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Paul Sean Hill

Paul Sean Hill is a leadership evangelist, author, keynote speaker, and executive consultant focused on applying NASA Mission Control leadership principles to create high-performing teams in any industry.

Meet Paul Sean Hill

Paul Sean Hill is a 25-year veteran of NASA’s iconic Mission Control. His experience in high-ranking leadership positions within mission control has befitted him with a career of insight into universal leadership challenges like risk management, critical thinking, and leading change. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Paul Sean Hill is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Paul Sean Hill’s fees.

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Before his work with NASA, Paul Sean Hill served in the United States Air Force as a U.S. Air Force Captain and satellite operations officer. 

During his 25 years at NASA, Paul first developed space station construction techniques. Later, he led flights from Mission Control as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station Flight Director. He supported 24 missions as a Flight Director from 1996 through 2005, culminating as the Lead Shuttle Flight Director for the return-to-flight on STS-114 after the Columbia accident.

Eventually, Paul became Director of Mission Operations in 2007. As Director of Mission Operations, Paul was responsible for all aspects of human spaceflight mission planning, training, and Mission Control. In other words, he was responsible for a $650M per year enterprise. During the seven years Paul served in that role, he led a critical leadership transformation, revolutionized NASA’s culture, dramatically reduced costs, and increased capability, all while still conducting highly successful missions in space.

His professional awards include:

  • The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement’s Stellar Award
  • The NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • The NASA Exceptional Service Medal
  • 2 NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals
  • and the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive

Hire Paul Sean Hill

Paul’s passion for learning and living leadership values is infectious. As an executive consultant, speaker, and leadership evangelist, he has impacted numerous leaders across a variety of industries. 

As the executive credited with revolutionizing Mission Control, Paul can show leaders how to apply the same core ideas and values to their organization and boost team performance in any industry and business.

Beyond rocket science and leadership theory, he offers a candid and passionate look at the leadership values and culture that have been critical for Mission Control’s “impossible” wins for decades.

How to Hire Paul Sean Hill

Find out how to hire Paul Sean Hill to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Paul Sean Hill’s availability and cost. When booking Paul Sean Hill for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Paul Sean Hill is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Paul Sean Hill booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Paul Sean Hill Booking Price

How much to book Paul Sean Hill depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Paul Sean Hill for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Paul Sean Hill is available for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Upcoming Engagements

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Apr 16 2024

Yvonne S. Boice STEAM 2024 Luncheon – Guest Speaker Gary Vaynerchuk – West Palm Beach, FL

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
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AMCP 2024 – Keynote Speaker Jon Dorenbos – New Orleans, LA

Apr 18 2024

SolarCon 2024 – Headline Speaker Gary Vaynerchuk – Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Palace Convention Center, Halls 4 & 5
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Key Audience Takeaways

Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom

Failure is always an option. So is leading your team with techniques that help them avoid catastrophe and pull off miracles. NASA’s Mission Control has been doing that for more than 50 years. Paul Sean Hill gives audiences the ultimate insider’s look at the leadership values and culture that made that track record possible.

A skilled speaker, Paul paints a vivid, candid picture of human spaceflight’s triumphs and failures. He shares how his Mission Control team learned to steward this culture into their management roles and offers insight for organizations interested in boosting their performance using the same ideas and values that have delivered “impossible” wins for decades.

This keynote is the basis for Paul’s book: Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom.

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