Paula is a former organizational development practitioner, with over 20 years experience in corporate training, leadership development, and coaching with expertise in Reality-Based Leadership, Crucial Conversations and Contemplative Leadership. Her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology, with a cognate in Theology, set the groundwork for becoming an ordained ministerial counselor, specializing in interspiritual studies and contemplative practices, which led her to Focusing. The practice of Focusing has allowed her to dis-identify with the ego and live from a higher stage of spiritual awareness with more consistency. She now teaches classes in Focusing privately and “Navigating the Stages of the Spiritual Journey,” based on Fr. Keating’s three stages of spiritual development, at the University of Denver, in Colorado.