I am passionate about helping all types of organizations do better. I want to make people’s lives more fulfilling, rewarding, passionate and purposeful, one organization, team or individual at a time.



Hi, I’m Paul Gilbride. I started my career way back in 1989 as a CPA. I spent the next 16 years in Corporate America until one day I realized, this is not what I wanted to be when I grew up. Problem was, although I knew what I didn’t want…I didn’t know what I did want. Luckily I was married to someone who did, and while she climbed the corporate ladder, I began the soul search to figure out my life purpose and raise our two kids on the side. ☺

The kids turned out great and luckily, so did I. I hired a coach to help me figure this all out, and as it turns out…becoming a coach was my purpose. I have never looked back.

I am passionate about doing corporate and all organizations better. I want to make people’s lives more fulfilling, rewarding, passionate and purposeful, one organization, team or individual at a time. I believe in connection, heart and emotional intelligence. I believe we do better when we lead with compassion not fear, growth not scarcity, integration not division, and heart not hurt. And above all else, I believe in courage. Courage to stand tall in our values; the courage to listen with purpose; the courage to speak truth; the courage to have tough conversations; and the courage to put people—all people—first.

Why work with me?

Here’s the deal, I don’t claim to know everything, but this is what I know for sure: I make complicated things simple; I am an unbelievable listener; my intuition is incredible; my approach is organic and aligned with each of my clients; I have a huge f…ing heart; and a wicked sense of humor. And yes, I have a tendency to swear when I feel passionate about something…but I can curb that if I absolutely have to. ☺ This is why I was put on this earth, and when you talk to me you will pick up on that right away.

That is why leaders hire me and organizations love me……this shit matters to me and if it matters to you or your organization, than I will work as hard as you do.

Paul is a brilliant coach! His ability to ask just the right question, in just the right way, makes it safe to dig below the surface in order to tackle the things that are limiting your potential and getting in the way of success. His genuine, compassionate, no-nonsense approach creates just the right combination of support and accountability and have helped me thrive personally and professionally.
— Teresa Hopke - CEO, Life Meets Work


  • PCC Accredited with the International Coach Federation

  • Certified Corporate Team and Leadership Coach

  • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown

  • Certified in the EQi Emotional Intelligence Assessment

  • Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner

  • Former CPA

  • BBA, University of Wisconsin – Madison