Pat Armitstead is a Pioneer and Thoughtleader in the area of Authentic Leadership, Engagement and Creativity. She has been described as a "modern day Renaissance woman" and her combined business acumen and creativity reflect that. Pats life has been devoted to helping others to transform their lives. Her unique personal perspectives, traumatic past, repeated losses and eventual mastery as a Multi Award Winning Speaker, TV and Radio Host and Exhibiting Artist are a rare combination of talents.
A master storyteller she combines methodology with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events. Pat sees crisis as a catalyst for personal growth and ongoing transformation, enabling high levels of intimate communication and authentic expression.
She is a best selling author of two books, and co-author of another six including the recent Amazon Best Seller " Common Threads". She has also produced ten documentaries and anchored her own Multi Award Winning radio show . Pat provides a spiritual and creative perspective in the challenging areas of life including facing our own mortality, grief, loss and trauma. A highly accomplished artist, her art is not only full of visual metaphors, it is a reflection of her encounters with humanity .
She has been a regular guest on Radio and TV for 15 years and received many awards including NZ Speaker of the Year, the highest accolade bestowed on Speaking professionals with NSANZ. A Registered Nurse for 16 years, she went on to found her own production company and now combines her compassion and creativity to shift human consciousness.
Her mentor for many years, Mike Hutcheson, ( ex MD of Auckland Saatchi and Saatchi ) said :-
" Pat Armitstead is one the most emotionally intelligent people I know!"
She has toured internationally with Patch Adams and shared the platform live and online with world class speakers such as Jack Canfield, Bruce Lipton, Dr John Demartini, and Patricia Fripp and addressed Australias First International Humour and Wellness conference at Armidale University.
Her clients throughout Australasia include Coca Cola Amatil, Kensington Swan, Dunedin City Council, Royal Australasian Society of Paediatricians, AIMA NZ, Armidale University NSW, Smith and Nephew, Fairfax Ltd, The Diversional Therapists Association, Child Heart Foundation, Bayleys Real Estate, Fertility NZ, Martin Personnel, Fairfax Ltd, Epiphany, National OSH Society, Arthritis Foundation, Professionals Real Estate, Mercy Hospice, Carich NZ, University of Auckland, IAL, The Mental Health Association Workforce, and Lupus Trust.
Musical Background: 'TAKE THE CHANCE' by Nicolai Heidlas