About Us

We create space for the pause between the input and the output for better emotional intelligence, work environments, decision-making, engagement, communications, and leadership.

The pause between the input and the output improves lives, bottom lines, social welfare, and it just might change the world.

How do we do it? Training emotional intelligence through installing the big PAUSE button so that our clients have more options. In the pause there’s room to maneuver towards better strategy, relationships, innovation, creative thinking, and wellbeing.

We are focused on our customers. We use rigorous metrics and pre- and  post- assessments to make sure the changes improve your business.  We also work from a variety of modalities including:

  • SIY
  • Heartmath
  • Positive Psychology
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Presencing
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The Learning Organization
  • Design Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Evolving Leadership Models

Our Team

Quentin Finney

Quentin Finney, Founding Partner

Quentin is focused on improving the ways people connect with information, strategy, themselves, and one another.

Michelle Auerbach

Michelle Auerbach, Founding Partner

Michelle is a consultant specializing in emotional intelligence, mindfulness and storytelling as it impacts communication, leadership, engagement, and organizational growth.

About Pause and how we do business

Pause i/O is registered in the state of Colorado as a Benefit Corporation and is working with B Labs for B Corp certification. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

We train and consult with clients from all over the world and from every part of the Organizational ecosystem. We never used canned programs – everything we do is created for you, your goals, needs, and wants for your organization. Even when we provide programs like SIY or Heartmath, we make sure it fits your needs and tailor it exactly to fit you.

About our partners (meaning who we work with)

We work with the best, the brightest, the coolest, and the most qualified consultants and trainers in the USA, Europe, and Asia. We can always find someone who speaks your language, understands your needs, and will serve your organization well.