Paula Popenhagen

Associate

Paula is a facilitator and qualified coach with a passion for helping people make the most of their situation – whatever that may look like. She has a strength for building relationships and being able to comfortably communicate with people, especially when they are feeling challenged or confronted.
 
Paula studied Occupational Therapy and has worked in both physical health and Youth Mental Health & Addictions. She then took her enthusiasm for developing people and combined it with her love of outdoors and adventure - working for three years as an Instructor at Outward Bound NZ. “The chance to get to know people and having the privilege to work with them when they were vulnerable or outside of their comfort zone was a really special space to facilitate in. Outward Bound also gave me really good insights into the way that teams work/don’t work – especially under pressure, or when there are different skill levels involved.”
 
With a commitment to making current research relevant and applicable to everyone, Paula is skilled at using stories, activity and experience to aid her facilitation. “I love helping people get to a better understanding of what they can control in their situations and more awareness into the impact of their own thoughts and actions.”

 

Team Members

  • Richard Joseph QSM

    Director, Facilitator

    Early on in his career, Richard realized the importance of valuing and empowering the people he leads...

    Read More »
  • Sarah Cross

    Senior Associate

    Sarah is a Senior Associate and specialises in leadership, team development and professional coaching.

    Read More »
  • Anna Nilsen

    Business Strategy & Development

    Anna is responsible for Richard Joseph & Associates strategy & development...

    Read More »
  • Paula Popenhagen

    Associate

    Paula is a facilitator and qualified coach with a passion for helping people make the most of their situation – whatever that may look like.

    Read More »
  • Emily Frith

    Business Development Manager

    Emily is our Business Development Manager and Creative

    Read More »
  • Katie VandenBerg

    Office Administrator

    Katie is our Office Administrator and often the first point of contact for our clients.

    Read More »
  • Victoria Joseph

    Psychometrician

    Victoria is the Psychometrician for Richard Joseph & Associates Ltd. She comes from a background in...

    Read More »
  • Mami Yamaguchi

    Facilitator

    Mami faciltates Turning Point in Japan. Previously, she worked (in administration, marketing, and staff training) for a company that provides resources for national qualifications.

    Read More »
  • Professor Richie Poulton

    Consultant

    Richie is an advisor in research and development, ensuring that we maintain the integrity of our research and are up-to-date with the latest scientific developments in our field.

    Read More »