Patricia (Pat) Sheveland has been in the healing profession since she was in her teens. She became a Registered Nurse after high school, beginning her career caring for patients in the hospital setting and ultimately transitioning to a very successful twenty-five-year career as a corporate executive in the medical and claim management field of workers compensation. In 2012, Pat began the reinvention of her life to pursue her dream of being a life coach and was certified by the International Coaching Federation in 2015.
Pat sees herself as a healing guide for mind, body, and spirit. She became certified as a Spring Forest Qigong teacher in 2017 and is an ordained minister whose ministry is to support those who are not comfortable within a formalized religion or church. She also is a volunteer at Children’s Grief Connection, a non-profit organization providing grief camps for children and their families in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
As Pat stepped into her second half of life, she realized her soul purpose: to be a light for those who grieve. Since a very young age, Pat has been very comfortable holding the space of grief for others, especially with mothers who have experienced the death of a child. As a child born into a grieving family, Pat understands first hand the impact long-term grief from the death of a child can have on a mother and the family as a whole. She began her journey as a coach for grieving mothers by helping her own mother find healing from sixty years of hidden grief after the death of her child. Since that time, many mothers have shared their stories and found purpose and joy in their lives with Pat’s compassionate guidance.
As a Certified coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF):
- I am held to the highest standards in the coaching industry.
- I am required to stay current in my coaching tools and resources by attending continuing education to maintain my certification status.
What Clients are Saying…
“Today I woke up and didn’t feel that angry feeling that I was carrying inside of me… Thank you Pat … for such a wonderful gift… Those words don’t even express my feelings about today. I can honestly say I have not ever felt this much peace...” (M.W. Minnesota)
“Pat, looking back at where I “was” before we started working together and where I “am” now, my life has turned around. I have a wonderful, love-filled life to live, and I’m still finding new norms for myself. Before I just wanted to get through the day so I could sleep; now I want to LIVE the day. I’ve told you how much working with you has meant to me; it’s time I tell others. I truly don’t know where I’d be right now if our paths hadn’t crossed that day but I thank God they did 😊!… Pat’s passion and compassion in guiding me while learning breath work, meditation and visualization was so amazing. Even if I get on our call in tears (we all have our days) her wisdom and insight allows her to guide me, using the tools she taught me, into letting go of or seeing another side to whatever is going on. It’s amazing (Lori M. Colorado)
“Pat is a rare woman. She has a wonderful combination of wisdom, pragmatism, experience and deep love for people which immediately becomes apparent in her sessions. Pat was able to teach me that I had the answers to my problems within myself… she quickly taught this ability I have and continues to do so with each session I have with her. Her gentle, powerful way of being empathetic, not sympathetic, is sheer magic. I genuinely wish everyone had her to help them through the inevitable ups and down that we all experience in life. Thank you Pat for being the true healer that you are.” (D.B. Minnesota)
“… she (Pat) has consistently exhibited the skills and traits necessary to comfort and support those who have lost loved ones: empathy, compassion, listening, encouragement, coaching, and the ability to relate to people with a variety of personalities and backgrounds.” (D.D. Minnesota)
“The support, genuine care and discussions we have had… cannot express what that has meant to me while moving through the stages of grief.” (A.H. Minnesota)
“If you are finding yourself ready to take the step in moving into this next phase of your life, , I can help you create your life into one that is filled with health and purpose… a life where you are THRIVING and not just surviving.
What is Coaching?
One of the first questions I get asked when telling people what I do is: “What exactly is Coaching?”
Please watch the video below to get a better understanding of what coaching is and is not: