Patti’s training career began at the University of Houston, where she served as the Associate Director for the Center for Applied Technology. Her responsibilities included the development and delivery of technology and soft skills training to corporations throughout Texas as well as teaching and mentoring graduate students and interns in the Training and Development Department. Patti then envisioned and launched Career Visions, Inc., a Human Capital Firm specializing in Organizational and Career Change.
Career Visions grew to 31 offices nationwide in three years and earned recognition as the second-fastest growing privately held company in Houston. Her strategic leadership garnered her the Small Business Person of the Year Award from the SBA, Women Business Enterprise of the Year from the Houston Woman and Minority Business Council, 100 Best Companies in Houston to Work, and three consecutive nominations for Entrepreneur of the Year.
Lee Hecht Harrison acquired Career Visions, Inc. and Patti was retained as the Senior Vice President/Managing Director of the Gulf Coast Region. Next, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Marketing for Right Management Consultants.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Central Texas and chairs the Strategic Workforce Development Committee and Austin Bridge Builders Alliance and serves on the steering committee for the Global Leadership Summit.
Over the course of her career, Patti has spoken and facilitated training for and consulted with organizations such as Chevron, Hewlett Packard, Exxon, Westinghouse, BP, American General Life Insurance, Wells Fargo, Dow Chemical, KSKJ Life Insurance, Memorial Healthcare System, McDonnell Douglas, Raytheon, NASA, Microsoft, Schlumberger, Core Staff, Halliburton, The Archdiocese of Chicago, Centers for Spiritual Living in Southern CA and TX, The Global Women’s Forum, The International Women’s Forum, National ASTD, SHRM, Women Helping Women, Orange County, United Way, Orange County and Cal State Fullerton.
Patti holds a M.Ed. in Educational Counseling and Psychology and completed a three-year Executive Entrepreneurial Leadership program at the Sloan School of Business, MIT. She has completed executive/leadership coaching certification programs with The John Maxwell Group, Lee Hecht Harrison, Right Management Consultants, Career Partners International, Birkman International, Khorus, DiSC Workplace, Management Research Group, Pro Advisors Coach, Mindscan, and New Horizons - Retirement Success Profile, and Life Options Profile. She is a dual licensed Spiritual Practitioner with Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles, CA and the Center for Spiritual Living, Golden, CO.
Speaker, Author, Career Expert, Management Consulting and Executive Coach.