Dr. John Paling has produced numerous award-winning
films from across the world. As a result, he is able to
incorporate spectacular wildlife sequences as appealing
metaphors to illustrate his live stage presentations.
His insightful perspectives make him a respected thought leader in the field of dealing with change.
National Geographic Society
Producer/Photographer of Emmy Awarded Wildlife Programs for National Geographic Society, BBC and PBS Nova.
Keynote speaker for many years running at Constitution Hall in Washington DC presenting his “Lessons from Nature” on behalf of the National Geographic Society
Films and TV
20 Years Experience as Producer/Film Maker of over 50 Wildlife MoviesFounder and Director of Oxford Scientific Films, EnglandAppeared/Produced/Filmed National Geographic Society TV Special "Realm of the Alligator"-winner of two Emmy AwardsOn-camera wildlife expert for "The Disney Club" TV SeriesNational Science Foundation's Video Series "Science Helper" ProducerHost of Award-Winning TV Series "Outdoors With John Paling"
Formerly Biology Professor at Oxford University in England, University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Florida, Gainesville.
Experienced International Speaker
For over 30 years and in 58 countries, Dr. John Paling his been sought after as a valuable resource who uses fresh and entertaining approaches to remind organizations about what we humans can learn from the lessons from nature:
He has made many speaking appearances for the National Geographic Society at Constitution Hall in Washington and for the Young Presidents Organization world wide. He continues to be in demand as a keynote speaker and seminar leader to major corporate groups and associations including World Bank,Legg Mason, GM. IBM, Target, 3M, Shell Oil, Ocean Spray, Pfizer, Eastman Kodak,Shell Oil.Ocean Spray, TVA,Monsanto and many other organizations.
Founder of The Risk Communication Institute offering simple tools to help people put risks into perspective so that they can thrive in the uncertainties to the modern world
Author of popular and technical books - including
Squirrel On My ShoulderSnowy & Company: The Science of Pets
Up to your Armpits in Alligators? How to sort out what risks are worth worrying about.
Author of Popular Articles
Many including Reader's Digest and National Geographic Society World magazine
Winston Churchill Award
to travel the world filming examples to illustrate the theme “Aggression in Animals and Man”, This was one of the first examples of John Paling’s “Lessons from Nature” , aimed at stimulating fresh perspectives on important topics.(1973)
Elected President of 5000 strong Student Union at Birmingham University in England
involving considerable experience in public speaking and other leadership skills.
For many years John combined an academic career as a professor with that of a professional photographer of wildlife movies. As well as his time at Oxford, he was a Regents' Professor at the University of California and on the faculty of various departments at the University of Florida (including Human and Environmental Toxicology, Education, Entomology and Nematology and, Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Health Sciences.) Although he has several university degrees (5 including two honoraries), his passion for life enables him to successfully popularize his message for audiences at all levels.
He has made many speaking appearances for the National Geographic Society at Constitution Hall in Washington and for the Young Presidents Organization world wide. He continues to be in demand as a keynote speaker and seminar leader to major corporate groups and associations including World Bank,Legg Mason, GM. IBM, Target, 3M, Shell Oil, Ocean Spray, Pfizer, Eastman Kodak and many, many other organizations.
John reliably provides his audiences and clients with simple tools to help them better achieve their goals in this rapidly changing world. He is valued in part because of his Paling's Perspectives - ideas and questions that he puts into play that invigorate fresh thinking.
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