Pat Armitstead, Joyology

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Joyology Training Consultant, Motivational Speaker
8 Avandel court, Eatons hill,

Business Description

  • Pat Armitstead is a Pioneer and Thoughtleader in the area of  Authentic Leadership,  Engagement and Creativity.  She has been described as a "modern day Renaissance woman" and her combined business acumen and creativity reflect that.  Pats life has been devoted to helping others to transform their lives.  
  • ​Her unique personal perspectives, traumatic past, repeated losses and eventual mastery as a Multi Award Winning Speaker, TV and Radio Host  and Exhibiting Artist are a rare combination of talents.


A master storyteller she combines methodology with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events.  Pat sees crisis as a catalyst for personal growth and ongoing transformation, enabling high levels of intimate communication and authentic expression.

She is a best selling author of two books, and co-author of another six including the recent Amazon Best Seller " Common Threads".  She has also produced ten documentaries and anchored her own Multi Award Winning radio show .  Pat provides a spiritual and creative perspective in the challenging areas of life including facing our own mortality, grief, loss and trauma.  

A  highly accomplished artist,   her art is not only full of visual metaphors, it is a reflection of her encounters with humanity .  
She has been a regular guest on Radio and TV for 15 years and received many awards including NZ Speaker of the Year, the highest accolade bestowed on Speaking professionals  with NSANZ.  

​A Registered Nurse for 16 years, she went on to found her own production company and now combines her compassion and creativity to shift human consciousness. 

She has toured internationally with Patch Adams and shared the platform live and online with world class speakers such as Jack Canfield, Bruce Lipton, Dr John Demartini, and Patricia Fripp  and addressed Australias First International Humour and Wellness conference at Armidale University. 

Accreditations & Qualifications


  •       Dip. Education (Nursing) 1980 - Armidale CAE
    • Registered Nurse 1973 - Fairfield District Hospital, NSW

Other Training   -  

  • NLP Master practitioner 2015 -  Communications Plus
  • Certified mBIT Coach – 2015
  • NLP Practitioner – Communications plus 2011
  • Peter Drucker Management/Leadership 1999 - Tricia’s Academy
  • Improv Acting – Improv.Bandits
  • Method acting – Background Talent
  • Microphone workshop
  • Project Management Certificate 1999 - Skillpath
  • Scriptwriting Program– 1997 NSW College of Journalism
  • Managing Multiple Projects Deadlines 1998 -   Skillpath Seminar
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicators 1997 -  UNI New England
  • Advanced Train the Trainer 1993 – Maclean Skillshare
  • Conflict Resolution 1993 - Byron Learning Exchange
  • Competency based Train the Trainer 1993
  • Advanced Train the Trainer 1993
  • Train the Trainer 1992 - Maclean Skillshare

Awards, Accolades and Memberships
Past President National Speakers Association of NZ 
NSW Northwards Tourism Award, Media
Spirit of Excellence Award 2001 NSANZ
Most valuable Player NSANZ 2000
ASM ( Accredited Speaking Member) NSANZ 2000
Outstanding Speaker Award Professional Speakers NZ
Nominated Citizen of the Year NSW
Member Auckland Chamber of Commerce 
Founding Trustee Centre of Compassion 
Member International Faculty Hearts in Healthcare 
Past President National Speakers Association NZ
Member Professional Speakers NZ
Member Australian Centre on Quality of Life
Past Director Sales and Marketing Institute NZ
Facilitator Enterprise North Shore Business Awards
Mentor Business in the Community program
Director and President Caringa Enterprises 
Director & President Grafton Base Hospital board 
Director Regional Hospitals Board, Far Nth Coast NSW 
Make a Wish Foundation - Melbourne 
BPW (Business and Professional Women) Grafton 
Member Grafton Chamber of Commerce
Member and President Grafton Promotional Committee