On personal development
At Coalfield Development, we follow the 33-6-3 model, where our crew dedicates 33 hours per week to paid work, six hours per week to higher education, and three hours per week for personal development. For Pat, taking time to reflect and have conversations about his personal growth was particularly helpful.
“Personal development helps with life,” Pat said. “With every day, with budgeting, with how to make your life better or more responsible. Budgeting, for instance, that’s hard for me, but it teaches you life skills that you don’t normally get or you don’t necessarily know.”
Coalfield Development CEO Brandon Dennison was quick to praise Pat’s resilience.
“Our values are gumption, grit, and grace,” Brandon said. “Pat has all three in spades. We are genuinely inspired by Pat’s story and we appreciate him sharing it with us. This is his accomplishment. He’s stuck with it and made it happen. Now, hundreds of other Coalfield Development trainees can look up to him as a role model and as the emptimoe of what this place is all about.”
Pat cited his wife and Luke Huffman, a lifelong friend and fellow Coalfield crew member, as sources of inspiration in his journey.
On behalf of our team at Coalfield: We are so proud to call Pat a part of the family. Thank you, Pat, for allowing us to be part of your journey — it’s been a privilege to work alongside you, and we look forward to many, many more years together.
For more information about Pat Bradshaw’s story, Coalfield Development, or our social enterprises, contact Brandon Dennison, firstname.lastname@example.org.