BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Monday, October 02, 2017
PATRICE Dwyer Davis has always felt that she had responsibility for other people, and today she ensures that a large aspect of her life is spent helping people battling cancer.
|PATRICE Dwyer Davis, Cancer Coach|
Born in St Andrew, but raised in Above Rocks, St Catherine, Dwyer Davis told All Woman that she grew up witnessing her mother, an educator, opening her home to many children, which at one point made her interested in being a teacher or a nurse.
But a high school education broadens interaction and socialisation for most children. In the case of Dwyer Davis, her time at Immaculate Conception High piqued her interest in business subjects, and she had visions of becoming an accountant.
After leaving fifth form she went to the Hill-Murray School, a private institution in Minnesota, USA , where she pursued courses in international business.
She returned to Jamaica after Hill-Murray, worked for a few months with the then Workers' Bank, and then left for Barry University where she started studies in international business before returning home and completing her undergraduate degree in management studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI). At that time UWI did not offer an undergraduate international business programme.
From there Dwyer Davis worked at the Jamaica Institute of Management as the programme coordinator, but had problems with asthma and her stress levels.
She recalls watching a programme on television where a lady spoke about herbal medicine and reflexology. That struck a chord, because at a younger age she had read a book called Body Reflexology. more