Paul Nadeau

Hostage and Crisis Negotiator | Sales & Negotiation Expert

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Negotiating and selling skills are as important to our lives (and businesses) as literacy. J.Paul Nadeau, a former Police Detective, Hostage Negotiator, Professional Interrogator, AND decorated International Peace Keeper knows how to negotiate- and he does it well.

During his exemplary 31-year service career, Paul specialized in Hostage and Crisis Negotiation, International Peace Keeping, Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Investigation, Professional Interrogations, and Polygraph. He has received the highest recommendations from the International Peace Keeping Branch and the United Nations, among many others. In 2005, Paul successfully negotiated a suspected terrorist off a Boeing 747 in Paris, France, without incident or injury to passengers or crew. He is now a regular consultant for CNN, The National, and CP 24 for his expertise on Hostage Negotiations, International Peace Keeping and Terrorists.

Paul is an admired international keynote speaker and lecturer, who specializes in the topics of successful negotiation in business and life, as well as approaches to the proper resolution of personal and workplace conflict. He was the closing speaker at the Toronto TEDx event in 2015, where his talk on world peace received a standing ovation.

In May 2018, Paul released his second book, “Take Control of Your Life: Rescue Yourself and Live the Life You Deserve.” This book is dedicated to helping others overcome adversity, and rid themselves of self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviour. Paul ensures that this book will help the reader live the life they were meant to live.

Drawing on his 30+ years of professional experience, Paul’s presentations will walk the learner through his tactical, step-by-step scientific and relationship-based approach to negotiations which involve four key principles he created which he calls the PIER Principle (pronounced Peer): Preparation, Intent, Engagement and Relationship. This talk will benefit business groups and individuals on their road to better-structured conflict resolution.

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