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Winn Claybaugh

Winn Claybaugh is the dean and co-owner of Paul Mitchell Schools and a motivational expert, acclaimed by Larry King as “one of the best motivational speakers in the country.” As an educator, consultant and speaker, Winn has helped thousands of companies—from airlines to restaurant chains—build their brands and create successful working cultures. Winn’s “Be Nice” philosophy of business and education and his ethic of inclusivity and acceptance form the core values of Paul Mitchell Schools.

Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!); the host of MASTERS Audio Club, a popular beauty-industry audio series with worldwide subscribers; and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for Winn’s book. A national speaker for major corporations, Winn has helped thousands of businesses build their brands and create successful working cultures. His clients include Southwest Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, the Irvine Company, Vidal Sassoon, Entertainment Tonight, Mattel, For Rent magazine and many others. A business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair-care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. Recognizing his immense contributions to that industry, in 2016 American Salon named Winn one of the five “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education.” Recognizing his leadership of the Paul Mitchell Schools’ annual FUNraising campaign, Winn was named Humanitarian of the Year by Friendly House in 2013 and he received Thirst Project’s Vision Award in 2015. In 2017, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which ranks among the nation’s most renowned awards and recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents, and selfless generosity with those less fortunate. Under his leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 110-plus schools have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $18.2 million for multiple charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.winnclaybaugh.com.

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Whether you’re talking about excellence in education or the number one brand of professional
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