Joyful Empowerment: The Only Way Out Is Through

With Pat Armitstead

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Ever met a “Joyologist”? Meet Pat! After enduring a series of terrible losses, she felt like her entire life had disintegrated in front of her eyes. However, she summoned the inner fortitude, prevailed, and began transforming her life one choice at a time – leading to the founding of her life’s work in Joyology! Since then she has developed many initiatives to support leaders heal their past and make meaning of their life’s wounds.

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About Pat Armitstead

Pat is at the forefront of Transforming Individual and Workplace Wellbeing, presenting over 1000 keynotes internationally and facilitating Workplace Wellbeing Programs to corporate leaders and executives. She works with leaders, event managers, organisations, teams and individuals to develop conscious, courageous and empathic leaders.  

As a conscious leader, Pat Armitstead poses the question “Will this be the year we will rehumanise the workplace?” In 2005 Pat predicted in 2020 we will be having an Intimacy Revolution”, and here it is in our midst!

Referred to as “Australasias answer to Patch Adams “ Pat is the epitomy of good humour, unwavering positivity and creativity.  She has a rare capacity to meld her creativity and compassion to champion the human spirit leading people to find joy where it appeared there was none.  

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 Positive Psychology principles, Emotional Intelligence, and Neuroscience with real human experiences to bring understanding and meaning to life events.  

Pat has transformed 1000’s of lives through her events, and her multi award winning radio program which was honoured with a Civic Mayoral Reception for its contribution to the countries wellbeing. She prides herself on being able to create high trust environments very quickly and to create the space for safe, vulnerable sharing.,

Pat says “You cant lift your bottom line if people are down” and with emotional and conversational intelligence we can influence and reduce the current incidence of stress related illness, anxiety, depression and suicide ideation .


  1. Jennifer

    Such an inspirational interview! Thank you!

    • Sally Anderson

      If any of you get the opportunity to work with Pat Armistead she is seriously at the leading edge of what she does – she comes with my highest recommendation – she is truly a gift to this world!

      • Pat Armitstead

        Sally thankyou so much!! Your acknowledgement and recommendation greatly appreciated!!

    • Richa Badami

      Pat is incredible! The more she and I got in to the conversation the more I learned and got the depth of her wisdom and brilliance! Incredible woman, teacher and leader!!! Thank you Jennifer for your reflection and for participating in this series.

    • Patricia Armitstead

      Thankyou Jennifer…lovely to receive and now value landed!!!

      • Jessica Kurtz

        I am very thankful to have heard this interview and then able to hear this valuable information. I’m so sorry Pat for what you have gone through but at the same time I’m so thankful the Lord is using your experiences and you’re overcoming to help others and pull people out of the pit of darkness and despair. Keep shining your light dear one!

  2. Ally

    What an informative inspirational and enlightening conversation had between the two of you. The number 13 has been a recurrent number coming up over the past 11 months for me and this interview with Pat, is the 13th interview among the ones that most resignated with me. Powerful. Thank you Richa and Thank you Pat.

    • Richa Badami

      Oh Ally, thank you thank you thank you so much!!!!! Pat is so wonderful, and I am glad she and connected, across the oceans and seas!!!


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