Career & Transition Coaching

Find transition & career coaching services in Los Angeles with Pat Pattison, certified career transition coach. Pat received his career coaching certification through advanced coaching curricula at the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara. Pat went through a career transition himself with a Hudson Institute-certified career coach and wants to share his experience with you in hopes of helping you arrive at your dream career. Get help from Pat while you transition between careers or take on a second career.

What is transition coaching?

Coaching is a partnerships of equals whose aim is to achieve speedy, increased and sustainable effectiveness through focused learning in every aspect of the client’s life. Coaching raises self-awareness and identifies choice. Working to the client’s agenda, the coach and client have the sole aim of closing the gaps between potential and performance.
DEFINITION OF COACHING-Jenny Rogers “Coaching Handbook”

How does career coaching work?

One on one sessions, in person or via phone or skype, usually 90 minutes long to discuss and define your goals, create action plans and removing any obstacles real or perceived to achieve them. Usually anywhere between 6-8 sessions every other week.

What type of goal is career coaching good for?

Any business, personal or transition goal is good for coaching. Most of my clients fall into these categories:

  • new career or second career or job goals
  • New business or non-profit launch
  • Achieving more revenue in an existing business
  • Marketing or selling a specific project (i.e. book, TV shows, services, etc.)
  • Becoming more effective at work, speaking, managing & more
  • Life transitions

Where have you been trained for career coaching?

I trained at the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, for over 30 years Hudson has been considered the “Harvard” of coaching programs. I’m honored to have been a part of their program.

How can I make sure that we will have a compatible relationship?

Try interviewing with a few career coaches. Some offer a free initial consultation. This can help you select the right career coach for you to make sure that your personalities & goals are constantly aligned. Finding a career coach that meshes well with you is crucial to your transition process. This helps with holding both parties accountable & allows for open lines of communication.

What does a career coach do? How will you help me with my transition?

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of your self-awareness & awareness of others
  • Discuss your current situation & any goals
  • Act as a brainstorming agent to explore & implement ideas or objectives
  • Create challenges to help you push boundaries with originality & creativity

Did you use career coaching yourself?

“Bob Dickman is my coach and was also trained at Hudson. I started using Bob to make me a more effective interviewer/host on my TV show “Remade in America”. My own coaching is on-going and very effective.”