"I’m highly emotionally sensitive and you have a way of opening up a well of emotions in me more than any other speaker I’ve heard!  I feel cleansed and revitalized with new ideas and a knowledge base to help both me and my children."

 

(written by teacher): "You blew my mother away last night.  She is a specialist in child development but was never aware of such vital information on gifted innate traits.  Even my big burly boyfriend divulged to me this morning that a few times your words hit a chord so strongly that he felt tears welling up."

 

2018 Presentations

February 8
Adams 12 School District
4:00-5:00 Teacher In-Service
6:30-7:30 Parent Presentation
 
June 9- 16
Camp Yunasa West: Camp for gifted youth
Senior Fellow, weeklong presentations and facilitation
YMCA Camp Shady Brook
Sedalia, Colorado
 
July 22
SENG Annual Conference, Keynote

 

2017 Presentations

December 11
Denver School of the Arts

Denver, CO
“Understanding Giftedness from the Inside Out”
Teacher/parent presentation

November 29-December 1
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Conference, TAGT

Houston, TX
Three-hour in-service: “Understanding the Whole Gifted Self”
Three-hour in-service: “Everyday Alchemy Restores Balance and Joy”
“Reframing Perfectionism”
“Discovering Meaning and Purpose Through Everyday Service”
“Heart of the Matter”

November 28
Clear Creek Independent School District

CASE general meeting
Houston, TX
“Embracing the Whole Gifted Self” 

November 9-12
National Association for the Gifted Conference, NAGC

Charlotte, NC
“Meaning and Purpose Through Everyday Service”
“Emotional Sensitivity: Coping with Intensity”
“Asynchronous Development: A Concept Born From Experience”

November 4, 5
Florida Association for the Gifted Conference, FLAG

St. Augustine, FL 
VIP Panel Presentation
Mini-keynote: “Everyday Magic Restores Balance and Joy”
Mini-keynote: “Beyond Achievement: for Administrators and Educators”
Mini-keynote: “Beyond Achievement: for Parents”

October 17
Colorado Association of the Gifted and Talented Conference, CAGT

Fl. Collins, CO
“Reframing Perfectionism”
“Living One’s Spirit Song”

September 22
Holstrum Magnet School, K-8

North Glenn, CO
Keynote to 6-8 grade students
“Understanding your whole gifted self”
In-service for all teachers
“Supporting the Whole Gifted Child in the Classroom”
Parent presentation
“Embracing Your Whole Gifted Child”

July 29-August 5
Camp Yunasa East: Camp for gifted youth

Senior Fellow, weeklong presentations and facilitation
Fenton, Michigan
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

June 23-24
Gifted Plus Conference/TAGT

San Antonio, TX
“Demystifying the Twice Exceptional Enigma”
“Traversing with Gifted Pre/teens Through Transformative Years”
“Beyond High Achievement: Understanding Giftedness from the Inside Out”
“Q & A: Clarifying Misunderstanding, Misdiagnosis, and Falsified Myths”

June 10-17
Camp Yunasa West: Camp for gifted youth

Senior Fellow, weeklong presentations and facilitation
Sedalia, CO
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

June 5
Westgate Community School

Thornton, CO
“Embracing the Whole Gifted Child”
Teacher in-service

March 30
Southlake Association for the Gifted and Talented

Southlake, TX
“Embracing the Whole Gifted Self”
Parent/Teacher presentation

March 11
Carolyn D. Bradley Seminar; Institute for Educational Advancement

Pasadena, California
Keynote: “Listen, Listen, Listen”
Scholarship winners, alumni, parents, administrators

February 24
Beyond IQ Conference

“Supporting Academic Excellence of Gifted Children Across the Gifted Range”
“Supporting Gifted Kids Holistic Growth and Well-being”  (co-presenter)
Arvada Center for the Arts
Denver, CO

 

2016 Presentations

February 12
Westgate School
Professional Development – 5-hour workshop
“Similar…Different…Unique”
12500 Washington Street
Thornton, CO 80241

February 3
Friends School
Professional Development – 2-hour seminar
“Understanding Gifted From the Inside Out”
5465 Pennsylvania Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

June 19-26
Camp Yunasa West: Camp for Gifted Youth
Senior Fellow, weeklong presentations and facilitation
Sedalia, CO
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

July 20-22
PG Retreat East
Gathering for families with profoundly gifted children
Graylyn Retreat Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

July 23-24
SENG Annual Conference
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
CE credit/3- hour presentation
“Creating Holistic Well-being for Our Self and Our Family”
Hour presentations:
“It Isn’t Easy Being Highly or Profoundly Gifted”
“Strengthen and Honor your Gifted Child”

July 30- August 6
Camp Yunasa East: Camp for gifted youth
Senior Fellow, week long presentations and facilitation
Fenton, Michigan
Sponsored by Institute for Educational Advancement

October 10-11
Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
Keynote: TBA
Parent Evening presentation
Single session presentation

October 17-18
Iowa Talented and Gifted Annual Conference
Two Keynote:
“Guidance From Within: The Daily Life of the Emotionally Gifted”
“Children as Ambassador of Change”
Two individual sessions:
“Riding the Waves Through Turbulent Years”
“Demystifying the 2E Paradox”

 

“What an incredible speaker! Patty Gatto-Walden is knowledgeable, inspiring and a very talented speaker… think that any teacher working with GT students needs to hear her speak. Every parent that I have spoken with came away from her presentation feeling that she truly understood gifted children, families and the dynamics that we all deal with on a daily basis. It made us feel validated and it was healing to hear her speak so honestly and knowledgably about gifted children and adults."