How would your life be different if you saw setbacks as launch points for something greater, rather than disappointments and failures?
With over 20 years of speaking on topics of wellness and personal growth, Paula is equal parts inspiring, humorous and beautifully irreverent about how difficult it is to embrace difficult times, but also about the extraordinary the benefits are when we do choose growth. She uses her personal experience of losing her oldest son (she is a Gold Star Mom) to empower audiences to become resilient and find what she called our "Empowered Purpose" - which is what lives within every adverse experience we have.
She has recently expanded her message to be more inclusive of her personal life experiences which share a powerful message of resilience and how we shouldn't stop at making lemonade but that we should go for the full-on lemon chiffon tart with raspberry drizzle! Life isn't meant to be simply lived, it's meant to be decadently enjoyed and savored!
Here is what one event coordinator said about what it's like to hire Paula:
“Paula shares her spirit openly and resonates with her audience through her light-hearted yet deeply meaningful presentation style. She pulls you in, leaving you wanting more and brings a palpable realness to her work.”
-Jill Halimi, Family Donor Advocate with Life Source Organ and Tissue Donation
She is a sought-after inspirational speaker to military, women's, parenting groups and healthcare organizations hoping to inspire their employers to up their game.
As an adjunct professor with a masters degree in Exercise Physiology Paula speaks with confidence, ease, and humor about the importance wellness play in our ability to be resilient in the face of life-altering experiences.
As a seasoned Yogi, Paula is also called upon to lead healing yoga classes at corporate retreats, conferences and other growth inspired events. She is also able to get your people up and moving in ways that everyone enjoys.
Her previous clients include: the Foreign Services Institute of the State Department, the State of Ohio, Tragedy Assistance Progam for Survivors (TAPS), Everytown USA, The Compassionate Friends USA, Association of Death Education & Counseling, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS. ) Paula has also been a national presenter for the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine and many others. Her professional experience in health and wellness make her an exceptional choice for women's, leadership and corporate conference wanting to deliver a powerful message of the importance of self-care.
She is the Mom to a brood of four boys and spends her time training to keep up with them. Paula is a Colorado native and can be found on the ski slopes, the trails, the whitewater, and definitely finishing the day at a craft beer pub!