Pat Williams

Speaker  |  Author  |  Eldercare Expert  |  Consultant

Speaker | Author | Eldercare Expert | Consultant

Both of Pat's books are available on

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Roam and Say The Right Thing are also available directly from Pat Williams for group book signing presentations.

ROAM – Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe

Pack your bags and join Pat Williams and Eileen Curtis.

That magic word travel! Come travel on a magic carpet ride across mountain tops from the Andes to the Himalayas. Swoop across Tanzania’s Serengeti plain. Huddle with New Mexico shamans. Wind along ancient pilgrim paths in Spain. Surround yourself with sea turtles.

From their visits to over a hundred countries, the authors share seven journeys they deem the best of the best. Each dramatic story crosshatches themes of history, ritual, primitive spaces, art, physical challenges and reflections. The narrative invites the reader to share festal meals, anxious moments, and zany episodes that bring laughter and wonder.

Eileen and Pat have been friends for 25 years, working most closely together leading the Dulles Regional Chamber as CEO and Chairman of the Board. They share complementary motivations in travel. Eileen is the student of history, music, and art. Pat searches for experiential opportunities, physical challenges, and the unearthing of commonalities with strangers that lead to lifetime bonds. Each time they return from a trip, their executive women friends want them to spend an evening sharing each moment, traveling with them vicariously, or following in their footsteps!

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Purchase Say The Right Thing and learn what to say in challenging situations.

Everyday life puts us in many situations where we don’t know what would be the right thing to say.  What do we say to someone we disagree with, someone who is gossiping, or someone who is very sick? Mastering the 40 most common difficult situations can help us be more comfortable and successful.

Say The Right Thing is full of practical ideas that you can apply right away. This book suggests not only what specific phrases we should avoid, but what you can say – and why – and when. When you communicate mindfully, with forethought and sensitivity, you make a difference to all the people you care about.

Top five things you will learn:

  1. How to make your visit with your parents a true treasure
  2. What to say to someone who is terminally ill
  3. What not to say at a funeral
  4. How to interact with someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  5. What magic phrases you can use at a networking event

Pat's Pearls

“An older persons life is often calmer and more leisurely. Take a breath and relax into this sensible pace.”
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“Have your kids make up a list of 10 questions to ask their grandparents next time you get together.”
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“Remember, when you visit an elderly person, YOU are the event of the day.”
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“Find something positive to say about the other person, regardless of their age and ability.”
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Pat's Pearls

“An older persons life is often calmer and more leisurely. Take a breath and relax into this sensible pace.”
Click Here
“Have your kids make up a list of 10 questions to ask their grandparents next time you get together.”
Click Here
“Remember, when you visit an elderly person, YOU are the event of the day.”
Click Here
“Find something positive to say about the other person, regardless of their age and ability.”
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What people are saying

Say The Right Thing, a thoughtful and heartfelt book, reminds us that there are appropriate and engaging ways to communicate with others in all life stages.”

 

Dee Cascio
LPC, LMFT, BCC

Pat was motivated to study leaders who demonstrated appropriate, assertive, and sensitive ways to communicate. As a result of Pat’s research, she filled a book with gems from CEO’s, pastors, coaches, community leaders, and even her mother, Grace. Her book, Say The Right Thing, teaches us how communication makes a difference whether we are growing our businesses, serving on Boards, confronting a bully, calling on a friend in grief or who is terminally ill, becoming dementia friendly, and more.

Around Reston Magazine

Say The Right Thing is terrific! I have already recommended it to some friends who are experiencing difficult situations. It helps take the awkwardness out of tough situations and provides so many common sense ideas that you just can’t think of “on-the-spot” or if you are experiencing emotional pain. Great job!”

Pat Wirth
Executive Director, Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association

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