Founder and President of Patwell Consulting Catalyst for Leading Meaningful Change
Bev is dedicated to leading meaningful change. As an experienced leader, consultant, practitioner, coach, teacher and author she has worked around the world inspiring people to live, lead and manage meaningful change. She has taught at some of the leading universities in the western hemisphere and served as a senior associate and executive coach with the Niagara Institute.
Bev is the author of Leading Meaningful Change: Capturing the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of the People You Lead, Work With, and Serve and co-author with Edith Whitfield Seashore of Triple Impact Coaching: Use of Self in the Coaching Process. She has also published many other articles and several tools on leadership, change and coaching.
Outside of Work
Bev currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with her husband Don. She enjoys golfing, gardening, walking and hiking anywhere near the ocean and in the rainforests of BC. She loves travelling especially to connect with friends and family in Montreal and Ottawa.
Passion for Leading Meaningful Change
I believe our Use-of-Self is an important, and possibly the most powerful instrument in our toolkit. It is a philosophy, mindset and a process that we need to attend to throughout our lives. In the midst of the storm or chaos of change, we still have a choice in what we think, how we feel and the actions we take to respond and be accountable.
My passion is to inspire, develop and help people to find ways as they go through the change process to be the best they can be so they can live, lead and manage change in ways that connects people in meaningful ways, builds on their strengths, and taps into their individual and collective contributions that can help us all thrive at home, at work, in our communities and on our planet.
When I’m stuck and don’t have the answers I ask myself, “Up until now…” or ”If you were to know the answer what would it be?” by Edith Whitfield Seashore. These two quotes always lead to new discoveries, possibilities or solutions that help me move forward.