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Paul Epstein

Keynote Speaker and Organization Performance Expert

Paul Epstein is an expert in leadership and organizational culture with nearly fifteen years of experience as a professional sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office—leading and coaching business teams, most recently with the San Francisco 49ers. It was there that Paul had a life-changing transformation—he found his “Why”—to inspire purpose in others so they can play offense in life. A calling he has followed ever since.

As Founder of Purpose Labs, Paul is on a mission to impact millions of lives by sharing his message of Playing Offense as an author, keynote speaker, business coach, and leadership trainer. He has installed the Playing Offense playbook with professional sports organizations, Fortune 500 leadership teams, Chief People Officers, MBAs, and professional athletes—all to live and lead with greater purpose, performance, and impact.

Paul received his MBA from the University of Michigan, following his undergraduate degree at USC. He resides in Pasadena, CA with his wife, two labradoodles, and their future leader, PJ.

Publication Date:September 12, 2023

Better Decisions Faster

Unshakable Confidence When You Need It Most

“Your ultimate guide to confidence and courage—one decision at a time.”

—Mel Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of The Five-Second Rule and The High 5 Habit

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith

Make better decisions faster with the Head + Heart = Hands Equation

The average adult makes more than 35,000 decisions in a day. Most are mundane, but there are a handful that separate businesses that boom or bust, careers that succeed or fail, relationships that make it or don’t, and lives of happiness or hopelessness.

These most valuable decisions (MVDs) represent the gap between a green-light life and a red-light life.

In more than fifteen years as an NFL and NBA executive, Paul Epstein saw firsthand how, when faced with such an overwhelming number of decisions, even elite performers can rush to bad judgments or become paralyzed by indecision.

In Better Decisions Faster, he draws from the green-light wisdom of Fortune 500 CEOs, Olympians, Shark Tankentrepreneurs, world-record holders, Ivy League professors, and Navy SEALs to reveal a revolutionary new system for maximally efficient and confident decision-making.

The solve is the Head + Heart = Hands Equation—Head (mindset) + Heart (authenticity) = Hands (action)—which taps into the three most primal and powerful aspects of our humanity to tackle such MVDs as:

  • Strategy: A or B?
  • Job: stay or go?
  • Deal: do it or don’t?
  • Team: hire or fire?
  • Financial: invest or pass?
  • Time: spend on X or Y?
  • Relationship: in or out?

You’re just moments away from making these decisions better, faster, and with unshakable confidence. The playbook is in your hands.

Publication Date:March 30, 2021

The Power of Playing Offense

The Power of Playing Offense: A Leader’s Playbook for Personal and Team Transformation

Paul Epstein, founder of Purpose Labs, successfully steered business teams that executed billion-dollar NFL campaigns, broke Super Bowl revenue records, and generated league-leading sales results for cellar-dwelling NBA clubs. He then served as a consultant for the largest brands in business and sports. But after experiencing his own personal and career transformation, Epstein embarked on a mission to tackle a crisis of leadership. Now, in The Power of Playing Offense, Epstein invites you to meet him at the 50 and get real about taking a people-first approach that boosts performance, perseverance, and passion.

As the “Why Coach” inside the San Francisco 49ers front office, one question kept Epstein up at night: Who is coaching the coaches? He noticed a crucial gap in the development of leaders: they were expected to lead others before they learned to lead themselves. In an effort to fill this gap in the market, Epstein curated this interactive playbook—and its corresponding website www.powerplayingoffense.com—for influencers and leaders like you, with more than 50 activities, tools, and strategies you can implement on Monday morning.

The Power of Playing Offense will help you level up your leadership and transform your team from paycheck-driven to purpose-driven, from adversity to achievement, from disengaged to inspired, from controlled to connected, and from success to significance—resulting in a life and career of fulfillment and impact.

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