Patterson Prentice Designs

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PattersonPrentice Designs

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We are Elaine Patterson and Karyn Prentice and together we are the international award winning PattersonPrentice Designs. We are a unique design partnership bringing our shared love of the arts, nature, creativity, reflection and writing to the worlds of Executive Reflection, Coaching Supervision, Leadership and Professional Practice. Together, we design and host uniquely heart-based, soulful and somatic creative reflective learning experiences both on line and in beautiful places across the world both indoors and in green spaces.

We are both internationally accredited Executive Coaches, Coaching Supervisors, OD Specialists and published Writers, and from October 2019 we have co-led the delivery of the Coaching Supervision Academy International’s Diploma in Coaching Supervision in London.

Here we introduce you to our new flagship Diploma “Cultivating and Choreographing the Rich Tapestry of Whole Hearted Creativity” which is a new Virtual 12 month Inquiry to re-Source You and re-Vitalise your Professional Life As well as to the rest of our portfolio! We are now inviting applications for our 2nd programme which will start in November 2021.

Karyn Fletcher Prentice Elaine Patterson

If you would like more information about any of our work, - or would like a bespoke design for your own gatherings - please email us and we would be delighted to speak with you.


Elaine and Karyn

New Flagship Diploma!

Starting November 2021! Booking Now!

“Cultivating and Choreographing the Rich
Tapestry of Whole Hearted Creativity”


Virtual 12 month Inquiry to re-Source You and re-Vitalise your Professional Life

A new EMCC Global Quality Award Level 5 Bespoke Accredited Practitioner Diploma Programme from PattersonPrentice Designs

Each of us holds a thread of some vast tapestry that we cannot know alone. It is in that awareness that we gather, laying down our burdens lifting up the threads.
Extract from Judy Brown’s poem 'Retreat’

Join us for a year long beautifully curated journey where you can cultivate and choreograph the essence of your own whole hearted creativity into a rich tapestry which will both re-Source you and re-Vitalise your professional practice in this new Global Diploma on-line programme.

You will journey in community with like-minded professionals as we weave the threads of six creative thresholds of any creative journey into your own new ‘tapestries’ of being and doing - and which is brought alive as you work on your own creative project. Together we will share in the surprises, delights and challenges as you encounter and explore the ebbs and flows, the warp and weft, and the depth, source and breadth of your own unique innate creativity and potency, so that you can bring new and fresh energy and agency into your own life and into your professional practice.

We don't accomplish anything in this life alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
Sandra Day O'Connor

Because HOW you choose to journey is WHO you become, shaping WHAT you can create! …and because it takes a community to weave the multi-coloured threads of the tapestry of life.

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Our Portfolio of Masterclasses, Retreat Days Webinars, and Workshops include the following:

Please note that all of our designs are bespoke to suit you and your gatherings. Do contact us for more information.

“Sacred Landscape – Insight and Wisdom Through the Seasons.”

Outdoor Supervision Group in London’s Parks and Gardens and Coming to Brussels Soon!

Inspired by Karyn’s book “Nature’s Way: Designing the Life You Want through the Lens of Nature and the Five Seasons” we host a year long Group Supervision series called “Sacred Landscape – Insight and Wisdom Through the Seasons” in local parks and gardens. We are in our 6th series in London and have been invited to Brussels also. We also run webinars to teach and share our process of working with the five seasons of Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn and Winter. We have been invited to design and host a bespoke course for the EMCC starting in January 2021 and for the Association for Coaching in April 2021.

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“Reflect to Create! The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision”

Inspired by Elaine’s book, we offer a suite of webinars, courses, supervisions and masterclasses on “Reflect to Create!” as a holistic philosophy - and inner journey - for creative reflection. Explored through the metaphor of the dance with the four moves of The Prelude, The Opening, The Flow and The Denouement, “Reflect to Create!” offers you the choreography to support you and your clients to reflect, learn and create anew - or reshape the old - for inspired living and working at the personal, team or organisational level.

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compass rose

“The Compass Rose: Coming Home to Ourselves - A new creative and reflective practice to help you flourish as a practitioner and to grow your practice.”

Join us to explore The Compass Rose™ in webinars, masterclasses or Workshops. The Compass Rose is a new reflective practice designed to find a clear path to come home to all of WHO you are, WHO you are becoming and HOW you want to work in today’s complex and ever changing world. The Compass Rose invites you to step beyond your known toolbox to free you to navigate your creative centre to not only survive but to thrive and to flourish - and for you to discover or reaffirm what home and purpose now looks and feels like for you.

Introducing “Our Humanity@Work”

Working with the 7Cs – the 7 Human Capacities – for Insight, Learning and Change A New Lens for Coaching, Supervision and Executive Reflection

The 7Cs for “Our Humanity@Work” is a new lens for coaching, coaching supervision and executive reflection, which has been designed by Elaine and developed by PattersonPrentice Designs. Learning to work with the new lens is offered through a suite of webinars, supervisions and masterclasses. The Reflective Journal and Workbook is published in English and French - and coming soon in Portugese.

Beyond the practical, technical and rational the 7C’s live in the ever present field of our shared humanity. The 7C’s are our innate human capacities for Care, Courage, Curiosity, Connection, Compassion, Creativity and Contemplation which - when we invite them in - can create the space – and the added value - in which we can all learn to flourish in our VUCA world. The 7Cs have been road tested in an action research project at Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Hospital in London and with coaches and coaching supervisors across the world. The article describing how the 7C’s work won the Highly Commended Award in the 2019 Coaching@Work Best Article Category.

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Write to Create! @ “The Write Place”™

We designed “The Write Place” in response to the pandemic. Our vision was to host a sanctuary for people all over the world to gather to meditate and to write together as a way of supporting and resourcing ourselves as we navigate all that is happening within ourselves and around us. The methodology is designed into our new flagship Diploma and we will be publishing our learning from our co-hosting of our silent writing sanghas.

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Weekend and Day Retreats

We are retreat leaders renowned for hosting beautiful Spring and Autumn Equinox Retreats at Tofte Manor in the UK as well as Winter Solstice Day Retreats in London.

We are also in partnership with Arvon host an Autumn Equinox Retreat in October 2021.

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Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Jalal al-Din Rumi