Dr Patricia Richards has a passion for her work as an Organizational Therapist, Coach and Strategist. She supports the human side of organisations by implementing People and Performance strategies that are based on understanding their very essence. She can assess, articulate, and design strategies that are unique to each Organisation/Tribe that she works with. At the heart of it, she is a performance Coach and with her behavioral economics lens, she gets sustainable results.
She has degrees in social and behavioral sciences, law, and adult education. She is a registered Executive, Wellbeing and Career Coach, and a certified Positive Psychology Practitioner. She holds memberships with the British Psychological Society, Association of Coaching, Career Development Association of Australia, National Wellness Institute of Australia, and the International Institute of Complementary Therapists. With over 20 years of corporate experience in diverse roles, industries, and cultures, she has been the keynote speaker at international conferences, been published on diverse corporate and human-interest topics, and advises on a wide range of areas including Leadership Development, Career and Executive Coaching and Embodied leadership. Recently Amazon #1 best seller.
Her methodology is based on a blend of coaching and the therapeutic – from a Corporate Anthropologist perspective her goal is ensuring both individuals and organisations goals are met. Performance coaching looks to future goals, while uncovering patterns that hinder performance, are discharged by a therapeutic mode, both are critical for optimal performance. We should not be afraid of therapist and coach being in the one person. In fact, to isolate them may render some interventions as ineffective.
She is also a crisis counsellor, a Yin Yoga teacher, and a volunteer Board member for organisations with a Youth focus.
As a writer, speaker, facilitator, and passionate advocate for coaching for peak performance, Dr Richards makes a difference. Her canvas is the corporate landscape. Being a champion of the human impact factor, she listens loudly, loves what she does and mentors’ people from diverse backgrounds.