Paula specializes in consulting to creative firms and executives where she brings together both her work as a clinical social worker and her experience as a successful arts-related business owner. She earned a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from NYU and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Simon School’s executive MBA program. Paula instructed graduate students in group dynamics at the University of Rochester, and is the past president of the Rochester-area Group Psychotherapy Association. She has lectured and led panels nationally on group dynamics.
Paula’s focus is not just on individual leaders, but also group work focused on the dynamics of leadership teams. She specializes in bringing executives into an understanding of the complex interplay of dynamics and relationships in the workplace. Issues of power and control, competition and conflict, and hierarchy and leadership often play out in the workplace as echoes of the past.
Group leadership coaching establishes a foundation of trust, makes for constructive conflict resolution, and contributes to accountability––all of which translates into better results. An approach to leadership team alignment and culture change involving group coaching makes for high-performance teams and is an antidote to organizational silo formation.
Paula is a sought-after speaker and recently completed her second national speaking tour, focusing on how organizational culture influences clients, and how to leverage culture to create stronger customer relationships.
Paula is also an associate in Helen Halewski & Associates – Organization Development Consultants.
Paula resides in northern Virginia with her husband Jim, daughter Lauren, and rescue dog Millie.