About Me

Meet Pat

As the founder and President of The Universe Unfolds I am a catalyst for progressive change.  I am a teacher and healer at my core.  My passion is to help others create the shifts they desire in their lives, personally, professionally and passionately.  I am passionate about mind/body/spirit connection, spirituality, learning, self-awareness and self-development.  We all want to feel acceptance, approval, safety and love. It is my intention to help you find deeper levels of these in your professional and personal lives. With my gifts of intuition, openness, caring, life skills and education I help you find these resulting in a deeper relationship within, and in the world.

Prior to founding The Universe Unfolds, I spent 20 years in the finance and service industries where I held a number of management positions including training, office management, internal audit, human relations, customer relations, information technology, retail and as a major fundraiser.

I have seen, lived and survived a great deal both personally and professionally.  These life experiences have been key in developing life skills I would not have otherwise been privileged to learn. Every experience is a lesson.

While both working and as a single mother for ten years, and subsequently re-marrying, I experienced many challenges a career woman faces:  the pressures of balancing work and family, continuing my education, motivating myself and others, while continuing to develop more self- awareness.  As a Catalyst I help provide an alternative route to learning how to manifest more of what you want in your life.

I am a Director with LMBN (Like Minded Business Network) currently with three chapters in southern Ontario.   I also have the privilege to be a volunteer with International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration held annually in the Niagara region.

In my recent past I was privileged to be involved in helping women in business build networking and development opportunities in my role as Director and franchise owner for Company of Women Niagara.  I was also on the Advisory Board of Company of Women, a phenomenal business and networking organization for women.

I have been involved with helping women, and networking, for most of my adult life. In previous incarnations I was President of Montreal Women’s Network; co-founder of Candiac Wednesday Group which celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in 2010; active member of OWL (Ottawa Women’s Lobby), and NAC (National Action Committee on the Status of Women).

I am a co-founder of CANLP (Canadian Association of NLP Neuro Linguistics Programming).

As the Director for the Swim of Hope we raised awareness and $10,000 for abused children at The Gatehouse http://www.thegatehouse.org/.

While employed at Canada Post Head Office I had the honour of leading a large team for a United Way campaign.  We raised over $250,000 increasing the participation rate from a historical high of 63% to 80.1%.  This was a very rewarding experience.

I volunteer with the Niagara Dinner Dance Club (aka Niagara Supper Club) http://www.niagarasupperclub.com as Past President with my wonderful husband, Russ, and prior as Co-President.

Meditation is a big part of my life.  It gives me great peace and grounding allowing me to remember what is most important. Whether it is sitting to ‘formally’ meditate, do a guided meditation, walk in nature, or simply be in the moment and at peace with myself, I always benefit, spiritually, emotionally and physically. I was introduced to Kundalini Yoga a couple of years ago through Lisa’s Yoga and love it.

I am driven to share my journey through blogging, poetry, and presentations, workshops,  public speaking and frequently, one on one. If in the sharing I have a positive impact on one person then it makes the journey more worthwhile. I also write articles related to spirituality and self-development most of which come from my connection to nature or awareness’s from my meditation practice.

One thing I know for sure is that my life is significantly enhanced when I live it in gratitude and how my Universe Unfolds as a result.