Testimonials

From Clients

“Pat has worked expertly with three generations of Avista executives, helping us through significant organization changes. We trust her to coach our leaders and teams, thus helping us to flourish as an organization. She is our trusted partner through all kinds of change.”

— Scott Morris, CEO and President, Avista Corporation
— Karen Feltes, Senior VP of Human Resources, Avista Corporation

“When we decided to provide coaching to develop our executive talent, we searched broadly for the right person. We did a lot of homework and talked with a number of coaches. We checked references and learned that Pat had an extraordinary track record. Her clients reported that she is highly experienced, capable, thorough, creative, caring, and results-oriented. They were right! We are very happy to have Pat working with our executives and with our Talent Management group, helping Sterling Savings Bank thrive.”

—Debby Ogan, Human Resources Executive

“When we decided to build stronger collaboration between our teams, we called upon Pat. She worked with us and our teams to produce fast and targeted change in how we work together. We could not have imagined a better process and outcome. In fact, we recommended Pat to other teams in our company as well. Pat is a top-notch partner and consultant!”

— Vijay Desai and Vaughan Acton – Directors: IT and Marketing at a Fortune 20 Company

“Pat has been an awesome thought partner and facilitator to the success and growth of WeissComm Partners. Our company is constantly changing, which challenges us to adjust and create new roles and renegotiate our working agreements. Pat helps us assess where we are, determine where we want to be, and forces us to put plans in place to get there as soon and as painlessly as possible. She supports our progress by being honest about what’s going right and what’s going wrong and what we need to do to be the best we can be. She works at all levels of the company to help people work together effectively and to succeed and grow as individuals. She provides invaluable tips and insights tailored to each dynamic situation and doesn’t let go until we come to a workable solution.”

— Jim Weiss, Chairman and CEO, and Diane Weiser, President and COO, WeissComm Global

“Pat is a thought partner extraordinaire! She listens, cares, thinks with me, and offers insights and suggestions that are realistic and doable in my situation. I’ve known and worked with Pat for many years and in a variety of organizations. She is a great asset to any leader seeking to grow and build strong and capable organizations.”

— Sherie Berger, Human Resources Executive

“Pat has been a valuable coach and thought partner with me for many years. She is gifted at deeply understanding individuals and teams and helping them get the most out of themselves. By focusing on how we accomplish our work, she has helped me and the teams that I have managed to produce and sustain extraordinary results.”

— Paul Markovich, Chief Operations Officer, Blue Shield of California

Endorsements from Experts

“Pat is a ‘change pro’ and highly regarded in our field. She deeply understands what it takes for individuals, teams and organizations to change and provides a steady hand as she guides her clients through transition. She is a valued colleague. I confidently recommend Pat for consulting support through your change and transition efforts.”

—William Bridges, Author, Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes and Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

“Pat Newmann is among the elite practitioners of organization change and leadership development, highly regarded for her depth of knowledge, attentive listening, astute diagnosis, caring feedback, and skillful interventions. In her long and successful career, Pat has earned the abiding trust of her clients and the enduring admiration of her colleagues. She is one of the best in the business, and you can count on her to make every change effort thorough, productive, and fun.”

— Jim Kouzes, Top leadership educator and speaker and coauthor of award-winning and bestselling books on leadership, including The Leadership Challenge

“Pat is the best! She is my valued thought partner as I’m navigating complex change projects. She is a quick study, diagnosing the situation and offering ideas and solutions that fit. I can count on her to offer her significant expertise as I’m thinking through challenging change efforts. I’m so glad to call her partner!”

— Arlene Scott, Former National Change Leadership Practice Leader at Linkage and OD Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers in UK

“Pat is a highly experienced and much respected organization development consultant and executive coach. Because she has been both an internal and external consultant, she understands the value of partnering with internal consultants and leaders to produce sustainable, long-term change. I know Pat and her work well and am proud to call her my colleague.”

-Bev Scott, Consultant and Coach, Author, Consulting on the Inside: An Internal Consultant’s Guide to Living and Working Inside Organizations

“I know Pat’s work firsthand – as a long-time colleague and as a client. I have the highest regard for her expertise in leadership and team development and organization change. She is an exceptional coach and consultant. If you want to work with the best, Pat is a great choice.”

— Kim Barnes, President and CEO, Barnes and Conti, Author, Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community