Paul Metler

Paul Metler

A Doctor of Philosophy
Vice President of Content Development

Dr. Paul Metler is passionate about helping others discover that positive transformation is possible. His work at InitiativeOne spans more than a decade. His leadership began in his family-owned trucking business, A.J. Metler Hauling and Rigging, Inc. Additionally, Dr. Metler is an ordained minister who draws from this experience and applies the importance of servant leadership and a holistic life to leadership development. He is co-author of the books Is Everyone On the Boat? and The Reality of Change. As Vice President of Content Development, he draws from these practices to be a catalyst for inciting change.

What is your educational background?

B.S. M.Div. Ph.D Organizational Leadership

What is your professional background?

Family Business Owner Transportation Industry, Ordained Minister, Part Time Faculty, and Author

What is your greatest passion?

Helping others discover transformation is possible

What are the best books that you have read?

The Bible, The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard, Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee, Building the Bridge as you walk on it by Robert E. Quinn, and Leaders eat last by Simon Sinek

What is your favorite quote?

"Remember that you have only one soul; that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life; which is short and has to be lived by you alone; and that there is only one glory; which is eternal. if you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing." Teresa of Avila

Where do you like to travel?

The next place I haven't been.

What is your family information?

Wife Lynn and son Nick

What is your favorite hobby?

A good workout at the gym

Who is your favorite superhero?


If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present) who would it be?

Mother Teresa

What is your favorite food?


What is one item on your bucket list?

Visit Rome

Who is someone that you admire?

Who is someone that you admire? Dallas Willard

How do you spend your free time?

Reading a good book and drinking coffee

What is your favorite movie?

Schindler's List