This month’s Spotlight features CFAR Senior Manager Paul Walters. As a consultant, Paul takes an individualized and strengths-based approach to each client engagement and coaching assignment. He creates impact by truly partnering with clients in understanding their unique needs and challenges to create tailored, practical solutions. 

How long have you been with CFAR?
10 months

What do you enjoy most about your role?
My amazing colleagues and clients.

What are three words you would use to describe CFAR?
Developmental, Smart, Intentional

What has been your favorite memory at CFAR? Working with a small nonprofit that creates an outsized, positive impact on society.

In five words or less, what advice would you give others in your profession?
Identify your strengths and leverage them.

What is your current favorite book or podcast?

“The Daily” from the New York Times or Adam Grant’s “Work Life.”



If you could gain a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?
The ability to fly a plane.

What are your top three publications that you read every morning?
Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, and Foreign Affairs.

What is one thing (either industry-related or not) you learned in the last month?

How to more effectively leverage Predictive Index.

How do you define success?
Finding the intersection of your strengths and passion with societal and market needs.

What inspires you?
Other people—the positive impact they have on society; their brilliance; their resilience.