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Hi I'm Philip Patston, the Founder of IGODAP, a project of Diversityworks Trust.

In 2001 I established Diversityworks to provide specialist services in managing diversity and change. I have a varied professional background, a natural flare for creativity, an award-winning sense of humour and a unique experience of diversity. This inspires my approach to helping people change – individuals, organisations and society – from design and strategy to implementation and evaluation.

In 2005 I was a founding trustee of Diversityworks Trust, a non-profit entity, which promotes community development and economic participation, with an emphasis on artistic and creative processes.

I am gay, disabled, live in Auckland, New Zealand and, until 2008, was vegetarian. My work – an eclectic mix of entrepreneurial leadership, consulting and performing – sees me travel regularly around New Zealand and has also led me to Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and even Belgium.


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At 10:51am on August 3, 2016, Vivi Coul said…

Hello,How are you today,My name is Miss Vivian Coulibaly. i am a single girl never been married before,I saw your profile in a this http://igodap.org i  have no option than letting you know that,  i am interested in having a relationship with you, I will also like to know you the more ,I know that, you will grant my request in good faith and understanding. please contact me through my personal email (viviancoulibaly@yahoo.com) for more details about myself including my picture, i also have something very important to discuss with you.
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At 5:32pm on March 22, 2015, Lauren Watson said…

This is awesome! Great networking here. I love your page Phillip and what your goals are. We might cross paths someday performing. 

At 1:22pm on November 4, 2012, Barbara Williamson said…

Hello Phillip,

    Thanks for the latest update on the Abilities Arts Festival. My friend and I are writing a book about physically challenged fiber artist. If anyone has an interest I would like to talk to them. Would it be possible to post our Call For Entry on this site and if so how would I submitt it to you?

    Also Phillip I would like to know how to get in touch with you someone I know would like to have an art exhibition in Ireland feature physically challenged artist.

  My Best



At 5:53am on August 21, 2012, Sandy Wager said…

Thank you Philip. I am still trying to work this all out. I usually win in the end :)

At 4:00pm on August 12, 2012, Barbara Williamson said…

I love the way your site is set up. It is easy to navigate. Wondering when is the best time to get in on some discussions .

At 9:45pm on March 11, 2012, Yicée Josefina Marrero-Ardila said…

I sent you a message.  Did you receive it?

At 6:22pm on March 4, 2012, Yicée Josefina Marrero-Ardila said…

Thank you for accepting me in IGODAP.

At 5:22pm on January 31, 2012, Jagdish Kumar Lohar said…
Hi, I feel good to know.
At 5:41pm on December 20, 2011, Diversified ART said…


Keep up the great work you're doing here and everything else you have your hands in! IGODAP is a wonderful resource and international online meeting place for artists and creative people. Thank you for putting this together - it has certainly helped me.

At 8:24pm on September 26, 2011, Alpana Nayak said…

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