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Hello.  I’m Patricia Keener.  The common theme throughout my professional career has been connecting people through communication.  That includes helping people to give dynamic presentations that inspire action, understand their own and other cultures to work more effectively across multicultural teams and find the right stories to demonstrate their passion and value in a career context. 

As a career coach, I’ve worked with a range of clients from senior executives to middle managers to diplomats to post graduate students. I help my clients focus on increasing their self-awareness, identify career paths that are in line with their personal values and encourage them to act to create the careers they want. 

I provide both 1-1 support, as well as facilitate small groups on professional career development topics including Exploring Career Options, CV and Cover Letter writing, Informational interviewing, Interviewing, Career Decision making and Negotiating salary. 

As a training consultant, I’ve designed and delivered bespoke communication workshops including Creating Powerful Presentations, Using Storytelling in your Career narrative and  Cross cultural communication. I have also spoken at, chaired and facilitated sessions at global conferences and  meetings in Europe, the US and UK.

My experience is varied having worked with clients  from a wide spectrum of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, public relations, legal services, public sector, consumer goods, and management consultancy.

I’m always curious to learn new things. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Experiential Learning and Soft Skills and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, have both a coaching and a career coaching qualification, am an Associate of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) receiving a Certificate in Training & Development, am a certified practitioner of NLP as well as certified to use several psychometric tools (BPS Test User: Ability/Personality (Level A & B), NEO-PI-3, Cubix PAPI.)



Career Coaching and Workshops

“Patricia is a very experienced career coach that has worked in different capacities. Because of this and of her international perspective she is able to provide her clients a very effective and helpful career coaching. Whether people are looking for cultural coaching or CV assistance, Patricia is able to tailor her sessions to be most beneficial to the clients. She is very committed, professional and friendly and is a great networker!”

Alessandra Gnudi
Deputy Executive Director

Focus www.focus-info.org 

“I attended your storytelling workshop. I just wanted to let you know that I found the workshop and all your tips extremely useful. Since then, I have had a couple of job interviews and one of them has resulted in a job offer. I am starting tomorrow! I am convinced your workshop helped me achieve that and therefore, I would like to thank you for your inspiration. I look forward to attending future events.”

Emma Lara
Workshop participant

“When arriving in a new country, expats face many challenges. For some of us, one of the most important goals is to find the way to continue our careers in the new destination.
Creating an appealing CV, succeeding in an interview or applying for the right job without any knowledge of the job market, could be a very hard task.
Pat’s workshops are great for helping professionals willing to succeed in finding their way into this new work environment. They have a dynamic and creative approach that facilitate and speed up the job seeking process.
Pat is a passionate professional with sound knowledge about career matters and the UK job market. I would certainly recommend her as a career coach and I will be relying on her advice throughout my career.”

Paula Vaquero
Career Workshop participant

Designing and delivering programmes

“Patricia took the role of Interim Manager of Career and Professional Development for Imperial College Business School for seven months. She was an excellent leader of this high profile team of professionals providing career and development services to over 700 demanding premium fee paying students on a range of Masters programmes including the prestigious MBA. During her tenure she successfully championed, motivated and developed the team. Her enthusiasm for and capability in business coaching was especially apparent and valued and she successfully enhanced the team’s coaching capability and reputation. She also brought in a range of additions and enhancements to the suite of development programmes made available to students and alumni covering a variety of skills areas including career search, presentation and communication. Patricia continues to work with us on a consultancy basis. Her combination of in depth expertise in professional development with a lively, can do, positive approach makes a her a well liked and much respected associate.”

Jon Tucker
Director of Operations
Imperial College Business School