Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC

One of the early pioneers of coaching, Patrick Williams, MCC, began executive coaching in 1990. In 1998 he founded the Institute for Life Coach Training, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. He speaks worldwide on topics of living purposefully, coaching for global change, wellness coaching, and the coach approach in leadership. He has written dozens of articles and been interviewed on TV and radio.

Pat was awarded the first Global Visionary Fellowship by the Foundation of Coaching for his Coaching the Global Village project, a non profit organization to take the coach approach to developing villages on the planet. You may view his media kit and learn about training at

He is the co-author of

  • Therapist as Life Coach: Transforming Your Practice (2002)
  • Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance your Practice and Your Life (2005)
  • Law and Ethics of Coaching: How to Solve and Avoid Difficult Problems in Your Practice (2006)
  • Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from The Institute for Life Coach Training (2007)