Paula has successfully managed, directed, and coached hundreds of executives in advancing their careers and businesses.  Known for her passionate, dynamic and engaging presence, Paula empowers her audiences to reach beyond what’s possible, to what can be tangible.  Her ability and intuitiveness to present strategies effortlessly, attendees are energized, encouraged, and equipped  to execute their new plan or direction, all while having fun.

With the best of both worlds, a corporate and entrepreneur career, her goal is to cultivate the entrepreneurial leadership mindset.  Ms. Washington believes that in an ever-changing global economy, understanding and engaging both frameworks is critical for business sustainability which offers a greater alignment for personal growth and professional acceleration.

Passionate about economic empowerment for women she created the Design Your Life First program.  As a mother and entrepreneur, Paula understands that women have unique roles and challenges in aligning life transitions. She personally created and tested a set of practical applications, and strategies just for women that allows for progression and a natural entrepreneurial transition blended with the necessary steps for success.   The academy provides entrepreneurial leadership learning for women through live events, online learning modules, and coaching programs.

Paula has an MBA in International Business, an MS in Organizational Leadership, multiple certifications in Executive Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Executive Leadership for Non Profits, and FourSight Assessment Practitioner.

Paula has tremendous energy and is a dynamic speaker who inspires others and is a person of sterling character.
Jeffrey Rosensweig, Director of Global Perspectives Program, Goizueta Business School of Emory University

Paula’s seminar, Design Your Life First was insightful. The tools and strategies for self reflection was
appropriately geared towards achieving financial goals.
Cecily Welch, CPA, PFA, CFP