Paula Puddy, HBA LLB MBA

“I empower professionals to be happier and more successful by learning and applying business skills and the law to their professional careers”.


Paula J. Puddy is the president of Vantage Professional Development Inc. Vantage PD provides professional development workshops and seminars to engineering candidates and lawyers across the country.


Paula obtained her HBA from the Ivey Business School.  After graduation, she attended law school at Western and was called to the Ontario Bar.  Paula practiced civil litigation at Lerners LLP in London Ontario for several years.  Subsequently, she obtained her Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School, graduating with honours.  After graduation, Paula taught an introductory business course, Business 1220, for two years.

Over 15 years ago, Paula founded Vantage Professional Development Inc., which capitalized on her teaching skills, legal background and business knowledge.  Since then, she has taught law & ethics to thousands of engineering candidates, and business skills to hundreds of lawyers.

Paula is the Director of Professional Development for the Middlesex Law Association and a partner with She has been teaching Business Law to Ivey's MBA students since 2020.

She and her daughter help raise money for the Children's Health Foundation and NICU in London, Ontario.