Patrice challenges and supports her clients to grow into the leaders they dream of being by applying decades of experience in coaching, facilitation and leading.
Patrice has worked with people all around the globe in many different industries including technology, government services, not for profits, insurance, financial services and consulting firms. She has also run her own business and along with her husband owns a civil construction firm in Australia.
Patrice is on the leadership team for Cultivating Leadership and appreciates the opportunity to grapple with how to work consciously with complexity principles and to walk our own talk to make work more human. She is also Director of Cultivating Leadership Australia and therefore sits on the Pingau Board that governs the work of Cultivating Leadership.
As a coach Patrice believes clients thrive when they are supported to bring their whole selves to the table and then challenged to explore the unfamiliar territory of who they are becoming. Within individual or group coaching conversations, and in leadership programs her clients experience a better understanding of what has been true for them up until now, and they develop an expanded view of what is possible. She supports her clients to make lasting changes as they explore and push their growing edges. She facilitates the conversations that clients want to have—or the more difficult ones they need to have.
Along with others including Jennifer Garvey Berger and Carolyn Coughlin, Patrice is one of the core faculty for the Growth Edge Coaching certification program and enjoys coaching coaches and providing supervision for coaches.
With a Masters in Organisational Psychology and registration with the Psychology Board of Australia she is also deeply interested in neuroscience, the links between mind and body, and ways that we can heal and grow through applying complexity thinking to the complex adaptive system of us as humans. Thirty years as a somatic practitioner has also given her a deep respect for humans as energy systems and she loves to work in that realm if clients are interested.
When not working Patrice loves to spend time with her husband and 3 adult children, their partners and children. She cares deeply about creating a world where her grandchildren can flourish and being in nature restores her ability to influence in this direction.