Change Leadership Expert and Change Strategist


Pat Newmann

Pat Newmann has over 25 years of highly successful experience helping individuals, work teams and organizations achieve maximum effectiveness. Her consulting practice has taken her throughout the world to assist organizations in becoming places where employees learn, grow and enjoy themselves as they perform – in an inspired way – in support of visions, goals and daily practices they have had a hand in shaping.

She assists organizations, leaders, and teams to design and implement change, including clarifying direction and values, shaping leadership practices, and developing strategies and processes for implementing the desired changes. Her expertise includes designing and facilitating these organization redesign and change processes:

  1. Developing leadership and professional effectiveness skills through coaching and training.
  2. Facilitating executive teamwork.
  3. Building teams and teamwork within and across organizational units.
  4. Designing and facilitating key meetings and conferences, on-site and off-site.
  5. Creating leadership and employee development strategies, programs, processes and tools.
  6. Equipping individual employees with resiliency tools that assist them to self-manage through change.

In addition to her individual consulting practice, Pat has conducted public workshops on Organizational Change sponsored by University Associates consulting firm. She has taught leadership and communication courses at the University of Minnesota and the Claremont Graduate School and regularly conducts workshops and presentations for a wide variety of professional organizations.

For seven years, she specialized in working with high-technology companies in California’s Silicon Valley, where she helped her clients navigate the white water of change. Through this experience, she learned how constantly changing companies operate and compete successfully in rapidly changing markets and industries while she contributed to their capacity to do so. She brings those lessons to her current clients.

Prior to working as a consultant, Pat held senior management level positions in several major organizations, where her work involved managing and leading departments responsible for equipping employees and teams with skills required to succeed in changing times. She has a Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Minnesota and completed doctoral coursework in Business/Organizational Behavior and Education at the University of California at Berkeley.

Current and representative prior clients include Apple, Autodesk, Avista Corporation, Blue Shield of California, Dolby Laboratories, eBay, Genentech, Heart Health Institute, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Kaiser-Permanente, McKesson Corporation, Medtronic, Sierra Pacific Power Resources, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rohm and Haas, Stanford University, Sterling Savings Bank, and Weisscomm Partners.