Guilherme Paulus is the heads the Board of Directors at CVC Brasil as well as GJP Hotels and Resorts. He started as an intern at IBM and has worked hard and risen through the ranks to become an influential businessperson in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus shares some of his insightful and inspiring comments on what makes him who he is as a human being first and businessperson. GJP Hotels and Resorts have more than 20 establishments and currently, have a workforce of about 5000 people.
The idea of his company
Guilherme Paulus attributes the idea of his hotels to Carlos Vicente Cerchairi who was state deputy by then. The two met on a boat trip, and Carlos shared his interest in establishing a tourist agency in Santo Andre, where he lived. Paulus was working in Sao Paulo at the time; they came to an agreement in which he provided groundwork, and preliminary efforts and provided the investment capital. They became partners for four years and then Paulus took charge of it and began to expand the process, which culminated into something he never imagined.
Typical day and productivity
Guilherme Paulus starts his day with gratitude, optimism, and feeling thankful for everything he has at the start of every day. As such, he can look forward to what comes next. He sets out a schedule for the week and sticks to it’s because it makes him feel empowered, organized and productive. His creative ideas come to life through acting first. In other work, taking a step into the unknown and there is no chance you know something is good or a bad idea until you put it into practice. According to Guilherme, ideas come to life through faith.
As a successful entrepreneur, he is more productive by being close to the operations of the hotels and knowing what needs to happen. He also says enhance with employees is another way of becoming productive as the chairperson of GJP. Guilherme Paulus says that it is not all about talent or hard work, but the ability to combine both aspects. Making dreams a reality requires one to love everything that they do as well as investing in time, energy and being attentive to the needs of your customers.