I care deeply about what it means to have a healthy human mind in stressful times. For over 20 years I have been working at the intersection of Leadership Development and Mindfulness Training. What that means is that I help leaders lead from all levels by developing healthy mind states.
Customized leadership development
Facilitated live online training sessions. Providing strong evidence-based frameworks of theory, practice, and application alongside facilitated dialogue, peer check-in and Q&A.
Taking Care of the Mind that Leads: Cultivating clarity, calm & compassion
Everything we do, or fail to do, begins in our mind. Our mind can keep us trapped in cycles of struggle or, it can help us feel more balanced, clear and capable. This webinar will explore and apply practical strategies for working skillfully with the mind to cultivate clarity and calm.
Psychological Safety at Work
Organizations and teams who want to learn and thrive together in uncertain, interdependent and virtual contexts must understand and foster psychological safety. Using a theoretical foundation grounded in science, this session will offer a combination of theory, practical application, reflection and dialogue to help participants walk away with the understanding and skills necessary to foster psychological safety at work.
Self-Compassion: Practical strategies for self-empowerment, connection and kindness
Two decades of research suggest that self-compassion, practiced regularly, contributes to increased happiness, calm, job satisfaction and the ability to take a more balanced perspective and a more skillful response to inner and outer difficulty. This session will explore the latest theory and research and provide relevant, impactful tools, practices and skills.
Building Real-Time Resilience: Accessible resources When we need them most
Resilience is a dynamic state and must be consistently trained & replenished. Especially during times of challenge and change – when we are most likely to make bad decisions under stress – we need accessible evidence-based training and resources to help us get back on track in a short time.
This customized suite of training & resources is designed to support the ongoing development of resilience & well-being by providing accessible, digestible, meaningful support when people need it most.
Mindful Communication and Listening
For many, the communication and listening skills we have learned are not adequate to effectively respond to the challenges we are currently facing.
Mindful communication and listening cultivates our ability to remain aware and harness the inner resources necessary to manage emotions and mental states, so that we may respond from a place of wisdom and compassion, rather than conditioned reactivity.
Whether we are communicating face-to-face, or in our increasingly digital environment, the awareness and understanding underlying mindful communication and listening is more important than ever.
In this two-day practical and experiential workshop we will cultivate and apply the understanding and awareness necessary for quality mindful communication and listening within the current context of uncertainty and change.
Resourced, Relaxed and Responsive: Tools for meeting change
Change is inevitable and often disorienting. How we relate to the reality of our changing environment impacts our well-being and our leadership.
These custom-designed tools and resources support individuals & teams as they move through the change process, providing common language, shared community and, accessible and practical skills to remain resourced, relaxed and responsive during change.
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Training and facilitation expertise
To date, Patricia has expertly guided thousands of People Leaders through Leadership, Management, and Mindfulness curriculum.
As Associate Faculty with the Justice Institute of British Columbia‘s Centre for Leadership, Patricia has 20 years’ experience designing and delivering original core Leadership curriculum for the successful Foundations of Effective Management and Leadership program, now the Certificate in Applied Leadership.
As Associate Faculty with Royal Roads University, Patricia creates and delivers powerful and practical non-credit Leadership, Management and Mindfulness courses.
As Director of The Art of Dialogue, Patricia works directly with individual, team, and organizational clients to customize relevant, impactful, and practical leadership training.
Patricia has designed & delivered customized, face-to-face and virtual curriculum for the B.C. Provincial Government since 2012 and, she is honoured and humbled to work and live on Songhees/Lək̓ʷəŋən Land.
In September of 2016 Patricia was awarded the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award from Royal Roads University for outstanding workshop facilitation.