life with purpose through the honest discovery of who I am and what I want out of this beautiful life. He asks questions that break opens my heart and mind to cultivate awareness, growth, and positive change. Paul will guide you to create that actionable change that you know you need to finally do...I challenge you, show up to your life with Paul Tripp. You will be forever grateful you did.
Senior Bio-pharmaceutical Representative at Amgen - July 2019
Truly one of the BEST coaches I know! I had the distinct pleasure of hiring Paul to help me to get extraordinary results in my business and personal life. I chose Paul for the depth of his emotional intelligence. Right from our first session, I knew Paul embodied what he calls The Show Up coach. What he does best is listen with such intention that every question drives you deeper into unimaginable self-discovery. He masterfully blends humor a no-nonsense attitude that every adult needs. Paul has an uncanny ability to hold up a mirror to your innermost self lovingly and with ZERO judgment. His coaching style is for those who are not afraid to action but have been searching for exactly what actions to take. He's a truth-teller, a seer, a healer, a soul stirrer. His genuine love and adoration for helping you see the greatness in you will help you to believe in yourself. I personally think he should coach every world leader on how to show up! I'm Brooklyn D. and I approve of this message.
Chief Happiness Officer Fortune 500 Company - May 2019
When it comes to being a realistic and thought-provoking leader Paul is the real deal! After just a short time with him, you will quickly come to understand he is a savvy executive leader that practices what he preaches. As an Executive Leadership Coach, Paul has helped me and others flush out not only ideas but action items that influence the bottom line. He embodies and displays loyalty, duty, honor, and respect for the growth process of individuals and organizations. If you want to see your leaders and teams reach their potential partner with Paul! Your entire organization will be better for it.