Coach, Mentor, Facilitator
When I began my journey of conscious self-awareness and actualisation in 1982,
I was excited and scared in equal measure about diving deeply into the paradigm of “I Create The Whole Of My Own Reality” .
Thus far, the process of awakening has been extraordinary and challenging and delightful and sometimes, very, very hard. It’s like peeling away the layers of an artichoke … prickly and defensive on the outside … and when you persist in peeling away all the fuzzy layers of protection, there at the very centre, the sweet heart is revealed.
For 15 years I ran my own counselling practice, then in 1999, at the request of a client, I formed a partnership with a business coaching company and created Open Up Communication to offer workshops and coaching sessions to small business clients. I felt I needed to create a global business (to prove I was “good enough” ) and by the end of 2003 I had 3 partners and 17 trainee coaches on board. When I realised that running a global empire was not what I really wanted, I kept the company going and downsized to a small team of 6, then 3 … and in 2009 decided to go solo.
Yet, for over 30 years people have referred to me and my work by my first name. People ask: “Have you met Lorna?” “Have you done the Lorna process?” “Have you been Lorna’d?” and I realised… time to get off the “not good enough” stuff and own the whole of me… so I turned Open Up Communication into a suite of products, offered by Lorna, and rebranded myself as lornapatten.com
Through all of it, the essence of my work has remained the same…I can help you if you are struggling with any or all of the following:
Are you sick of self-doubt stopping you from achieving what you want?
Do you want your bank balance and your client base to reflect your magnificence rather than your “not enough” stuff?
Are you ready to transform your experience of life?