Just a few of my recomendations past and present, thank you all.
A Great Team Coach
I was introduced to Pat by a colleague, as someone who could help meto build and maintain the spirits of my high-performing sales team, while working remotely & navigating the uncertainties and challenges of a pandemic, associated Lockdown.
Her huge life experience & positive mindset, created an environment of honesty and trust that enabled Pat to focus on getting the group to open up, so that we could address a lot of individual challenges, goals, worldviews, etc.
She knows the right questions to ask in order to move the group forward and when to pause and teach or re-frame something so that everyone understands. She was able to seamlessly transition from coaching the team to coaching individually & brought our team closer together, through creating a culture of inclusion thinking and affinity distancing.
Her mindfulness exercises and ABC philosophy are something that I personally will carry with me and practice regularly.
James Keenan – Sales Manager for Multinational Medtech Leader
Book – Resilience and Courage: The Key to Endurance
A beautiful soul who shone from within when passionately talking about her 7 Attributes for Success. Some years ago there I was sat in a room filled with people, yet I felt the only one in the audience. Pat’s engaging and friendly style using visualisation and humour connected directly with everyone as she inspired and motivated us all to practically improve and encourage ourselves as individuals. Pat’s honesty and willingness to share her own fallibility resonated with us all, and really did lead to a superbly powerful message. Her current book delivers a toolkit for success, offering reflective stories, activities and more. It is essential for everyone in their joruney toward achieving positive mental health. Promoting action for a positive lifestyle and strategies for improved overall wellbeing.
Book – The Weight of Emptiness: Comfort and Hope for the loss of a loved one
Having shared the pain of loss of my child with Patricia I find it amazing that she has written a book about her personal heartbreak of the loss of her son to suicide. Natalie A.
Inspirational live videos
I’m enjoying listening to you and seeing you – would love to hear more of your stories….overcoming challenges, growing into the confident woman you are today. I use your ABC over and over, working well. Barbara McG (Mar 2020)
Thanking you for keeping us positive in this challenging time. Would love to hear your red/blue door exercise again. Jamileh R. (Mar 2020)
I like the balloon talk you do about dealing with negative people. Hope to hear that again. Love your ABC always look forward to your live videos. Mairi S (Mar 2020)
Keep your live videos coming – look forward to them. You are really inspirational. Your live videos help me start my days off positively. Lynn B (Apr 2020)
Calming and inspiring. Being able to laugh at ourselves Pat is so important, to keep us light-hearted and relaxed and not taking ourselves too seriously. Feeling good about ourselves is so important for our mental health. Great visualisations Pat uplifting and deep breathing is so good – I can still hear the waves breaking on the shore in Berneray! Thank you. David K (May 2020)
Really appreciate your live videos every day. Mimi C (May 2020)
Thank you Pat, as a frontline worker, I have been focused on the job at hand and everyone else. Today I collected my Mum’s dog, left my phone at home and went for a walk. This is my third day off. The first two days were days of readjustment and sleep. I now see the importance of self-care on a daily basis. I will be putting a slot in my diary daily from now on. Just what I needed to hear after a long week on being on call 24/7. I need to re-charge, re-energise and re-motivate. Thank you Pat. Debbie W. (May – Jul 2020)
Thanks again for this live video. Letting go of difficult thoughts, things or situations that we have no control over, frees our mind to live in the hope of the present and to look forward witih confidence. David K. (May 2020)
Thanks Patricia…..that was really helpful. I find the ABC technique works for me in any situation where I want to ground myself and balance my nerves X. Barbara McG (Sep 2020)
Thank you for another calming session. Feeling much more optimistic about my afternoon “to do list”. Danielle McG (Sep 2020)
Speaker – Burns Supper, London
Reply from the lassies
Your carefully crafted and well-delivered speech, Pat, was a perfect foil to Dennis’s and rounded off the evening nicely. It was a fine effort, much appreciated, and many, many thanks. James Fairbairn, Chairman of Burns Committee
Thank you for your excellent reply on behalf of the lassies at our Burns Supper at The Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London. Ian Campbell, Secretary
Dear Pat – The ABC have helped me overcome two major ‘mind blocks’ this week and I am so chuffed I just had to share! Thank you so much for giving me these marvellous tools. At Bath the card I picked at the start of your talk was ‘resilience’. A couple of days ago I came across the phrase ‘ the opposite of depression is not happiness it is resilience’. Isn’t that amazing? Or maybe it’s, as my friend Frances calls them, a God-incidence. I’ve often been bowled over at how things seem to come together and fully believe that things happen for a reason. I find this a great help, especially when things I perceive as bad happen. Your feel-good tips are always helpful and I’m ‘spreading the word’ among those who can benefit. Thank you again Louisa S.
‘Thanks for your email, which is came at just at the right time…….. .. thank you for making Sussex special and for giving me hope. I realised talking to your just how important resilience is in making a difference to the quality of the life you live. Like you I have been through …..lots of life issues. Resilience is what keeps us going…. the bounce back factor. You are an amazing woman and I feel honoured to have met you. What I will take away from your book is the fact that visualisation is not only about the visual but is also about all the senses. Thank you for that…’ Claudia P.
