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Certified Executive Coach. Business Consultant. Entrepreneur. Thought Leader


Paulette is an experienced business advisor and certified master coach dedicated to the transformational growth of leaders, organizations and teams.

She offers specialized expertise in leadership development from a globally oriented, from a cross cultural perspective, and is committed to maximizing understanding of international transition that translates to improved personal and professional results.

Paulette received her PhD in International Education and Entrepreneurship at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Her doctoral research focused on transformational learning experiences and Internet entrepreneurship. Her other research interests include international transition, expatiate adjustment in unfamiliar environments, and identity impacts on Third Culture individuals, especially those who have lived and worked internationally.

Paulette holds a Masters of Counseling from St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. Paulette is multiple listed in Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in America. She is the founder of Brighter Pathway International, PLLC and the Authentic Leadership Institute. She also holds a license as a marriage and family therapist.

Paulette M. Bethel's passion for understanding the impacts of the cross-cultural experience began at an early age growing up in the melting pot city of New Orleans, with its colorful history, her multicultural and multiracial background, a potpourri of cultural influences, and a chameleon like atmosphere that defies characterization. Paulette's international transitions started in her 20s and range from that of a being a Supply and Logistics Officer in the United States Air Force, to being the wife of an Air Force officer and the mother of four Third Culture Kids (TCKs), moving in and out of several countries, and being a doctoral candidate completing an international internship in China.

"I believe that these combined experiences have been key to my enjoyment and understanding of the expatriate lifestyle and the issues that accompany overseas living and the crises of repatriation."

Paulette conducts trainings and workshops on international transition, relationships, diversity, multiculturalism, and relocation issues.