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BARBARA PATTON

Executive Coach and Partner, Praesta Ireland

Praesta Ireland is an Executive Coaching practice, founded in Dublin 21 years ago, and part of Praesta International, with offices in Europe and Asia. They deliver individual and team coaching to leaders across all parts of the economy.

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Tell us a little bit about Praesta Ireland and what you offer?

We’re an Executive Coaching practice, founded in Dublin 21 years ago, and part of Praesta International, with offices in Europe and Asia.  We deliver individual and team coaching to leaders across all parts of the economy.

What differentiates us is that we’ve all held senior corporate roles before moving to coaching, so we deeply understand the pressures and contexts of our clients’ world.

Corporate life is demanding and relentless.  Leaders of businesses work under continuous pressure to deliver results and make decisions quickly.  It can be hard to find the time to really think things through.

We create the trusted relationship and space for our clients to explore their thinking, the possibilities that exist for them, to step back and get a fresh perspective.  We do that for individuals and teams.

How did you begin your career in coaching? 

It began with curiosity.  I took a  diploma in UCD Smurfit School, out of pure personal curiosity, and I was hooked.  Over the years, it became an MSc and my career.

Did you always know you wanted to be a coach? 

No, but I’ve always been fascinated about our humanity, what makes us tick, how we learn and grow, and what can help us be happier.  That fascination originally took me into marketing and then into coaching.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?  

Two pieces, the first is ‘be kind’.  It sounds soft, but it’s powerful. Remembering to be kind to yourself and to others can turn a day – or a relationship – around.  We sometimes forget it.

The other is ‘One life – it’s all you’ve got.’  Staying aware of the preciousness of existence reminds me to both appreciate and take responsibility for how I live it.

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