Beverley Patwell is President of Patwell Consulting. She is an organizational development practitioner with over 20 years experience developing and implementing organizational development and change management solutions for private, public, government and not for profit organizations. Her clients include VIA Rail, Transcanada, Proceco, IATA, Ogilvy Renault, Costco, Transcontinental Media, McGill University, AXA Assistance Canada, Ministry of Public Safety and Security for the Province of Ontario, City of Ottawa, York Support Services Network and the Canadian Mental Health Association. She is co-author with Edith Whitfield Seashore of the book Triple Impact Coaching: Use-of-Self in the Coaching Process and a recipient of the Prism Award for Executive Coaching presented by the International Coaching Federation.
Beverley is also an associate coach with the Niagara Institute and member of American University’s National Training Laboratories (NTL). She is a guest lecturer at the McGill International Executive Institute, Desautels Faculty of Management. She teaches in several programs there including Henry Mintzberg’s Advanced Leadership Program, the Irish Institute of Directors Program and the Coaching and Mentoring and Leading Change seminars. She has also taught at Concordia University and currently mentors students in the Masters of Human Systems Intervention program. Beverley teaches public and custom programs on Triple Impact Coaching, Leading Change and Use of Self as a HR Professional.
Beverley has a Masters Degree in Human Systems Intervention and accreditation as a Human Resources Practitioner (CHRA). Prior to founding Patwell Consulting, she was the Director of the Enterprise Resource Planning Change Management Program and the Manager of Global Organizational Development at Bombardier Aerospace. Beverley is a past board member and current advisory board member for La Passerelle, a not-for-profit organization that assists people over 40 years of age through career and life transition.
Beverley works internationally and lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Glenda Pryce has over 20 years work experience as a career- and life-transition counsellor, as well as an individual and couples counsellor. This work has been with a variety of populations from diverse backgrounds, such as Millennials, persons with disabilities, and people from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds. By building trusting relationships with her clients, she encourages individuals to envision life goals and identify barriers, steps and tools needed to be successful on their journey.
She has written a book Building Relationships and has been co-facilitating relationship courses for 15 years. Glenda believes that by learning the skills for healthy relationships, one can flourish on many levels: home, family, friendships, work life and community.
Her past work experience includes ten years in employment programs and emergency housing in municipal government during times of rapid growth, carrying a high social worker caseload, and serving diverse populations. In addition, she has also worked for seven years in health care, coaching those with complex health issues and how to navigate the medical system. Glenda also understands the dynamics of running a small business from managing her own family care home and counselling practise, as well as being legal assistant and office manager of a small law firm.
Glenda holds a Masters of Social Work from Carleton University. She has been trained in Cognitive Therapy at the Rational-Emotive Behavioural Institute with Albert Ellis, and in Bowen Family Systems Theory through the South Island Counselling and Training Centre. Most recently, she completed the “Train the Trainer” CoachingOurselves program, Triple Impact Coaching and Mentoring Course at the McGill Executive Institute and the Design Thinking Simulation. Her theoretical background, along with her clinical practise, is useful in helping clients identify their personal strengths, as well as, offering tools that can be used in their work and home life.
An enthusiastic community builder, Glenda holds positions for the Parental Advisory Council, the Music Parents Association, and is a Sunday School Coordinator. She also enjoys canvassing for the MS Society Carnation Campaign.
It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Edie and Charlie Seashore. They will forever be remembered for their inspiration, teaching, coaching, mentoring, love and friendship. Their legacy will live on and continue to remind us of how we can – through our Use of Self – positively influence change in the world.
—Beverley Patwell, 2013
, 84, died on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in the hours following the memorial service for her late husband, Charles N. Seashore, with her daughters by her side. She was the first child of Nathan and Florence Whitfield of Montclair, NJ and was born on March 8, 1928, fittingly on International Women's Day as she would become a pioneer in a male-dominated field and an agent of change with regard to women's rights.
She earned a BA in Sociology from Antioch College, where she was Community Manager and worked with Douglas McGregor. She earned an MA in Social-Psychology from Columbia University. In 1950, Edie went to Bethel, Maine to learn from and work with National Training Laboratories (NTL) in Applied Behavioral Science.
She met Charlie Seashore there when he was a participant in a group she was training. They became collaborators and married, celebrating 52 years together before Charles' death in January. While at NTL, Edie became increasing connected to the field of group dynamics. She became first female president of NTL at a critical time in the organization.
She was a consultant in organization development (OD) with clients including Bell Telephone Systems, Walter Reed Hospital, the Defense Mapping Agency, and the U.S. Naval Academy. She co-founded the Lewin Institute for Social Change, Action and Research and was the board co-chair for many years. With the late Morley Segal, she co-founded the American University/NTL Masters Program in OD. She taught at numerous other universities including Johns Hopkins, University of Massachusetts, Pepperdine, and Concordia and in many countries. In 2001, she was recognized by the OD Network with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Edie was a true optimist and could weave a great story out of any situation.
Recently she wrote a six-word memoir of her life: Marriage, Family, Career - had it all! She not only saw the good in others, she brought it out. Edie is survived by her daughters, Becky and Kim and her sons-in-law, C.J. and Jeff; her brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Diane; siblings-in-law, Marjorie and Dick Seashore; and grandchildren, Benjamin, Natalie, Nathan, Nick, and Ella. She is lovingly remembered and missed by her family, and her many colleagues, students and friends around the world.
Published in The Washington Post on March 3, 2013
Charles Seashore, 80, died on Sunday, January 20, 2013, surrounded by his family at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, CA.
Born June 19, 1932 to Robert and Marjorie Seashore Charlie grew up in Wilmette, IL. He graduated from New Trier High School and University of Colorado and earned his PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan. In 1957, Charlie went to Bethel, ME as a research assistant at the National Training Laboratories (NTL) Institute where he met Edith Whitfield.
Charlie and Edie married in 1961. He held faculty positions at Fielding Graduate University, American University/NTL Masters Program in Organization Development, the Washington School of Psychiatry, and Johns Hopkins University. He was an executive coach and an organizational consultant for over 40 years in Washington D.C. and served as president of the Lewin Institute for Social Change, Action and Research. Charlie was best known for his outstanding sense of humor and creativity, his love of people, and his ability to create a community out of any gathering.
He recently wrote a six-word memoir: Born to fix - people, things, situations. Among his many talents were juggling, accordion playing, unicycle commuting and becoming an Eagle Scout. Charlie is survived by his daughters Becky (May) and Kim (Seashore) and their husbands CJ May and Jeff Hobson; his brother and sister, Dick and Marjorie Seashore; and his grandchildren Natalie, Nick, and Ella May and Benjamin and Nathan Seashore Hobson. He will be remembered and missed by many graduate students, colleagues, and friends around the world.
Published in The New York Times on January 27, 2013