PO BOX 41157

              Des Moines, IA 50311


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Thank you for visiting Paula A.  Bell Consulting, LLC.  I'm here to provide a wide array of services based on my many years of experience in many areas.  I know you will find everything you need to meet your goals while perusing my website. I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. I will do everything I can to meet your expectations. I believe that my customers' needs are of the utmost importance and I am  committed to meeting those needs. 


With a variety of offerings to choose from, I'm sure you'll be happy working with me. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. Look around my website and if interested in speaking with me concerning coaching, consulting, speaking, event or business planning, career and personal development on a wide array of topics please feel free to email me at or fill out the "Contact" form link. 



The BA Martial Artist TM​

Paula Bell, CBAP®

Business Analyst Certified, B2T Certified 

Executive Summary

Paula Bell is a Business Analyst, mentor, coach author and speaker known for consistently producing exceptional work, providing guidance to aspiring business analysts (including those that just want to sharpen their skills), as well as, providing creative and strategic ways to build relationships for successful projects. With 20+ years in project roles to include business analyst, requirements manager, technical writer, project manager, developer, test lead and implementation lead, Paula has had the opportunity to gain skills in all facets of the project management, business analysis and leadership.  Paula has wide industry experience as she has worked in media, courts, carpet manufacturing, banking and mortgage. Paula also has a passion for leadership and helping others gain their career goals.  She has been sought out by many to be mentored in leadership and career development.  Paula also has a knack for event planning and has been sought out to utilize her business analysis, leadership and project management skills to direct weddings and other events.  Paula is also sought out by organizations to help build the foundation for successful businesses.  Paula has worked with many non-profit organizations as well as for profit organizations.


One of Paula's passions is speaking.  She loves to share the knowledge she has with others.  Paula has had the opportunity to speak on a variety of topic such as,business analysis, project management, relationship building, diversity, software methodology, leadership and mentoring to name a few.


What does Martial Arts have to do with Business? 

Check out the introduction to the Framework and  Templates


"Paula, I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work to pull together material for a presentation on estimation.  Our audience all felt you had a great grasp of the subject matter and enjoyed hearing about your experiences.  I hope to have an opportunity to work with you in the future on other subjects that will greatly enhance the business analyst role in our company."



Kimberly Kuennen

CUNA Mutual Group

"Thank you for speaking at our Business Analysis/Project Management Top Careers in Des Moines meeting. Your presentation was very well received by our members.  The information in your presentation on Business Analysis was timely and insightful.  We hope that you enjoyed meeting the members of the Des Moines Jaycees and that you will consider returning in the future to continue the discussion.Thank you again for taking time to speak at our meeting."


Shawn Wagner
President, Des Moines,Jaycees

"Paula is extremely effective as a business analyst mentor and coach.  Her knowledge about the industry is very helpful in preparing for an interview. She knows what hiring managers are looking for and is very helpful in preparing answers for potential interviewing questions.  I liked working with her and will use her again.  I also got the job I interviewed for." 



Allison Bishop