TESTIMONIALS (Mindcircles brochure)
25 January 2013: Your carefully crafted and well-delivered speech was a perfect foil to Dennis’s and rounded off the evening nicely. It was a fine effort, much appreciated, and many, many thanks. James Fairbairn, Chairman of Burns Committee, The Caledonian Club, Belgravia, London
31 July: ‘Thanks for your email, which is came at just at the right time…….. .. thank you for making Sussex special and for giving me hope. I realised talking to your just how important resilience is in making a difference to the quality of the life you live. Like you I have been through …..lots of life issues. Resilience is what keeps us going…. the bounce back factor. You are an amazing woman and I feel honoured to have met you. What I will take away from your book is the fact that visualisation is not only about the visual but is also about all the senses. Thank you for that…’ Claudia P.
20 July: ‘You are the one that actually got me out of my bad phase that I was going through ….. You really inspired me and we have to keep in touch. I will for sure join your mind community and let’s meet up at the next opportunity…….’ Sandra E.
22 May: ‘Inspired and motivated ….thanks….now focused on the future and success.‘ Leanne MacD
18 May: ‘I have had the pleasure of hearing Pat speak at several events, all of which have been fun, motivating and highly engaging. Inspiring advice and knowledge from a very clever lady…. thank you Pat.’ Cromack, A
‘I have had the pleasure of attending workshops/talks from Patricia Elliot of Mindcirlces …. interactive and fun, going home learning a bit more about myself and others, always a pleasure and look forward to more. I would recommend Patrica at Mindcircles.’ Julie Muldoon, Personal Travel Counsellor
12 December 2011: CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow for WCA – Patricia did stand-up comedy – a challenging role to appear before actors, writers, producers and directors in the creative industries! Thoroughly enjoyed your Peter Kay raconteur style – thanks for making us laugh DM
11 August 2011: The Dram, Woodlands Road, Patricia did ‘stand-up’ comedy to rousing applause for Funny Women Challenge 2011 – Fabulous night and from the applause you got you were the funniest thanks Mark Wilson, Bigonit.
‘Thank you Pat for your talk. Inspirational! and as for your short meditation – I could have listened to your voice for hours’. Pamela Madden
3 May 2011: Business Mentoring, Chamber of Commerce, event Thistle Hotel
‘Just wanted to say thank you for being one of our panel members at last night’s event. The evening went very well and I know that I enjoyed your funny moments and experience that you shared with the audience. Thanks for your contribution to this event as your comments were not only relevant but very true in some cases. The event overall was successful, as has been evident from the feedback received so far from those in attendance.
Thanks again for taking part and I hope you enjoyed the event. Carol Ann Morris
19 April 2011: Women into Business event The Confidence Boost
‘What a great evening and thanks in no small part to you! Again thank you for last night I firmly believe everyone in the room will have come away more energised, with more belief or simply with a short list of tasks and goals to set themselves. I certainly did, and with the added bonus of your book for free so I can refer back any time I want! I hope we meet again and get a chance to chat for longer, although I would also gladly sit in an audience and listen to you again!’ Diane Holden, Freelance World
‘Hi Pat, Just to say I thoroughly enjoyed your talk at WIB last night. I think it struck a chord with the entire audience and everyone was talking about it as they left. Well done’. Jill Ledgerwood, Fuzzy Lime
‘I’d love to have such confidence in talking to a crowd like that….hopefully one day!’ Clare Crossan, Creative Copywriter
‘Thanks Pat. Found your talk yesterday evening inspiring and uplifting’ Maureen Stewart, Charles Stewart Quality Decorators
Hello Pat, I thought you did extremely well at WIB, you were the best speaker this year………but that doesn’t surprise me..! I felt quite up-lifted and so did others. Job done! Laura Donaldson, Olympic Athlete
3 Mar 2011: ‘Your blog (on ‘Laughter’ with the Ostrich photo) came just at the right time Pat..so thank YOU x’. Kyra d G
23 Feb 2011: George Mewes Cheese host event Slow Food Movement, Glasgow www.georgemewescheese.co.uk
‘Just a quick note to say Thank You for making tonight a most enjoyable first event for the “NEW” Slow Food Glasgow Convivium’. Robert Corrigan
15 Feb 2011: Association of Ayrshire Business Women (AABW) www.aabw.org.uk
‘We had a great night – thank you so much. Have forwarded on the photos separately. Have a great day.’ Liz C.
‘Pat, I just want to say what a tremendous evening at the AABW AGM. Other ladies were commenting that they could listen to you all night, myself included. You are a wonderful, informative, engaging and humorous speaker and indeed an inspiration to all.’ Ada G.
‘I was so pleased to meet you on Tuesday night at the AABW….’ Joy R.
‘This is just a quick note to say thank you for a lovely evening at AABW last night. I felt myself to have some affinity to your life story….. I have had a vast array of experiences, projects and jobs….together with various academia years as a mature student…… and a desire to write all my life. My passion for writing was finally fulfilled 3 years ago……..After a year or so of….. regrouping, I am now back in business… and last night was my first taster of being back in a networking environment. Hence, it was so nice to hear from you when I could identify so readily with much of what you said. I do so look forward to reading your book and I thank you, again, for your most interesting talk.’ Nikki N.
‘Thanks for email and also for the fab blog. Just back from AABW committee meeting and we are still buzzing from your presentation on Tuesday night – you’re a star!!’ Alison T.
