Pat Armitstead

Pat Armitstead

Transforming Workplace Wellbeing – Multi Award Winning Keynote Speaker, Facilitator

About Pat Armitstead

Pat Armitstead is at the forefront of Transforming Workplace Wellbeing, presenting over 1000 keynotes internationally and facilitating Workplace Wellbeing Programs to corporate leaders and executives. 

You could be using Pats expertise in the following way:-

  • Opening/closing conference keynote
  • Facilitation Transforming Workplace Wellbeing programs
  • Workshops fostering connection and creativity
  • Workshops on using  humour and improv acting to boost productivity
  • Consulting building workplace empathy
  • Coaching for Authentic Leadership

Referred to as “Australasias answer to Patch Adams “ Pat is the epitomy of good humour, unwavering positivity and creativity.    She has a rare capacity to meld her creativity and compassion to champion the human spirit leading people to find joy where it appeared there was none.  Pat led her unique Stress, Humour and Health program at Auckland University for over a decade and conducted a boutique grieving program for the same period. Her Mental Health in the Workplace program has been hailed as a game changer, with the most recent clients being 450 leaders in a  company of 26,000 staff.

Her unique personal perspectives, traumatic past, repeated losses and eventual mastery as a Multi Award Winning Speaker, TV and Radio Host  and Exhibiting Artist are a rare combination of talents. A master storyteller she combines Positive Psychology principles, Emotional Intelligence,  and Neuroscience with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events.  Pat has transformed 1000’s of lives through her events,  and her multi award winning radio program which was honoured with a Civic Mayoral Reception for its contribution to the countries wellbeing.  She prides herself on being able to create high trust environments very quickly and to create the space for safe, vulnerable sharing.,

Pat says “You cant lift your bottom line if people are down” and with emotional and conversational intelligence  we can influence and reduce  the current incidence of stress related illness, anxiety, depression and suicide ideation.


Pat is one of the most positive, energetic people I have ever met. She adds enormous value to the quality of environments. It's high time we focussed on proactive prevention of health problems and stress.

Robyn Stent - Former Health and Disability Commissioner, New Zealand

Pat commits the cardinal management sin of spreading joy and making people smile. If her practices become widely adopted, going to work will become fun, and people will enjoy the experience. Ultimately she is a dangerous subversive to dullness, mediocrity and boredom. Why can’t we have more like her?

John Bishop - Media commentator

I just wanted to say thank you again. I left the session yesterday feeling so uplifted and empowered to be generous to others daily. You do great stuff.

Kerry Dewar, Learning & Development Consultant - Sales, Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ)

It was wonderful to have your input which has encouraged people to look at life from a different perspective and the energy to lift their horizons.

Laurie Finlayson, National HR Manager - Kensington Swan Law Firm

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