Global Institute of Training & Presenting

Meet Our CEO

Paula Smith CSP
Dr Paula Smith
GITP CEO and Lifelong Learner

BA Training and Development, Grad Ed, Masters in Leadership, PhD Organisational Leadership
Professional Keynote Speaker, Author, Master Trainer, Leadership Coach, CEO and
Your Expert in Presentation Intelligence ®
Founder/Developer of the REL8 Human Behaviour and Relationship profiling model

Paula Smith is obsessed with making an impact through quality training and presenting.

She has been actively involved in the training and presenting industry for over 30 years.  Dynamic, Infectious, Inspiring and Commercially Savvy are all words that have been used by her clients to describe Paula as an inspirational professional presenter, industry leader and business consultant/coach..

Paula brings with her to the GITP community an unstoppable force, an energetic spirit, solid expertise and rich life experience. Paula is passionate about developing purpose-driven presenters and leaders who are committed to sharing their expertise with others. She believes in making an impact not just delivering content. It’s the ripple effect of training that makes it so powerful.

Paula’s many roles as a successful business woman/entrepreneur have included Director of Australia’s largest personal development school, Franchisor, Hotel Owner, Training College Director, Professional Speaker, Author, Corporate Trainer and Business/Executive Consultant/Coach.

She is the author of 3 books; Speaking in the Shower, Powerful Presentation Principles and Sell Your Story, editor of IMPACT workforce development magazine  and is recognised as the leading authority on Presentation Intelligence ®. Paula, along with her advisory board of industry experts, developed the first Australian qualification in presenting several years ago and now the first qualification in Neuropresenting ®.

Paula was awarded the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) the highest global designation by the National Speakers Association, only a small percentage of professional speakers are awarded this designations world-wide. Paula also holds an BA in Training and Development, multiple post grads, a Master’s degree in Leadership and a PhD in organisational leadership.

Paula looks forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your organisational goals.

Paula is also a proud mum of 3, wife of 1 and friend to a few more. She has been seen attempting the occasional triathlon and enjoys hanging out on her Perth Hills property with friends, family, the GITP leadership team and a whole bunch of adorable Alpacas.

GITP launches the Online Presentation Academy


Our CEO Paula Smith has developed a wonderful suite of online and virtual offerings.

Paula and her team are experienced virtual presenters. As the world is changing, being able to offer engaging virtual learning for your key people just makes sense. Wherever you are in the world, we know how to design and deliver a transformational virtual learning experience.

Click on the icons below for information on the the online master class programme – Powerful Presentation Principles or to be taken to the Presentation Academy homepage or reach out for a customised virtual experience.

Powerful Presentation Principles Presentation Academy Home Page