Runway to Success: Celebrating our uniqueness, living fulfilling lives!
The Runway is a purpose driven group coaching organization focused on supporting those who are in career transition, have a goal or dream to accomplish or just want to explore what they would like to be…when they grow up!
This personalized program will help you get ‘Out of your comfort zone and begin a step-by-step journey’
Patricia Leonard draws from her unique background in corporate training and consulting as well as theatre and performance to create an experience that is empowering fun and inspiring for all individuals, young and older.
Patricia Leonard's intention is to wake up women who accept the status quo and inspire them to live their dreams. Transitioning women reinvent your life and your career at any age!
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Patricia Leonard - Bio
Patricia is a dreamer living the song in her heart verse by verse and lyric by lyric…and she is a cheerleader for those who dare to dream…and pursue their dreams! She is a business owner, inspirational speaker, performer, seminar leader and success coach. She enjoys inspiring and guiding others to discover their goals and motivating them to keep reaching for the stars.
Her business, RUNWAY TO SUCCESS, provides results focused career and small business solutions. She has created a monthly group coaching organization called THE RUNWAY assisting individuals in defining their goals and accomplishing them through a monthly accountability process.
Her book and one-woman show titled “Wearing High Heels in a flip flop World” is focused on coaching and encouraging readers and audiences to get out of their flip flop lives and start living. Patricia believes that one must begin in order to win.
Her background in Corporate America includes roles in human resource management, training, coaching and new business development. She has consulted with companies in the outplacement, service, banking, manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, retail and financial industries; and taught classes as a university adjunct professor. Patricia has a degree in Human Resource Management, is certified as a Career Coach and Consulting Hypnotist and is MBTI qualified.
She has spent the last twenty years as a speaker, career coach and workshop facilitator helping organizations maximize the use of their talent and providing guidance to individuals who are seeking personal and professional fulfillment.
Her RUNWAY TO SUCCESS calendar provides daily reflections, guidance and a nudge about the things that are important in our lives and professions.
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WAYS I CAN HELP
Speaking : Inspire and motivate audiences to understand the value of clarifying their personal and professional direction and creating a roadmap for making it happen.
Performing: Deliver message focused performances to create an environment that engages, entertains and educates. ' Coaching: 'Facilitate individual consulting and group training sessions focused on how to accomplish desired outcomes.
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Choosing a Mentor
And yes, we all need one! What is a mentor and what do they do? Let's begin there. Mentoring has for most part been associated with career sponsoring, coaching and learning new professional tasks. Actually, mentoring today expands to career, sports, education and all aspects of life and living. We can all learn from one another regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status. Mentoring has been around for generations but just recently gained a name and a key position in this accelerated and constantly changing environment. Mentoring can be formal or informal. The formal style is performed in alignment with a specific process standard, like in a corporate mentorship program and the informal may be created by and between the persons involvedAccording to Wikipedia, the focus of mentoring is to develop the whole person and so the techniques are broad and require wisdom in order to be used appropriately.
A 1995 study of business mentoring found that the five most commonly used techniques among mentors were:
- Accompanying : making a commitment in a caring way, which involves taking part in the learning process side-by-side with the learner.
- Sowing : mentors are often confronted with the difficulty of preparing the learner before he or she is ready to change. Sowing is necessary when you know that what you say may not be understood or even acceptable to learners at first but will make sense and have value to the mentee when the situation requires it.
- Catalyzing : when change reaches a critical level of pressure, learning can escalate. Here the mentor chooses to plunge the learner right into change, provoking a different way of thinking, a change in identity or a re-ordering of values.
- Showing :this is making something understandable, or using your own example to demonstrate a skill or activity. You show what you are talking about, you show by your own behavior.
- Harvesting : here the mentor focuses on "picking the ripe fruit": it is usually used to create awareness of what was learned by experience and to draw conclusions. The key questions are: "What have you learned?", "How useful is it?".
Even though Wikipedia said, in 1995 that these were the 5 key business mentoring techniques they are general enough to still be relevant in setting an example for all mentoring situations.Mentoring in the past had it shadow side in some people's mind; therefore it was more of a quiet process that happened without much attention. Today it has come out, proven its necessity and announced a rightly place in all walks of life. Each of us need another set of eyes to see a picture from a different angle, another ear to share our story to, another professional style to emulate and learn from and another point of view to expand our knowledge and experiences. Mentors can be very instrumental in helping us see and avoid potential stumbling blocks, shorten the implementation and execution process, connect to resources that a person may not have access to and by offering new and innovative ideas to ponder. We can all benefit from the gifts of a mentor, whether a human being, a situation we were part of or something we deducted from an awareness moment. Where would you be today without the mentors you have had access to over the years...teachers, parents siblings, neighbors, leaders, authors, sports idols, speakers, film producers...and the list goes on. You may not have thought of these people as mentors; but stepping back now and thinking about what mentoring is and can be, I think you will. We need other's support and guidance on our life journey. Who has mentored you recently? Who have you mentored recently?
RUNWAY TO SUCCESS THE RUNWAY Group
THE RUNWAY group helps individuals and organizations attain their dreams and goals through monthly coaching and networking meetings. The cost of the monthly workshop is $25.00 per person per month or two attendees for $40.00. Yearly and 6 month memberships are available as well Tickets :
For more information contact Patricia at 615.406.9644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The group coaching event is for anyone interested in a new career, starting a new business or expanding a present business, developing marketing strategies, writing a book or attaining a long desired goal and dream. Leonard leads and helps participants define their goals, gives guidance and helps develop ideas individually and through group support. Each month has a different theme.
Thursday, June 26, Living Fearlessly
Thursday, July 24, Can I Get There...when I am not sure where I am going?
Thursday, August 28, STRESS...its many colors!
Thursday, September 25, The ART and the artist...in all of us.
Thursday, October 23, The Customer and customer service.
Thursday, November 20, HAPPINESS. (PHarrell Williams).
2013 'RUNWAY' participant Elizabeth Braswell had this to say about the monthly group coaching event “Thank you for another motivating RUNWAY session on Tues. night. Your presentation was inspired AND inspiring–I felt like I was full throttle by the time you finished…ready for takeoff. I cannot wait for the August meeting. It is a privilege to be part of such a bright and talented group of people.”