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Paul C. Brunson

Mentor, Entrepreneur, and Television Host, Paul Carrick Brunson (@PaulCBrunson) is recognized as one of the most influential small business leaders in the world. The former Investment Banker founded PCBA in 2009, an award-winning matchmaking agency that was acquired in 2016. Appearing as the co-host on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lovetown, Oprah Winfrey notes, “Paul is much more than a matchmaker!” Debuting in 2017, Paul is hosting and executive producing a primetime docu-series on ABC. Paul also hosts Our World by Black Enterprise, a weekly syndicated network and cable TV show where he interviews today's top newsmakers and business leaders.

 

Questions I asked Paul C. Brunson:

  • How do you stay humble and grounded in your mission, as you venture through all these wins and successes?
  • Take us back to a time when either of your boys reminded you that when it's all said and done, you're just Dad to them and all the accolades and achievements are secondary?
  • What has been the impact and the importance of a strong marriage on helping you to blaze your trail?
  • Why was becoming a matchmaker the obvious and necessary solution and next step?
  • As you reflect on the almost decade long journey to get to where you are now, what was your biggest challenge or road block you've faced?
  • Tell us about the inspiration for the ABC show (Help! I need love) and who it was created for?
  • What excites you most about this opportunity?
  • What does the world need more of in relationships?
  • For entrepreneurs like us with big visions to inspire millions, how do we also maintain the most intimate of relationships in our lives?
  • How do you approach creating and negotiating a win-win situation in these types of business deals?
  • Why is posting video on Facebook & Instagram so powerful right now?
  • What would your one piece of advice be for young entrepreneurs getting started?
  • At this point you've got this amazing brand, but what's continuing to push you toward those new and higher heights?
  • What's your best advice to parents, that you yourself are putting into application right now, to raise responsible, respectful and loving young black men and women?
  • Share one action our future entrepreneurs should commit to this week, to help them blaze their trail?

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Paul Carrick Brunson's Bio

Mentor, Entrepreneur, and Television Host, Paul Carrick Brunson (@PaulCBrunson) is recognized as one of the most influential small business leaders in the world. The former Investment Banker founded PCBA in 2009, an award-winning matchmaking agency that was acquired in 2016. Appearing as the co-host on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lovetown, Oprah Winfrey notes, “Paul is much more than a matchmaker!” Debuting in 2017, Paul is hosting and executive producing a primetime docu-series on ABC. Paul also hosts Our World by Black Enterprise, a weekly syndicated network and cable TV show where he interviews today's top newsmakers and business leaders. In 2016, it was announced Columbia Pictures secured the rights to Paul’s life story to create a film about him being a pioneering Matchmaker. He received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his book entitled: It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern-Day Guide to Finding and Keeping Love. Also, in 2017, Paul was named a LinkedIn Top Voice, honoring the platform’s most influential writers.

Paul’s insights and unique understanding of business skills, relationships, and personal development have made him a sought-after expert on interpersonal relationships and entrepreneurship, having appeared in over 350 major media outlets around the world – including appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Nightline, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, the Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ebony, and more. He was awarded the Innovator of the Year by the Jamaican Impact Organization. Paul founded a professional organization called “BLIP” – Black Love Industry Professionals, which is the largest member organization in the love industry. He serves on the Board of Directors for Bahçeşehir University (BAU) based in Istanbul, Turkey. Paul also sits on the Board of Advisors for The Matchmaking Institute, the oldest matchmaking professional organization.

Paul is a graduate from both Old Dominion University and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He resides in Washington DC with his wife of 15 years, Jill and their sons Kingston and Liam.

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