Paul Duba is one of the best coaches/leaders I've worked with. As a student at Wharton, I was lucky enough to go on a hiking venture with Paul and even more fortunate to get to be his main mentee when it came to leading a team. He taught me how to lead from behind and empower my team in a time when it would have been easy to try to take over the reins. He helped me to be introspective and think through things that mattered to me, the commitments I wanted to make and to be open minded to new ways of thinking and leading.
~ D.O., McKinsey & Company
I can tell you my time coaching with Paul was one of my best professional experiences. It was challenging, transformational work. I experienced significant, meaningful growth as a leader in my organization and field during the nine-month period we worked together. I highly recommend engaging with Paul in the coaching process, especially if you are ready to take a next step in your career or are struggling with concerns that hold you back from being as successful as you want to be.
~ J.S.R., Non-Profit COO
My brain knew that I had to step away from a job of 30+ years and move on, but I was afraid that, emotionally, I'd have a need to stay - which would result in outlasting my usefulness there. There were other things I passionately wanted to do - but used my job as the excuse for not doing. Paul worked with me over several months. He asked me to address some hard questions, and provided some really valuable mental models for re-thinking my place in the world. I can say that my heart caught up to my brain, and I was able to step away from the job without looking back. I'm engaged in some new and exciting part-time work, and have time for writing, as well, which I have been doing. Thank you, Paul Duba!
~ M.G., Community and Arts Educator
I participated in an Outward Bound (OB) deployed veteran’s retreat where Paul was the chief facilitator. Those were five of the most powerful days of my life. His expertise in every imaginable outdoor skill was surpassed only by his ability to draw out issues specifically relevant to the people in our group. Paul created an atmosphere where we were comfortable vocalizing issues that had previously been locked tightly away. Several years later I still draw upon my OB experience with Paul for strength and comfort. Never have I met a person so perfectly suited for his vocation.
~ B.C., Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, Ret.
I have worked with Paul Duba in various capacities over the last 8 years as a hired facilitator, presenter, experiential education leader and coach. Paul has a gift for working with both experienced and aspiring leaders. He is well-versed in the leadership literature and his own experience as a public servant informs his preparation, delivery and facilitation. He applies his experience with building and strengthening teams to individual needs. He is a supportive, knowledgeable, and heartfelt coach. I highly recommend him to organizations as well as individuals.
~ M.E., Denver Community Leadership Forum
Paul provided coaching to me that resulted in supporting me to identify the potential that already existed inside of me. My work with him enabled an important career move into the private sector. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for ways to broaden your perspective of what is possible both personally and professionally. I found it to be a truly amazing journey and worth my investment!
~ J.S., Director Government Policy Development Consulting Firm
Working with Paul was truly an eye-opening experience. Over the course of my sessions spent with Paul, I learned how to question assumptions about myself, how to believe in and grow my leadership skills, and how to approach and be curious about what is uncomfortable or unknown. By the end of our time working together I saw an obvious transformation from the first session to the last. I made declarations of who I am and want to be and have not wavered from those declarations now that I have this new outlook on how to carry myself forward, all thanks to Paul's expertise and encouragement.
~ P.H., Graduate Student, Master of Environmental Management
I started working with Paul because I felt stuck in my life. This had led to anxiety and fear that made it seem impossible to commit to a decision and move forward. Paul's coaching allowed me to realize that my "crooked path" was memorable and meaningful AND that I was ready to take the next step to give more of myself to the world in a new and unique way. Through coaching I learned to quiet my mind and listen to my body to find clarity. This was the key that helped me move forward into the unknown with confidence instead of fear. Now I am both able and EXCITED to dive into the next wave of uncertainty, knowing I will succeed in whatever I choose. And I get to choose. By learning to re-tell my own story, I now look ahead with curiosity, acceptance and wonder as oppose to fear, anxiety and doubt. I feel confident these lessons will follow me into my future whether it be next week or five years from now.
~ S.M., Graduate Student, Master of Science, Environmental Writing