Hal Patterson mountain climbing, Colorado About Patterson Enterprises

Hal Patterson's passion in life – mountaineering – significantly influences his career as a leadership consultant and trainer.

While earning his bachelor and master's degrees at the University of Colorado – Boulder, Hal lived with world-class climbing opportunities literally in his own backyard. Bagging summit after summit, he realized he could translate attaining his leisure-pursuits into a solid business/ organizational model, implementing step-by-step processes that would propel clients onward to attain their own goals.

From that point on, Hal clearly pursued his career mission in leadership training. As husband and father, he Hal Patterson at the summit, Coloradointegrates his first-hand life/work balance expertise into each client interaction.

Hal tackles mountainous organizational projects with the same planning and flexibility as the craggy pitches he climbs in his native Colorado Rockies. He captures a company's vision through active listening and brainstorming, implementing a “Diagnosis / Feedback / Implementation / Evaluation / Follow-up” model that allows for successful individualized solutions. Hal applies the same careful preparation to each project as he does climbing, examining possible routes to success and providing customized curriculum and whatever specialized tools are needed to accomplish his clients' goals.

Over 25 years of experience have honed his instincts and provide Hal with a unique skill set augmented by his consultationLongs Peak Summit, Colorado and facilitation in non-profit, industrial and academic venues, with an extensive concentration in healthcare settings from individual practices to hospital-wide implementation. Each client receives his full attention to the particular issue needing to be addressed, whether it be career strategies or planned growth, leadership development or transition management, communication or employment issues.

Hal knows firsthand the exhilaration of a view from the top. He strives to capture an organization's vision, helps them set attainable checkpoint goals and ultimately enables them to reach their individual summit.

An alpine lake in ColoradoHal Patterson is President of Patterson Enterprises, LTD, a career planning and medical group consulting company in Denver, Colorado.

Hal writes articles on health care career management topics and published two books with Medical Group Management Association:

  • Take Charge of Your Health Care Career:
    Successful Job Search Strategies for the Health Care Professional
  • Take Charge of your Employment Agreement:
    A win-win communication tool for Medical Practice Executives

Partial Client List:

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital
Great Falls Orthopedic Associates
Medical Center of Aurora
Community Health Center of Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Baystate Health, Inc.
MGMA – On-line Staffing Course
Constructors, Inc.
BORAL/Ready Mixed Aggregates
Prairie Construction Materials
Discovery Job Network
Epworth Methodist Church
Strategic Programs, Inc.

What Hal can do for you & your organization:

Developing Leadership Skills:

  • Performance Management Systems
  • Problem Solving
  • Total Quality Management
  • Team Building
  • Transition Planning
  • Managing Change & Transition
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Strategic & Operational Planning
  • Director Development
  • Developing Board & Manage Relationships


Improving Individual Skills:

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Influencing Skills
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Coaching & Counseling
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Train-the-Trainer/Facilitation Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Sales Skills
  • Self Directed Work Teams
  • Time & Stress Management

Developing Needs Assessments:

  • Design
  • Data Collection
  • Questionnaires
  • One-On-One Interviews
  • Group Interviews (Focus Groups)
  • Records/Reports/Related Surveys
  • Feedback

Improving Supervisory Skills:

  • Establishing Performance Expectations
  • Job Standards
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Employment Agreements
  • Career Management Issues
  • Career Coaching Skills


Improving Personal Skills:

  • Career Development & Planning
  • Career Counseling
  • Job Search Skills
  • Outplacement workshops
  • Managing Transitions & Change


Developing Leader Guides

  • Write Leadership & Management
  • Development Leader Guides
  • Write Participant Materials &
    Visual Aids



Patterson Enterprises, Ltd.  |  Denver, CO 80210  |  Phone: (303) 692-9588

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