I can see further because of the mountains I fell my way up.
I took risks, and those risks saw me fall forward, sideways and backwards. I succeeded anyway.
When I'm not actively supporting women in business with executive coaching programs, or facilitating team coaching programmes, I am zip wiring, paragliding and driving fast cars to appeal to the thrill seeker in me. I also enjoy spending time on water to satisfy my desire for stillness and calm.
Of course, it wasn't all cruises and fast cars.
I launched my Financial Services career in a world coloured with red ties and blue pinstripe suits in the city of London during the late 1980s. Finding myself positioned in a predominantly male environment, became one of my greatest learning opportunities. I realised that women in business have to take greater risks to succeed and have the confidence to break through the glass ceiling.
Returning to Ireland, I became involved with Training and Education with individuals working in the Financial Services industry. I loved the classroom and all the development and learning it brought.
Another risk was when diagnosed with a neurological disorder that required me to leave full time employment, I refused to give up and became self-employed. I became involved in writing textbooks and setting exams for individuals working in the financial services industry. I then returned to college to put some theory around the practice. Since then, I have become addicted to Learning and Development.
So, with a Master's in Learning and Teaching, Post Grad Diploma in Executive Coaching, Certificate in Systematic Team Coaching and as an NLP practitioner, I now run my own Executive Coaching and Learning and Development practice.
I support professionals in developing their self-awareness, skills and knowledge, to empower them to reflect on their strengths to become self-authoring and self-directed.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I had a great opportunity to be coached by Patricia while I was looking for my next professional challenge.
After two coaching sessions I learnt that we can really change and improve ourselves and others with the proper attitude, reactions and the right words. The sessions were a great learning experience given by Patricia's kind and powerful approach. Patricia has the ability to get to the roots of an issue and knows the right questions to ask. Patricia enabled me to improve my self-awareness and define what I really want out of professional life.
I would highly recommend Patricia's coaching as a means to maximising your performance and reaching the goals you thought were unobtainable. Patricia is understanding, knowledgeable, direct, but most important of all, I never felt like I was with a professional, it felt more like I was talking to a friend. Thank you Patricia for your support helping me to gain back my confidence in my abilities, identify my skills and strengths which helped me to make the right decision when choosing the next job that’s right for me!
HR Manager - Creative Industry, Dublin
Facilitation for Performance
I have a deep understanding of the theories, research and practical strategies for learning throughout life.
As an experienced performance consultant and facilitator, I aim to deliver real techniques and strategies to support ongoing lifelong learning and personal skills and leadership development.
Master's in Learning & Teaching
Diploma in Executive Coaching
Diploma in Organisational Change
Diploma in Systematic Team Coaching
Licenced NLP Practitioner
Certificate in Life Coaching
Professional Development Certificate in E-Learning & Instructional Design
Experienced and accredited to administer several behavioural psychometric tests, including DISC, EQI and Team Audits.
Member of EMCC, ICF & IITD.
An Executive Approach
I am absolutely sure that you have the power within you to find the solution. Learning how to locate, interpret and then leverage that power is a learned skill.
My job is to facilitate you in learning that skill as efficiently as possible as it applies today, either in the situation or invitation you are now facing.
I do that by drawing on my experience and qualifications in a range of coaching modalities.
Should you be facing a professional mountain of your own and seeking a coach to support you in navigating your way through it, my 1 theme in 20 minutes is an ideal first step.