Career Coaching + Job Search + Branding Expertise
Pat is an experienced Career Counsellor and Life Coach who has supported 100s of people to thrive in their careers and live meaningful lives. She helps people to find deeper satisfaction and happiness in their career and life choices -- and live their dreams.
Just like many of our clients, Pat has transitioned through many careers successfully. The assets that Pat brings to her work as a career counsellor include 15 years of counselling experience and more than a decade of professional experience in Human Resources.
Her experience in career counseling includes more than 6 years of career counselling with clients of all ages and career stages. In addition to this, she has worked in career services at the post secondary level teaching job readiness and organizing job placements. Pat has also been self-employed for over 15 years.
At the heart of Pat’s ability to work with people is her capacity for heart-felt deep listening and a warm sense of humor. She is passionate about helping people and feels great joy and satisfaction from helping people move ahead in their lives. She has helped people who were feeling stuck and losing hope to see new options and move forward. She has worked with people in their darkest times and helped them to rebuild their future.
With her encouragement, clarity, warmth and straight-up feedback, she can help you define practical and achievable career goals and make them a reality.
Continual learning and development are core principles in Pat’s life and work. She is passionate about staying current and learning the most effective strategies to help her clients.
Her education includes a Masters in Education in Counselling and Adult Education from the University of Toronto, OISE. Pat’s psychotherapy training includes a four year immersion in a unique live/work/study program at a retreat center in the United States that focused on counseling and personal transformation.
Pat has also earned a B.A. in (Sociology/Women’s Studies) from the University of Toronto. Her early artistic aspirations took her to art school (Ontario College of Art).
She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).
Pat has been a great help in providing insights, encouragement & career direction.
In Pat, I found the perfect fit & comfort level in a career counselling professional.
She is a very warm, genuine and authentic individual who made me feel truly valued and deserving.
She conveyed a real understanding of my situation and I enjoyed and appreciated her buoyant optimism and unique approach.
The advice she offered clearly showed that she draws on a deep well of experience and knowledge.
Her passion for people and helping fulfill the destinies of her clients is clearly illustrated in her observations and provoking questions."
"Pat was a great motivator from the start.
I felt a quick connection with her and it continued to grow.
Pat's confidence in her communication skills was noticeable right away.
Conversations between us always felt like they had direction and meaning.
Pat did an excellent job staying personable and engaged. I felt listened to and comfortable.
Pat helped me to find direction but more importantly helped me find confidence in my skills and experience.
I feel like Pat has that balance of professionalism and gregariousness that is hard to come by."
"Pat helped me to identify and explore ideas that I have had for years.
She encouraged and guided me as I stepped out of my comfort zone.
She was my coach/counselor for 6 months helping me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and how to get there.
Her expert knowledge helped open my mind to the many job /career possibilities that exist.
Pat’s love for her job is clearly evident in the way she treats her clients and her interest and encouragement as she accompanies you through this phase.
She always makes you feel that you have been heard and makes you feel completely at ease to discuss and explore all your ideas.
Through her patient and expert guidance and knowledge, I ended our sessions seeing the light at the end of the tunnel."