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what if you could…

converse and connect more easily, authentically, and meaningfully?

Author  —  Speaker  — Facilitator  — Consultant

 

I specialize in teaching smart professionals how to attract and enjoy more meaningful and rewarding conversations, connections, and relationships:

With coworkers and colleagues
with prospects and customers
at conferences and networking events
in social settings and everyday life

What’s the big deal about having better conversations, connections, and relationships? Pretty much everything.

Numerous studies over several decades reveal that friendly, positive, supportive, and memorable in-person social interactions can enhance:

  • Productivity
  • Team effectiveness
  • Image and brand
  • Customer loyalty
  • Professional development
  • Event success
  • Career advancement
  • Opportunity awareness
  • Brain power / intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Self-esteem & sense of belonging
  • Attitude and energy level
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Health and longevity

Who doesn't want all of that?

 Let’s discover how we can work together.

What clients have to say

Ginger Kelly, VP of Marketing

As the opening keynote speaker for our event, Patti set the tone for the day with her charm and wonderful ideas... Ginger Kelly, VP of Marketing, RIM Architect LLC and 2018 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference Co-Chair

a short list of organizations I’ve worked with

A+ Federal Credit Union
Association of Texas Professional Educators
BazaarVoice
Carlisle Collection
Charitable Giving Planners
Cintra
Concordia University – Texas
Dell

GATX
Geoscience Support Services
HEB Women’s Leadership Conference
Hewlett Packard
IABC
Lakeshore Public Media
MGM Resorts Foundation
Microsoft
NXP Semiconductors

PayPal
Rodan + Fields
Semtech
Society Government Meeting Planners
Silicon Valley Bank Private Equity
Texas State University
Texas Society of Association Executives
Worth of New York
YMCA

how i can help you

Interactive Presentations & Workshops

  • Retreats
  • Strategic sessions
  • Fireside chats

Panels & Discussions

  • Let’s get an interesting, enlightening conversation going!
  • Podcasts
  • Book Clubs

Consulting & Coaching

  • Tap into my experience and expertise
  • Participate in one of my events
  • Join one of my coaching groups

Blog

Do you bring these two traits in your conversations?

Years ago, after presenting to a very engaged group of commercial real estate professionals, I was packing up my gear and preparing to head out the door. I slowed my pace in doing so as I heard two of the meeting organizers engaged in an interesting conversation...

Who are your conversation role models?

"What we focus on gets stronger."  I first heard this timeless wisdom from my friend and fellow author Nancy Oelklaus more than ten years ago. These six words have shifted and enhanced my life and my work in many ways.  If I want more good things to happen in my life,...

Who’s ready to enjoy better conversations?

If this is you, I have exciting news! The book written to help you have more of the conversations you want to be having - and fewer of those you don't - is finally here! After more than eight years of research, interviews, writing, organizing, editing, and all the...

You’re going to want a copy of this

Hello friends! It seems like the perfect time to share the very latest news on a very important project: my new book.  It's called "More Than Just Talk: The Essential Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Enjoy Better Conversations." Trust me, you are going to want this book...

The art of the Sunday dinner party

The art of the Sunday dinner party

Several years ago, I met a charming, soft spoken man who forever upgraded my definition of what a truly welcoming host could be.  This person was a lover of all people, threw the best parties, and was a world-class connector.  His name was Jim Haynes (a.k.a. The Man...

Does anyone really want to converse anymore?

Does anyone really want to converse anymore?

I've had a lot on my mind these last months.  Guessing you have, too.  So I'll get to my point.  I need your advice.  As many of you know, I've been working on my second book. It's about how to have more meaningful and memorable conversations. And how to do so with...