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.
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?
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.
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.
What you will learn
How to meld emotional and conversational intelligence to build empathy and compassion
How to have brave conversations
How to use humour to create high trust environments and engage and foster wellbeing
How to use storytelling principles to foster workplace intimacy and trust
How to be the wind beneath their wings
How to be an authentic and conscious leader
Be the wind beneath their wings
A master of personal growth and joyful empowerment Pat shows how it is possible to find joy when it appears there is none. Her high energy and joyful presence is melded with her unique raw authenticity , creating an experience that shifts perceptions and brings hope to every soul in the room. She shows how challenge and support; paradox and synchronicity appear side by side and how they meld with the power of intention to enable transformation. She shares highlights of her tour with Patch Adams and the lessons that came from the performing arts.
The art of storytelling
Building a quilt of community
This high energy interactive keynote shows how storytelling is the single most effective business asset a person can have. Pat portrays the evolution of storytelling through the ages showing how we can use these principles now to build our personal/business brand. Pats says “ In the sharing of vulnerable moments we generate a degree of trust that is the cement of all relationship building. Storytelling, whether our own or others demonstrates the passage through tragedy and triumph and we learn who we really are and what our lives are about. We become part of a multi generational quilt of community and find strengths we have forgotten
Shedding the mask
in order to embody conscious leadership, you must start by looking at how you can be of service to your own growth, your own expansion, and your own willingness to step outside of your comfort zone . As a conscious leader, your job isn't to run around trying to save the world. Your job is to go within, do the inner work that allows you to show up as your most powerful, authentic self — which will in turn inspire others to do the same. Conscious leadership requires you to identify, plan for, and move through the patterns that come up every time you're about to step out of your comfort zone. These patterns can be self-sabotage, procrastination, fear of success, fear of failure, ego trips, comparison overload, and any other number of ways that you've learned to "play it safe"
Humour, Engagement and Wellbeing
Candice Pert in her book, The Molecules of Emotions, found that emotions are registered and stored in the body in the form of chemical messages. Better understanding the interaction between emotions and these chemical messages are the key to maintaining a strong health connection between the body and the mind. It is through the emotions you experience in connection with your thoughts and daily attitudes, through the neurochemical changes that accompany these emotions, that your mind acquires the power to influence whether you get sick or remain well.
In this presentation, which can be a keynote or workshop, participants get to see the patho-physiology of stress and learn how to shift their perceptions, so they can ultimately build a high nurturance organisation. Lets get the Laughter Police operating at your place !! And yes we do have "laughter infringement notices"
Transforming Workplace Wellbeing - One day workshop
In this one day program Pat introduces participants to depression, anxiety, the physiology of stress and conversational intelligence. Pat has just completed a 15 month tour with 450 leaders from a company with 26,000 staff delivering this program and a case study is available.
Participants are led in excercises that help them develop brave conversations, empathic responses, expanded awareness of behaviours, heightened emotional intelligence, become more pro-active and focussed self care. People leave being able to recognise problems might exist, identify signs, symptoms and risk factors, act with empathy as they engage with people and initiate brave conversations.