Pat holds the PCC executive coaching qualification from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. She is accredited as an Integral Coach by New Ventures West in the USA, which is affiliated to the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has PCC accreditation from ICF and is accredited as an Enneagram practitioner by Adfen International and by Integrative Enneagram. She has completed a range of post graduate courses in the area of Business Management and Company Direction, having studied at Wits Business School, GMIT and at the Aspen Institute in Colorado, U.S.A. Pat also holds certificates in Neuroscience for Coaching from the University of Pretoria and in Systemic Coaching Constellations. She is registered as a Coach Practitioner by Comensa.
Pat’s experience has been with large organisations with business leaders and individuals identified as talent, working on fast-tracking leadership development and addressing specific issues they face within their organisations or related to their growth as leaders. The outcome of executive coaching is an individual who has faced tough goals, conquered them and learned the ability to self-correct in the future. The process works towards enhancing excellence and supporting even greater achievement. Other areas of focus include senior executives facing strategic or business challenges and female leaders who aim to become board level executives.
Pat spent more than 2 decades in a leading role in the field of communication strategy consulting prior to becoming an executive and business coach. She has consulted to executives at board level in every business sector in South Africa as well as to senior representatives in government and parastatals. During her career she has held the position of managing director of two of the larger communication consultancies. She grew one of these from a start up to become the first majority black-owned and staffed communication strategy consultancy to attract industry accolades and awards.
Pat’s understanding of business broadly and at a senior level enables her to connect with executives on the issues they face with deep understanding. She is able to challenge current perceptions and beliefs in a way that opens up new possibilities and new ways of thinking about difficult situations.
Clients companies in the past year include Standard Bank, Liberty, Absa, Reserve Bank, Ecobank, Goldfields, Anglo Platinum, Glencore, MTU, Sasol, Dept of Environmental Affairs, Council for Geoscience, Philips, Mimecast and Aurum Institute.