About Paula

Paula calise

Meet the Author and Speaker-PAULA CALISE

Paula, an executive recruiter who, specializes in filling hard–to-fill positions, completing hundreds of mission-critical searches since founding Linked Executive Search. Paula is known for rapidly finding talent to fill key positions that fit the company, culture, and team – delivering quality candidates who can step in and immediately produce positive results. Across many professions and industries, Paula often fills jobs that have been open for six weeks to six months.

Why Should You Trust Paula

Forbes lists Linked Executive Search #1 headquartered in Texas and 24th overall in the US on their list of the US Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2022. As a hiring manager by profession, Paula fills jobs as her clients would themselves if they had the time. With years of leadership in sales and marketing at TXU Energy, LexisNexis and IBM, she brings a wealth of placement and executive experience to every client search.

Art of hello speaking
Paula presenting November 2021

A Speaker and Author on Professional Introductions that Make You Memorable

Paula is a frequent speaker and author on The Art of Hello®, Be Remembered in a Noisy World, providing presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses. She is heard at MBA programs, professional associations, conferences, internal company leadership programs, and jobseekers support groups.

Paula’s popularity as a speaker is in part due to providing an actionable and fresh perspective on the topic of personal branding for professionals and executives. Paula shares the tips and tools on The Art of Hello weekly on LinkedIn.

Paula's Past and Present

Paula earned an undergraduate degree in HR from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Houston University. She is actively involved in community volunteerism and leadership. Paula serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of North Texas College of Business.

She is a board member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Retail Executive Association, co-founder of Dallas Executive Women’s Network Group, a founding member and Vice President of The Board Connection, and a former Assistant Vice President of Southwest Higher Education Authority.