With an Economics Degree, and over 20 years of combined experience with strategy development and corporate coaching, Paula serves as Emerge's 360 Degree Organizational Strategist.  

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa, B.A., Economics
  • Paragon Communications, Public Relations and Issues Management
  • IBM, Corporate Communications and Strategy Development
  • Henry Road, Business Founder and Creative Officer

Prior to Emerge, Paula served as head of Corporate Communications for various IBM divisions in both the U.S. and Europe.  In this capacity, she lead strategy development and program execution for a number of organizational change programs, including, culture change and resource actions driven by changing market needs, and mergers and acquisitions, including outsourcing.  She worked closely with executives running billion dollar businesses on strategy and reputation management, including speechwriting and training.  In 2000, she received the Woman of Achievement Award from the European Union of Women. 

Paula is an experienced organization change expert.  Her internal communications and strategic development experience makes her keenly aware of the business requirement to build healthy cultural and organizational constructs that deliver outstanding client management and productivity.  Her wealth of experience is invaluable and is essential in her role of conducting the Emerge 360 Degree Firm Organizational Assessments for clients.