Who We Are
Dr. G. C. Patterson
B. S., M. Div., Th. M., D.D., CCUCG, PCC
Dr. Gary Patterson is the COO and Senior Trainer at Organization Leadership Coaching. OLC Specializes in providing clients with professional training in Coaching, Leader Development and Organization Strategy Planning with follow up through Alignment. The organization also focuses on teaching leadership training classes in group facilitation, consulting, project planning, team building and management excellence.
Gary has extensive experience in working in organizations through his 23 years as a Military Commissioned Officer and NCO and work in non-profit organizations and hospitals. His expert coaching and organization development skills as well as his understanding of the dynamics and challenges of motivating people allowed him to influence a wide range of organizations – from the US Government, Multiple Hospital Systems and State/National Religious Conventions and Associations.
People have said of Gary that he has a “warm engaging style that is full or energy and insight.” Gary’s approach to leadership and coaching is one of “passion and calling.” His motto is to “Help Organizations engage Great Futures successfully with Compassionate Care for its People.” The bottom line to his energy is - "people matter and are the most important asset to any organization." He wants to see organizations move from “telling modes of leadership to asking ones” that enable workers at all levels to step into the realm of personal leadership and perform all services from a personal brand of character.
He has a B. S. in Social Services and Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from the American Technological University (Tarleton State University), both the Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology from Grace Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Divinity from the American Theological Seminary, is a Corporate Coach University Certified Graduate (CCUCG) and presently holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation while in pursuit of the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Certification with the International Coaching Federation. Gary has certifications in the Birkman Personality Inventory, Myers Briggs, Conflict Mediation, LeadStrtat Certificates in Secrets to Effective Group Facilitation & Secrets to Effective Strategy, Hoshin Strategy Planning, Covey’s - 7 Habits of Effective People - 5 Choices – Speed of Trust - 4 Discipines of Execution - and 4 Leadership Imperatives. Gary is one of a handful internationally to hold the Level 3/Train the Trainer designation in Legacy Leadership(R) certified under Coach Works International and was recently Certified in the last Conversational Intellegence Course offered by Judith Glaser before her death. He lives in San Antonio with his lovely wife Priscilla and manages his ranch with horses.
Associate Sr. Facilitator/Consultant
Brenda Chaddock is a world-class speaker, facilitator, mentor and teacher who brings to her work years and layers of education and experience in people development and living with vision.
With a background in nursing, adult education and life & health mastery, Brenda has worked privately, publicly, with government and corporate clients, both nationally and internationally, for the past 40 years.
For many years, including 15 working with Johnson and Johnson, her focus was in the corporate and government health sectors, facilitating with individuals, organizations and health professionals to provide optimal care and quality of life for their clients. Throughout her career Brenda has modeled and taught the importance of relationship in any, and every, walk of life.
Currently, through the Odyssey Leadership Centre, Brenda mentors and facilitates leadership development and practise. From a mindset that we have the opportunity to consciously be lifelong students of leadership, the journey is a pathway from study to success to significance. With a profound belief that ‘together we are stronger’ Brenda’s passions are peer leadership, mentoring groups, communities of shared purpose, and businesses to ‘be all they aspire to be so that they can do all they aspire to do’ through collaborative processes. Brenda’s approach is unique and her eclectic style appeals to a variety of audiences. She facilitates with zest and presence and commits her energies to sharing ‘get started today’ ideas and tools for vision, inspiration and achieving the best life has to offer by achieving the best we have to offer life.
Master Legacy Leadership® Facilitator and Global Trainer – Brenda is one of only 8 Master Facilitators in the world, certified to facilitate this model and to certify other facilitators on behalf of CoachWorks® International. Brenda, together with Legacy Leadership colleagues, offers semi-annual Certification Institutes as well as International Certifications. These have included New Zealand, Russia and Central Europe.
Certified Winslow Behavioural Assessment Consultant since 2006. Brenda can guide you to complete the (online) Winslow Human Dynamics Profile; a 24 Character Trait Assessment that is invaluable for interviewing, hiring, assessing right relationship with organizational position, coaching, and development. In addition to these direct benefits, this assessment is of key value to coaches who are working with both individual and executive team clients.
