0845 355 1159
Are you fulfilled & happy in your new role

Elaine Patterson


I met Elaine Patterson while I was experiencing a point of crisis in my professional life.  She understood the difficulties attendant to directing a large staff in an organization thrown into chaos.  We met on several occasions and her ability to ask the questions of me that I needed to answer was remarkable.  With her helping me to chart a safe course through tumultuous times and environment, I was able to let go of issues that were not of my own making and fully own those that were.  Elaine helped me to better appreciate my freedom within the existing constraints of my work (place).  My levels of job satisfaction and productivity improved as did the quality of my life off-the job.  We continue to keep in touch for when I need periodic "tune-ups".  I can't think of a more insightful and planful person than Elaine and I cannot express my appreciation enough!

-- PB, Research Director


Elaine is an international Executive Coach who specializes in empowering and improving performance of both individuals and teams. 

She has over 20 years of experience in financial services, human resources and international development.  Her business experience spans large scale infrastructure projects, telecommunications, health services and consulting.  Elaine has worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Price Waterhouse and the World Bank.  She has extensive experience in leading strategic change, working in culturally diverse environments and leadership development.  Elaine has worked in over 25 countries on five continents.

Elaine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Bucknell University and an MBA from George Washington University.  She is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program and is accredited by the International Coach Federation.  Elaine is also a licensed CPA. 

3 words that describe her style

  • Direct and Challenging
  • Insightful
  • Supportive

Mission or Purpose Statement

As an executive coach, I support business leaders to thrive in both their professional and personal lives.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Development
  • Action Learning
  • Change Management
  • Communication and Influencing
  • Tailored Workshops and Offsite Retreats
  • International Operations


  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Work-life Balance
  • Personal Productivity
  • Tools for Stress Reduction – HeartMath, EFT
  • Energy and Wellness
  • Metrics – MBTI, Reiss Business Profile


Client Coaching Experience

  • The World Bank – emerging leaders to Director level
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Legal and Financial Professionals
  • Financial Professionals
  • Employees of: an Ivy League University, Fortune 500 companies, US government agencies, international non-governmental organizations  

Previous Corporate Experience

2007 to date: President, The Leading Edge, Executive Coaching and Consulting

2008 to date: President and Board member for two non-profit organizations

1982 to 2007: Financial Manager, Portfolio Manager, Operations Manager, The World Bank

1978 to 1981: Senior Auditor, Price Waterhouse

1973 to 1978: Human Resources, Budget Manager, US Government

DP Waldon