Our coaches bring experience, passion and commitment to every engagement.
Pat has coached hundreds of clients who span the range of entrepreneur to corporate leader to collegiate coach. He draws extensively on the skills and knowledge acquired during his 25-year career in sales, service, training, and management with Fortune 500 companies Xerox Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Gateway Computer.
Seeing the connection between business and sports, Pat has been at the forefront of applying emotional intelligence practices in the athletics realm. A call in 2009 from a struggling coach and desire to help a friend prompted Pat to explore whether methods he used to help business leaders would transfer to the emotionally charged world of athletics. Since working with Pat, Coach Victor Santa Cruz of Azusa Pacific University has achieved a 61-28 record, back-to-back 10-win seasons and an NCAA playoff appearance. Iron Coaching’s client base now includes collegiate coaches across a wide range of sports who use our Relating for Results concepts to gain new strategies to motivate athletes, maximize performance and stay on track when things get tough.
Pat attended Boston College and Rutgers University. He started his career as a professional business coach in 2004 with Building Champions and since then has logged thousands of coaching hours. He is a trained facilitator for Situational Leadership II, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), DISC and the Strengths Finder.
A near death experience in 2013 informs Pat’s outlook on how he spends his time when not coaching. He prioritizes any activity that connects him with his faith, four kids and his wife, and his friends. Sporting events that include his favorite New England championship winning teams count in that category. To keep himself humble, he makes sure that he gets in a weekly game of tennis.
Sandy understands how to turn a challenge into an opportunity. In 2013 her husband survived a massive brain bleed, leaving her resolved to abandon her well-established career to join him in his coaching practice. Since then she has been retained by C-Suite, Principals, Partners, Senior Management, Higher Education, and College Athletics leaders. In addition, hundreds of leaders have participated in her Relating for Results workshops.
Before joining Iron Coaching, Sandy was Senior Vice President at Sterling Brands. This role capped off 15 years in market research and strategy in which she consistently generated multi-million dollar revenue streams. Sandy started her career at Xerox Corporation where she advanced quickly and was the youngest manager in company history to lead a major accounts team. Their world-class leadership and sales training are still in her DNA.
Sandy graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor’s Degree Cum Laude in Political Science. An avid learner, she’s logged over 100+ hours in professional development courses and completed a year-long specialty certification in Emotional Intelligence Coaching.
Active in her community, Sandy commits her time to initiatives that focus on education, child welfare, women’s advancement, and healthy communities. She is currently an advisor for Mentors 360, an organization that equips the next generation of leaders and received a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Lake Oswego.
Outside of work, Sandy loves to travel, work up a sweat in her garden or master a challenging yoga posture.
John’s unique background makes him an expert in the discovery, design and development of processes that elicit peak performance from both individuals and teams.
John’s business career provides a variety of “world-champion” experiences to draw from when working with clients. He has climbed the ladder from individual contributor salesperson, to Senior Vice President and Officer of a public company. He has worked with start-ups and Fortune 50 companies and has held the title VP, Performance; VP, Organizational Development, Learning & Performance; VP, Professional Services & Chief Learning Officer. These roles provide him valuable insight and perspective that shape his coaching engagements.
John is the Director of a non-profit that serves at-risk teens in the Bay Area. He is a featured speaker and strategic off-site facilitator for businesses, professional organizations. John does pro bono work with schools and community groups. He speaks on topics that include strategic development, leadership, team dynamics and development, and the art of coaching.
John is a graduate of University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University. He is a has been a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). He is also certified in the Strengths Deployment Inventory, Leadership Challenge, Leadership Practices Inventory, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).