Paula Grace Designs | Paula Grace Halewski Consulting
Paula Grace Halewski Consulting and Speaking
Paula Grace Designs, Paula Grace Halewski, Consulting
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<i>Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (Photo by Matt Simmonds)</i>

Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (Photo by Matt Simmonds)

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.

Current Seminars:

How to Build Strong Client Relationships for Your Success and Survival
Effective Team Relationships in Your Design Firm
Creating a Positive Culture in Your Creative Workplace
The Strength of an Effective Agreement


For additional information, please contact Paula Grace at 703-201-1490 or



“You are the professional’s professional!”




“Flawless and valuable.”


“Extremely candid and informative presentation that will make our firm reevaluate the way we run our business.”


“Very valuable information not just for design projects but going through life.”


“Paula was powerful and professional and was a great example for us to follow!”


“Awesome discussion of the psychology of the client relationship!”


“So informative, eye opening, wish there was more time!”


“Very informative – great tools to help me.”


“You were a great inspiration, and I am relieved that ‘big’ interior designers also have relationship issues with some clients and it’s not just me…I have your handout on my bookshelf at all times and go to it whenever I need a boost of confidence when dealing with a difficult client.”
– Mary Beth Zwolfer, MBZ Interiors, Inc.