Laura Patsko is a language consultant, maker, speaker, writer and traveller – not necessarily in that order.
Like all creative and curious types, Laura’s interests are quite diverse. What links them all is the thrill of discovery: she has always enjoyed exploring, learning and sharing new skills and insights with others. She finds that the best work happens when ideas and experience from different fields of expertise are brought together.
As a language consultant and trainer, Laura helps professionals in diverse industries to use English effectively as an international language, focusing on those features and strategies which lead to communicative success in international settings.
As an artist and maker, Laura works mainly with textiles and card. Many of her projects are inspired by the geography and cultures of particular places, reflecting what she has learned and experienced while travelling.
When she’s not in a workshop (in either the training or arts sense), Laura is usually outdoors – walking, running or learning about trees and birds. Her favourite birdsong is probably that of the tui, a native bird of New Zealand (Aotearoa). She’s currently still working on running 5k in under 26 minutes.