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Paul Stoltz

Paul Stoltz

stoltz@calpoly.edu


Paul Stoltz

Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, Founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc. and active entrepreneur since the age of five, has served as faculty for MIT’s acclaimed entrepreneurship program and for Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished Global Leaders Program, where his AQ and GRIT-related methods and assessments have been used to equip tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs.  He has been a featured expert in the world’s top media on six continents, and a featured speaker/mentor for the StartUp Institute and is a global faculty member for the Young Presidents and World Presidents Organizations.  Dr. Stoltz also serves on various boards, including advisory board for DocuSign, the Global Mentor Network, and several companies focused on earth rejuvenating technologies. Harvard Business Review selected Dr. Stoltz to be a member of their prestigious Board of Business Mentors. Harvard Business School has selected and incorporated Dr. Stoltz’s Adversity Quotient® tools and methods into its top-rated MBA and Executive Education programs and has featured Dr. Stoltz’s newest work on GRIT in a new video series for Harvard Business Review. Dr. Stoltz has also been a member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series and has guest lectured for Princeton, INSEAD, and Cornell, Carnegie-Mellon’s Global Leaders Program, along with being a featured blogger and author for both the Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today. Lastly, he is also the founder and managing director of the GRIT Institute and Global Resilience Institute, both worldwide research collaboratives for exploring and advancing the frontiers of human endeavor. Dr. Stoltz dedicates a significant portion of his time to mentoring entrepreneurial business leaders in his local community.

Education:

  • Masters and Ph.D University of Minnesota: Business and Social Science Interdisciplinary program
  • A. University of California, Santa Barbara: Organizational Communication and Economics
  • Professional Certification, Stanford University Design Your Life Institute
  • Professional Certification Training and Development, University of Minnesota

Experience:

  • Founder and CEO, PEAK Learning, Inc.
  • Faculty for MIT’s entrepreneurship program and Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished Global Leaders Program
  • Global faculty member for the Young Presidents and World Presidents Organizations
  • Member of the Harvard Business Review Board of Business Mentors
  • Member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series
  • Advisory Board member for Docusign, the Global Mentor Network, and several companies focused on earth rejuvenating technologies.

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