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Andrea Patten "What Kids Need To Succeed"

Today’s guest is Andrea Patten, author of several books, most recently, “What kids need to succeed,” and we’ll be talking about the book, raising kids, and maybe even more importantly, we’ll be talking about being adults with passionate lives.  Listen in to this episode of Begin With Yes to find out more about Andrea and her valuable information!

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Throughout her life, Andrea Patten has distinguished herself as a creative problem-solver. InAndrea Patten addition to being a Mom, she has spent most of her adult life working in human services, both in the public and private sectors.  Her particular area of expertise requires an entrepreneurial mind and high-level management skills; she has played a key role in helping organizations bring such innovations as bilingual programming, family treatment and networking for comprehensive client care.   In addition to providing tools for women and families in the direct sales field, Andrea has expertise in addiction treatment, child protection and domestic violence.

"My work has exposed me to a wide variety of families and obstacles; I'm fascinated by the myriad ways they choose to solve them. My favorite part of direct service work is helping people to identify and connect with the well of optimism and strength inside of them. That's one of the reasons I like this book so much. The Four Foundations not only remind people of what they are capable of, they serve as a way to filter and prioritize information and ideas: I think there's something for every family here."

"Teaming with my father to write What Kids Need to Succeed was a tremendous growth opportunity for me. It took me out of a familiar role and allowed me to reach families in an entirely new manner. I think that this book can provide hope to any family, regardless of their circumstances."

Andrea and her co-author father have always been passionate about helping people (and their projects) develop to their fullest potential. Andrea works with organizations to tailor programs, workshops, and keynote addresses to meet their unique needs. In addition, the pair have provided numerous copies of What Kids Need to Succeed to well-run organizations serving kids and families.


About Paul Boynton:

Paul S. Boynton is President & CEO of The Moore Center, an agency that serves people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges by creating opportunities for a good life.


In addition to over 35 years in the health care, human services and nonprofit world, Mr. Boynton has served on numerous boards in New Hampshire in leadership roles, including Pastoral Counseling Services, Special Olympics NH and the New England Heart Institute.  He currently serves on the boards of Catholic Medical Center and The Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center.   


He received his B.A. in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and his M.A. in Counseling from Goddard College. 


Mr. Boynton is the author of the motivational book Begin with Yes, hosts the TV Show Begin with Yes, and writes the column, Begin with Yes in the Workplace.  He is currently using his book to help unemployed and underemployed people in New Hampshire and nationwide, offering free downloads of his book in an effort to communicate that when developing an effective job search strategy, positive attitude plus positive action leads to a positive result.


Mr. Boynton’s philosophy on life - reach out a hand to help someone, because as you do, there’s always someone ahead holding out a hand for you.