‘You are the one that actually got me out of my bad phase that I was going through ….. You really inspired me and we have to keep in touch. I will for sure join your mind community and let’s meet up at the next opportunity…….’ Sandra E.
‘Inspired and motivated ….thanks….now focused on the future and success.‘ Leanne MacD
‘I have had the pleasure of hearing Pat speak at several events, all of which have been fun, motivating and highly engaging. Inspiring advice and knowledge from a very clever lady…. thank you Pat.’ Cromack, A
I have had the pleasure of attending workshops/talks from Patricia Elliot of Mindcirlces …. interactive and fun, going home learning a bit more about myself and others, always a pleasure and look forward to more. I would recommend Patrica at Mindcircles.’ Julie Muldoon, Personal Travel Counsellor
‘Thank you Pat for your talk. Inspirational! and as for your short meditation – I could have listened to your voice for hours’. Pamela Madden
‘Just wanted to say thank you for being one of our panel members at last night’s event. The evening went very well and I know that I enjoyed your funny moments and experience that you shared with the audience. Thanks for your contribution to this event as your comments were not only relevant but very true in some cases. The event overall was successful, as has been evident from the feedback received so far from those in attendance. Thanks again for taking part and I hope you enjoyed the event. Carol Ann Morris, Business Mentoring
‘What a great evening and thanks in no small part to you! Again thank you for last night I firmly believe everyone in the room will have come away more energised, with more belief or simply with a short list of tasks and goals to set themselves. I certainly did, and with the added bonus of your book for free so I can refer back any time I want! I hope we meet again and get a chance to chat for longer, although I would also gladly sit in an audience and listen to you again!’ Diane Holden, Freelance World
‘Hi Pat, Just to say I thoroughly enjoyed your talk at WIB last night. I think it struck a chord with the entire audience and everyone was talking about it as they left. Well done’. Jill Ledgerwood, Fuzzy Lime
‘I’d love to have such confidence in talking to a crowd like that….hopefully one day!’ Clare Crossan, Creative Copywriter
‘Thanks Pat. Found your talk yesterday evening inspiring and uplifting’ Maureen Stewart, Charles Stewart Quality Decorators
‘Pat, I just want to say what a tremendous evening at the AABW AGM. Other ladies were commenting that they could listen to you all night, myself included. You are a wonderful, informative, engaging and humorous speaker and indeed an inspiration to all.’ Ada G.
‘I was so pleased to meet you on Tuesday night at the AABW….’ Joy R.
‘This is just a quick note to say thank you for a lovely evening at AABW last night. I felt myself to have some affinity to your life story….. I have had a vast array of experiences, projects and jobs….together with various academia years as a mature student…… and a desire to write all my life. My passion for writing was finally fulfilled 3 years ago……..After a year or so of….. regrouping, I am now back in business… and last night was my first taster of being back in a networking environment. Hence, it was so nice to hear from you when I could identify so readily with much of what you said. I do so look forward to reading your book and I thank you, again, for your most interesting talk.’ Nikki N.
‘Thanks for email and also for the fab blog. Just back from AABW committee meeting and we are still buzzing from your presentation on Tuesday night – you’re a star!!’ Alison T.
What can I say apart from that it was a pleasure and good to see someone with many real friends not just ‘hingers-on’. Looking at book and speaking to attendees will be hitting the best sellers shortly! ……Good luck with continued launches and look forward to seeing you again soon. Robin Jackson, Director, Engine Creative
It was a lovely evening. I enjoyed your talk very much and can’t stop thinking about it. And by the way I think your book, as I continually reading it, is very scientific and informative. I love the way you write, it so understandable and flowing….. Ulrike, Glasgow University
Great event, wonderful to see you again, love the book, coffee soon, cheers. Alison Tait, ACT Business Services
We thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you. What a great mix of friends were there, great chat! James and Ann Pert
Thanks I found it very interesting and enjoyed meeting your lovely friends….Mel McKendrick, PhD Researcher, School of Psychological Sciences & Health, Strathclyde University
Thank you so much for last night and for inviting me. It was wonderful to hear you talk and I think you are a most amazing, and very generous, person…. Alva Caldwell
You are a lovely person and passionate too, you just ooze a warmth that is so welcoming. I could listen to your blethers all night, you are such an interesting person. Thanks so much for inviting me. Love and every success with your book and online Success Program. Fiona Campbell
“Thanks Pat, wonderful evening” Paula Heenan x
I just wanted to thank you for tonight, your talk was very interesting and I’m really looking forward to reading your book!…..Wish you all the best with your book and I hope to start (and finish) it soon!! Elaine Coyle
‘…. I had a wonderful time last night. It is always such a pleasure to hear you speak and so inspiring. I really enjoyed the talk and your book looks amazing. I’m very proud you are my friend…. Andrea Coulson, Snr Lecturer, Strathclyde University
‘….Thoroughly enjoyed the night, and your little talk. You are surrounded by really nice people and I did enjoy meeting them…. I’ve said it before – and no doubt I will say it again – you are an amazing woman…Look forward to meeting you again’. John Prete
Thanks Pat. Enjoyed the night. Will start reading the book soon. Take care’ Sarah Jane Quinn.