Speaker – Author – Buddhist Chaplain – Mindfulness Teacher

Paula is a Nationally Recognized Speaker on Resilience & Healing from Adversity

Paula is able to show what’s possible when we change how we see our situation. She speaks from her heart with full transparency of what it’s like to rebuild a beautiful, thriving life after tragedy. Then with genuine compassion and kindness, she elevates her audience into believing they too have the courage to embrace life and live again.

What do event planners say about working with Paula?

“The personal story and connection you have. You’ve done the work – been in a very bad place and come to find there is a way to remember a loved one and enjoy life. You have a way of making everyone feel relaxed and they can relate to you. So much of your journey they can see in themselves – they want to find a way to get back to a happy place in their own life.”

Heather Beals

Life Source Organ & Tissue Donation

“Paula was great to work with from the beginning! She handled the sensitive topic with care, but also wasn’t afraid to tackle the hard subject matter. She was able to put a spin on the topic that allowed our audience to think of their experience in a completely different way than they ever have before. We would book Paula again!”

Erin Barnett

Director of Programs, Concerns of Police Survivors

“Paula Stephens shares her spirit openly and resonates with her audience through her light-hearted yet deeply meaningful presentation style.  She pulls you in, leaving you wanting more.”

Jill Hallimi

Life Source Organ & Tissue Donation

“Paula has a beautiful way of creating a safe place for people and helping them open up their hearts to healing. She would be a great asset to your event! So many complimented her talk and how that helped them get the most out of all the events at the weekend. I would defiantly ask Paula to speak if you are considering using her!” 

Janna Shaefer

Director for Colorado Gold Star Families

A Few Organizations Who Love To Hear Paula Speak

Love from the audience! 

“Paula’s message is beyond words powerful and she brings a palpable realness to her work. Paula is vulnerable and open to her own adversity. She has found a way to shift and now is leading a resiliency movement and sharing her message. She brings any audience to a deep realization of what can happen when they choose resilience.“ 

Chantelle Adams

Motivational Speaker and Coach

“She is energetic and engaging as well as very knowledgeable and she speaks with “such style and grace!” I went into her workshops with no expectations and came out with so much enthusiasm! I very highly recommend Paula to anyone looking for an amazingly uplifting speaker” 

Bob Morton

TCF Lower Cape Chapter Harwich, Group Leader

“It was one of the best talks I have ever been to.  I left with so many incredible concepts and knowledge to take away and apply and also things that I can apply to my current clients. She is a straight talker and doesn’t beat around the bush but at the same time has this genuinely kind nature about her.  She has a very grounding presence and holds herself with confidence and shines brightly.  Her glow is contagious and if you are looking to surround yourself with someone expanding in success, Paula is your gal.”

Amber Dugger

Money Mindset Coach

“I went to one of her workshops where her message resonated so much with me that I was compelled to attend another one of her workshops. Paula gets it; she has lived through and is surviving grief after the loss of her son. Her thoughts, ideas and tips were great validators of what my wife and I were doing to navigate the grief associated with the loss of our son Jeff. Paula’s words made me feel okay with being sad but also okay with working hard to be happy again.”
Greg J

From Grief to Growth – The Essential Elements

This speech resonates well with any audience who has experienced a set back in life, desires empowerment to take the next step, or who will ever lose a loved one (which is all of us humans!).

In her signature speech, Paula outlines a framework that increases resilience and can be applied in your life that very day! 

This is an intimate retelling of her own healing experience that is punched up with empowered action steps that will become your audience’s guideposts for inspirational living after the unexpected.

Paula shares a message about what it really takes to live in the sunshine of the one and only precious life you have and quit hiding in the shadows of your disappointments, traumas, and betrayals. Paula lays out an easy to follow roadmap of how it live a resilient and joyful life.

Audiences will learn:

  • How to shift their mindset and create a healing mindset
  • Find inspiration to think of their experience differently
  • How to move beyond acceptance and towards resilience
  • Which tools to use when you’re feeling stuck
  • How to structure a life that supports healing and positive growth


Give Your Sh*t A Seat at the Table

As Paula says in her book – You are more than your grief, always have been, always will be.

This presentation works really well as a keynote but can also be structured to have a workshop format that is interactive and allow people to take action and do the work in real time.

In this presentation your audience will….

  • Identify and personify their unique experience so they become familiar with how it’s manifesting in their life
  • Recognize parts of themselves they may have forgotten about, but are essential elements of who they are and their healing journey
  • Develop a positive, healthy and healing relationship with their negative experience that will encourage growth for years to come
  • Create a deeper understanding of what’s happening that is preventing them from living a beautiful life


Other Presentations & Activities Paula Offers:

  • What Are Your Healing Superpowers?
  • Yoga for Grief: Healing Your Heart
  • Avoiding Secondary Losses to Quality of Life Through Self-Care