Testimonials including those for 7 Attributes for Success
I hope you’re well. think your book is absolutely fantastic, it reads just how you talk, which is nice. You sound so very interesting. It has a kind of familiar tone about it which I haven’t come across in a self-help book since Inner Skiing (which I Loved). And, it isn’t because I have met you, the words come across that way. Laura D (Olympic skier – former British Ski team member)
Testimonials – a selection from Patricia’s celebration of her book 7 Attributes for Success (Inner Success and Happiness) at IFull Cafe, Glasgow
What can I say apart from that it was a pleasure and good to see someone with many real friends not just ‘hingers-on’. Looking at book and speaking to attendees will be hitting the best sellers shortly! ……Good luck with continued launches and look forward to seeing you again soon. Robin Jackson, Director, Engine Creative
It was a lovely evening. I enjoyed your talk very much and can’t stop thinking about it. And by the way I think your book, as I continually reading it, is very scientific and informative. I love the way you write, it so understandable and flowing….. Ulrike, Glasgow University
Great event, wonderful to see you again, love the book, coffee soon, cheers. Alison Tait, ACT Business Services
We thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you. What a great mix of friends were there, great chat! James and Ann Pert
Thanks I found it very interesting and enjoyed meeting your lovely friends….Mel McKendrick, PhD Researcher, School of Psychological Sciences & Health, Strathclyde University
Thank you so much for last night and for inviting me. It was wonderful to hear you talk and I think you are a most amazing, and very generous, person…. Alva Caldwell
You are a lovely person and passionate too, you just ooze a warmth that is so welcoming. I could listen to your blethers all night, you are such an interesting person. Thanks so much for inviting me. Love and every success with your book and online Success Program. Fiona Campbell
“Thanks Pat, wonderful evening” Paula Heenan x
I just wanted to thank you for tonight, your talk was very interesting and I’m really looking forward to reading your book!…..Wish you all the best with your book and I hope to start (and finish) it soon!! Elaine Coyle
‘…. I had a wonderful time last night. It is always such a pleasure to hear you speak and so inspiring. I really enjoyed the talk and your book looks amazing. I’m very proud you are my friend…. Andrea Coulson, Snr Lecturer, Strathclyde University
‘….Thoroughly enjoyed the night, and your little talk. You are surrounded by really nice people and I did enjoy meeting them…. I’ve said it before – and no doubt I will say it again – you are an amazing woman…Look forward to meeting you again’. John Prete
Thanks Pat. Enjoyed the night. Will start reading the book soon. Take care’ Sarah Jane Quinn.
We also have many testimonials for our training services, workshops, inspirational addresses and Success Program. We offer only a selection below to give you a flavour of what our clients think of us.
A project using the unique online Stress Prevention, Management and Compliance system (now known as our Steps for Success Program) has been and is running at Cummins Darlington Plant. It has demonstrated that the system it controls, data protection and ethics controls are satisfactory. All participants are granted free access to a stress risk assessment questionnaire and also a range of Mindcircles tools offering help and guidance on stress and stress related issues. The stress risk assessment takes only a few minutes to complete, access to the Mindcircles tools continues thereafter as a benefit to all. None of the information gathered through this process is attributable to any individual, the program continues to operate under the jurisdiction of the ethics committee of Belfast University. The information you return is entirely in the care of Mindcircles a body independent of Cummins. The program has the full support of Amicus. Both the Union and the company encourage you to complete the assessment and return it promptly. Stress is a growing issue in today’s society, and in the workplace, future planning and decisions depend very much on your co-operation. Free access can also be gained through your home computers as can access to the Mindcircles tools, a number of people already using the program have indicated that the support tools have been useful for other family members and close friends. Frank J Walsh, Safety and Services Manager, Cummins, Darlington.
‘Feeling much more positive about future situations and aware of how to cope no matter the situation. The online program is like having a friend on the shoulder’ Judith P Glasgow City Council
‘Really enjoy working the online stress intervention program and find it beneficial. It is the best way of improving relationships and communication for everyone to be working the program’ Glasgow City Council
‘Working in traumatic areas, attending accidents and incidents, I have not always found the orthodox Counselling services offered afterwards as being enough. They are usually for a short period whereas the 24/7 Steps for Success program is there whenever I need it – a ‘friend on the shoulder’ – very helpful for us macho males who often do not want to admit to having difficulty coping!! The great advantage of the online program is that it is anonymous – no-one knows – well that is until they see a positive change in you for the better!!’ AD Fire Service
‘Every student should have access to the online Steps for Success stress intervention program. It was invaluable to me during my course work and especially when under pressure and stress of exams – this is a must for every student’ David P Strathclyde University
‘I just want to thank you for all the invaluable information you provided at your address to Women into Enterprise. I was inspired and motivated into action. I look forward to hearing you again’ Liz S Owner/Director Retail Organisation
‘What a wonderful inspirational workshop. I only hope that my organisation decides to take your services which are much needed in a highly stressful environment. I will be recommending them to our Health & Safety Personnel’ Anne M (National Health Service Hospital Nurse)
‘The reason I am emailing is to say that everything has paid off and worked out for me in the end all thanks to your techniques. I got a phone call to say that I had been selected for the Costa Rican Management Post for the coming year. I am sooooooo excited and can’t wait to start. I would love the new organisation to take the online program and will be working on them to do so!!’ Jenny T (Vice President, Costa Rica)
Thank you Pat for your presentation at our Comino Scottish Conference on Monday. Feedback on the session was certainly well received. Chris, Group Marketing Manager, Comino Plc
I have worked with Pat and her colleagues on stress at work and she is still the only person I have met seriously looking at how to conduct work place stress assessments, how to address the shop floor issues offering help and guidance to employers for whom the word stress creates more questions than answers. She is an invaluable source of help and information and an e mail address you should keep safe. Frank J Walsh, Safety and Services Manager, Cummins, Darlington