Life is short.

Work eats up an awful lot of it, so we might as well enjoy it. Is your work life working for you?

I’m Christina Patterson and I’m a writer, broadcaster and coach.

I coach people who want to find more fulfilment in their work and life – and make more of their time and talent.

Coaching

Get more clarity about what you want

Facilitating

Focus on what matters to you

Creative Conversations

Discover what gives you joy

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As a journalist, I’ve interviewed Nobel laureates, rock stars, artists, scientists and politicians. As a coach, I believe we all have the potential to hone our skills, develop new ones and do work we find fulfilling.

Art:

“The expression or application of human creative skills and imagination”

Work:

“The application of effort to a purpose, especially as a means of earning a living”

The Art of Work:

a mix of both that makes life richer, deeper, better

What can coaching do for you?

Coaching is a process that inspires people to make the professional and personal changes they want to make. It can help you gain fresh perspectives on your work and life, find out what’s keeping you stuck and develop the confidence and clarity you need to move forward.

I won’t tell you what to do. I’ll ask you powerful questions and take you through a process that can be life-changing, but you’ll be the one in the driving seat. My aim, with every client, is to build a creative partnership that brings energy, spark and challenge.

Podcast

Podcast

How do we find fulfilment as we pay the bills? In this podcast, which developed out of my previous podcast, Work Interrupted, I talk to inspirational guests about how they have managed to build a work life that brings some meaning, fun – and even joy.

Testimonials

What people say

I worked with Christina on a number of issues, mainly around work. I found our sessions to be invaluable. At the end of every session, I was able to identify actions which I could then implement in my day-to-day life. I always felt that Christina really cared about what we’d been discussing. I’m really delighted with the progress I was able to make after only six sessions.
Abigail Dombey
Sustainability Engineer and Board Chair
Christina is a kind and compassionate coach. She is a great listener and took the time to understand me. She then helped me identify and value the things that were unique and special about me, which really boosted my confidence. She also helped me remove mental blocks that were stopping me from moving forward in my project, and enabled me to stay focused and motivated. She asked the right questions at the right time to help me come up with a structured plan while always leaving me in the driving seat. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who may feel stuck, and needs help clarifying their goals as well as the practical steps needed to achieve them.
Aurore Lacabe
mezzo soprano and singing teacher

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