Patty's POV . . .
"When I began to learn more about coaching in the late 1990s, I was still practicing mostly as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I began to notice that many of my favorite clients were saying, 'Patty, I'm just fine. I've done therapy and I know myself. My relationship is great. Life is pretty good. But I'm restless and I don't want to stop coming here.'
"Listening to these great teachers, many of whom were accomplished leaders of organizations, I'd ask, 'Well, what would we work on?'
"The answers they came back with helped me to refine my direction as as professional coach. In the years that followed, I learned the craft of coaching, launched SeattleCoach and have been awarded the designation of Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. Along the way I launched the SeattleCoach Professional Training and Development Program (2008).
"My goal is for SeattleCoach to keep an energizing blend of the conventional and the innovative. We are positive, optimistic, competitive and hard-working. Plus fun. I think of us as the small craft brewery of coaching programs. Or maybe the Seattle Seahawks of coaching programs.
"We are stocked with scores of unique personalities and styles, and each one makes us better as they stroll into our world headquarters on the dock.
"These are our values and practices. Each one is baked into the way we develop each SeattleCoach: