Paula Widerlite 

Strategic Planning Consultant and Certified Leadership Coach 


Paula Widerlite is a strategist and a leadership coach. She is a seasoned strategic planning professional leading teams of executives, managers, trustees, and other stakeholders to create a shared vision and a road map for the future that aligns with the mission-vision-values of the enterprise. She is comfortable facilitating virtual sessions earning high marks for engaging the team and getting results.

As a leadership coach, Paula helps her clients reach their goals, fill gaps, and build the skills they need to excel in their leadership roles. She brings decades of experience as a C-Suite executive in large, complex corporations. Her role as a trustee has given her perspectives on professional development, growth, and personal fulfillment that are valuable insights to discover the true purpose in leading and bringing about new levels of performance.

Certified by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach, and as a graduate of the George- town University Executive Certificate program in leadership coaching, Paula is a skilled professional in helping leaders improve their performance.  


Strategic Planning

  • Design and Faciliation at Workshops and Retreats
  • Mission-Vision-Values
  • Strategy Development
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Execution Planning

Leadership Coaching

  • Executive Onboarding
  • Leadership Development
  • Transition Support
  • Career Changes
  • Lifestyle Transition
  • 360 Feedback 


  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • C-Suite level executive
  • Decades of experience
  • Proven track record of success
  • Led growth and strategy for multi-million dollar organizations
  • Georgetown University Executive Certificate, Leadership Coaching
  • Serves as a trustee on several community non-profit boards


    My First Year as a Coach: Reflections from the Front Lines During a Historic Crisis

    Nothing like a good pandemic to push me over the edge. I’d been wanting to make the leap from fulltime C-Suite executive to leadership coach for several years. I put my dream of my career encore into the universe...

    Conversations with Paula Widerlite, Strategy Advisor & Leadership Coach

    Paula's story reminds us that we never know what someone has been through on their journey to success.  

    You can't judge a book by its cover... and you can't know people by their titles.