To Schedule Paula for Your Event

To book Paula for your event, contact Outspoken Agency at

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With her unique brand of inspiration, humor and insight, Paula is a popular international speaker who over the last three years has spoken at hundreds of corporations, conferences, universities, government agencies, media outlets, and faith-based organizations.

Corporations:  Bank of the West, Elanco, Mastercard, Pinterest, Goldman Sachs, Levi’s, Sparkfund, Upside, Point Click Care, Ascential Information Services UK, CityWire UK, Rebel Pilgrim, Colas Canada, Bouygues, L’Oreal, Simon & Schuster, Udemy, The Cardinal Group, HDR, CBS/Viacom, Spirit Aero, Pipeworks, Owens Corning, NN Netherlands, Proctor & Gamble, Medtronics, Wittkieffer, and many others.

Educational Institutions:  Western Washington University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Metro State University, Denver University, Ohio University, Rutgers University, University of Waterloo, Milligan University, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin Presbyterian Seminary, Christian Theological Seminary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Conferences: TEDWomen, TEDSummit, TEDxMileHigh, Europe Retail Week Live, UNESCO India Young Leaders, Finding Freedom LGBTQ Therapists Symposium, Emerge Impact & Music Conference, Wild Goose Festival, PFLAG National, Female Founder CEOs Power of Community Conference, Wise Woman Summit, Youth Celebrate Diversity Conference, PFLAG Pittsburgh, PFLAG Charlotte, The Market Research Event, PFLAG Orange County, PFLAG Boulder County, Skagit Valley PFLAG, YHWH Conference, WITH Collective, Evolving Faith Conference, UCC New Hampshire Conference, State of Oregon Diversity & Inclusion Conference, EPA Western District Diversity & Inclusion Conference, CARE24 International Conference, YPO Westchester/Greenwich, Women in Travel and Hospitality Conference, QCF Conference, She Is Called Conference, Society of Behavioral Medicine, YPO Jackson Hole, YPO Singapore, YPO Westchester/Fairfield, YPO Rochester, Envision You Mental Health Conference, Miami Book Fair, Young Leaders of Saskatchewan.

Media: Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, Refinery29’s State of Grace, NYPR Metropolitan Opera, WNYC, Santa Fe Public Radio, Colorado Public Radio, RadioLab, Wisconsin Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, NPR’s 1A, Good Morning America, ABC Primetime News, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, Denver Post, People Magazine, The Advocate, New Scientist Magazine, Radio New Zealand, Huffington Post, City Club of Cleveland, Ohio Public Television, San Francisco Commonwealth Club, and scores of podcasts.

To reach Paula for media interviews, you may contact her at

25 thoughts on “To Schedule Paula for Your Event

  1. hi Paul
    My mom went to school with you and shared this article with me. Her name was Janet Jackson. My son is transgender so she thought your article was great and so do I.
    Just wanted to say great job!! It takes a strong person to come out, i am always so proud of my son for that! So glad to hear your wife is supportive. It is so important to have supportive family…..

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  2. Paula, I have introduced myself to you in the past. I enjoy reading the last page of the CS . I do not pretend to understand transgender, with that I will say it is a truly wondering and pondering subject.
    I am so sorry that the majority of people would like to tar and feather you but I am not one. Our people of the Christian church and church of Christ are quick to judge until it comes to their neighborhood.
    Take care & I with others will be praying for you.
    Charlotte Burris


  3. I’m in hopes that being true to yourself — for the first time ever — outweighs the torture of hurtful comments from those of a different mind. The life you have lived, the good you have done, are not negated by the fact that people didn’t know everything about you. You have always been the same person. It is others who are different now, because they are now aware of your story. “Be nice, Paul.” Or rather, be kind to yourself, Paula.

    Julie (“Grandma Mac’s” daughter…)


  4. I have neglected to write to you, Paul, until now because my processing is so very incomplete. But I wanted you to know that I am praying for you, fervently. Not for anything in particular, as I have no words, no instructions for my God (as I so often do!). I have no understanding of transgender, of the loneliness you must have felt for most of your life, of the level of courage it took to come out. I have only the in between that I live with in so many areas of my faith, that require just my faith that God is good, and I am his. Carry on, warrior, to wherever God is taking you. With love, Diane Karchner


  5. I am praying for you Paul. God is good and HE knows,,, HE is mercyful and a Righteous judge , remember you are washed with HIS precious blood. I feel your pain,I understand God Bless.
    Virgil Vernon/ Churches of Christ

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  6. I read your story and am praying for you and happy for you. You are still the same wonderful person you always were


  7. You have always been one of the kindest, gentlest, most wonderful people I have had the pleasure of knowing and calling a friend while making my way throug this crazy journey we call life. There is nothing that will ever change that. Your generosity and uplifting attitude have touched so many. Your books are a go to for me whenever I am feeling down. Always make me smile. I am happy that you found the courage to be you. Paul or Paula ……irrelevant! I am praying for your continued happiness. Until we meet again….


  8. You have always been a special , and generous person . I hope your happy with the decision you have made and God bless you .please stop in again at Islip the next time you are in nyc


  9. I was at your workshop on Saturday night at the GCN conference. I was very impressed with your speech. I sure would like the outline and any information you can give me.


  10. Paula, I was a discouraged preacher in Bristol TN and you encouraged me over hot fudge cake at Shoneys. Thanks and I am praying for you. Gary Knapp


  11. Paula- in a recent sermon I quoted from your blog regarding bathrooms in the Charlotte Airport. Our little but mighty congregation in Bristol TN is the better for your life, work and words. Thank you for continuing to teach preachers like me.
    Rev. Heather Holland


  12. Hello Paula, I am delighted to have discovered your site. As a fellow traveller who needs to dress, is married with several children and grandchildren, spiritual, a bush walker and mountain biker I can probably understand some parts of your life, even if it is only how to repair a puncture.
    I wish you every blessing in your life journey as you be the person you are meant to be.
    Geraldine O’Brien


  13. Thank you, Paula, for sharing your story with our congregation this past Wednesday. I learned so much and am so convicted about wanting issues, relationships, life, etc. to have easy answers, but realizing that they don’t. I appreciate your humor, honesty, courage and willingness to invite us into the narrative of your journey.


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  15. I have just watched your talk at this year’s GCN Conference and was riveted. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. You also have an infectious sense of humour. I came out as a gay man in November 2011 at the age of 63 after living a lie for all my life. I have a close relationship with my ex-wife on a brother/sister level. I also have a partner, with whom I am currently staying in the Philippines. We are hoping to settle in the UK. My immediate family have found it difficult to accept me, and certainly my relationship with my partner. Now that the dark cloud has disappeared which used to hang over me, I am totally at peace with myself and have never been happier. God is love. Isn’t that a wonderful statement? When I am back home in Exeter, I go to Quaker meetings. I appreciate the “collective stillness”, which is so therapeutic that often I have fallen asleep. Thank you again for being you and for sharing God’s love. I wish you and your wife all the best, Bill.


  16. Paula, good for you for embracing and accepting your true self. I am early in transition, and reading your testimony around the web has brought me tears of joy. I am a Christian who loves the Lord and it has definitely been a struggle for me as I grow closer and closer to the moment where I am seen as female. I am not out to family yet, just a handful of friends. Thank you for your inspiration!


  17. Saw your TEDx talk.
    I’ve no religious leanings myself, but I respect you for holding onto yours even after having had religious organisations treat you so shabbily.
    As a man, I’m sorry that men have been such idiots since your transition.
    Well done on having managed to the self that you found yourself to be when you were a kid.
    Best wishes,

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