1. experiencing positive emotions such as optimism, joy, inspiration, gratitude
2. finding meaning and purpose in our lives
3. having supportive personal connections with others
4. fulfilling our potential and achieving goals
Research suggests that happiness raises nearly every business and educational outcome: raising sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%, as well as a myriad of health and quality of life improvements (Anchor, 2016) "Happy” employees are more productive, tend to work more efficiently, think more creatively and approach problems in a constructive manner so that their issues are quickly solved. Happier employees are not only proven to be more productive but also to actually engage with and enjoy work much more.
I have more than 20 years' experience in adult education (language and communications), consulting, teacher training, curriculum development, and coaching.
My academic qualifications include:
M. Ed., Teaching, Learning and Development, Brock University
M.A., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto
B.A., York University
B. Ed. (Adult Education), Brock University (2018)
Positive Psychology Certificate, Wilfred Laurier University (2018)
Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP), Institute of Performance and Learning, Canada
Personal Development Coaching Certificate, Centre for Positive Psychology, USA
Custom workshops can be developed.
Recent workshops includes:
Character Strengths and Virtues. Women's Entrepreneurship Program, YWCA Women
Growth Mindset for Professionals. Southern Library Services
Communicating with Impact. CARICOM, Guyana
I provide individualized coaching sessions based on my training at the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute, USA. I use a strengths-based approach to help you work on your well-being goals.
We embody all 24 character strengths but it is our top five character strengths that more closely align with our values and
interest. These are referred to as our signature strengths (Linley & Harrington, 2006). When signature strengths are consciously applied in everyday life, we become more engaged and a direct increase occurs in life satisfaction, wellbeing and meaning (Wood, Linley, Maltby, Kashdan, & Hurling, 2011). We become more engaged in our experiences when we
connect and use our strengths. Research shows individuals who use their character strengths experience greater well-being (Proctor, Maltby, & Linley, 2009). In a work context, character strengths have been shown to increase both job satisfaction, productivity and organizational relationships (Lavy
& Littman-Ovadia) as well as reduce work-related stress (Harzer & Ruch, 2015).
"Patrice is flexible and a pleasure to work with. She has a good working knowledge of Growth Mindset and knows how to get people thinking about it and applying it in their work."
"Before I embarked on my journey to China, I arranged to have a coaching session with Patrice. The knowledge and guidance that she provided to me in such a short time had an immeasurable impact on my success here. I am so thankful for her help, and I think everyone should spend an hour or two with her before starting an educational journey. I cannot recommend Patrice and her services enough!"