Hi, I'm Paula Phelan

A life and leadership coach and a facilitator of learning and growth.

Serving individuals and teams in Arts, Education and Community settings.

Meet Paula Phelan

I have passion for and experience working with individuals and teams in Arts, Education and Community settings. My work focuses on supporting individuals and teams to use their minds as their greatest resource. I am compassionately fierce but also fiercely compassionate and I craft the safest of spaces for individuals or teams to try out new ways of thinking and doing.

I have spent over 20 years working in various leadership positions in Education, Arts and Youth settings. Throughout this time, I have worked with many individuals and teams to develop their thinking, create new aspirations and live out their desired personal and/or professional life.

Paula's Mission

I really care about your success and will be your greatest supporter throughout this process. I will help you consider and develop your actions and I will hold you accountable in the most open and safe way.

Working with a coach changed my mindset and subsequently my life. I believe you can achieve your best life by giving time to yourself to think, learn and grow.

If you would like to find out more, book a free discovery call to have a chat.

Professional Background

Paula completed her undergraduate BAmus degree in NUI Maynooth. She holds an MA Baroque Performance Practice from Queen’s University Belfast, an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NUI Maynooth and a Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Music from Birmingham City University and is currently pursuing an MA Personal and Management Coaching at UCC. 

Paula has worked as a freelance musician, an Area Manager for Aldi Stores Ltd, a Secondary School music teacher, the Programme Director of Music Generation Carlow, General Manager of Belvedere Youth Service, Head of Quality Support & Development for Music Generation and Chief Executive of VISUAL arts centre in Carlow.

Paula is the founder and Chief Executive of Traverso Coaching and Learning.

At the end of my coaching sessions with Paula, I’m always left thinking, how does she do that? How does she make me see my life so differently and what’s her magic formula?

A year on from our sessions I can still see the impact on my daily and professional life. If you get the chance, work with Paula.

Caoimhe – Teacher

Interested in working together?