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G. Paul Isaak

Author of Through the Storm: How to Lead When Things Go Bad, Paul Isaak is a dynamic educator and motivational speaker. 


Rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant with the Winnipeg Police Service, G. Paul Isaak has held numerous frontline and administrative roles over his policing career that spanned more than three decades including lengthy positions within the Forensic Crime Scene Investigations Unit and as the Organization’s Critical Incident Program Coordinator. 


Paul is Certified as a Trauma Specialist and achieved Approved Instructor status with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Baltimore Maryland.  Paul has developed training that focuses on Critical Incident Stress and other related courses pertaining to both personal and organizational health and well-being and is an international presenter on related topics.


Paul has provided leadership in conducting hundreds of post critical incident stress debriefings and critical incident diffusing sessions relating to a wide range of traumatic events. The survivor of a brain tumor, which he battled amidst the loss of his mother-in-law to a senseless murder, Paul is no stranger to literal life and death experiences. He has learned firsthand the value of strong leadership and a healthy and supportive work environment.


Paul is a Certified Reality Therapist with the Institute of Reality Therapy, Los Angeles, California.   Paul has completed two undergraduate degrees including a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Justice and Law Enforcement) from the University of Winnipeg, and a Bachelor of Religious Studies from the Canadian Mennonite University.  Paul has also completed a Certificate Program in Applied Management from the University of Manitoba.