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Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal, Co-Founder & President, Heartland Inc. Patricia loves work and play that focuses on beyond change to transformation by “getting to the heart of the matter.” Patricia’s focus is inspiring Heartland’s growth through program development and execution of Heartland’s signature programs:
Transformational Leaders Collaboratory, The Art of Convening Trainings, Collaborative Leadership model and toolkit, VisionHolder Interview Series, When Women Lead: The Inner Voice of Women’s Leadership Retreat, Men’s Wilderness Journey Retreats and consulting and coaching programs.  All Heartland programs are dedicated to creating a world that works for all.

Patricia is co-author of The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations (Berrett-Koehler, 2011). With 25+ years of working with entrepreneurial start-ups, and community organizing, Patricia has had broad experience in convening, marketing and organizational operations. Prior to Heartland Inc., Patricia held various marketing and media positions at Telemedia Communications, launching two national magazines, and Garden Way Mfg. Inc.

Patricia is trained in or utilizes a variety of convening, facilitation and community management methods including The Art of Convening Practicum Trainings and Certifications, True North Groups Institute, Twin Cities Rise Personal Empowerment Facilitator Training, World Café, ToP Core Competencies, Open Space, Presencing/Theory U, Awakening the Dreamer/Pachamama Alliance, and the Landmark Curriculum for Living.

Patricia is co-founder of the Conscious Business Alliance and serves as a Founding Board member of Honoring Women Worldwide, The Symposium Network, and the Positive Coaching Alliance MN Chapter, and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, Minnesota OD Network, Minnesota Facilitators Network, and National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation. She has been instrumental in the development of three Waldorf Schools. Patricia is currently writingQuestions of Leadership. She is mother/step-mother to three wonderful children, grandmother of three