Thanks for stopping by, my name is Paula Dunn and I’m the founder of No Limits Consulting. Let me share my personal story about who I am and what I stand for. For starters, have a listen to my interview on ABC radio:
“Adversity introduces a man to himself”
– Albert Einstein
I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and growing up, I knew that I was different from everyone else in the physical sense. Throughout my childhood and into the cusp of adulthood I was bullied. I was verbally, physically, and emotionally abused by the kids at school whilst the teachers looked on.
Growing up wasn’t easy, however, it did teach me many things about myself as well as human behaviour, such as, the power of the human spirit, overcoming adversity and building resilience and never giving up, which has shaped me into the woman I am today.
Throughout my years into adulthood, I didn’t feel that who I was today, was ever good enough and that I was living in my “true self”. Various common themes kept popping up in my life through life’s experiences that showed me that building self-confidence, self-love and acceptance was needed to make me complete. And so, my journey for self-discovery began on a deeper and more poignant level.
Over the past 16 years, I’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on self-development courses, working with counsellors and psychologists outside of work as I wanted to develop myself to reach my full potential and not let any limiting beliefs or past experiences in life hold me back, as I knew that God has put me on this earth to make a difference in the world and I wanted to rise to the occasion.
I thought that if I was “Perfect, Successful, Career Driven and Financially Secure” this would make me whole. On the surface, I came across as being confident, secure and down to earth. This impacted on my life on various levels, in romantic relationships, my health and within my career. This led to feelings of anxiety, depression and burn out.
I love solving problems and creating solutions, it was my sweet spot. Despite how I started out in life, I still love working with people and enjoy that I’m making a difference in the world. I think from what I endured growing up makes me a more rounded person that is able to understand the realities of life and how to navigate these minefields to achieve greatness!
About 4 years ago I decided to step out into the world of Entrepreneurship to help others achieve success whatever that looks like for them. Integrating my expertise in Science, Positive Psychology and Leadership has given me the tools and techniques that are life changing not just in business but in my personal life as well. If you’d like to learn more about how you can create a life where you can be you, have courage and live life with no limits, book in to have a chat to see if we are a best fit for your needs.