About Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT

“I refine, transform, and add insight about this thing called “leadership” so that others can learn to lead in highly effective ways.”

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Gary DePaul is a speaker, author, and a curator of leadership concepts. He analyzes the best of what leadership books have to offer and writes about the critical leadership patterns discovered among the books. The process he uses is called meta-analysis, and the technique effectively examines leadership holistically. Dr. DePaul used this technique to discover the recent trend from traditional to 21st Century Leadership, which is the focus of his new book.

How did Gary DePaul become an author, speaker and leadership advisor?
Gary spent many years of his career studying philosophy, history, English and Linguistics, instructional design, project management, and performance consulting. He received his Ph.D. and Ed.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from what used to be called the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

After graduating, Gary worked for organizations in departments involved in training, performance improvement, knowledge management, or quality assurance. He has held titles including manager, senior instructional designer, director, and senior manager. Organizations he worked for include:

While working at FIS, The International Society for Performance Improvement, more commonly known as ISPI, designated Dr. DePaul as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).

What is Gary DePaul doing now?
In addition to his research and consulting, Gary regularly presents at companies and firms and at conferences. He also presents to professional association chapters including chapters of:


For more information, go to garyadepaul.com or email gary@garyadepaul.com.