Meet our team of employees at Holz Foundation. Our staff is dedicated to helping children with developmental delays, so as to release these children from their spiritual, physical, and social struggles thus enabling them to become responsible and fulfilled adults.
Dr. Paul “Paulie” Gavoni is our Chief Operating Officer. Paulie is passionate about bringing out the best in people. An expert in human performance and organizational leadership, Paulie has spent 22 years coaching and supporting education and human services with analyzing and developing practical behavior and performance management systems to positively impact students and families. Paulie is the president of his own consulting company, Quick Wins, and has recently co-authored the book Quick Wins! Accelerating School Transformation through Science, Engagement, and Leadership. Paulie holds a Doctorate of Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from NSU, a Specialist of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from NSU, and a Masters and Bachelors of Social Work with a Concentration in Youth and Families from Barry University.
Beyond his work in education and human services, Paulie is also a highly respected and sought out coach in mixed martial arts (MMA). In 1992, Paulie began boxing in South Florida and went on to win a Florida Golden Gloves Heavyweight Title in 1998. Since then, Coach “Paulie Gloves,” as he is known to the MMA community, has trained many champions and UFC vets using technologies rooted in the behavioral sciences. A featured coach in the book Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams a the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts, Coach Paulie is also an author who has written for a variety of online magazines including Bloody Elbow, Last Word on Sports, MMASucka, and Scifighting. For more about Paulie, please visit his LinkedIn profile.