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Coach Name:L. Bonita Patterson

Location:Arvada, Colorado, United States of America

Zip Code:80004

Company name:Polaris Consulting Group

Job Title:President

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Professional Experience:Executive Coach,
Executive Manager

Qualifications and Accreditations:EQ-i Emotional Intelligence Assessment,

C-IQ - Conversational Intelligence,

Emergenetics - Brain Dominance & Behavior,

Kouzes & Posner Leadership Practices Inventory 360,

Denison Organizational Culture Survey,

Denison Leadership 360,

Cultural Transformation Tools,

Leadership Coaching,

Mental and Emotional Release (MER®),

Neuro-Linguistic Programming - Master,


Arvada, Colorado, United States of America

L. Bonita Patterson

CIQ Certified Coach

Our organization had the pleasure of working with Bonita over the course 18 months in many areas of corporate culture development including; Strategic Planning, Values Alignment, Communications Training, Leadership Development, and Coaching.”


Bonita used an effective blend of data, knowledge, and a wealth of experience to create lasting change within our organization. She brought our leadership team together to help us launch a comprehensive strategic planning process, organized a complete and detailed values alignment initiative for our whole company, and helped employees across our organization learn effective communication techniques through assessment and training.


“She is a compelling presenter who conveys concepts in a clear and actionable manner with an engaging and thought provoking style. Our team loves her!”


Individual and corporate transformation revitalizes leadership and ignites the passion of the workforce. She helps leadership build cohesion and create change that is SUSTAINABLE because it is strategically aligned with – vision, goals, planning, and people.


This approach galvanizes the creativity and enthusiasm of leaders and teams to change behaviors, increase engagement, innovate, and ACCELERATE results.


As a specialist in developing exemplary leaders, enhancing team synergy, and transforming organizations, she brings:


  • Deep background of success across industries and sectors
  • Data-driven methodology
  • Profound ability to connect with people at all levels – from the Board to the floor
  • Focus on high-leverage activities
  • Quick sense of humor, which I leverage to help others acknowledge reality and embrace change


Bonita’s favorite work is driving the ‘people transformation’ by CUSTOMIZING unique experiences that:


  • Expand awareness
  • Deepen trust
  • Enrich collaboration
  • Foster communication
  • Enhance alignment
  • Boost synergy
  • Strengthen skills
  • Amplify success


Bonita’s Background


As a coach, consultant, facilitator, and speaker, Bonita helps leaders identify, develop, and strengthen their success behaviors. She consults with a broad array of Fortune 500, small business, government, and non-profit clients.


She is the author of Communication Under Fire: How To Talk When Things Heat Up; 1st edition of Emotional Intelligence in Action: Training and Coaching Activities for Leaders and Managers. Her experience includes over 20 years in executive management and leadership positions with IBM, U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons plant closure project, and a leadership development company.


 She helps drive personal, professional, and organizational transformation using a customized approach to create meaningful change. Bonita is a graduate of the Harvard / Wharton Executive Management Program.  She has earned an MS in Organizational Leadership & Management, and a BA in Communications.  


Her certifications include C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence), Emotional Intelligence, Emergenetics, Organizational surveys, Leadership 360 assessments, Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Master level, and Mental and Emotional Release.