Doreen helps people create their ideal life, whether personally or professionally. In describing her approach to coaching, she explains that she has big ears, thick skin, terminal curiosity, overactive intuition, and a visceral need to help people. She built the foundation of her coaching practice on positive inquiry, energy leadership, and neuroscience principles. Her practice is designed for and dedicated to helping people achieve results through coaching, faster than they can on their own. It is, she says, all about being unconditionally supportive of her clients goals, while being an accountability partner who holds clients to the commitments they make to themselves.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Leadership Development and Coaching. Her credentials include Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index™ (ELI-MP) through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), plus Brain-Based Coaching training with the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI). She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society of Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). In her previous career, she accumulated more than 20 years of HR generalist, business partner, and coaching experience. Doreen’s experience encompasses coaching, leadership effectiveness, HR program management, compliance training, employee relations, process development and implementation, talent management, and more.
Doreen started this firm in 2010 with a division called Coaching the BOSS, as a way to help business owners and managers grow their success through enhanced competencies in leadership, personal growth, skills development, transition management, plus business and HR strategy consulting. These are the small businesses and sole proprietorships that support the hearts and souls of our communities and deserve every opportunity for success.
Since its inception, Doreen Petty Coaching has added a training division called Business Choice Coaching, and a Life Coaching division, We to Me Transitions, to help people who are navigating the transitions associated with the loss of committed relationships, personal and professional. All of Doreen Petty Coaching’s clients have one thing in common: They are all creating change in their lives or they are at the effect of change, personally or professionally (often both). Learning effective means of transition and the foundational skills around self-awareness and goal achievement, is an inspiring and motivating process. One of the fundamental truths at DPC is that, “There is nothing more satisfying than helping another person succeed on their own terms.”
Doreen grew up in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago and in Woodridge, Illinois. She now lives in Naperville, Illinois with her husband, Jim, and their Golden Retriever, Angus MacDoggle, who is the inspiration for a series of talks called, “The Wisdom of Angus MacDoggle™: What You Can Learn From a Dog.”