Pat Armitstead is no stranger to grief and loss. Her unique personal perspectives, traumatic past, repeated losses and eventual mastery as a Multi Award Winning Speaker and Exhibiting Artist are a rare combination of talents. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who has devoted her life to helping others to transform their lives.
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 .
A master storyteller she combines myths, legends and fairytales with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events. Pat sees crisis as a catalyst for personal growth and transformation, enabling high levels of intimate communication and authentic expression.
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, Dr John Demartini, Ed Tate, Annette King, Catherine Palin Brinkworth, George Manolis, Wayne Berry, Keith Abraham and Wayne Mansfield from Australia, Linda Miles, Lavonn Steiner from the USA and addressed Australias First International Humour and Wellness conference at Armidale University.
Find out more about Pat at http://www.joyology.co.nz