Meet Paula Broadwell
Paula Broadwell’s passion for leadership stems from her background in the U.S. military, and her academic pursuits. Having led troops after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Paula was immersed in the theory and practice of leadership on the line. Paula has lived, worked, or traveled in over 60 countries during more than fifteen years of military service and work in geopolitical analysis and counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations. During that time, she had assignments with the U.S. intelligence community, U.S. Special Operations Command and an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. As an author, Paula was granted unprecedented access to one of America’s most acclaimed leaders – General David Petraeus – as she wrote a best-selling biography, war chronicle, and portrait of strategic leadership at his elbow in a war zone. Paula is married to Dr. Scott Broadwell, and they have two young boys, Lucien and Landon. They live together in Charlotte, NC, and when Paula is not on the frontlines, online, or writing, they love to run, ski, and surf together.