Paula Giovacchini founded Gio Group, Inc. to apply her extensive consulting, training and coaching experiences to meet the needs of professional service firms, corporations, law firms and nonprofit organizations.

Paula has an extensive background and credentials in a corporate career that extended over twenty years in sales and organization development at First Chicago, LaSalle Bank, JMB Realty and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. Her diverse background also includes serving as director of development for a national nonprofit, The Balanced Mind Foundation, and becoming a successful entrepreneur by starting Gio Group in 2005.

Paula has specialized in helping people generate growth and revenue; designing and implementing organization development and human resources initiatives to retain employees, enhance employee satisfaction and integrate cultures as a result of mergers; managing two career and outplacement centers and coaching valued members of an organization to enhance their strengths and work with their limitations.

Paula is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Quinlan School of Business, is a certified professional coach from New Ventures West, a licensed Heart Math provider and holds a BA in Communications from Mundelein College and an MS in Organizational Development from Loyola University. Paula also holds a number of certifications that includes DISC Workstyle Inventory, Emotional Intelligence, Career Power, Gallup's Engagement Survey and Situational Leadership.

Paula is a frequent guest speaker at meetings of a number of organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, Turnaround Management Association, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Legal Marketing Association and The Risk Management Association.

Gio Group's most popular speaking topics include:

  • Building Relationships That Can Lead to New Business
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Strengthen Your Resilience to Stress In-the-Moment
  • Aligning Generations to Increase Revenue and Retention
  • The Ask - What Makes It Challenging for Women
  • Making Your Work Style Work for You