Meet the Team
Patrick Layley Founder, Facilitator and Speaker.
Patrick’s deep fascination of the mind is his greatest underlying passion and in many ways intersects with everything that he teaches. He firmly believes that our minds are the greatest tool we have to achieve anything we want. Putting it simply, he says, ‘your mind is the very world you live in. All results you get are directly related on how well you use it … and how well you use it depends directly on how you think …’
Patrick has spent over 20 years researching human behaviour and the creative power of thought. This has lead him on a unique journey studying NLP, Mediation, Psychotherapy, Sliva Mind Control and the art of Firewalking, to name a few; as well as working in Trauma relief for victims of violence in South Africa and living on retreat with Buddhist Monks at Kwazulu Natal! Patrick has a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom that he translates into real world results through his workshops, seminars and events.
Someone to whom people are instantly drawn to without truly understanding why, Patrick has an innate ability to inspire, motivate and energise individuals to perform at their best.
He challenges current thinking and gives new insights on perspectives using a plethora of activities and techniques designed to make lasting change.
It’s not only his charisma and style. Everything Patrick teaches comes from a position of knowledge, experience, scientific theory and fact – he is the inspirational source of Xtreme Minds!
Eleni Layley, Managing Director
Eleni’s success in the corporate world as a senior manager, leading hundreds of people, has been an integral part in the co-founding of Xtreme Minds. She brings a wealth of experience along with a unique approach through her training in Core Process Psychotherapy. She has an amazing ability to tap into the core issues, address important, yet often sensitive situations, and gives a unique perspective on finding solutions to leadership, change and management.
Describing herself as “Gentle, Strong, Compassionate and Intuitive”, Eleni is truly the heart of the Xtreme Minds team, enriching us with her calming influence and amazing energy and drive.
Dawn Manwaring, Events Manager
Dawn is truly one of kind, from yacht skipper to a motor racing press officer, Dawn is a dab hand at dealing with high adrenaline, high risk and exciting situations, whilst keeping a cool, calm and collected head. Her broad range of career experience, skills and qualifications brings the kind of interested, curious, open-minded approach Xtreme Minds is all about.
The perfectionist member of the Xtreme Minds team, Dawn approaches everything she does with determination, enthusiasm and attention to detail.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
I can’t stop telling everybody I meet about my experience on Saturday. I really can’t compare it to anything I’ve done before. It was amazing! Before the event I was telling myself that there must be some special way to walk on the fire or you would need to wear something to stop you burning your feet – you could never do it otherwise. How wrong I could be. It is completely possible and fantastic!
The atmosphere of excitement and achievement really contributed to bringing a new dimension to our small school community as well as supporting our fundraising efforts. On a personal note I felt very proud that I did the firewalk and found the seminar thought provoking and uplifting in so many ways.
‘Xtreme Minds demonstrated a variety of different psychological tools that I now use to control my breathing when feeling nervous. It takes me to a relaxing place when I’m struggling to sleep and in general keeps me calm and composed. A fantastic organisation and event, it CHANGED MY LIFE’
A year ago I made a radical decision in my life, a decision that went against everything I was ‘taught’. The Find Your Power seminar made me question things I accepted as ‘normal, what is expected’ and gave me the tools to enable me to make changes in my life. Now almost 3 years later, I can honestly say that attending the seminar was one of the best things I ever did. It enable me to change my life!