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I'm Paul Gavoni 

My Story

An expert in human performance, coaching, and organizational leadership, Dr. Paul "Paulie" Gavoni is a behavioral scientist who has worked across education, human services, and sports for over two decades.  In this capacity, he served the needs of children and adults in a variety of positions including COO, Vice  President, Director of School Improvement, Leadership Director, Professor, Assistant Principal, School  Turnaround Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Lead Therapist, Trainer, Coach, and Behavior Analyst.  As  COO at Brett DiNovi International, Dr. Gavoni is passionate about applying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) strategies to lead and help other leaders establish positive and engaging environments across industries that bring out the best in people.  He is a Board Member of the Opioid Awareness Foundation and The World Behavior Analysis Day Alliance.  Beyond his work in education and human services, Dr. Gavoni is a former Golden Gloves Champion and highly respected striking coach in combat sports. Coach “Paulie Gloves,” as he is known in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community, has trained world champions and UFC vets using technologies rooted in the behavioral sciences. Coach Paulie has been featured in the books  Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts, A Fighter’s Way, the feature article Ring to Cage: How four former boxers help mold MMA’s finest, and was recently featured in the Lifetime reality series Leave it to Geege.  


He is also an author who has written extensively for online magazines such as Bloody Elbow, Scifighting, Last Word on Sports, and  Bloody Elbow where his Fight Science series continues to bring behavior science to MMA.   Known for his authenticity and practical approaches, Dr. Gavoni is host of Thoughts & Rants of a Behavior Scientist featured on iHeartRadio, co-host of the top-ranked Behavioral Karma Podcast, and host of the Crisis in Education Podcast.  He is also a sought-out speaker at a variety Educational, Sport, and Behavior Analytic Conferences, and co-author of Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Selling  The 5 Scientific Laws of Life & Leadership: Behavioral Karma; Quick Wins! Accelerating School  Transformation through Science, Engagement, and Leadership; Deliberate Coaching:  A Toolbox for  Accelerating Teacher Performance (#1 Amazon Best Seller); MMA Science:  A Training, Coaching, &  Belt Ranking Guide (#1 Amazon New Release), and QUICK Responses to Misbehavior for Reducing Misbehavior and Suspensions (#1 Amazon Best Seller).  He is currently preparing The 5 Scientific Laws of Meaningful Relationships and How to Determine if Your Leadership is $hitty. Dr. Gavoni is proud to introduce ABA & OBM to a massive audience through his numerous publications. 

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