Paulo Pisano

Trainer of Energy Athletes


Lisbon, Portugal

Paulo takes care of Galp’s most important resource: its people.

Paulo doesn’t fear uncertainty, he actively pursues it. In 2015, he entered the energy industry because he saw the transformations happening there as an opportunity for creating positive change and lasting impact. As the head of Galp’s people team, he has helped the company unite its resources, honor its human side, and prepare for a technology-driven future by training employees to be more like all-around athletes, ready to take on whatever challenges they may encounter in the years ahead.

A certified somatic and ontological coach, Paulo works as a personal coach and management consultant both within Galp and beyond as a part of his own firm: Daozen coaching. Using an approach grounded in meditation, co-active coaching, and inner martial arts, he works with social entrepreneurs and senior executives in industries as diverse as technology, NGOs, consulting, fast-moving consumer goods, financial services, and government. Paulo is inspired by a drive to help others ignite their potential, a spark he brings to his role as Board Director at STIR Education, an international initiative that champions teacher inspiration as a key investment in the world’s future.

Paulo believes business has a key role to play in tackling our world’s problems, and by working with one leader at a time, and helping them collaborate across disciplines, he is paving the way for Galp to do just that.