"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference"
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
Pat Dickson qualified as a teacher before moving in to the Training and Recruitment arena. During a career spanning over 30 years Pat has had exposure to many organisations including call centres, financial services, banking & the hospitality industry.
To extend her passion for developing people, Pat qualified as an Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2008, and re accredited in 2011, 2014 & 2017.Pat has found success using The Results Coaching methods, with whom she trained and the GROW Model – courtesy of Sir John Whitmore. During her career Pat has had exposure to Steve Drotter’s Leadership Pipeline model for managing performance and aligns herself to John C Maxwell’s “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”. In February 2012 Pat became a certified Science of Happiness @ Work Coach through the iOpener Institute, UK and in March 2013 a certified Talent Dynamics Performance & Flow Consultant, trained in the UK. She has over 1000 hours of coaching people in the areas of Leadership and Wellness guiding her clients through behavioural change, within the following business arenas:
Exxaro, Cadbury, Fedics, ABSA, TACC, Medscheme, Sasol, ICAS, TsogoSun, KPMG, Afrox
“Warm and energetic, bright and sparkling – Pat brought an energy and enthusiasm to the coaching process. When at times I found it draining, she was empowering and affirming”. Producer and Director
“Pat asked the right intuitive questions, allowing me to explore, but never got involved in my detail. She always encouraged and believed in me”.
Customer Services Manager
“A personal, sometimes exposing experience, but a great learning curve, thanks to Pat’s openness, motivation and trust.” Information Systems Manager
“Being coached by Pat?” She has the tenacity of a bull terrier. I loved it! I need more!” Divisional Manager
“Pat helped me to put things in perspective. I could share my ideas and suggestions with her and she gave me the courage to believe in myself and to push through the obstacles I was faced with.” Financial Accountant