Elaine Patterson is an international Executive Coach and Coaching Supervisor, Reflective Thinking Partner and Writer at the Centre for Reflection and Creativity Ltd. Based on the author's research, her own story, and the latest thinking in such diverse spheres as relational dynamics, mindfulness, adult learning, creativity, systems thinking, psychology, and the arts, Reflect to Create! helps you to achieve crafted change by first owning your own humanity. Elaine's vision is to bring the creative powers of reflection - and reflective learning - to an international audience of leaders and people professionals for wise living and working in today's constantly changing world. Elaine has over 30 years experience of learning and leading in highly political complex organisations. Elaine has an MA in Executive Coaching. She is an Accredited Master Executive Coach with the Association of Coaching and European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She is also an Accredited Supervisor with the Coaching Supervision Academy and European Coaching and Mentoring Council. She is MBTI Part I and EQi accredited and is Fellow with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Elaine is a keen Nordic Walker and lives in London and the Lake District.
Reflect toCreate! is a veritable treasure trove of creative resources - a dance in itself. Elaine's depth of knowledge and utterly engaging style entices and encourages the reader to dive deep, to experiment, and to be creative both for themselves and with their clients. This is a book that will travel with me in all weathers of my life as an on-going resource inviting me to reflect and deepen who I am and how I engage with the world. Karyn Prentice, Fletcher Prentice & AssociatesIt is not often in my work that I come across an idea that is both original and eminently practical. Reflect to Create!is exactly that. Elaine Patterson's research has clearly thrown up an unexplored area in the current discourse on reflection. I have no doubt that what Elaine is proposing here, is of immense importance. I have known Elaine professionally for many years now and I am always impressed with the keenness of her mind, her humanity, her thoroughness and her considerable gift in enabling her clients and her readers to catch an idea and to employ it. There is a space waiting on all our bookshelves for her book!Edna Murdoch: Founder and Director of the Coaching Supervision Academy