Our coaches bring experience, passion and commitment to every engagement.
Pat has been coaching senior leaders for 14 years and in 2009 launched Iron Coaching with the mission to “sharpen the critical skills needed by individuals to reach their full potential while living intentional, well-balanced lives.” He is passionate about helping clients transform how they lead and make a positive impact within their organization.
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 Intraversato helps clients lead with greater confidence and achieve their professional goals without sacrificing their personal well-being. Her clients include executives, business owners, and professionals of all levels who want to gain greater clarity, increase their capacity and achieve extraordinary results.
A central theme of Sandy’s work is building relational currency, a key component for trust, collaboration and organizational health that is rooted in Emotional Intelligence. Hundreds of clients have participated in her Relating for Results workshops, and she speaks and writes about leadership, healthy organizations, and E-IQ.
Sandy is an experienced leader who leverages the knowledge and insights gained over her 25-year career. Out of college, she landed at Xerox Corporation, and their world-class leadership training is in her DNA. From there she migrated to research and strategy where as a senior executive her teams partnered with global and emerging brands to break through marketing challenges. She’s also consulted independently with high growth technology companies and start-ups.
Sandy graduated from Willamette University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree Cum Laude in Political Science. She’s logged over 100+ hours in corporate training courses, is a certified SDI facilitator and completed a year-long specialty certification in Emotional Intelligence coaching.
Sandy lives with her husband and two children in Lake Oswego, OR. Active in her community, she received a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Lake Oswego. She’s passionate about building the next generation of leaders and is on the advisory board for Mentors360. Outside of work, Sandy loves to travel, take long walks with her rescue pup, Coco, garden or master a challenging yoga posture.
John is a strategic “maximizer.” He enjoys making good things – GREAT! John was a member of the San Francisco 49ers football team when they were a struggling franchise and played a role in that organization’s transformation to Super Bowl Champions, and the “Team of the Decade.” 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).
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