Aurora Kim Paradisis

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Transformational leader Aurora Kim Paradisis, in brief.

Aurora Kim Paradisis
Dr. Aurora Kim Paradisis, J.D.

Home: New York, NY.  Birthplace: USA.  Organization: Pivot Alternative Dispute Resolution (Pivot ADR)SM.  Title: Chief Transformation Officer.  Pronouns: She/Her/Ella.  Alma mater: Cardinal Spellman High School (Advanced Regents Diploma); College of Mount Saint Vincent (B.S. Nursing); Columbia University (M.A. Healthcare Administration); Columbia University (Ed.D. Organizational Leadership); Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. Law).  Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

Current project: Diversity Pipeline Initiatives; NFT aggregation and portfolio management. Recent recognition: Hispanic STARS RISING Vol. III; NYS Attorney General Outstanding Service; CALI Award; RWU Law Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services; Chief Executive Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Deficiency Free Healthcare Organization; Patient Care Leader of the Year Award.  Recent professional development: Goldman Sachs Pivoter Alum; Advanced Commercial (B2B) Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Certificate. Latest contribution to others: First Generation Mentor; NYC Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Professional Development Series; OPIOD Overdose Intervention Facilitator.  Recent travel or adventure: Climbing up a volcano with active hot springs overlooking the Caldera in Santorini.  Last book read: The Candy House, by Jennifer Egan.  How do you stay centered? I laugh often, surround myself with good people, good music, good food and family.

Personality profile: Visionary, strategic, reflective, trustworthy, empathetic, authentic.  Moral compass: Leave things better than you find them.  How do you define leadership? An art and a science that inspires a continuum of inertia toward its optimal potential.  What is your greatest joy? My children, affectionately referred to as “Dream Team.”  What word or phrase do you use far too often? That’s interesting.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Learning experiences and water.

What was your favorite childhood toy or game? OPERATION.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? The only stupid question is the one never asked.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Know your value.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Development of metaverses and bispecific antibody technologies.  What company or organization do you most admire? Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  

What message do you want to send out into the world?

“Be the Change You Want to See in the World” (Mahatma Gandhi).

What mega-trend most excites you? Technological advances that promote interacting with others across the globe in real time.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Cancel culture.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Nothing is Impossible.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A scientist.  What advice would you give your younger self? Learn to laugh and don’t take yourself too seriously.

Personal motto: Innovation is the spice of life.  Favorite quote: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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