About Me

Pat is a qualified Professional Life Coach who helps ambitious clients to succeed in all aspects of their lives.  She also has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming.  Pat provides bespoke training courses and workshops for organisations and schools who want to use training as a springboard for action, improvement and excellence.

Prior to establishing her coaching and training practice, she spent just over 12 years as a primary school teacher.  During this time she led a team of teachers and played a key role within the Leadership Team.  As literacy co-ordinator she became one of Surrey's leading literacy teachers and created, planned and delivered numerous Inset days, including the National Literacy Strategy.

Pat offers a unique range of programmes from one-to-one tutoring in English and maths, 11+ and common entrance through to individual life coaching, coaching for managers and training for larger organisations including the NHS.

As a consultant, she has worked with the BBC who have expanded their online content on literacy and more recently has assisted Schoolzone with regard to the 'Continuing Professional Development' section of the TDA website.

Pat specialises in life coaching young people who are under achieving or who have not achieved the expected grades at GCSE and/or A level.  She also helps children who are lacking in confidence or have organisational difficulties including time management.

Studying with Newcastle College gave her an unparalleled introduction to life coaching, especially because of the involvement of Fiona Harrold and this allows her to be secure in the knowledge that she has secured one of the UK's leading qualifications.

Pat was no stranger to life coaching as she coached children as young as 10/11 to enable them to achieve outstanding results in one of Surrey's leading primary schools. Through performance management, she mentored newly qualified teachers and also coached staff, encouraging them to achieve personal goals, including career advancement.

Pat is, at the present time, writing her first book which explains how parents can ensure that their children succeed at school and she describes, with humour, the pattern that emerges when children do not work to their full potential.

Pat has been happily married to her husband Howard for 30 years and they have three children:  Robert, David and Catherine who are all in their twenties.  Pat leads a healthy, balanced lifestyle, enjoying: playing golf, tennis, walking, travelling, playing the piano and reading.