Paulo Goelzer Leadership Development Leadership Journey

– Paulo Goelzer, PhD
– President of IGA Coca-Cola Institute
– Director of Leadership Development Program

Paulo Goelzer joined IGA in 1994 and focused his attention on international growth, licensee development, and global learning. Today, he is the President of the IGA Coca-Cola Institute, a corporate university that provides the international retail industry with learning & development programs.

The Institute serves more than 10,000 retail businesses, providing learning strategies,  online courses,  coaching and leadership development.  As a consultant he worked with executives and business owners to foster and refine effective organizational culture,  design and implement learning  programs,  corporate universities, and leadership development.  He manages the ongoing production of strategic course curricula, including determining budgets, selecting vendors and securing subject matter experts, and acts as the leadership development facilitator and coach for multiple companies and executives.

Paulo began his career in the food industry very early, working in his family’s food business. He was also a Senior Strategy and Consumer Package Goods Industry Consultant for a German/Brazilian consulting company, a researcher and consultant for the Brazilian Wholesaler Association (ABAD) and a marketing director for a CPG company.

He is a Visiting Scholar in postdoctoral program at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business at UNISINOS in Brazil.  He served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the PhD program in Organization Development at Benedictine University, and adjunct professor at UNISC -Brasil .   Contributed numerous articles on management, organizational culture, learning & development, and leadership. He co-authored the textbook Distribuição de Classe Mundial (IMAM) and a chapter in Advances in Global Leadership (Elsevier Science).

Responsibilities as Director of Leadership Development Program

• Partner with clients on content design, delivery and leadership development programs through the “Leadership Journey”
• Bring innovative and creative leadership development solutions by leveraging progressive thinking, technology and out-of-the-box adult learning experiences
• Conceptualize the role of a learning leader as a key growth protagonist to overcome the challenges that influence professional growth
• Act as content curator and designer of curricula aligned with the company culture and implement proven best practices
• Conduct individual assessments to provide coaching to executives, managers and high potentials
• Design and deliver workshops, focus groups, classroom, web-based, and blended learning activities
• Facilitate a hands-on experience with multicultural/bi-lingual workshops and coaching sessions (workshops facilitated in English, Portuguese and Spanish)

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Visiting Scholar
    School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Ph.D. in Organization Development
    Benedictine University, USA
  • Master of Science in Marketing
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Executive Certificate, Graduate Program in Marketing
    Pontificia Universidade Católica, Brazil
  • Executive Certificate, Graduate Program in Economics
    Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Major in Foreign Trade
    Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil