What is Coaching?

One of the first questions I get asked when telling people what I do is:  “What exactly is  Coaching?”

Please watch the video below to get a better understanding of what coaching is and is not:


As a Certified Life Coach, I help you get clear on your life purpose and your life goals, helping you to create a plan to reach those goals and living the life of your dreams… a life of waking up energized and excited to start each day because you are living a life you LOVE!


As we age, many of us find ourselves wondering, “what’s next?” We are contemplating what is the next “life” we will be stepping into as we transition from what was important in our 30’s and 40’s, to planning a life beyond our traditional careers.

As a Grief and Health & Wellness Coach, I understand you may have experienced a life-altering event such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, illness or injury that has left you feeling a bit sad, angry, confused, and in many instances, physically unhealthy.

… she (Pat) has consistently exhibited the skills and traits necessary to comfort and support those who have lost loved ones: empathy, compassion, listening, encouragement, coaching, and the ability to relate to people with a variety of personalities and backgrounds.” (D.D. Minnesota, Insurance Executive)

The support, genuine care and discussions we have had… cannot express what that has meant to me while moving through the stages of grief.” (A.H. Minnesota, Grieving Adult Child and Sibling)


As we move through our 50’s, we find ourselves wanting to create an abundance of health and happiness. Many of us are thinking about non-traditional “retirement”. We are looking for more… looking for a deeper sense of purpose as we continue to engage and contribute in our work and personal lives. We also want to ensure that we are financially in a good place, so we can enjoy our lives to the fullest, without a constant worry of having enough money to meet our needs.

What Clients are Saying…


I started working with Pat about 2 ½ years ago during a really low point in my life.  I was unemployed, and not happy/satisfied about many areas of my life.  Although many would look at me as being very successful, I had many things that I wanted to accomplish yet in life.  I needed to grow in order to accomplish them.  I also needed to focus, and work on one thing at a time, and take one day at a time.  That is what Pat helped me to do.  She helped me to focus in on what I wanted to accomplish, and then help me setup small goals or steps, that needed to occur on a weekly basis, to get where I wanted to be.  Pat helped me figure out exactly what it was that would make me happy, and then set the goals.  Pat’s method of doing this was frequently to ask me a lot of questions.  The knowledge/answers are within she would tell me.  Then we would agree on one or two, maybe even three things that I could accomplish over the next week to keep me moving forward.

Within about 8 weeks of working with Pat, I was able to manifest a new job that paid $10,000 more than I was looking for.  It had all of the elements that I had wanted, leadership, international travel, etc.  Two years later, I am divorced, friends with my ex-wife, and my children love and adore me. 

I would definitely recommend coaching with Pat. She is always supportive.  Even when I do something dumb, or self-sabotaging, she has a way of encouraging me to get up and dust myself off and move forward.  She taught me to love myself and be forgiving with myself.  At the same time, she would encourage me to keep moving forward after a fall. ”  (M.R. Florida, Expert Project Manager/Shared Services Coach)


“Pat helped me set my own goals, then I wasn’t accountable only to myself. They were my goals, not something someone else set for me. Then as I achieved them, I set them higher and worked harder. In one year, I doubled my income!”  (C.V. Minnesota, Professional Cosmetologist)”


Today I woke up and didn’t feel that angry feeling that I was carrying inside of me… Thank you Pat … for such a wonderful gift… Those words don’t even express my feelings about today. I can honestly say I have not ever felt this much peace...” (M.W. Minnesota, Mother of Child with Autism).


“Pat, looking back at where I “was” before we started working together and where I “am” now, my life has turned around. I have a wonderful, love-filled life to live, and I’m still finding new norms for myself. Before I just wanted to get through the day so I could sleep; now I want to LIVE the day. I’ve told you how much working with you has meant to me; it’s time I tell others. I truly don’t know where I’d be right now if our paths hadn’t crossed that day but I thank God they did 😊!… Pat’s passion and compassion in guiding me while learning breath work, meditation and visualization was so amazing. Even if I get on our call in tears (we all have our days) her wisdom and insight allows her to guide me, using the tools she taught me, into letting go of or seeing another side to whatever is going on. It’s amazing (Lori M. Colorado, Chronic Pain and Depression)

“If you are finding yourself preparing to step into the next phase of your life, I can help you “upgrade” your life into one that is filled with health and purpose… a life of THRIVING versus just surviving!

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