Qualifications & Experience

Dr. Patt Hollinger Pickett, M.Ed., Ph.D


Professional Profile

  • 25+ years of professional and small business experience
  • Insightful relationship expert, professional therapist, and life coach
  • Effective workshop facilitator, presenter, trainer, and writer/published author
  • Solid reputation for infusing directness, enthusiasm, creativity, and humor into her work
  • Eagerness to embrace new challenges and to adapt to changing roles



  • 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
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT)
  • Missouri  Writers’ Guild (MWG)
  • American Mental Health Counselors’ Association (AMHCA)
  • Approved Counseling Supervisor
  • Certificate in Personnel
  • Certificate Personnel Administration

Professional History

  • HireCoach –Relationship Expert/Co-Owner of Mental Health and Wellness business serving the needs of individuals, couples, families, and workplace groups-2003 to Present
    • Therapy
    • Personal and Business Coaching/Consulting
    • Workshops, Training, and Presentations
    • Social and Emotional (EQ) Intelligence Assessment  (online written tool)
    • EQ Coaching
  • Independent professional counseling/coaching practice/Owner-    1987 to 2003
  • Prior service as a Probation/Parole Officer for the federal courts and state government 

Other Achievements

  • Guest Expert on numerous television and radio programs including Fox 2  and the Radio Arts Foundation 
  • Author of The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight—published by MSI Press, a  traditional publisher in   California
  • Author of the well-reviewed title, Awesome Couple Communication, published by MSI Press 2017
  • 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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