Meet The Team

Pat Kirkland & her world-wide roving band of coaches are experienced executive coaches, in demand speakers, and corporate trainers, all demonstrating equal measures of competence and fun.

Pat Kirkland

Pat’s passion and energy are contagious. She’s a dynamo who can help you master & embody authentic power as well as teach others how to do the same.

She really “gets” the power struggles that come with all of our everyday interactions. She is an inspirational coach, teacher, & mentor for high potentials, managers, directors & executives  in multi-national companies, emerging businesses & non-profits.

Pat began her career with CBS News in New York, prior to moving into communications training and coaching for technology-oriented companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Lockheed-Martin.   In breaking the code on the struggle for personal power, which resulted in her creation of the Predator, Prey or Partner Model™, she incorporated learning from numerous disciplines: Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Physics, Cultural Anthropology, Systems Thinking, Psycho-Acoustics, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Social Discourse, Improvisational Theatre & the martial Art of Aikido. Her life’s goal is to champion the evolution of human communication.

Amy Gonzales

Amy Gonzales is a business leader, consultant, coach, and speaker.

In addition to running her own business, focusing on leadership effectiveness and communication, Amy is the Regional Director for Women Unlimited.

Gabriela Mueller

Gabriella Mendoza-Mueller

Coach, trainer, & speaker Gabriela Müller-Mendoza’s areas of expertise are personal empowerment, leadership in the corporate world, presentation skills, team building, diversity management and cross-cultural interpersonal communication skills.

She is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute in the UK and the executive coach training CoachVille program, based in the US. Originally from Mexico, Gabriela lived, studied and worked in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany and Switzerland.

She holds an MBA in Global Leadership from the Institute for Investigation and Communication.

Deb Kaufmann

Deb partners with executives and client sponsors to educate and coach people in their organizations to communicate, interact, and lead in a way that moves business and careers forward. With an M.B.A., a background of manufacturing quality and operations management, career counseling, and study of coaching and mindfulness, Deb brings a unique perspective, integrated approach, and effective solutions to businesses, individuals, and teams.

Rahel Abraham

Rahel works with world-class organizations to support them in launching and managing large scale initiatives that transform how people work and interact. She’s able to challenge and support people and process, empathetically inspiring with no-nonsense pragmatism. Having earned Microsoft’s Gold Star award twice, Rahel believes in great achievement, partnership and the power of clear vision.

Scott Dannemiller

Scott Dannemiller has been working in the training and organizational development field since 1994 as a leader, coach, facilitator, and business owner. He is a skilled instructor who consistently receives exceptional reviews for his engaging, high-energy workshops. Scott specializes in teaching practical skills that can be applied instantly in both business and personal life. Scott’s passion is working with leaders to help them find their most authentic, effective style for influencing others to make a difference.

Stephanie Murray
Director of Operations

Stephanie knows Pat Kirkland Leadership courses from the inside out. She first met Pat 10+ years ago when she was a participant in a Pat Kirkland Leadership course at Microsoft. As time went on, Stephanie became an avid sponsor of Pat having Pat coach a number of teams in different organizations at Microsoft. In 2012, after spending 20 years at Microsoft, Stephanie joined Pat Kirkland Leadership as our Director of Operations. She has her hands full with scheduling offerings, managing our database, and business development. In addition to working with Pat Kirkland Leadership, she is a Certified Nursing Assistant providing respite care and companionship to seniors and is a hospice/palliative care volunteer.