Take your next step. . . to your preferred tomorrow!
Pat coaches clients interested in a career change, promotion to a new role or position, or individuals considering 'the next life transition'.
Clarity and awareness of the desires of the heart are critical in order to match signature strengths, preferences and values to chosen or forced transitions. At times the unplanned life/career change provides unique opportunities to pursue a client's real passion or calling.
We start with a Discovery Process, explore the ‘right fit’ for a new direction, then, when relevant, we sharpen the resume, provide guidance through the application, interview and negotiation process.
If/when the position is accepted, Our On-Boarding Coaching enhances success.
Pat creates a client/coach relationship that allows freedom from judgment and expectations of typical administrative or corporate mandates. In the coaching relationship it is safe to question, to be vulnerable, to observe, explore, experiment, to learn and change. Key areas include, but not limited to:
1. your Emotional Intelligence knowledge and skills,
2. turning around difficult situation(s),
3. prioritizing goals, strategies, and/or projects,
4. training, developing and managing employees/staff,
5. Work/Life Harmony in business & personal life.
The above may require Group/Team Coaching to assist the administrative or management team to grow and work together to reach extraordinary goals.
Mentoring coaches is a requirement of the coach certification process for the ICF and the NBC-HWC. To achieve and/or maintain their credentials, all coaches at the ACC, PCC, and MCC levels need an accessible, qualified Mentor.
Group & Individual Mentor Coaching Services are provided:
1. We offer flexible Mentor Coaching to achieve your ICF or NBC-HWC Certification Goals. Get a group together or come and join a group already in place to achieve up-to-seven of the 10 Mentoring hours required.
2. One of the benefits of Group Mentor Coaching is that each person benefits from the wisdom and experience of all group members and is still responsible for your own professional growth.
As an MCC, Pat is a member of the MentorCoach, LLC Trainer Team for whom she teaches Foundations, Body-Centered Coaching, Healthy Lifestyles and Mastering Wellness Interventions. She is also Coordinator of the Health & Wellness Coaching Specialty and serves as an advisor to the National Board for Health & Wellness Certification.
Stepping Stones is built on national and international organizational development and consultation experience with healthcare, higher-education, and spiritually oriented organizations in both rural and urban settings.
Pat works with leaders/executives and their teams to:
1. create new vision and strategic initiatives during rapid change;
2. build/restore community during changes in leadership, purpose, or mission;
3. improve outcomes, i.e., cost, quality, psychological safety and/or patient safety;
4. build effective teams;
5. create intrepreneurial environment(s) that foster innovation;
6. engage community members as internal leaders for change.
These outcomes are accomplished through individual consultations with leaders and executives, community-building consultation/workshops with organization members, group/individual coaching/ongoing coaching and use of relevant assessments such as: Social Emotional Intelligence, Pearson-Marr, Strengths Focused Assessment, MBTI, and Enneagram.
Engagement in a Health and Wellness coaching relationship individually or organizationally with Pat at STEPPING STONES COACHING will provide a unique experience designed to capitalize your strengths, your values, and your healthy living choices as a person/organization.
Discover your purpose/calling by learning about yourself using assessments and exploring passion, gifts, and talents.
Determine your "Why" and map out your future pathway's stepping stones.
Enhance your coaching by including Body-Centered strategies for decision-making, building resilience, addressing limiting beliefs, and understanding the power of metaphors.
Apply Body-Centered strategies to the Community Resilience Model (CRM).
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Having a coach who understands & employs reliable assessments that explores values, aptitudes, communication, strengths, & behavioral styles enhances effectiveness of coaching & organizational development.
Whether you’re seeking a new career direction, more work/life balance, or a resume refresh, we can help. We coach and counsel student and professional clients by identifying key strengths and accomplishments while assessing your personality type and career interests.
Meet Patricia “Pat” Hinton Walker
Patricia Hinton Walker grew up on a farm in Western Kansas, where she gained a deep appreciation for her rural roots. Following a well-lived career in the healthcare field, Pat founded Hinton Walker Associates known today as Stepping Stones Coaching and Consulting. Her work includes consulting with rural and large healthcare organizations globally and for both public and private universities across the world.
As a sought after for keynote presenter, Pat shares her expertise in coaching, consultation, and workshops on a variety of topics. She is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and received her Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2019.
Pat brings her love of coaching and consulting to executives, leaders, and individual clients and groups. She works with clients who are interested in advancing business relationships and improving teamwork. She believes this is critical to facilitating and improving health and wellness in organizations to reduce health-related organizational costs. To Pat, helping clients get smart about the role of health and wellness, whether personally, professionally, or organizationally, can ultimately drive change. Her passion also finds her working with individuals, groups, and organizations in their search for matching energies and messages to the purpose of a “higher calling.”
Pat holds a Ph.D. and a Masters degree in adult education and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She served as a Vice President for a Department of Defense university and as the Dean of Nursing at several universities. Pat received certification and administration rights in many assessment tools for personal and professional development, including Myers-Briggs, Emotional Intelligence (EQI), Pearson-Marr Archetypes Inventory, and the iEQ9 Enneagram Assessment. She is currently in the process of certifying for Body-Centered Coaches with Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC.
She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Credentialing of Health and Wellness coaching. She has published work in Nursing publications and conducts workshops focused on change in healthcare education, leadership, policy changes, and Health Information Technology.
She and her husband, John, live in Georgia and have grown children and grandchildren. Pat and John have a great love of their family and make sure they surround themselves with them despite their busy careers.
We’ll review your work history, education, strengths, accomplishments, problem areas, skills, values, motivations and goals. We can also offer career assessments. Then, we can explore and examine career possibilities based on experience and communication style.
We understand that every career path has unique its own unique twists and turns. Feel free to message or call us with any specific concerns.
Your time is valuable, and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as we can.
Rockville, MD, USA