Patricia Cleghorn is Principal of Orchid, an author and speaker. She has an exceptionally wide range of experience in helping people to flourish.

Patricia has featured in the national press, in many magazines, as well as on radio and television.

Her latest book, Confidence Boosters! is available now.


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Patricia Cleghorn, Principal

Patricia Cleghorn is an author, speaker and Principal of Orchid, which has an excellent track record of success in providing Personal Focus Programmes for staff at all levels in major organisations, including Anglian Water, Barts Hospital, Heinz, ICI, BTG International and BOC.

Courses for those in education include those given at University of St Andrews, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College and the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Many hundreds of people from all walks of life have benefited from our New-Life open courses.

In the Media

Patricia has featured on BBC 2, Radio 5 Live, Sunrise Radio (SA), Capital Radio, BBC World Service, national and regional programmes.

Listen to Patricia chat to Fred on MacAulay and Co,
BBC Radio Scotland 6/01/12

Newspaper articles include: The Times, The Herald, Daily Record, The Independent on Sunday, the Daily Mail and the London Evening Standard.

Read Patricia's letter in the London Evening Standard:
Young people need help on jobs

Magazines include: She, Elle, Woman and Home, Boost!,Woman's Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Company, Zest and Style.


Patricia is the author of The Secrets of Self-Esteem, Confidence Boosters! and a series of CDs: Learn to Relax & Sleep Well!, Write Now! and Boost Your Self-Esteem!

Tutor Training

Licensed tutors specially trained by Patricia Cleghorn deliver certain courses. Tutor training is available for Orchid in-house courses as well as open courses for your own clients. For more information please contact Patricia.


Patricia welcomes invitations as a speaker. Talks have been given to groups from a variety of organisations including MIND, RNIB, The Women's Environmental Network, The City Women's Network, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Metropolitan Police and the CBI.