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
Austin Small Business Conference
BazaarVoice
The Carlisle Collection
Concordia University – Texas
Dell

Geoscience Support Services
HEB
Hewlett Packard
IABC
Lakeshore Public Media
MGM Resorts Foundation
Microsoft

NXP Semiconductors
Rodan + Fields
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

  • Conferences
  • Retreats and professional development programs

Panel Moderation

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

Consulting

  • Tap into my experience and expertise
  • Let’s explore and collaborate

Blog

Here’s how to be proactive and intentional about your future

Here’s how to be proactive and intentional about your future

Ever notice that when you're trying to adapt, evolve, shift, or even rise up from the ashes, going back to the basics is the best place to begin?  I found this to be true today. I had planned to work on my new book first thing this morning, but instead chose to take...

Remember Who Moved My Cheese?

Remember the book "Who Moved My Cheese?"  It was a short, self-help parable published in the late 1990s that dealt with the topics of uncertainty and change. (I realize some of you weren't even born then, but stay with me here.)  Those of you who do remember this...

Thoughts for moving beyond anxiety, judgment, and conflict

Before we get into today's post... I hope you will bear with me as my website & branding designer helps me transition from my old website and blog format to the new.  (Click here to take a peek at the new site.)  If this post shows up looking askew or weird in any...

An easy networking lesson from my dog

Today's post offers one very simple lesson, for which I can thank my dog, Maggie.  She's my 13 year old Goldendoodle - part poodle, part golden retriever. (She will insist she is part human as well).)  Maggie has been a really wonderful animal companion all these...

Three questions for uncovering powerful lessons

Those of you who know me well know that I love books and the topic of self-development.  In fact, first thing I do each morning (besides let the dogs out and get the coffee going) is take in the daily entries in three of my favorite books: 1) Mark Nepo's Book of...

Take five minutes – or even just one

If you're a fan and regular reader of Mark Nepo's inspiring daily reader, The Book of Awakening, you may have read his October 26th entry on "The Effort to Listen."  It was, like many of his entries, perfectly timed and filled with powerful messages I needed to hear....