Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky
Motivational and Keynote Speaker for Schools, Colleges, Companies, and Organizations.
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"The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum has been honored to welcome Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky as a keynote speaker for our prestigious Power of One eminent speaker series on two unforgettable occasions. Dr. Paul truly has a calling to reach people particularly adolescents. He is fearless and can break through the most hardened exteriors to make meaningful connections and does so with absolute sincerity and genuine kindness. He is a gift to the world and we look forward to having him return to share his inspiring message at future programs.

Michael Wertz, Program Coordinator
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Paul is a wonderful individual, with polished skills, ambitions, and inspiration.

I attended a conference where Paul was the keynote speaker. The two audiences were comprised of children and teens with multiple cognitive and behavioral difficulties in addition to their counselors and school administrators. Despite the challenging audiences, he quickly mesmerized them with his courage, inspiration, and optimism. The auditorium was often filled with laughter as he shared uplifting and insightful stories that motivated our students and staff to realize their own goals and dreams. I highly recommend Paul to be a speaker at your conferences, workshops, programs, or classes. He will wow you and the audiences.

Afterwards, we spoke at length about his career aspirations. He showed depth and understanding of theories, concepts, and presentation skills. From the discussions he and I have had, I can easily see his commitment to entering into a research position in meteorology (or land-atmosphere modeling) with the government, a contractor, or perhaps a postdoctoral research associate in atmospheric science, and his passion for science outreach activities.

Paul described his career aspirations with such zeal, that he will be excellent on your staff. He has motivation to succeed and I recommend him highly!

Larry Jacobs
TEDx speaker

"As a college professor for over 30 years, I've had hundreds of guest speakers in my classes: famous athletes, winning coaches, world-class experts, even the governor of the state! Only one of these speakers has ever received a standing ovation from my students: Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky. College students are appreciative; they are just a little reluctant to show it! Not so with Dr. Wichansky. He stole their hearts. For some, he changed their lives. How do I know? My students have told me, sometimes years later. Dr. Wichansky has spoken in several of my classes and, every single time, it was an amazing event. He is a remarkable speaker and even a more remarkable person. Dr. Wichansky is easily the best speaker in America."

Rob Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor of Sport Psychology
Montclair State University

Dr. Paul with former New Jersey governor Tom Kean

"Paul, your keynote address provided a shining example to our athletes -- and to all of us -- of what individuals can accomplish when they focus on developing their gifts and talents. This is a lesson that our incredible athletes and dedicated volunteers have learned through their involvement with Special Olympics."

"Your inspiring story went a long way in reinforcing this valuable message! In just a few minutes, you were able to take the stage and form an immediate and unique bond with the 1,000 athletes gathered in the Pavilion. I hope you enjoyed the experience as much as all of your spectators did."

Janine M. Cesare, President
Special Olympics Pennsylvania at Villanova University

"Dr. Paul is simply the most inspirational person I have ever met. He and I have formed a wonderful relationship since meeting many years ago at Rutgers University. I have had the honor of sitting in on several of Paul's motivational assemblies and I have seen, first-hand, the impact he has on everyone from elementary school children to corporate professionals. Paul's reflections on diversity and the unique abilities of individuals are captivating and are sure to leave an impression on even the hardest of hearts. Paul's story is not one you will soon forget."

Anthony Nugnes
Lowe's Companies, Inc.

"Much has been said about Dr. Paul attesting to his charismatic presence as a speaker, his inspiring heartfelt words of motivation and his exceptional ability to connect with everyone he speaks to - and it is all true! Knowing him personally, and seeing him often outside of the professional arena, Dr. Paul has these characteristics in all aspects of his life. Dr.Paul is a living example of what he teaches!"

Stephen Olmo
Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J.

Paul did a presentation on Overcoming Adversity for a conference I chaired which was wonderful. I received positive comments about his presentation from so many of the participants. He touched each and everyone with an uplifting and motivating talk about life and how each day one should strive to become a better person.

Paul has a lot of wonderful ideas and stories that he shared with us. He made us laugh out loud and participants had huge smiles while listening to his presentation. He also touched many audience members deeply. His presentation was a big hit and I am very happy that I hired him to speak to our group.

Paul is a memorable presenter in all of the most positive ways!

Carol Rutgers, Director
Cooperative Education Program
Cook College, Rutgers University

"I have been Paul's audiologist for 34 years. I have watched a little boy with cerebral palsy and severe hearing loss overcome physical, communication and educational barriers to become an intelligent, witty and inspirational adult. His academic achievements are awe-inspiring. When Paul received his doctorate in environmental science and meteorology, it was a very proud moment for me professionally and personally. When I took the opportunity to ask the first question at his Ph.D. defense, his professors were also impressed with Paul's educated and well-reasoned response. In addition, last year I have witnessed first-hand his motivational program to a captivated audience of high school seniors. A most impressive program and I recommend that you, too, attend one.

"Dr. Paul" is someone you want to know. No, "Dr. Paul" is someone you NEED to know! Wherever Paul is working, his personality is infectious and his positive attitude contagious.

I have been blessed to have had Paul in my life. You will feel the same way too!

Dr. Robert DiSogra

The Magic on Canvas

Porsche 930 Turbo

This is one of Paul's favorite oil paintings that he has created while a senior in high school. His art teacher, Joanne Vona, encouraged Paul to develop his own creative expression and apply it to canvas, and here is the result. The painting itself is about 6.5 feet in length and 4.5 feet in height, and is quite an eye-catching sight on the wall!

During his Arts in Education program, Paul describes how he spent nine months to create this painting. Because Mrs. Vona had no wooden frames of the size required for the painting, she asked the Industrial Arts department at his high school to actually construct a wooden frame for the canvas. Paul first penciled a grid of squares across a magazine photograph of the Porsche, and then penciled a larger grid of squares on the blank white canvas. He first sketched on the canvas what he saw in each square on the actual photograph. When the sketch was complete a few months later, he was ready to apply paint to finish the painting.

This painting is just one of his topics that he shares during his inspirational Arts in Education program series with A Vision in Motion. In a dramatic video that personalizes his visual arts, Paul also shares his other drawings and paintings with students, his songs, and a variety of arts from the air, on a television newscast, and even under water!