Patti Cotton

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Patti Cotton works with senior executives and other chief decision-makers to elevate and support leadership at the individual, team, and organizational levels. She is an executive coach, an organizational development consultant, and a Fortune 500 speaker.  Cotton possesses more than 25 years of leadership both stateside and abroad, in the profit and not-for-profit worlds, and specifically in the realms of diplomatic relations, business and philanthropic development, and operations.  She enjoys a rich background in developing teams to meet goals and create change.

Her speaking and workshop facilitation address such areas as managing complexity, vertical development in leadership, developing high-performing teams to meet the future, and emotional intelligence.  Adjunct professor for the Masters program in Executive Coaching at Concordia University, she is also a guest lecturer at select universities on conflict management, authentic leadership, and advanced coaching methodologies.  

Cotton’s client roster includes medium- and large-sized family businesses, and organizations such as Bank of America, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Harvard University, Sysco, Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley, Girl Scouts of America, and more.  Her volunteer service supports the area of health and welfare for healthier, happier families and communities, and a portion of all business profits supports alternatives to domestic violence and at-risk youth.  Cotton is a three-time recipient of The United States President’s Lifetime Award for Volunteer Service. See for more information.


  • PCC (Professional Certified Coach), International Coach Federation
  • Coach, Conflict Coaching, Tricia Jones, PhD; CCM, LLC
  • Mediator, State of California
  • Facilitator, Conflict Resolution, Kenneth Cloke Dispute Resolution Center
  • Trainer and Facilitator, Immunity to Change, Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, Harvard University
  • Certified in divers assessments

Professional Associations/Community Involvement

  • International Coach Federation, Member
  • ProVisors, Riverside – Inland Empire, Group Leader
  • Lifetime Award for Volunteer Service, The President of the United States (x3)

Past Community Involvement

  • Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Board Member, Past President
  • Riverside Community Health Foundation, Board Member, Past Vice President


  • Master of Arts, Organizational Management and Development, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara
  • Master of Arts, English Literature, La Sierra University, Riverside
  • Graduate Certificate, Year-long Evidence-based Coaching, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara
  • Communications, Atlantic Union College, Lancaster, MA