Paula Connolly

Senior Leadership and Career Coach

For 20+ years, Paula has helped clients improve their individual and business outcomes. Her deep understanding of workplace challenges and how to achieve results comes from years of designing and presenting customized training programs for businesses and the government.

Paula’s expertise in human resources training and coaching for government clients has seen her lead hundreds of training sessions. She applies adult learning principles and knows the best results occur when participation and questions are encouraged. Paula is adept at adjusting her approach to suit each group’s specific needs, giving participants opportunities to reflect, challenge, discuss, and experience new ideas and skills to enhance their growth and learning. 

As a Career Coach, Paula has had great success helping clients plan their careers, improve their resumes and prepare for government interviews. 

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Paula dabbles in oil painting and is an avid sports fan. 

Paula’s training and coaching successes include:

  • Designed and delivered 50+ Career Planning seminars for provincial government’s Administrative Professionals Learning and Development Program including career coaching for over 500 participants
  • Provided career training and coaching to clients experiencing downsizing or restructuring: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Pan/Para Pan American Games Secretariat, CIRNAC, Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Provided individual coaching to 30+ government managers to prepare for executive positions
  • Designed and developed courseware for over 40 classroom and on-line training workshops on diverse topics

Professional Designations:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Acadia University
  • Certificates in Adult Education and Professional Courseware Design
  • EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Certification
  • Personality Dimensions® Certification