Lynda Paulson OutsideAbout Lynda R. Paulson

Lynda R. Paulson has been a renowned public speaking and communication skills coach for more than 35 years. Her coaching techniques have been crafted over decades working with clients such as AT&T, American Express, Anheuser Busch, Kodak (Sweden), The Gap, Getty Fuel, Disney Corporation, Marshall Fields department store, Ferrostaal Metals (Germany), and over 600 wineries in California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Canada and Europe. In addition to her coaching and speaking engagements, Paulson has published many articles on sales, customer service, people management, and team building. Her published books include Success Strategies for Retail Selling, and The Executive Persuader: How to Be a Powerful Speaker. Paulson’s success in business, and well as her sensitivity to the needs of people in their business lives, has brought her widespread recognition. She custom designs varied formats of communication and presentation workshops for private companies. Highly participatory, the popular, in-house and public workshops include discovery of communication strengths, honing media skills, building poise and confidence, and delivering clear, on-target messages.

From Lynda…

Did you know that fear of speaking is absolutely normal? In fact, for most people, it is named as the most feared experience of all.

Whether or not you’re addressing a banquet room for a keynote speech or simply speaking with a handful of guests in a winery tasting room, nervousness is not only normal, it can be desirable!

The speaker who is not nervous at all is most likely to be dull or perceived as arrogant or aloof. Your goal is not to eliminate those butterflies in your stomach — your goal is to make them fly in formation. Harness your nervousness into excitement and enthusiasm. Make your anxiousness work positively for you instead of wasting its energy on needless moving about, clearing your throat, or rambling off the subject while trying to calm yourself.

This is only one of many techniques I teach my students in my classes. Reserve your spot today to propel your career forward to the next level.


“Lynda is absolutely one of the best coaches out there. She creates a supportive and collaborative environment that put us all at ease. This was one of the best investments I have made in my career.”

Laura Levy, MA, CPT, Vice President, Global Learning Systems, Mylan Pharmaceuticals

“We’d read you were good, but in no way were we prepared for the dynamic workshop we experienced. Your rave reviews started during the first break and two weeks after, the Foundation is still receiving calls. Our members have reported excellent results.”

Karyl Hammond, New York Grape & Wine Foundation

“Lynda’s coaching provided the basics to launch my business success. I learned how to connect and get the audience involved with my message.”

Robin Lail, Lail Vineyards

“I am happy to report that we doubled our wine club sign up goal after the workshop. We are off to a great start!”

Nicole Pattalochi, Director of Hospitality, Archery Summit Winery

“Your workshop was an unqualified success…sales and wine club conversion are high. If only we we had done it sooner! Thanks for teaching us that ‘facts tell, stories sell.”

John Morris, Tasting Room Manager, Tablas Creek Vineyard