Young Women of Influence – Inspire Your Career
How do you move up the ladder? Find out from Patricia Barbato, Author of “Inspire Your Career.” She started out working her way up to President and Chief Executive Officer of a $40M healthcare organization and currently oversees a workforce of 5,000 people. She evolved into a renowned inspirational speaker and author, recognized across Canada for her contributions to CBC, Breakfast Television, and The Globe and Mail. Patricia will provide you with the tools you need to jumpstart a new career; excel in the career you have; and divulge secrets about the small changes you can make which will have an extraordinary impact on your future.
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- Demonstrate you can get things done – Results matter.
- Create capacity – Learn how to squeeze everything you need in. Learn to deligate for a more efficient and effective work day.
- Delete, Delete, Delete
- Prioritze on a minute by minute basis, hour by hour and day by day.
- Know your blind spot. What is it that you don’t know and work on it. Take some time to self reflect.
- You influence the environment and energy around you. You choose to make it more positive.
- Embody your aspirations.
Patricia Barbato is the author of “Inspire Your Career – Strategies for Success in Your First Years at Work.” She is currently Senior Vice President, Home Health and Business Development for Revera Inc., a health services and accommodation organization with 26,000 employees in North America. Prior to Revera, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of COTA Health, a leading provider of rehabilitation, mental health and community support services. Patricia has held various senior management positions, including Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for Providence Healthcare, a 671-bed hospital and long-term care facility, Managing Director at Bayshore Healthcare, Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Partner with MacNeill, Edmundson. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Ms. Barbato is a Certified General Accountant and a Chartered Accountant.
Patricia has been involved extensively with charities and non-profit groups. She is currently Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters Council of Champions, Board Director, Quality Healthcare Netowrk and founder and Director of the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Mississauga. She has served as Chair of the National Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada; Vice Chair, Seneca College; United Way Investment Committee member and CIBC Spirit of Leadership committee member. Other former positions include Advisory Member, Closing the Gap; Treasurer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada; Treasurer, Big Sisters of Ontario; President, Stevenson’s Children’s Camp; United Way Allocation committee member and Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards due diligence committee member.
Patricia Barbato has been a mentor to hundreds of people. She regularly leads interactive, group career mentoring sessions for people who are just starting their careers. Patricia is a frequent speaker on various topics such as Mentoring, The Power of Passion and Career Success. Patricia is a Big Sister to ten-year old Little Sister Caitlin. Patricia and Caitlin recently won the Big and Little Sister of the Year award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. Her previous Little Sister Keesha Rosario is grown up and has a Little Sister of her own. Keesha provided the forward to the book.
Patricia is also a certified fitness instructor, certified meditation instructor and a black belt in Kung Fu kickboxing.