Mimm Patterson Palo Alto, California
Life Coach, Health and Fitness Coach, Retirement Coach
BA in Art & Education, MA in Transpersonal Psychology, Certified Yoga Therapist, Member International Coaching Federation
We want our walk through life to express who we are with authenticity and purpose. We lose sight of that mission when unexpected roadblocks and detours shift the ground beneath our feet. Partnering with a coach is like being handed a pair of binoculars. With renewed clarity and focus we can see the goal and find our footing once again.
Have you lost your footing? Is there a roadblock preventing you from living a creative and purpose-focused life? Let me be the support you need to remove the obstacles holding you back. We’ll reawaken your sense of purpose by visiting the values important to you and spark a new, creative approach to living.
I'm new to coaching but I'm not new to life. I'm in my third chapter. My best chapter. I'm a yoga therapist, a writer, an artist and now - I'm a coach.
My life, like yours, has been a roller coaster filled with the good, the bad and the unexpected. For example, I didn't expect to leave California in 1994 for a decade-long adventure in Donegal, Ireland. It was there I learned to use a chop saw to make furniture. It was there I became a sports massage therapist and ran my own business. But I struggled in Ireland and it was there I learned the meaning of resilience. I survived my struggles. The empathy shown by friends helped me find my way back home. It's something I've never forgotten.
Once home, I didn't expect to build a career serving individuals living with trauma and chronic pain. The lessons I learned in Ireland taught me to facilitate yoga, writing and craft classes with joy, compassion and hope. And I didn’t expect to use my experience in the arts to support artists and writers. The lessons I learned about the nature of creative blocks taught me how to help others connect to their process with patience and unbridled self-belief.
Coaching arrived eight years ago as a curriculum choice while earning my masters in transpersonal psychology. But the timing was off and I put training on hold. The door re-opened last year an
3 reviews (5.0)
I am a 54 year old mother of 2 boys and step mom to 2 more, a wife, a dog mom, a survivor of a long and varied corporate career and a UK trained psychotherapist. I relocated to the US 6 years ago at which time I took a career break to help the family settle in our new home country. With the youngest son graduating from High School earlier this year I felt it was the right time to put my experience and skills back into the service of helping others. To do this I had to overcome a number of challenges including, developing existing skills and learning new ways of working, understanding where I was getting in my own way, and updating my sense of self and the value I can create in the world. Mimm was the perfect partner in this work. She took time to understand not just what I was trying to achieve but why it was important to me. Through her thought provoking questions and skilled reflection Mimm provided a mix of support and challenge that enabled me to consider different ways of thinking about and approaching difficulty and discomfort. This freed up my energy and creativity to move forward with confidence. I will be forever grateful to have met and worked with Mimm.Claire Hornsby
When I started coaching with Mimm, I was transitioning onto a new, uncertain path. I had had success in the past, but my confidence was low, I had impostor syndrome, I felt like I wasn't doing enough, and I was fearful of the unknown. With Mimm's guidance, I became more aware of the underlying beliefs that limited me and how I can shift my perspective. I am becoming more comfortable with the uncomfortable and accomplishing goals. My productivity is improved, while allowing myself time for work/life harmony. And I am learning to be more compassionate toward myself and where I am on my path. This has increased my productivity and ability to optimize my time and prioritize my activities.Evan, Consultant, San Diego
A few months ago I noticed I was becoming easily triggered and impatient with my co-workers. Mimm helped me understand my triggers and together we came up with some tools to manage stress, create a better work/life balance and strategies to help me improve relationships with my team at work.Ben