As a former police detective, hostage negotiator and international peacekeeper, J. Paul Nadeau spent more than thirty years working with victims and perpetrators and learning from top experts in abuse situations, murder investigations, hostage-takings, terrorist attacks and human behaviour in general. As a survivor of physical and emotional abuse by an alcoholic father, he experienced first-hand the loss of hope and destructive internal dialogue that can immobilize a person as effectively as any prison.
In Take Control of Your Life, Nadeau combines his personal experiences and insights from his many years in the field to help us overcome the self-sabotaging thoughts and attitudes that prevent us from becoming our best selves and achieving our dreams to the fullest.
About the Author:
J. Paul Nadeau is a negotiations expert and business negotiations and conflict resolution keynote speaker. A highly decorated former police officer who had an exemplary career for over thirty years, Nadeau specialized in hostage and crisis negotiations, homicide investigations, interrogations, polygraph testing and counter-terrorism. He was also a peacekeeper in Jordan, heading up an international group of trainers before becoming an advocate and counsellor to the Iraqi cadets, and survived an incursion by terrorists.
He is an admired international keynote speaker and lecturer, specializing in how to successfully negotiate in business and in life and on how to turn conflict into opportunity. He is Canada’s most highly recognized hostage negotiator. He is a regular guest on CNN, CBC’s The National, CBC World News, Global News and CP24 on topics of terrorism and hostage crises and was the closing speaker at Toronto TEDx conference in 2015. Nadeau lives in Toronto. Visit him at JPaulNadeau.com.