What clients have said

Patrick proved to be a good listener and a thoughtful, insightful coach. Although clearly a deep thinker, he kept returning me to my feelings on my experiences to connect in a more reflective way. I appreciated his mindfulness in his coaching and teaching this connection to the present to me.

 -  Coaching client, January 2013


The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change.

 - R.D. Laing

About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a form of attention: relaxed, present-centered, and nonjudgmental. Knowing what's happening while it's happening.

It’s a faculty we all possess, and one that we can develop through training.

Why practise mindfulness?

From a wellness perspective, mindfulness practice is really good for us.

From a productivity perspective, mindfulness helps us to be both more productive and less stressed.

From a leadership perspective, mindfulness cultivates self-awareness by letting us witness our habitual patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour. These go unnoticed until we pay attention, and only then can they be shifted.

From a spirituality perspective, mindfulness allows us to cultivate a way of being that is fully open to our experience.

Any combination of these perspectives -- and others -- can motivate a person to learn mindfulness practice.

Why learn from me?

I've been practising mindfulness daily since 2005, including several intensive retreats.

I've studied in the framework of Tibetan Buddhism, the most systematic and profound framework for understanding mindfulness and its practice.

I've done a Coaching Diploma. It cultivated my skills of listening and inquiry and gave me useful ways to understand human learning processes.

I have experience. I've coached individuals from many walks of life and worked with organisations like Allan Gray, Clicks Group, Old Mutual and DSV Global Transport and Logistics.

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