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May Chapter Meeting - The Recipe for Effective Consulting

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Overview and Learning Objectives

Every good recipe is made of the right amount of ingredients to ensure the end product is as delicious as possible.  When one of the KEY ingredients is off, or even missing, the recipe may not render the same delicious results.  Of course you do have opportunity to improve, and find ways to improve the recipe better, but there is always a foundation to build off of.  In addition to the ingredients, every good recipe has instructions on how to blend those ingredients to produce the end product.  How you blend those ingredients can greatly impact the end result. As business analysis evolves so does the role we play.  We are consulted for our expertise to help draw out and bring forth business needs to help build transformational solutions.  Not only do we need to bring our skills and experience to the table, but we need to effectively consult to build the powerful transformational solutions needed.  There are ingredients to effectively consult, and there are instructions on how to effectively blend those ingredients together to be effective.  In this session participants will learn:

  • What is effective consulting?
  • What are the ingredients of effective consulting?
  • How do you blend the ingredients to become the consultant the organization cannot live without?
  • How to pay it forward to others?


4:00 - 4:15  Chapter Updates
4:15 - 5:30  Presentation​​

Presenter Information

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Paula Bell is the CEO of Paula A Bell Consulting, LLC for 20 years.  She is a coach, consultant, speaker, and author with expertise in the areas of: business analysis, project management, leadership, diversity, equity & Inclusion, career development and self development.  Through her 5-tier consulting business model, Paula helps individuals find their passion, build their brand, and enhance their skill sets through consultations, coaching and customizable documentation to drive results.  Her desire is to inspire, motivate and encourage others, through a structured journey of self reflection and awareness as a catalyst for unlimited success.  Paula is a Certified Business Analyst, Certified Master Life Coach, Certified Life Purpose Coach, Certified Goal Success Coach, Certified Happiness Coach, Certified Career Development Coach, Certified Diversity & Inclusion Manager Coach, Licensed Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Administrator, and Forrester Customer Experience (CX) Champion.


Paula also possesses 21+ years of experience in corporate America in project roles to include business analyst, requirements manager, business initiatives manager, business process quality manager, technical writer, project manager, developer, test lead and implementation lead. Paula has experience in a variety of industries to include media, courts, manufacturing and financial. She has lead multiple highly-visible multi-million dollar technology and business projects to create solutions to transform businesses as either a consultant, senior business analyst or manager.   Currently she is also a Business Support Manager for a major financial institution leading a team of business process consultants to identify processes and execute on continuous improvement opportunities.


Paula is originally from Brooklyn, NY.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems from Oral Roberts, University located in Tulsa, OK.  Paula is currently married and resides in Iowa with her husband and teenage twins (boy/girl).  Paula is extremely active in her community as she is the Past President of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to minorities attending Iowa institutions, as well as, volunteers for many different community events.  Paula believe is mind, body and soul and to add to the health component,  she studies, and trains, martial arts and achieved her 2nd degree black belt designation in August of 2018.  She leverages martial arts concepts to bring forth personal and professional concepts, hence her brand of the BA Martial Artist, as well as, she is a Certified Xtreme Hip Hop™ Step Aerobics Instructor.  


Zoom - A few days before the meeting, the link to the meeting will be sent to the people who are registered. 

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