Welcome to the team Paula Aro!

Who is Paula?

I have 20+ years of experience in various technology consulting and delivery roles. My passion is to bridge business and IT together to enable sustainable and agile business value creation and the ability to adapt to a continuously changing operating environment. As a leader I want to make an impact through inspiring and transformative leadership, supporting people to build on their strengths in a safe, empowering, and inclusive working environment.  I have a curious and positive mindset and an endless desire to learn more.


What are you great at?

My strength is conceptual thinking and road-mapping; I love to brainstorm around the big picture and figure out how to concretely enable change with the help of technology. It is often hard to define the North Star vision but even harder to start the transformation in real life due to complex dependencies and change management challenges. Solving these challenges is very intriguing.

I’m also a very strong promoter of a growth mindset and servant leadership; it is a known fact that a safe and inclusive working environment enables continuous learning and high-performing teams – and thus also better business results.


What do you like to do in your free time?

My friends and colleagues know that I love to read and I’m almost addicted to books (printed versions particularly…). I like to exercise on regular basis; usually running a bit early in the morning and when possible, trying to practice some yoga and dancing. Friends and family are very important to me, they are the balancing factor in my life.


Why Taival?

Our values really resonate with me. Everything starts with people, and we promote sustainability in everything we do. A pragmatic approach is also very important – we want to enable real and tangible business value creation, not only defined visions on paper.  It feels very refreshing to be part of a small, nimble and creative team and hopefully make a personal impact on how this company is evolving and growing in the future.


Recommended books/ideas? Why?

Very difficult to pick just a few, but some recommendations here.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Why this book? To slow down and become more aware of personal biases and tendencies to think. Because better thinking creates a better life.
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear. Practical insights on how small, minuscule changes can grow into life-altering outcomes.
  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. Excellent book based on research explaining why our mindset and beliefs about our capabilities have such a tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.


What would you like to say to our readers?

Let’s do some experimenting and brainstorming together! Big changes can be triggered by small concrete steps and all it takes is an open mind and courage to try and learn.  Book a slot and try us out: https://www.taival.com/reach-us/