Patt Lind-Kyle has a broad range of interests. She has taught in the academic world, created a small business, practiced as a management consultant and executive coach and has had her own private counseling practice. Patt’s research and interest in the mind/brain field led her to develop a learning style assessment company to help children and parents understand how they learn. She has been involved in the teaching and application of personality styles to individuals and organizations for the past 25 years.
Patt’s current interest is exploring the exciting new brain/mind research and working with the new tools of neuro-monitoring to help individuals become more effective with their brain/mind potential. She completed an 18-month research project learning how individuals shift their mental, emotional and spiritual view of themselves and the world to function in a larger, more comprehensive view of reality.
The passion for understanding the relationship between the brain and the mind has come from 35 years of personal exploration through extensive meditation practice. She has studied with a variety of teachers in the Theravada tradition doing as many as twenty or more silent ten day to two week retreats, several month long retreats, two three month retreats and a six month long silent self retreat. She teaches workshops and classes using the model of brain/mind exploration and works with individuals customizing the unique way an individual can find their own path of inner exploration.
Patt works with her husband, David, in executive development work in Fortune 50 and 500 companies. Her consulting focus includes executive coaching, Brain-Mind development for high performance, stress management, emotional regulation, optimal health and how women can lead and manage more effectively.
As a professor of Community Health and Dental Hygiene, Patt taught for 15 years at the University of Hawaii, Foothill College, San Jose State University, and University of California at San Francisco. Her academic preparation has been a BS at the University of Southern California in Biology and an MA at the California Institute of Integral Studies in East/West Psychology. Her thesis focused on the emerging right/left brain research and from this developed a program to teach community health techniques to indigenous people in Guatemala.
Patt’s early interest was in the research of inner development and optimal performance. One such focus was an in-depth research program with woman leaders. She interviewed over 40 woman leaders on the West Coast to find what happens to women working in a man’s environment. She focused her study on how the male work place has affected women leaders feminine qualities, their health, their professional outlook and their concerns as spouses and companions. Her book that describes this work and her own story as a professional woman is entitled, When Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up: A Woman’s Tale of Healing the Immune System and Awakening the Feminine (Swan/Raven & Co., 1992). Patt is also a contributor in an anthology, Audacious Aging with her chapter entitled “Building Community from the Inside Out” (Elite Books, 2009). Her new book is entitled, Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain: Applying the Exciting New Science of Brain Synchrony for Creativity, Peace and Presence (Energy Psychology Press, 2009).