Patt Hollinger Pickett, LPC, LMFT, MEd, PhD

   Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach

Professional Profile 

  • A relationship and emotional intelligence expert, trainer, speaker, writer, professional coach consultant, and relationship therapist
  • 20+ years professional experience
  • Solid reputation for infusing directness, enthusiasm, creativity, and humor into her work
  • Eagerness to embrace new challenges and to adapt to changing roles

Objectives 2015-16

      Provide top quality group and individual training/consultation on communication and emotional management skills: 1. Increase emotional intelligence (EQ); 2. Apply that knowledge in personal and business relationships; 3. Foster personal excellence to demonstrate that business /personal fulfillment and great relationships are possible for those who are motivated and persist.


  • Doctorate in Education/Marriage-Family—St. Louis University
  • Master’s Degree in Education/Counseling— University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Bachelor of Arts/Sociology— University of Missouri at St. Louis


  • Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (Emeritus)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC-NBCC)
  • Certified Professional (life) Coach (CPC)
  • Missouri State Certified Teacher
  • Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach (SEICC)


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Missouri Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (MOAMFT)
  • Natl. Board Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • American Mental Health Counselors’ Association (AMHCA)
  • Missouri Mental Health Counselors’ Association (MMHCA)
  • Missouri Writers’ Guild (MWG)

Professional History

  • 2015 to Present—St. Louis Emotional Intelligence Center for Testing and Development LLC, a division of HireCoachTM/ Co-Owner : Social/emotional intelligence testing, consulting, training, workshops, speaking, coaching business
  • 2004 to 2015—HireCoachTM: Co-Owner consulting, training, workshops, speaking, coaching/therapy business
  • 1986 to 2004—Independent private mental health practice for professional coaching and counseling
  • Prior tenure as a Probation/Parole Officer for the federal courts and state government


  • Multiple Expert Guest Appearances on Local TV and Radio on Relationships/Marriage/Family
  • Author of The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight—2013 MSI Press- California
  • Frequent presenter on relationship topics for community college and community groups
  • Contributing author for Chicken Soup for the Soul Series: “Married Life” and “Here Comes the Bride”
  • Columnist for a life coaching Q&A and other articles featured in local newspapers


Writing, reading, golf, fitness, travel, entertaining friends and family, multiple forms of art, sewing, crafting, gardening, and gourmet cooking