I knew I did not want to repeat the same mistakes my parents made with me, before I thought of becoming a parent.  (Don't we all say that?)  When I finally gave birth to my beautiful daughter, I swore I'd be the best mother ever.  Our family dynamics changed when my daughter was only a year old.  I became a single parent.  (Parenting with a partner is not always easy either!)  It took a lot of innovation to manage things, give my daughter what she needed in love, attention, and guidance, while also allowing myself to grow as an adult.  Happy endings are possible.  We got through it.  Now, my adult daughter often thanks me for the skills and thought processes I "imposed" on her as she follows her passions.  A mother could not ask for a higher level of reward than that!

Understanding that we all want more for our children than we had for ourselves, and that each child is totally different, I am here to share how I empowered my daughter to be a resourceful adult (and got through the ups and downs of parenting at the same time).  Outstanding results can occur if we just use a little Hidden Creative Genius.

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Parents & Grandparents often ask me when they should put their child/grandchild into music or art lessons.  It depends...  There is something to be said for exposure to the arts and music.  Lessons are focused and great for the determined child.  If we want our children to embrace the arts, we need to approach it on a level of family enjoyment.  Every child is not a prodigy.  On the other hand, don't underestimate your child's "Hidden Creative Genius"!

In this talk, Paula discusses the effects of personally being raised in a musical/artistic environment, her experiences with kids and their ability to commit (or not) to their own interests, the difference between forceful versus joyful immersion in the arts, and parental guidance (or interference) in the process of creative exploration.

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hidden Creative Genius to Raise Empowered & Resourceful Kids:

We want our children to grow up to be responsible adults.  Do we need to protect them from themselves?  Should we give them everything they ask for?  Can we keep them from falling or failing?  There comes a time to loosen the reins.  In allowing children to utilize their own personalities, ideas, what they've learned, what they think they know, (and what they forget), they can become amazingly resourceful and magical problem solvers as they grow. 

Paula will talk about creative "parenting" skills, how to follow your child's lead, guide without dictating, and tune in on the great person your child can become if allowed.


paulacsnyderspeakerLOGOBUTTONOR BLKpaulacsnyderspeakerLOGOBUTTONorange  THE JOURNEY Mother and Daughter - Combustible to Compatible (with Creative Genius):
What do we tell our kids when they are off to do something similar (or stupid) that we did at their age?   Do we want to save them?  Encourage them?  Or manage them?  How do we know what to do - or when to let go?  Eventually kids grow up, and do the things they are going to do.  There is no way to stop them, but we can prepare them.

Mother & Daughter each share special unique stories about their individual road trips, where those roads led, and how their experiences brought them closer together as adults.  This dynamic duo now bonds over creative activities, business partnership, respectful understanding, open communications, and mutual love.  Yes, we can survive parenthood (and childhood) whether raising our kids as partnered or single parents!        THE JOURNEY DUET

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What They Are Saying About Paula C. Snyder (Motivational Speaker)

PRESENTATION: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS...USING OUR OWN "HIDDEN CREATIVE GENIUS" TO EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITIES:  "Paula is wonderful. She spoke at our Women in Networking group recently. Her energy and motivational message was well received and greatly appreciated. Many speakers deliver a message, Paula connects with the audience and makes a memorable and lasting impression. I would recommend Paula to any group looking for a speaker who links her personal experiences to the audience in which she is speaking."  ~M Owens, 2019-2020 President Apex WIN (Linkedin review)

MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATION:  IGNITE YOUR HIDDEN CREATIVE GENIUS - TOOLS FOR PERSONAL REINVENTION:  "Great Performance!  Paula Snyder gave a wonderful account of self-discovery and cultivation of talents once hidden but eventually revealed through the up and downs in her life to a full-house at our Career Network Ministry event. Highly recommended." ~ A Delane, Apex NC (5 of 5 star review on

EMCEE: Keen attention to details, very easy communication!  "We hired Paula for our event June 29, 2019 as an Emcee.  Paula was very easy to communicate with, she did the planning with us over the phone for several times with us making so many changes with so much patience.  She has very keen attention to details and she carried out the event very well. The event was great!!!" (5 of 5 Star Review on ~ J C, Mebane NC

"Paula does a terrific job of engaging her audience through stories and anecdotes.  I've heard her speak a couple of times and have found her message to be motivational and empowering.  I would not hesitate to recommend Paula for your next event."  S Orcutt, Raleigh NC


"Captivating Woman: Paula draws you in from the first word she speaks.  She invites you into her world and you immediately settle in.  There is something very familiar about what she says.  Before long, you are smiling and shaking your head in agreement or reflecting on a thought provoking comment.  She connects with her audience like each one of you is a trusted friend.  Can't wait to hear her speak again!" and "Paula is the consummate professional. Her warm, giving personality shines through immediately. She is thorough, efficient and delivers (on time) more than expected. Paula's rapport with her audience is a joy to experience."  K Parker, Apex, NC

"Great Presentation!  Paula spoke to the North Raleigh Rotary Club and did an outstanding job. She spoke about finding your passion and used music to make the presentation entertaining as well as educational. I really appreciate her story and her performance. By the end of the speech, she had all of us singing!" (5 of 5 star review on "Paula spoke at my Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, on finding your passion. She did an outstanding job with the presentation. She incorporated music, and was really did a great job. I blinked and she was wrapping up, she really engaged me!" (5 of 5 star review on ~ J Potts - N Raleigh Rotary Programs,  Raleigh NC

"Paula was keynote speaker for our state organization of activity professionals. She energized our group and brought insight and understanding into what we do for our seniors. Her musical talents gave our session an extra lift and I am very happy she was part of our conference."  M Guy (NCAPA Conference) (5 star review on