Qualifications & Experience

Dr. Patt Hollinger Pickett, SEICC, LMFT, MEd, PhD



Professional Background

  • 30+ years of professional and small business experience with Personal Development
  • Unique and exciting Outside-the-Box thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) certified coaching expert
  • Insightful relationship expert and licensed mental health | wellness professional
  • Effective workshop facilitator | presenter | trainer,
  • Traditionally published author | self-help writer
  • Solid reputation for infusing directness | enthusiasm | creativity | humor into her work
  • Eagerness to embrace new challenges and to adapt to changing roles

 Check Out my CLIENT FEEDBACK  for clients they say.  I feel very humbled to hear about their experiences with me.


  • Doctorate-Education/Marriage-Family— St. Louis  University
  • Master’s Degree-Education/Counseling— University of Missouri- STL
  • Bachelor of Arts/Sociology— University of Missouri- STL
  • Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Social & Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Certified Coach
  • Missouri Certified Teacher
  • Missouri  Writers’ Guild (MWG)
  • Psychotherapy  St. Louis Member

Professional History

2003 - Present

Dr. Patt  is the Co-owner of HireCoach---a Mental Health and Wellness business serving the needs of individuals, couples, families, and workplace groups-2003 to Present. She specializes in  couple, family and  business relationship enrichment  through an emphasis on Social and Emotional intelligence (EQ/SEQ).  While you cannot increase your IQ, it is possible and more important to increase your EQ. Dr. Patt offers online EQ assessments and EQ coaching through the services of St. Louis Emotional Intelligence center, a part of HireCoach. Dr. Patt is opening a VIRTUAL office to serhe needs of her clients---with limited in-personal services on request. 


  • Therapy
  • Personal and Business Coaching/Consulting
  • Webinars, Workshops, Training, and Presentations
  • Social and Emotional (EQ) Intelligence Assessment  (online written tool)
  • EQ Coaching
  • Coming Soon: Newsletter and Blog

1987 - 2003-Independent professional counseling/coaching practice/Owner

Prior  Service as a Probation/Parole Officer for the federal courts and state government 

Personal Highlights

  1. Fulfilled Spouse of a wonderful husband, Darrel Hollinger, MEd, MBA.
  2. Proud Mother of three happy and successful grown kids
  3. Bragging Gramma of NINE of the absolute best children---ages 2 months to 16 years.

Writing and Presenting Achievements

  • Guest Expert on numerous television and radio programs including Fox 2  and the Radio Arts Foundation 
  • Author of the multi-award winning self-help title: The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight—published by MSI Press, a  traditional publisher in   California
  • Author of the well-reviewed relationship help title:  Awesome Couple Communication, published by MSI Press 
  • Recipient of multiple writing awards for stories, poems, and the book, The Marriage Whisperer
  • Author of two stories in the 2012 editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul: “Married Life” and “Here Comes the Bride”
  • Columnist for a Q&A  that offered life coaching tips featured in local newspaper 
  • Speaker on relationship/mental health and wellness topics for organizations and local community groups
  • Presenter of workshops for Community College and professional conference
  • Presenter of Corporate Training


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