Episode 36: Pat Welch on 30 Years of Leading a Recruiting and Consulting Agency

Pat Welch is the co-founder of Boly:Welch, a multi-division, full-service recruiting and consulting agency based in Portland, Oregon.

This year Boly:Welch is celebrating its 30 year anniversary, and in this interview Pat takes us into her journey to being a leader of this 40+ person company. 

A lifelong film buff, Pat originally intended to make movies but after completing film school at Boston University she accepted an interim job in recruiting, and the rest is history.

Recruiting is all about relationships and people, a key driver for Pat throughout her career. This conversation really dives into her belief in the power of people, curiosity and connection. 

Topics discusses include:

  • Recruiting and consulting
  • Succession planning
  • Women in leadership
  • Curiosity as a key driver of success
  • Family friendly workplaces
  • Worklife balance and integration
  • Career and leadership development

I'm so excited to share this conversation with you and I hope you're as inspired as I am by Pat's authenticity, warmth and generosity. 

With love,


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