My Mission

Organisations that seek to enhance performance are often frustrated because they can’t implement change. They see the rationale behind an initiative but are unable to compel people to take action.

Quintessential was established to shift mindsets where conventional thinking is no longer effective. I help clients improve workplace practices by identifying and applying new and practical approaches, particularly in times of uncertainty or rapid change.  I deliver independent advice and develop programs that harness the power of people and teams to enable growth, both personal and professional.

This often involves disrupting traditional methods, which then enables progressive and unique thinking. With this more open mindset, change can be accomplished and more effective outcomes can be achieved.

My story

I am an Executive Coach, Organisational Performance Consultant and passionate STEM advocate.  My background is as an Aerospace Engineer, with over 20 years experience working on state-of-the-art military and commercial aircraft and helicopters in multi-national environments.

I leverage my engineering and military background, and couple this with my academic grounding to deliver high levels of knowledge and expertise to my clients.  By applying Systems Thinking methodology to deliver support to individuals, teams and organisations, I am able to shift mindsets and identify new ways of solving complex problems.  With this unique background and skillset, I help to develop organisational capability, create high performing teams, build positive workforce cultures and deliver practical and tangible solutions in ways that psychologists, counsellors and HR practitioners are unable to.

Coupled with my accreditation in a range of psychometric profiling instruments and neuroleadership methodologies, I work with you to reveal new approaches and identify opportunities that could otherwise not be discovered.

 From my clients

“Whether in sport or business, people that are top of their game are supported by a coach. Not recognising that is the difference between success and mediocrity”

“Patrick is my coach on speed dial. He helps me get out of my head and back on to the path.”

“Patrick enabled me to explore pathways I had not previously considered.”

“Patrick has been able to guide my thinking and help me gain clarity on my strengths and motivations in career planning.”

“Patrick has helped me identify solutions that I never thought possible.”

My Associations

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  • I recently worked closely with Patrick during the development and delivery of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Australia Awards Fellowship Program entitled, ‘Responding to Skilled Worker Demand: Improving Quality, Leadership and Management of TVET’ in Vietnam. Throughout the delivery of this Fellowship Program Patrick was responsible for facilitating training activities in the areas of transformational leadership, personal leadership, leading teams, project management and change management. Patrick did an outstanding job in this position demonstrating his agility in effectively and efficiently responding to emerging challenges as well as contextualizing training content to meet the needs of his audience, in this case senior leaders from Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction.


    International Development Office of Queensland University of Technology

  • I have known Pat for approximately 15 years, initially meeting when working
    at Boeing, then moving to Eurocopter and staying in contact ever since. I
    have found Pat to be one of those rare individuals who uses a personal
    touch to achieve technical outcomes. Pat’s strengths lay in his broad
    technical background and experience, coupled with genuine empathy and
    ability to develop high-performing teams.


    Aberdeen Customer Support Director and Site Manager at Airbus Helicopters

  • Patrick Albina is a highly intelligent, insightful professional who has the rare ability to balance a high level of technical capacity with a sophisticated approach to dealing with people at all levels. And because of this powerful dual perspective, Patrick has outstanding influencing and engagement skills.


    Thought Leader | Consultant | Author

  • Working with Patrick Albina on the AIR9000 Ph8 bid was a truly positive experience. Pat’s attention to detail assured the highest quality material was prepared and submitted. His enthusiasm and vigour for the product being offered never waned, along with his determination to ensure all customer requirements were fully satisfied. I wholly recommend Patrick to any organisation looking to engage a dedicated, self-motivated and highly personable team-player.


    Senior Consultant at Projects Assured

  • Patrick Albina is a highly motivated, intelligent professional with keen skills of insight and perspective that are required to be effective in managing organisational complexity. He has the capacity to embrace the technical aspects as well as the people and relational issues which makes him excellent in his influencing and sense making skills to understand and make long term effective change in organisations.


    Specialist Educator and Advisor

  • Since mid 2014, Patrick’s coaching has helped me define and develop a values based approach to my career. We consistently meet to discuss my progress and I receive objective feedback from Patrick that I put into our action before our next meeting. This action and feedback loop is the most powerful and effective professional development work I have done to date. For anyone looking to accelerate their career, I highly recommend contacting Patrick.


    Senior Investment Manager at Q Investment Partners