Life Changing
— Saundra (Business Owner)

Coaching with Catapult

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Feeling stuck? I get it. And, unfortunately our friends, family, and mentors can’t always provide the support we need. We need someone who is dedicated to helping us understand why we are stuck, challenge our narratives, and open new possibilities.

I will create a safe space for you to explore your most vulnerable truths. I will empower you to free yourself from fear, mediocrity, and dissatisfaction so you can step into the truth of your greatness. (And yes, sometimes mediocrity looks like executive management).

I don’t just help my clients with problems in their life, I help them to transform their understanding of what’s possible. You are highly capable and playing small because of your own fear or to appease others doesn’t serve you.

Not sure how life can be different? Let's exhale and figure it out.


Being coached by Patrice is a calming, peaceful, profoundly impactful experience. She helped me to remember things that I was not aware I had forgotten. She assisted me in creating next steps for my life that have been empowering, fun and transformative
— RLB (Business Owner)

Meet Your Coach - Patrice Ford Lyn C.P.C

I know it can feel scary to take risks. 

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I have taken many risks and felt the tremendous emotions that accompanied them.  I have a depth of experience, passion for helping people thrive and commitment to guiding transformational outcomes.

As someone who has been on both sides of the coach - client relationship, I understand the vulnerability it takes for clients to share their experiences, fears, and desires.  With this understanding, I create and maintain a safe space for clients to explore their truth as they figure out how to move forward in a way that feels right for them.  

Professional Background: I have also guided the start up of three national-level organizations and worked with corporate, government and nonprofit leaders to build their organizations while supporting them through their own personal growth. I have worked in strategic planning and organizational development for more than 20 years and personal transformation and wellness for more than eight years. I have an undergraduate degree in sociology from Yale University and a graduate degree in non-profit management from Harvard’s Kennedy School. I have planned, and facilitated in numerous personal transformation sessions and group coaching series. This background coupled with my training as a certified professional coach, reiki practitioner, and skilled facilitator/trainer means that I know how to support you powerfully. Through video calls, I engage clients in the US and numerous foreign countries.  

Personal Background: As a bisexual, black, immigrant woman, I bring a deep appreciation of the ongoing pressures faced by marginalized groups and the ways these truths can manifest in our lives.

I have packed up and moved to a different country more than once. I left a "secure" job to do the work I love more than once.  I even left a bad situation and bought an open ticket to Brazil having no idea how long I would be there or what would happen next.  

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My Beliefs

EVERY PERSON IS CONNECTED TO THEIR TRUTH, EVEN IF THEY DON'T KNOW IT YET

EVERY PERSON IS WHOLE EVEN IF THEY FEEL BROKEN

EVERY PERSON HAS MORE POSSIBILITIES THAN INITIALLY IMAGINABLE

EVERY PERSON IS RESOURCEFUL

And, I have also felt the paralysis of fear that kept me stuck for years.  There is no shame in fear.  It is okay to be scared, but it is important to be courageous. I commit to meeting you where you are and creating a safe space for you to explore your truth and create a plan of action. 

I see your greatness even if you can't.  I show up and coach you fiercely - like your life depends on it, because it does. I am sought after by clients in the US and numerous foreign countries.  Whether you are feeling stuck in your personal or professional life, I can help you to thrive.  Why run when you can fly?   It’s time

A couple interviews about me if you want to hear what others have to say: The 94 Percent, Ms. Malcolm Hughes


My Clients 

My clients come from all walks of life. Most are executive women in corporations, nonprofits, multilateral organizations or business owners.  

They are high-achievers who want to enjoy life and do work that matters. Yet, in one area or another, they feel a disconnect between the lives they have and the lives they want. Something is telling them there is more, there has to be more.  It can be different. It must be different. They are right.  

You don’t have to be in distress to have a coach. Do you want to move from good to great? It’s okay for good to not be good enough. It’s okay to want your life to be great.  Why not have a great life?

Special note

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I have a deep appreciation of the ongoing pressures faced by marginalized groups and the ways these truths can manifest in their lives.  And it is important to me that members of marginalized communities, those working with marginalized communities and/or in trauma rich environments have safe spaces for reflection and rejuvenation. 

To be clear. the disability community; immigrants, people of color and various nationalities;  LGBTQIA and gender non-conforming individuals: members of religious minorities; and members of polyamorous and non-monogamous communities have a safe space with me.

Still curious about coaching?   TAKE THE FIRST STEP

I don’t know how people move intentionally from one level to the next without coaching. Patrice called out my faulty beliefs about myself and my ability and challenged me to discover what I really wanted. With Patrice’s guidance and partnership, I have been able to name my fears and doubts and take bold steps in the direction of my deepest desires.
— Santana

More From My Clients

I worked with Patrice for a few months and really appreciated the way she asked questions – always steering me toward my own truth and my own answers – and listened deeply. The questions were thought provoking, even stopping-me-in-my-tracks. I remember one especially raw session when I was feeling disappointed in my own performance at work. She challenged me. A door opened for me that day and the stress stayed behind. I’ve struggled with articulating what’s on my mind and I thank Patrice for helping me to do so
— Jean (Business Owner)
You know that I coach, but you may not know that I have a coach. Her name is Patrice Ford and she combines intelligence and compassion in an approach that has helped me immeasurably over the last few months. Seriously, you can imagine how much I think of her and the work she does if I am providing a testimonial for someone in MY line of business
— Orlando (Business Owner, Director & Film Maker)
It made me feel confident that I was doing the right thing. It made me see myself in a different light. Patrice made me see that I could rise and I could shine - she helped me to understand how my own perceptions were holding me back
— PM (International Development Subject Matter Expert)