With a focus on creating high-quality Leadership Education that consistently “exceeds expectations” Patricia is the Founder and Director of The Art of Dialogue, Associate Faculty with Royal Roads University, and Associate Faculty with the Justice Institute of British Columbia's Centre for Leadership.
To date, Patricia has accumulated over 10, 000 hours teaching and facilitating People Leaders, expertly guiding thousands of individuals through Leadership, Management, and Mindfulness curriculum.
As a Leadership Educator, Skilled Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with over 16 years’ experience, Patricia works with People Leaders and Organizations to deliver relevant, powerful, and practical learning.
In October 2016, Patricia was awarded the Kelly Award for Outstanding Workshop Facilitation from Royal Roads University.
Patricia brings a unique perspective and advanced skill set to Mindfulness at Work:
- A passion speaker and skilled facilitator with over 16 years’ experience designing and delivering customized training to all levels of leadership.
- An organizational expert with a Masters degree in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University and first-hand Human Resource Management and Labour Relations experience in both public and private industry, including Auto Manufacturing (Magna International), Public Service (WorkSafe BC), and Biotech (QLT).
- An experienced and qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor, (Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, UMass Medical School) with over 16 years of dedicated mindfulness training and practice. Including Advanced Training for MBSR Teachers, The University of San Diego School of Medicine, Centre for Mindfulness (2013); Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training with MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn (2012-2016); Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor (2004); Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations, Berkana Institute(2005); 18-Month Mindfulness Teacher Training, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (2007-2009).
With direct experience and deep understanding of organizations, leadership, and mindfulness, Patricia makes ‘mindfulness at work’ accessible, practical, and impactful.