Paula Baake is the Owner/CEO of Dancing Mind. She is a master yoga teacher, life & leadership coach and key note speaker. Paula believes that when you commit and put 100% of your passion behind a vision, ANYTHING is possible.
Before becoming a successful entrepreneur in the yoga & fitness industry, she had her own share of obstacles to overcome. As a Brazilian immigrant, she moved to the USA without speaking any English and carried only $800 in her pocket. She went on to graduate from George Washington University Business School and work for corporate America, to then follow her passion and start Dancing Mind. Paula’s story is the perfect example of how anybody can overcome their fears, live out their passion and turn dreams into a reality.
As a life and leadership coach, Paula helps individuals of all ages to understand what keeps them stuck and to take steps to breakthrough and move forward. She also offers her business expertise in the yoga/ fitness industry by coaching other studio owners who are looking to take their business to the next level. Her speeches are honest, authentic and motivational in nature and are intended to challenge and shift beliefs.
Outside of business, Paula is a single mom who enjoys doing yoga, CrossFit, mountain biking and running to stay fit, so she can grow old and do sports with her seven year old son Chase.