10 April 2014
Hosted by Patricia Hirsch, MCC, MBA


“MCC Panel: Discussing Aspects and Sharing Perspectives of the Coaching Industry”


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BJ Levy, PCC; Deborah Roth, PCC; Chris Padgett, PCC; Patricia Hirsch, MCC

ICF credentialed coaches come together to discuss aspects and share perspectives about the coaching industry.

After 27 years as an attorney, I shifted my life focus in 1999 to reclaim my right brain, heart-centered connection, fully embody my unique expression, and support others in bringing BEING back into their lives, claiming and living the fullest expression of their uniqueness. I look at coaching as a ‘spelunking’ adventure to uncover and resolve whatever is in the way of coming fully alive.

As part of the exploration, I incorporate a process known as Voice Dialogue to assist clients in acknowledging and using their multiple ‘selves’ to shift from automatic reactions to empowered, creative responses. This process opens real choice as clients ‘separate’ from their various voices (selves) and find their true center where insight, possibility, and creativity reside.
Since 2002 I have been on the faculty of Invite CHANGE, an ICF accredited coach training organization in Edmonds, WA. I have been an Invite CHANGE Certified Mentor Coach since 2009 and have trained coaches in the use of Voice Dialogue since 2001.



Deborah is a Career/Life Transition Coach & Relationship Coach. She has spent the last 35 years coaching, training and speaking in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, for large corporations and small businesses. After completing her Master’s degree in Psychology and becoming ordained as an Interfaith Minister, she founded her business, Spirited Living™ in 1998. Nowadays, she works with overwhelmed, under-nurtured women (and a few good men!), guiding them through all kinds of life and career transitions so that they can make big changes in their lives and a lasting difference in the world. Deborah offers a number of powerful, structured programs for groups and individuals, and speaks, teaches, and writes on the subjects of women’s empowerment, practical spirituality, radical self-care, conscious relationships, managing life’s big changes . . . to name a few. She’s the author of 2 books – The Authentic Woman PlayBook, and Circle of One: the Art of becoming a Self-centered Woman.



Chris Padgett is an executive leadership coach and principal of Growth Revolution Inc. His clients tend to be director and vice president level people in organizations and he helps them confront the impact of changing markets and make the necessary choices and changes required to grow. Chris is one of only three coaches holding the credential of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and he is an ICF Registered Mentor Coach. He is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute and he is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). He serves on the Board of Directors of the ICF Ohio Valley, the regional chapter of the ICF for Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and Southern Indiana. Chris previously directed corporate marketing for a Fortune 100 company that is one of the largest health and wellbeing companies in the USA. During his 13-year tenure with Humana, the organization experienced explosive growth and grew to be the largest company in Kentucky and one of the largest organizations in its industry.



Patricia Hirsch is in the business of assisting clients begin to learn to observe their own observations such that they live a life of power causing results with open and honest communication. Patricia is the founder of Design Your Life Coaching (est. 2001), a coaching and leadership development company. During the past 31 years, she has held numerous mentoring, leadership and management positions. Through individual and team coaching, she has worked extensively to facilitate relationships across cultural, educational, emotional and other discourses. Her work has focused on senior executives, board members, teams and individuals. Patricia has delivered key addresses to marine, financial and coaching organizations. Patricia’s coaching and leadership development methodology is grounded in somatic, linguistic and emotional competence. She draws on each of these domains in her work with clients to raise awareness, enable action and generate sustainable and high levels of performance.