About Us

Dr. Paul R. Scheele

Dr. Paul R. Scheele is the CEO of Scheele Business Mindsets. He has influenced a diversity of organizations through his work in problem solving, creativity, communications, accelerated learning, and leadership development. As the CEO of two organizations and a consultant to other organizations, he actively applies his expertise to advance progress and overcome challenges.

Paul speaks, facilitates, mentors, and consults with for-profit and non-profit organizations. He believes there are untapped brilliant resources within every organization and individual. His work leads to the achievement of extraordinary results. Paul’s passion is sharing how to activate the rich resources within the mind and connect this power with the physical, emotional, and spiritual intelligences.


Paul Scheele’s transformative programs allow organizations and individuals to attain a quadruple bottom-line result with a high return on investment. He entertains, educates, inspires, and moves audiences to activate their genius potential and achieve their intentions. Paul has co-created learning programs with leaders such as Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Bob Proctor, Marci Shimoff, Stewart Emery, Lisa Nichols, Bill Harris, Hale Dwoskin, Dr. Al Siebert, and Dr. Win Winger. 

After attending Paul Scheele’s presentations and human development trainings, organizations and individuals have an expanded ability to achieve astounding results in all professional and personal endeavors. Paul produces this transformation as he shares through powerful accelerated learning strategies. His unique blend of expertise combines neurosciences, business, psychology and learning.

Paul Scheele earned a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University in Ohio, a Master’s Degree in Learning and Human Development Technologies from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota. His rich background includes studies of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), accelerated learning, and preconscious processing.

Paul founded Scheele Business Mindsets as a worldwide forum for organizations and individuals to discover the resources within through transformative learning experiences. He is the founding partner of Learning Strategies Corporation, a premier publisher of human development programs. Paul Scheele’s work includes over fifty programs relating to professional and personal development and success. His work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and purchased by enthusiastic clients in 185 countries. He is also the author of the bestselling books, PhotoReading®, Natural Brilliance®, and Drop into Genius. 

When Paul works with organizations and individuals, they go beyond the limits of conventional thinking into what is truly possible. Focusing on solutions, adaptive learning, transformational leadership, and accelerated learning, Paul is able to produce rapid and effective change. His desire is to facilitate a high return on investment and the realization of an organization’s vision.

Paul’s organizational programs contribute the critical knowledge that makes all the difference in attaining real success in today’s ever changing and challenging world. His personal development programs have made a difference to millions of individuals.

Cheryl Valk

Cheryl Valk orchestrates the vision of Scheele Business Mindsets and manages operations, sales, and client services. She is Dr. Scheele’s business partner and the Vice President of Scheele Business Mindsets. Her work with clients includes team development and coaching individuals.

Cheryl has made valuable contributions to medical research, corporate management, entrepreneurial endeavors, and human development. Her career demonstrates a successful pattern of learning how to learn and of leading and teaching others how to do the same. She has worked with Dr. Scheele since 2005.

Cheryl began in research at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. She worked as a research associate and co-authored several published research studies. She trained medical researchers from around the world, worked directly with principal investigators, and coordinated the design and build out of a new research facility. This endocrinology lab published over one-hundred peer-reviewed studies during the five years she was involved.

After her career in medical research, Cheryl became a pharmaceutical sales representative. She was selected as the district trainer within her first six months and was promoted to the District Sales Manager position six months later. In this role, she earned the Division Manager of the Year Award for excellence in her sales, management, and training programs which were implemented at district, regional and national levels.

Cheryl was in the new home industry for five years. During her tenure, she broke company records by selling over two hundred homes within a three-year period. These accomplishments led her to become a sales administrative manager. In this position she managed sales, escrow, buyer requests, and closings for multiple housing developments.

She returned to pharmaceutical sales management after five years in real estate and became a top-producing district manager within her first six months.

Cheryl left corporate employment in 1997 to become an entrepreneur. This gave her the experience of turning a business around. Her efforts won clients across the United States. She acquired prestigious accounts, quadrupled sales, and trained Seattle’s Best Coffee wholesale representatives across the country to sell her company’s tea. Cheryl continues to consult with entrepreneurs and leads workshops on sales and teamwork.

Cheryl believes the nature of relationships affects the quality of results in business. She understands the dynamic dance of talent, learning, and accountability with wisdom, ethics, and collaboration. Each plays a vital role to create long-term profitability.

During her diverse career, Cheryl identified eleven performance patterns that emerge out of the desire to succeed and grow in business. She realized these performance patterns exist in every company, regardless of size or industry. Most importantly, Cheryl observed how the quality of results depended upon the nature of specific skills, attributes, and values that relate to each performance pattern. Her upcoming book will share how you, your teams, and your company can shift into more profitable performance patterns for greater success. We will announce when this book is available on our website and social media sites.