Meet the Team!

Paula McMillan-Perez, MSW, LCSW – Founder/Coaching Director

Paula is an Afro-Caribbean Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mindset Coach, and Framework Mentor who was raised and resides in the Bronx, NY. A graduate of Mount Saint Mary College as a dual Psychology and Human Service major as well as a graduate of Adelphi University earning a Master of Social Work degree, I also obtained a certification as a Professional Coach from the Life Coach Institute. She has been working in the field for over 10 years with a diverse area of expertise serving all age groups involving but not limited to child welfare, forensic social work, substance abuse and trauma support.

Personalize Your Coaching, LLC (PYC) was created to provide more accessible coaching services for people of color and those who serve communities of color. PYC partners with educators, individuals, and organizations to enhance healthy boundaries, improve mindset and identify solutions. Through 1:1 coaching, consultation, courses, workshop facilitation, and development we work thoughtfully to support client holistic growth through a mental wellness lens. 

Additionally, Paula has been an Adjunct Faculty & Field Education Liaison at Simmons
University School of Social Work for the past several years. She takes great pride in supporting
the education and development of our next generation of social workers into one of the greatest
helping professions available. She is a co-author of the bestseller Latinx in Social Work: stories
that heal, inspire and connect communities. In addition, Paula is also founding board member of
Latinx in Social Work which will incorporate training, consultation, and support to schools and
organizations that highlights the social work profession and highlights the variety of differaent
areas of support that we provide.

She also enjoys spending time with her husband JR, traveling and participating in activities to
increase equity and de-stigmatize mental health in our communities.

Inaudy Esposito, M.S.Ed – Principal Consultant

Inaudy Esposito is an avid advocate and voice for targeted and oppressed communities. Born in
Dominican Republic, Inaudy immigrated to the United States as a child, and has lived in the
Hudson Valley since 2003. Her expertise is in social justice, diversity and inclusion, and gender
violence issues, including intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Inaudy was an English as a Second Language Instructor at SUNY Orange for over 10 years, and
works tirelessly on eliminating oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and gender inequality
in her community. She has sat on numerous state and local boards, including the New York State
Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Orange County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the
Northeastern NY Coalition of Crime Victim Service Providers, Leadership Orange, the Orange
County Cultural Equity Task Force, and the Newburgh Ministries. Inaudy has been recognized
numerous times, including as an Orange County Woman of Achievement in 2014, honored by
the Orange County Democratic Women’s Committee named a 2018 Orange County Rising Star
award recipient and a New York State Latino Rising Star by the New York State Hispanic
Coalition. She is a sought-after speaker, and has presented at numerous conferences, including in
the 2018 TEDxNewburgh, where she discussed diversity and privilege in her talk “Turning
Differences into Strengths.”

Inaudy attributes much of her drive and accomplishments to her parents, and the significant
influence of key women in her life. She is grateful to be able to do the work she loves, in much
part thanks to the support of her close friends and family. Above all, she is the mother of three
amazing children Gabriel, Alessandra and Javier – who are being proudly raised in a household
where equity and respect for everyone is the norm, and differences are celebrated.

 

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