Shirley Patterson established Charis Coaching and Consulting with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to reach their goals. Her purpose is “to ignite a spirit of hope and purpose in people in a way that supports and encourages them to embrace and achieve “what’s possible!” Shirley finds joy in watching people discover who they “really” are; what they are capable of accomplishing, and often what they have already contributed to the world. She states, “it has been my experience that people underestimate their capability, their resources and the significance of what they bring to the table. I enjoy being with them when they make these discoveries!”

After retiring from a successful career in the Aerospace and Defense Sector with The Raytheon Company, Shirley became a Certified Performance and Leadership Coach through the Source Point Training Institute, an ICF affiliate. Her years of mentoring and coaching employees and small business owners coupled with her expertise in training, strategic planning, policy and proposal development, and conference and retreat planning, uniquely prepared her for her role as Coach and Consultant.

Shirley is passionate about being in service and actively supports child education, economic development, and women’s empowerment initiatives worldwide. Her missions’ travels have included nations in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.

In her spare time Coach Shirley enjoys international and domestic travel, pilates and distance walking; although her marathon days ended with the 2019 Chicago Marathon! In addition she loves spending time with family and friends between the ocean and the desert in sunny Southern California. Shirley holds a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of San Diego and a Master of Arts in Behavioral Science with a Concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution from California State Dominguez Hills.

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