An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

About Patrick Ivey

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I bring a wealth of experience in coaching, supervising and managing both small and large groups.   I served over 23 years in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Officer.  As a Squadron Commander for 3 different organizations, I developed my passion for coaching and mentoring, which has served me well in my second career as a Career Counselor and college Director and Executive Director. 

Towards the end of my Air Force career, I served 3-years on the faculty of the Air Command and Staff College, a graduate-level Professional Military Education (PME) Institution.  While there, I was a Faculty Instructor, moved to the Leadership Division where I developed and presented leadership curriculum, and finished out my last year as the Deputy Chief of Curriculum.   There, I found my niche for my “second career” in Education. 

After retiring from the Air Force, I began working with the Technical College System of Georgia (at that time, known as the Department of Technical and Adult Education).  I began working with unemployed and underemployed individuals through the Job Training Partnership Act – JTPA (now known as WIOA).  During that time, working with Heart of Georgia RESA, I also became certified as a Facilitator for the 3-day workshops on Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.   For 4 years, I worked under contract to the Georgia Department of Education providing the workshops as Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators throughout Georgia and South Carolina. 

I was also a member of Toastmasters International during that time, and enjoyed working on my speaking skills as well as supporting others who were also working on personal growth. 

The bulk of the last 20 years I have been teaching, counseling and mentoring students in the Technical College system as a Director and later, Executive Director of Career Services.   I recently retired from the Technical College System and joined the John Maxwell Team.  It was a natural transition which allowed me to continue pursuing my passion of mentoring, coaching and adding value to people and making a difference. 

Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.