Gutsy Starts Here
Be a part of creating the “Gutsy Women Win” movement. A movement where we get gutsy and:
- Rediscover (discover something forgotten or ignored again) who we are;
- Redefine (define again or differently) what we must make real during our lives;
- Reclaim (retrieve or recover something previously lost) who we are; and
- Proclaim (announce officially or publicly) what we are doing.
- Oh yes! and Celebrate (publicly acknowledge a significant event with a social gathering or enjoyable activity) what we have done.
Our hope is that through the connections you make, the support you receive and the inspiration you find in others and give to others, you make your visions a reality.
Let’s get gutsy and get going. Together.
What is Gutsy?
Gutsy \ ‘get-se\ (adjective):
1. marked by courage, pluck, or determination
example: a gutsy little fighter, a gutsy decision, a gutsy woman
2. expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions
example: gutsy macho talk, gutsy country blues, gutsy women win
Gutsy Women Win is dedicated to supporting Women Leaders all around the world.
You are invited to help create, contribute to and become
part of the “Gutsy Women Win” movement.
Pat Obuchowski worked with me in 2014 as my Executive and Leadership Coach. I selected Pat as my coach because I found her to be candid, insightful, and wise in ways that matched both my business needs and personality. I found her background as a leader in several businesses to be extremely helpful in understanding the political and business aspect of my challenges. I found my coaching experience to be one where I was provided the time to look at whatever situation was at hand from a different perspective and come up with my own solutions through her guidance. With her coaching, I met my professional goals of refining and enhancing my skills in four areas: Team Development, Team & Leadership Coaching, Strategic Planning & overall leadership. Through in person working sessions, phone interactions, and 360 evaluations, Pat and I were able to achieve my desired outcomes. I highly recommend Pat as an Executive Coach and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again should there be a need.
The Bigger Game Workshop is a wonderful way to look at your business if you want to grow and be profitable. I discovered where I needed to step-up and step-out and shine in my own business. It was a pleasure to work with you. (See the full video testimony here.)
Pat was hired to design, develop and deliver to over 70 officers an employee safety engagement training. She was given the vision and the deliverables of the project and from her first day, she hit the ground running. Her expertise and knowledge helped us to formulate a highly effective training session that included the latest neuroscience research in communication and collaboration methodologies. She was able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and completed the project prior to delivery date and under budget. I would, without a doubt, hire Pat. She delivers.
“Pat’s ability to lead team building and motivation activities during The Women in Action Workshop is amazing.” (See full video testimony here.)
Pat worked with me for six months as my Executive Coach and trusted advisor. I found the experience to be very helpful and positive. With her coaching, I met my professional goals of communicating more effectively with executive management and advancing to a higher leadership position. In particular Pat helped me confidently assert and demonstrate that I was ready and committed to advance. She was able to provide a safe environment where I was able to talk and find my own solutions. Her background as a leader inside many different businesses provided a great 360 perspective. She provided me with some great tools that continue to help me in my leadership role. Several months after the engagement ended, I called on her again to provide some coaching on a highly political issue and through her coaching I successfully met the challenge head on. I highly recommend her and she is the best coach I have ever worked with.
“Pat is an incredibly polished, engaging, and spirited presenter. I had the pleasure of working with Pat when she chose to speak to PG&E’s Women’s Network Employee Resource Group. Pat guided us through principles from her book, Gutsy Women Win, while weaving in anecdotes from her career. Her talk drew over a hundred attendees and elicited glowing event survey responses. Many attendees shared how Pat’s talk had inspired them, with one attendee saying, “It was the kind of inspirational talk I have been hungry for.” Several Women’s Network members mentioned they would love to have Pat give a follow-up presentation, and I have invited Pat to return.”
Hire Pat. You will be very happy with the results. My organization, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), was looking for a dynamic and professional speaker for our Leadership series. I found Pat on LinkedIn and was impressed with her background. I immediately contacted her. I am so glad I did. She listened to our needs and developed a workshop that was fun, experiential, educational and practical. We gained insights into mastering our strengths as leaders. We invited her back to work with our Board of Directors.
I have had the pleasure to sit through two of Pat’s sessions, first when I attended the CREW event and the second when we had Pat come into our organization, Moody’s Analytics for a ‘Master Your Strengths’ workshop. Pat is a warm and engaging speaker. She worked closely with us before the session to understand the business expectations. Pat was able to quickly assess the audience and make the session interactive and insightful to suit our needs. During my brief interaction with Pat, she helped me think about facing my challenges, focusing more on strengths, and what it means to be scrappy! We look forward to having the opportunity to work with Pat again in future.
Pat made the whole experience of being coached fun. At the end of each session I felt more hopeful and motivated to take charge of my goals and go after them. Whether it was helping me organize my desk or plan my next career move, she asked excellent questions and made me feel supported and challenged–just the combination I needed!
“One of Pat’s biggest strengths is to cut through all the talk and get to the real issue.” (See the full video testimony here.)