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Patricia Legare (she/her)

Communication Skills Consultant

Passionate and dedicated, Patricia is a Montreal based actress, playwright, and entrepreneur. She is English and French Canadian, speaking both languages fluently. Her fascination for psychology, biology, science, and more, paired with her creativity and her artistry, makes her coaching and teaching far from boring.

Her role as a coach and training consultant with Ovation has lead her to collaborate with a broad range of clients such as Ricoh, Slack, Hubbell, Smartsheet, QGenda, Oracle, Spitfire, Imanet, and MD specialists in Behavioral Health and psychiatric services. Entering her fifth year of cooperation with Ovation, Patricia enjoys travelling to coach teams and individuals on how to bring their heightened self on stage and how to elevate their presentation. Whether that stage is their office, a conference room, a hybrid conference, a webinar, or—most probably in a near future—virtual events with avatars.

With her openness, she is adaptive to the person in front of her; most of all she cares greatly about her participants and will work with them in a nurturing way, bringing humour whenever the timing is right. She truly believes that humans learn by experience and this is why the first thing she asks her participants, when they are with her, is to make mistakes, to go big, to try something different because what happens in her learning space, stays in her learning space. Patricia invites her participants to replace the word “work” by “play”, therefore bringing more ease and joy to the process and boosting self-confidence.

Certified actor and teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique by the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium (Mount Union University), she is also a graduate from ESTHEM (École Supérieure de théâtre musical). She is the founder of Moon Escapees Productions-Les Évadés de la Lune, a small production company for which she develops, creates, and produces shows. Her latest creation, the one-woman thriller in which she starred, The Tarantula, has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and received 4-stars. Some of her theatre credits include the portrayal of “Mrs Quickly” in The Merry Wives of Windsor, “Diomedes” in Troilus and Cressida, “Tamora” in Titus Andronicus, and “Lady Lost” in the live broadcast of The Heart Recipe (collaboration between the Centaur Theatre and Moon Escapees Productions).

Growing up in a multicultural environment, Patricia learned early on that each culture, each language has the power to open a whole new world and just showing interest will bring a smile and break barriers.

Patricia Légaré - 2016 -APm

Contact Patricia

phone 866.202.0422 x719

What’s one thing you wish the business world would borrow from the acting world?

Its openness, its ability to create a whole new world with one object and how when we start to focus/concentrate on our partners, our audience, we become so much more ourselves.

Quelle est la chose que tu souhaiterais voir le monde des affaires emprunter au domaine artistique?

Son ouverture, sa capacité de créer un monde entier à partir d’un élément et aussi, comment lorsqu’on se concentre sur nos partenaires, notre audience, nous devenons beaucoup plus.

What do you consider your personal trademark as a trainer?

My energy, my passion, my “impossible is not possible so let’s find a solution”.

Quel est ta marque de commerce en tant entraîneur?

Mon énergie, ma passion, mon insatiable  « l’impossible n’est pas possible, il y a toujours une solution à trouver ».

Which role or performance of your own has meant the most to you as an actor?

I recently played Katherine in Henry V and to play such a tragic character in a very comedic scene “the English Lesson” was truly amazing. A beautiful polarity that became the comedy of the scene.

Lequel de tes rôles ou réalisations a été le plus significant pour toi en tant qu’acteur?

J’ai récemment incarné Katherine dans la pièce Henri V the Shakespeare et de jouer un personnage aussi tragique dans une scène aussi comique, qu’est la scène de la leçon d’anglais, a été une expérience incroyable. La comédie a émergé de cette belle polarité.

What is your hidden talent?

Crochet!!! I was introduce to crochet around 2004 and I never thought it would become a life lesson; I learned that it was ok to do mistakes, that sometimes you have to take it back a few steps to come back stronger, that sometimes you are too far along and that you have to own your mistakes and in the long run... your mistakes become part of your originality, your uniqueness and that you are perfect as you are.

Quel est ton talent caché?

Le Crochet!!! En 2004, une amie m’a montré à faire du crochet et je n’aurais jamais pensé que ça deviendrait une leçon de vie; J’ai appris que c’était correcte de faire des erreurs, que parfois il faut revenir sur nos pas un peu pour progresser plus effectivement, que parfois nous sommes rendus trop loin pour revenir en arrière qu’il faut vivre avec nos erreurs et au bout du compte, nos erreurs font parties de nous et font que nous sommes uniques, originaux et que nous sommes parfaits tel que nous sommes.

You’ve won a vacation of your choosing! Where are you going?

A long life dream would be to go work on a Lion’s farm in South Africa, and then there is a monastery with Tigers in India, and go back to beautiful Sweden. Having discovered Iceland through literature, it would definitely be a stop too! Was I suppose to name just one?

Tu as gagné des vacances, où vas-tu?

L’un de mes rêves est d’aller travailler en Afrique du Sud dans une réserve avec des lions. Il y a aussi un monastère en Inde avec des tigres. Et il y a aussi la Suède que je veux retrouver! Et l’Islande que j’ai découvert à travers leur littérature qui serait un détour que j’aimerais faire. Devais-je en nommer qu’un?