"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done."


Paul Osincup


Paul Osincup sparks an instant energy boost with his infectiously funny and inspirational style when delivering DH keynotes, masterclasses, and workshops. Paul’s global mission for workplace happiness has provided him the opportunity to work with hundreds of organizations including Nasdaq, Cisco, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Leadership. Paul joined DH with experience as a content creator for the health and well-being app, Happify, and a Certified Stress Mastery Educator with the American Institute of Stress. With a background in improv and stand-up comedy, Paul has become a leading authority on the strategic use of humor to enhance leadership skills, work culture, and productivity. Paul’s TEDx Talk: “Leading with Laughter, the Power of Humor in Leadership” has been viewed nearly 400,000 times and is used in corporate and collegiate leadership courses around the world. Paul’s mission is to leave every participant  with the inspiration, motivation, and strategies to create a happier and more meaningful work environment.

What is your favorite part about working at DH?

"At DH, I get to be my authentic self and use my natural strengths to help others be their authentic selves and use their natural strengths." 

More about Paul

With a background in higher education leadership and administration, in his previous roles, Paul addressed high-risk behaviors and potential threats to college campuses. As a Director of Conflict Resolution and Associate Dean of Students, he worked with at-risk college students and taught graduate courses on communication and leadership. Paul was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his work in restorative justice and served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention. Despite the serious nature of his work, Paul has also been a “Jack of all Jokes” since grade school. After building a career in comedy—and even winning a stand-up comedy contest in Denver— Paul garnered a nerdy obsession for studying how humor impacts happiness, health, and communication. Today Paul is one of 60 Certified Humor Professionals in the world and President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, an international organization dedicated to the study and application of humor to enhance health and human performance. Paul’s work has been highlighted in Forbes, on Sirius XM Radio, and on his mom’s refrigerator.

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