Board Member Since 2021
For Paul, hearing loss has been an enduring theme in his life. After a mining explosion destroyed most of his father’s hearing, he watched his father sink through a succession of semi-skilled jobs that left him embarrassed, embittered and remote.
Paul’s hearing loss played a significant role in his decision to retire from a senior role with an international mining company; it was the prevailing culture of in-person meetings that were conducted in crowded and noisy rooms with overlapping conversations that prompt him to reconsider his decision and shift his focus on executive coaching, which is primarily done over the phone.
Based on his history with hearing loss, Paul decided to serve in a capacity that would allow him to advocate for changes for those who reside on what he calls the “periphery of consideration.” Paul believes that the current post-Covid environment is a tremendous opportunity for organizations like the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association to reimagine its place in society in order to improve the lives of many affected by hearing loss.