Paula Goudsmit is the President/Founder of High Impact Coaching and Consulting whose mission is to positively change the workplace by building Emotionally Intelligent leaders and teams. Paula is an accelerator of untapped leadership performance and passionate about helping emerging and experienced leaders and teams drive results with clarity. She is known for her ability to break apart the truth from perception, which produces purposeful and focused action. Authenticity and integrity are the cornerstones of every client engagement.

Prior to founding High Impact Coaching in 2006, Paula spent 10 years at IBM where she gained global business experience while building strategic business channels and partnerships. While at IBM, she began coaching IBM executives enrolled at the Wharton Business School Executive Program, some of whom she continues to work with today.

Paula obtained her master’s degree in Organization Development from Boston University. She received her Professional Coach certification at the Coaches Training Institute and a certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute in 2016. Her proudest accomplishment is raising two emotionally intelligent young men who share her love of the outdoors and being active together in their travels throughout the United States.


Paula Goudsmit