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Ep81: The Power of Perserverance: A Conversation with Pat Willmot of Great Pretenders

May 28th, 2015


It’s not every day I get to talk to the leader of a company that has a growing global presence and is in the midst of lots of organizational change. So when Pat Willmot reached out to me about Great Pretenders, I was immediately interested in her story.

We talk about the evolution of her journey with Great Pretenders, what it was like in those early years when they had big dreams and little experience, and how they've grown into a company that serves customers worldwide. And of course, we spend some time talking about what role introversion has played in Pat's professional life.

Patricia Willmot is currently the president and CEO of Great Pretenders, an award-winning children's costume organization. Great Pretenders was started in 1989 and is an umbrella of Creative Education, an organization that is committed to promoting child education and development through pretend play.