Paul D. Casey
Originally from Chicago, Paul has now been a professional speaker for over 25 years (giving almost 300 presentations in the past 4 years), and he is one of the leading authorities in leadership and personal growth—especially time management—helping people take back their calendars and restore sanity to their lives. He has spoken for organizations like McDonalds, Subway, Lamb Weston, Northwest Public Power, and Autozone—and among the 80 leaders he coaches per year, 25 of them lead at Pacific NW National Laboratories. Paul has a Master’s degree in education, and has been an educator/administrator/Chief Operating Officer in 5 non-profit organizations. He is an ACC-certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Master Trainer, and is a member of the National Speakers Association. He was awarded Solopreneur of the Year by the West Richland Chamber a few years ago.
Through his company, Growing Forward Services, Paul has partnered with his corporate and individual clients to transform their vision, their habits, and their lives. Currently, Paul carries out his mission of sparking breakthrough success by contributing daily inspirational growth messages on local radio, other people’s podcasts, and via social media. Also, he has inspired thousands of individuals and leaders to grow forward through his seminars, team-building off-site retreats, one-to-one self-leadership coaching, and as a keynote speaker. Paul has written 4 books: The Static Cling Principle (on habits and mindsets), Maximizing Every Minute (on time management), Leading the Team You’ve Always Wanted, and Leading with Super-Vision. And he interviews local leaders in his podcast: the Tri-Cities Influencer.
About Paul D. Casey & Growing Forward Services
Paul is married to Lovely Laura, has a 23- and an 18-year old named after state capitals, owns a cat named Sasha, and has lived in the Tri-Cities, WA, for over 20 years. For fun, he enjoys golfing, hiking, and bicycling—and orange slices—and he reads about 40 books per year.
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About Growing Forward
Growing Forward’s Business Values are:
Growing Forward’s vision statement: To kick-start and inspire the leader inside everyone to exponentially grow in their skills, intentionally live by their values, and passionately make a greater difference in the world.
Growing Forward gives back to its community 15% of what it makes! Some charitable organization recipients in the past year have been: The CBC Foundation, New Vintage Church, YouMedical, Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission, Rehema For Kids, and several others.
How and why did you get into this business?
I’m an educator at heart. After being a teacher, principal, family pastor, and teacher convention speaker, I heard about the life coaching profession. I thought to myself, “That’s what I enjoy doing naturally with people in every area of my life—helping people figure out their next steps to grow forward.” My business’s name came about as a result of that desire deep inside me. I began to envision a different, even-more-exciting future for myself and those with whom I’d interact.
I wondered if I could make a career of coaching or speaking full-time. Then I thought, “What if it were a business that combined coaching, training, and team-building, all the services that could be customized to what an individual or team needed at that season of life?” So, in 2012, I started Growing Forward Services part-time while still having the day job, until the dream job became so compelling that I needed to launch it full-time in 2015.
Why is leadership your focus?
As I look back on my youth, I have always been thrust into leadership roles, as someone who takes action and is responsible to carry the group and its “mission” forward. I even set up my own “clubs” in elementary school with my friends! I’ve taken many assessments, many of which show that leadership is a strength and inclination. However, I never studied it until I was in an interview for a job around 31 years old when I was asked which leaders I was reading about. With no answer, my quest began. Since then, I have read 30-40 leadership/self-leadership books per year, listened to leadership podcasts, read leadership magazines, listened to leadership books (and cassettes!) on CD because it is my passion.
My favorite quote is “Everything rises and falls on leadership” by John Maxwell. And I believe it. Leadership has the most impact on organizations and individuals, and you have to effectively lead yourself first before you can effectively lead your team—thus, the self-leadership focus as well.