Paula is a motivated and experienced business consultant, trainer, mentor and public speaker who has helped establish and support over 100 micro business start-ups on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Her ability to connect with a broad cross-section of society has made her not only popular but well respected with the ability to grow an organisation’s reach with her natural and authentic networking style. She holds a Diploma of Counselling, a Certificate IV Small business management, a certificate in Training and Assessment.
Paula is also experienced at writing user-specific support programs including ‘The Australian Job Loss Support Guide’ a rapid response support pack to the unwanted news of redundancy, alongside co-developing the ‘RestartSMART’ program, offering pathways of recovery for business owners who have experienced a failed venture and are living with the associated financial, emotional and social costs of that failure. Her practical solution-based perspective brings a rational and calculated approach to recovery.
Having lived through a business failure in 2009, she knows first-hand the potential challenges that are faced, and steps needed to establish a recovery pathway. She is currently writing a book that will assist those who are going through a business associated financial loss - helping them to identify key components of their descent and offering signposts to recovery.