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PAULA J. CAPRONI, PH.D. is a faculty member in the Management and Organizations Department at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Professor Caproni received her MBA from the University of Massachusetts and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. In addition to teaching about leadership skills, effective coaching, developing power and influence, and creating high-performing teams in the University of Michigan MBA and Executive Programs, she has served as the Academic Director of the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs. She has coached over 500 executives and served as the lead Professional Development Coach for the Executive MBA Program and several Executive Education programs.
Professor Caproni has taught in Executive Education programs in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She has worked with a variety of organizations, including Asian Development Bank, Ascension Health, Avon, Bank Saudi Fransi, Bank of America, Bank Negara, Bendix, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cigna Asia, Exxon, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Flagstar Bank, Ford Motor Company, Ford Medical Group, Internal Revenue Service, Lexmark, Management Sciences for Health, Mead Johnson, M & T Bank, Mopar, National Arts Strategies, the NFL, Nokia, Onninen, Philips, Phelps-Dodge, Roland Berger Chemicals, Saudi Telecom, Seminarium, University of Michigan Sports Management Program, and Wachovia.
Professor Caproni received the Victor Bernard Award for Leadership in Teaching at the Ross School of Business, as well as the Executive Education Teaching Impact Award. Her book "Management Skills for Everyday Life: The Practical Coach" is now in its third edition. Her article “Work Life Balance: You Can’t Get There From Here” received the McGregor Award from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.