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Reflect | Create | Inspire

Hello I am Elaine Patterson.

Welcome to the Centre for Reflection and Creativity the home of creative reflection, executive coaching, and supervision for busy leaders and people professionals who want to explore the heart and soul of WHO they are and HOW they work for wise practice and inspired living.

Are you ready to discover how reflection can free your natural creativity ?

Let us start our work together!

Reflection and Creativity

Bespoke learning experiences and retreats based on my new book “Reflect to Create!  The Dance of Reflection, Reflective Practice and Supervision for Creative Leadership and Professional Practice” are co-designed with you to create soulful, warmhearted, creative and reflective spaces for powerful discovery, insight, learning, and change.

New Book

“Reflect to Create!  ” The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision”

Out Now!


“Being Fully Human – the 7C’s for Inquiry, Learning and Change”
Download your free Reflective Journal and Workbook here!

Next Retreats & Workshops

Summer at The Hurst, Stepping into the Fire of Your Creativity, Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2020, A New Partnership from Elaine Patterson and Karyn Prentice of PattersonPrenticeDesigns with ARVON

Our Summer Retreat is ideal for anyone who wants to bring their creativity into full bloom against the season’s canvas in new and fresh ways. It offers an ideal opportunity for reflection at this mid-point in the year, as we near the Summer Solstice.


I am scheduled to present or attend a series of events this year. Hope to see you there!

What People Say


“Elaine Patterson is a first class Executive Coach and Coach Supervisor who demonstrates in both her attitude and her practice the highest standards of Executive Coaching. She has a big impact on her clients and works successfully across the full range of coaching situations and contexts. Her insightfulness and humanity are well balanced by excellent training and dedication to her Continuing Professional Development.’

Edna Murdoch: Director Coaching Supervision Academy

“I have no hesitation in using the superlative “excellent” in respect of her work. She is thoughtful, perceptive and can be equally supportive and challenging of her clients as required. She is also clearly intelligent and uses creative and innovative approaches to issues presented. She brings the highest level of commitment and professionalism to her work”.

Mike White: Senior Partner Working With People

“I would recommend Elaine to anyone in search of an Executive Coach. Whilst allowing me always to set the agenda and pace at our meetings, she is nonetheless rigorous in bringing me back to my strengths and development needs, enabling me to take charge of my on-going development, and to identify for myself successful work-related strategies and solutions. I leave meetings with Elaine feeling positive, empowered, and energised”

Althea Efunshile: Executive Director at Arts Council England

“Elaine has an authentic illuminating energy which rubs off on others – a fine balance between having an appreciated positive approach while equally holding her clients to account to reach their greatest performance levels. She is a true professional, who takes her own development seriously, continually striving for the highest standards both personally and professionally.”

Katherine Tulpa: Chief Executive, Association of Coaching

“Yes, thank you Elaine for your flexibility and belief in me to achieve my potential. You are almost telepathic in the way that you know what I am thinking. I respect your intuition, empathetic and direct style of coaching and found myself totally trusting your approach. Some great coaching moments that truly inspired and motivated me.”

BAA HR Business Partner

“Elaine helped me to release the potential in me to achieve my deep dreams and to make them real. Any time I have spoken with her I have gained in self-confidence and I have become stronger. Her style and her approach has determined my signature presence and my style of coaching”.

OD Consultant, Budapest

“Elaine is a highly experienced supervisor with a light touch. Her relational presence is supportive, her insights and observations useful and informative. Our supervision relationship guided me through periods of intense personal change and nurtured me through some challenging times”

Liz Nottingham, HR Director in Social Media EMEA at R/GA

“I started my supervision with Elaine curious about how to create the space for transformational learning to take place and she has shown me that in abundance. At key moments Elaine was there with tenderness and guidance. We played with metaphors together creating images of myself working authentically as a reflective practitioner. Elaine listened to what my heart was saying I needed and played it back to me so I would take notice and respond. Her acceptance without judgement provided me with the safety to explore and celebrate with joy who I am and how I practice”

Frances Mathews Executive Coach, Q-Learning Ltd

Reflections” Subscription

“Reflections” is a fortnightly term time only photo journal and blog with a difference! In it I will share insights and inspirations from my book and regular Journaling practice. Sign up here!


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