Wisdom work is the term I coined to describe how I synthesize my life’s study and work across different disciplines and devote it to guiding organizations and individuals. I provide big-picture perspective and practical tools. I listen mindfully and ask keen questions that widen the lens and hone in on point. I recommend steps and guide us through them. I access my diverse networks and resources. And I do it all with care and joy.
In addition to mindfulness and meditation, my wisdom domains include children’s, educational, bilingual and translated publishing and literature; and social impact and documentary film and media. My wisdom work fees are negotiated per project and are equity based. For inquiries, please contact me.
My current and recent wisdom work:
~ CBCP x OIW webinar series: I am an organizer and introducer of a popular series of webinars on translated children’s literature, organized by Outside In World (OIW), the foundation that I advise, and the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) at the University of Reading, England. You can view the past seminars on the CBCP’s YouTube page. I post links to upcoming webinars in Happenings. I am also cosupervising University of Reading PhD student Emma Page, who is researching the translated children’s literature ecosystem, as part of OIW’s partnership with the university.
~ Outside In World: I am a Trustee and long-time adviser to this Britain-based foundation that promotes children’s literature in translation. “Patricia brings tremendous knowledge and provides incredible support, including hands-on help,” says OIW Cofounder/Manager Deborah Hallford. The OIW Collection of Children’s Books in Translation is now an accessible public collection at the University of Portsmouth Library. The library’s acquisition of the collection was the successful culmination of a two-year wisdom work advising project. I am currently coorganizing academic and community events based on the collection.
~ Amherst College visit: I virtually visited the class at Amherst College that curated the Read the World exhibit at The Eric Carle Museum, to share my ideas. If you would like to book me to visit your class, please contact me.
~ SIMA Studios: I am a long-time board member and awards Jury member for this organization that advances social impact media and education worldwide through its expansive educational platform SIMA Academy, as well as the annual SIMA awards.