I’ve been presenting since the late 80’s when Francine and I were both working on a Commonwealth of Massachusetts training project. Since then I’ve taught many practical skills -- sustainable time management, communication, effective meeting management, supervisory skills, project management, and personal organization -- through seminars, workshops, lectures, and keynotes. I’ve also studied classical piano, wrote music criticism, and pursued a spiritual life. While managing an arts organization, colleagues with arts backgrounds and little administrative experience asked me how I did what I do. I gladly presented a workshop … and the rest is history!
Most satisfying work
I especially enjoy adapting standard topics to specific audiences. I also work with individuals as a consultant/coach to promote ease and the effectiveness in how they operate. I moderated panels for National Take Back Your Time Day and had my work featured in Men's Health, the Boston Sunday Globe, Prevention magazine, the ADHD Journal and on broadcast media such as New Hampshire Public Radio and WBZ Boston.
Frequently used theories and tools
My two books – Awakening In Time: Practical Time Management For Those on a Spiritual Path, and The Spirit of Getting Organized: 12 Skills to Find Meaning and Power In Your Stuff -- offer the hands-on models I’ve developed to help people build the bridge between the everyday details of life and a deep, broad vision for themselves and their world.
Building the bridge comes naturally. From childhood, I helped with the details of a family business giving me practical experience with administrative work.
I developed programs such as Sunday/Monday: Integrating Work and the Spiritual Life,Managing Mindfully, Outings with Spirit!, and Workplace Skills for Young-ish Folks, all of which show how the parts of life intersect. I draw on spiritual sources, contact with the natural world, and my presentations/consultations to bring it all together.
The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram
David shares his view of how alphabet-based language compromised our fundamental relationship with the living world.
Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
Susan provides tools to work with the emotions that necessarily arise.
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want by Martha Beck
This delightful book shows you how to live a life that’s just right – full of magic, vitality, creativity.
In Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing by Matthew E. May
I like the story of the Laweiplein, a complicated intersection in a Dutch city where traffic engineers boldly eliminated all signage … and it works! Sometimes too many directions just make things worse.
Getting to Yes with Yourself by William Ury
By the guy who wrote the book many of us know, Getting to Yes. This one is personal and, like the Martha Beck book, is concerned with living a deeply authentic life, even in the midst of complex demands.
Over-and-over until we get it right! Very Buddhist.
"Without reservation, Pam is an outstanding and captivating facilitator that has "WOWED", the staff of Boston College Dining Services from the frontline associates to management. She created and facilitated numerous programs that have helped our employees to build skills and competence, as well as commitment, and morale. She is able to reach employees at different levels and her programming is always a great tool for our team."
"For the past 10 years, Pam’s straight-forward, effective, relational approach to coaching promotes professional growth and necessary balance for all levels of our staff. She brings great tools, advice, and support through challenges to make them happier and more balanced team members."