About Paula

It’s my mission to improve the quality of life of business owners and their employees

Create a less frustrating,
more fulfilling business



It’s long been my mission to improve the quality of life of business owners and their employees, even back working as an engineer in the corporates I enjoyed the impact I could have on creating better work environments with less stress for everyone. I did this through Lean methodologies and my passion for all things Lean.

Why I do what I do

Since working with small businesses I get great job satisfaction in being able to move them from chaos to calm, from busy to productive, from loss making to profit, from frustrated to fulfilled. Giving the stressed-out business owner their life back, the time to spend with their children as they are growing up, not to feel the guilt for missing yet another football match or school play, is so rewarding and its truly why I love to do what I do.


Move from Busy Fool to Brilliant Focus
Double your Profits, Double Your Time Off

25+ years


Paula McNicholas is a multi-award winning Lean Consultant, Business Coach and Engineer with 25 years experience, who brings big business thinking to small businesses across all sectors.

Bringing big business thinking
to small businesses.

Recipient of the Lean Consultant of the Year Award

Her experience in the automotive industry, firstly in Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motors then Jaguar Land Rover, was instrumental in developing her skillset around lean productivity, leadership and culture change. She was successful at delivering multi-million dollar savings for these companies before leaving all that behind to move to the coast of Co. Mayo in the beautiful West of Ireland. Her coaching and consultancy business has gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years, culminating in her most recent accolade, the Lean Consultant of the Year award.


She is married with 2 teenage boys and 10 cats!

Don’t just take my word for it…