Rear Admiral

Paul Becker, USN (Ret.)

Motivational Keynote Speaker Inspirational Stage IV Cancer Survivor

Previous Speaking Engagements Include

New York City Police Department (NYPD)

National Security leadership best practices shared with the greatest Police Department in the world

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

A Stage IV Cancer Patient’s Perspective on improving quality of care at a major medical facility

Craig Duswalt’s Rockstar Marketing Bootcamp

Motivational Stories of Overcoming Adversity for Entrepreneurs

Consolidated Analysis Centers Inc (CACI)

National Security contributor for Information Solutions and Services Support

Envestnet Retirement Solutions

Corporate Offsite Keynote: Turning “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” Into “Performance, Productivity, Profit”

University of Virginia’s Batten School for Leadership & Public Policy

Professor to Masters students at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Turning Tragedy into Triumph

Successful Military Leadership Lessons That Apply To Business and Healthcare


What People Are Saying About Paul

Paul has an incredible ability to articulate key issues and effectively translate highly successful military principles into the corporate pillars of performance, productivity and bottom line profit. He does it while never wavering from the bedrock of integrity, credibility and trust. As a bonus, he keeps his audience engaged and entertained at the same time.

Jim ZortmanChairman San Diego Economic Development Corporation and USAA Financial Services Board Member

Your authentic and passionate presentation of triumphing over Stage IV Bone Marrow Cancer inspired physicians and caregivers from across the country at our annual conference and provided a human context for all of us to approach our work. You are an amazing individual. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and wisdom.

Dr. William MaplesChief Medical Officer for the Institute for Healthcare Excellence and former Mayo Clinic Physician

Each Presentation is


Teamwork • Tone • Tenacity™

  • Building Trust
  • Motivating Teams
  • Creating a Positive Climate
  • Perseverance with Purpose
  • Overcoming Extreme Adversity

Why Paul?

No other keynote speaker today has been honored with a military leadership award named after them! Recognized for his successes while motivating thousands in peace, crisis and combat, Paul inspires medical professionals and cancer patients by his indomitable triumph over Stage IV Bone Marrow Cancer. In 2016, the Naval Intelligence Community established the “RADM Paul Becker ‘Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity’™ Leadership Award” upon his retirement. Paul now energizes and inspires audiences with his leadership principles and offers a passionate patient’s perspective on overcoming extreme adversity.