Who is Paula
Paula is an organisation development consultant with 30 years of experience working with corporate clients. She graduated in the early 90s in modern languages before spending ten years in management roles at British Airways where her interest in executive development navigated her towards working more specifically with middle and senior-level leaders. Her experience in leading high profile global projects during her time at the airline has also led her to share this extensive experience of working in a matrix environment with project teams and project leaders across multiple industries
After completing a Masters in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School in 2012, Paula further extended her professional services to C-Suite leaders.
In summary, Paula provides her clients with best-practice learning & development solutions. More specifically she consults, designs, facilitates and coaches in the fields of leadership development, change management, and project management with a focus on both individual & team development.
Experiences and passions
Paula is an experienced learning & development professional with a passion for helping her clients develop and perform at their very best. She leverages her skills in European languages and diversity to work across multiple cultures within her client organisations. She is particularly passionate about supporting learning that enables transformational change. This, she believes, is achieved more impactfully when the learning experience is timely, relevant, personal and experiential in nature.
Paula’s work during 2020/21 involved successfully transforming face-to-face learning interventions into dynamic and interactive solutions using virtual platforms including Zoom, MS Teams, WebEx and Adobe Connect.
2022 is now providing an opportunity for Paula to reframe her services by offering both face-to-face and virtual deliveries to provide more blended learning solutions for real-time development needs.
Paula’s most recent work during November 2021 to January 2022 has included Phillip Morris International (Performance Management, Change Leadership and Transition to Partner), AstraZeneca (Leadership development) and SOBI pharma (Team Development).
Recent clients that Paula has worked with include:
- Phillip Morris
- SOBI Pharma
Working with Paula has been a genuinely transformational experience, she has challenged existing patterns, opened my eyes to new ways of looking at myself and encouraged my curiosity. A key insight that Paula help me explore was that I have always held myself as a dynamic extravert, as our sessions progressed Paula encouraged me to explore this element. Paula did this in a way that was respectful, supportive but also with evidence based on our previous sessions. Paula provided the insights, guidance and space for me to explore this, and since then I have been able to discover and develop a much more authentic understanding of who I am (an introvert!) and bring that to both the work and personal environment. As I worked with Paula her coaching allowed me to safely explore both personal growth and professional motivations, as a result I have left my role as an executive in a multi-national and have the confidence, clarity and understanding that is allowing me to move forward in a way that I would have only dreamt possible before working with Paula.
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