About Me

Gary A. DePaul, PhD

Photograph of Gary DePaul in front of a brick wall
Photograph of Gary DePaul in front of a restaurant holding the book, Serious Performance Consulting


More than 100 talks, seminars, workshops, and webinars

Sample of organizations where Gary has presented:


  • Air National Guard: 145th Airlift Wing
  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Fiserv
  • Froedtert Hospital
  • International Coach Federation (ICF), Charlotte Chapter
  • International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
  • North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Notre Dame
  • Penn State
  • Roche Canada
  • Training Magazine
  • Union County Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte


Gary has authored articles, book chaptersblogsnewsletters, and books

Performance Consultant

For more than 20 years, Gary has helped organizations strengthen the performance of their workforce using:


  • Analysis (such as assessing the current performance of frontline and mid-level managers)
  • Instructional design
  • Knowledge management and documentation
  • Program evaluation
  • Performance support interventions


Gary's research areas include:


  • Leadership
  • DEIB and allyship
  • HRBP development
  • Performance improvement

Adjunct Professor

Gary teaches leadership and management to graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte through the Department of Educational Leadership.

Podcast Host

Gary is the host of the Unlabeled Leadership podcast.

In the Media

Video Series

Interviews and Presentations

How Effective is Leadership ?!

The Importance of Leadership

Instructional Currentz 2021 - Gary DePaul

A Chat with Authors - Gary DePaul

HPT Video 2020 - Gary DePaul

Hacking HR Forum Charlotte - March 5, 2019 - Gary DePaul

What the Heck is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Dr. Gary DePaul

BB21-24 Gary A. DePaul, PhD, Knowing Leadership

Gary DePaul - HPT Practitioner 2011

Episode 10: Leadership Myths, Behaviors, and Practice with Guest Dr. Gary, A. DePaul

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