For over forty years, Patricia Clason has traveled across the continent doing speeches, workshops and media appearances as a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and coach giving over 5,000 presentations for corporations, associations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Now the Director of the Center for Creative Learning which offers programs for personal and professional development, Patricia has written many articles, training programs and personal growth seminars and is a sought-after guest for radio and television.
Her business background ranges from executive secretary to food store manager, office manager, and licensed insurance agent. Currently she is the owner of the Center for Creative Learning. As a consultant and business coach she works with large and small companies, as well as individuals, in the areas of start-up, marketing, and management skills and career building.
Patricia was the first to receive the Registered Corporate Coach designation from the National Association of Business Coaches (now the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches) and founder of the Business Coaching Certificate program at the School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She is currently also teaching their Trauma Counseling Certificate program and mutiple one-day classes on topics connected to trauma recovery.
A member of the boards of several non-profit organizations, Patricia is active in both charitable and civic organizations. Patricia's avocation is working with veterans and trauma survivors through Taking It Lightly, Renewal and Healing Warrior Hearts - weekend retreats for emotional healing.
Patricia's most recently published book, Speaking of Success, is co-authored with Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. She is featured in “So What Do You Do?” Joel Comm’s book about the geniuses next door. Her forthcoming book, Everyday EQ, will feature tips for emotional intelligence in our everyday relationships.
To keep all this together, and still have time for her family and herself, Patricia must truly practice what she teaches in the areas of communication, time management, and motivation, as well as business marketing, management, emotional intelligence and ethics.
Causes and Organizations
The Starfish Foundation - a 501c3 non-profit producing programs for veterans and trauma survivors
The Veterans Health Coalition