Licensed One Page Business Plan Consultant – Brenda facilitates individuals and organizations in creating stress-free and effective business strategies, from Visions to Action plans, by writing a succinct business plan on ONE PAGE.
MS, FACHE, BCC, PCC, CPPS
Associate Sr. Coach Trainer & Mentor
Heidi is passionate about coaching leaders from across the globe to get clear, get focused, and take action to make an impact—and live their legacy. Clients who work with her are interested in being transformed, from the inside out—by aligning their purpose and passion to be their very best…with joy. With over 7 years coaching, along with 25 years of experience in for-profit, non-profit, and government, she has a special talent for inspiring others to fully tap into their faith, fire and focus to step into action, ignite their performance, and achieve amazing consistent results.
Legacy Leaders develop others to live their legacy today! Legacy Leaders for Life, LLC partners with executives, emerging and aspiring leaders to live their legacy, not just leave it. Legacy Leaders discover ‘who they are’ and ‘what they know,’ then turn it into ‘what they do.’
Heidi has an impressive history in spread, impact and sustainment of high-performing teams in healthcare to improve patient safety. Heidi has spearheaded enterprise wide change initiatives that saved lives and influenced leaders and teams in transforming healthcare by integrating teamwork principles into every day practice.
Heidi is the lead architect of the award winning and a globally recognized healthcare innovation, TeamSTEPPS, now adopted by 35% of U.S. hospitals and translated into multiple languages for international use. Research studies have validated these team-based behaviors and team-building principles to improve communication and other teamwork skills are applicable across industries where people interdependently work together to accomplish common goals to achieve winning results with measurable success.
In addition, Heidi is a recognized speaker, trusted collaborator, and Professional Certified Coach (ICF). Co-authoring over 50 publications, Heidi is an assistant professor and serves on several advisory boards and expert panels. She has received several awards, including distinguished Office of the Secretary of Defense medals (2007, 2014, 2015), the National Patient Safety Foundation Chairman's Medal (2009) for inspiring and leading change through improvement strategies while creating a culture of respect, openness, learning and team dynamics, the Training Officers’ Consortium Innovation Award (2013) and was a Service to America Medal finalist (2012).
Heidi and her husband reside in Mission Viejo, CA, recently relocating to be close to their grandchildren. Heidi served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean and is an island girl at heart.
M.S. Health Related Professions (Leadership, Education, Administration & Development Program), University of Pittsburgh; B.S. Education, Edinboro University; Registered Dental Hygienist University of Pittsburgh
BS, BA, M. Div., D. Min., ACC
Associate Sr. Coach Trainer & Mentor
Darrell and Karen Horn have been married since August 1982.
They have five adult children, four of which are married with seven
grandchildren. Darrell served as pastor in Oklahoma and Texas prior to
him and Karen serving as missionaries for 9 years with the International
Mission Board in Latin America. Darrell served as the Executive Director
of the San Felipe Baptist Association for 10+ years. He now serves as the
Executive Director of the San Antonio Baptist Association. He holds a BS
and a BA from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Divinity and Doctor
of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the last
decade he has taught as an adjunct mission’s professor on several seminary and
Sonia "Soni" Gwyn
Associate Sr. Coach Trainer & Mentor
Sonia “Soni” Gwyn, is the founder of Integrated Coaching Plus, LLC. She is passionate about helping leaders and organizations get unstuck and make sustainable changes. She believes that awareness, intention and execution are part of the secret sauce for personal, team and organizational transformation.
She brings to her coaching expertise over twenty years of experience as a corporate leader at various Fortune 500 companies and the Federal government. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified Prosci change management practitioner. Her experience and perspective are global. She has partnered with coaching clients in Europe, Asia, South Africa and the United States and has lived in Asia and Europe.
Soni is also an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and holds coaching certificates of training from Duke University Integrative Medicine and Newfield Network. Additionally, she has a BS in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Soni is in her happy place WHEN her coaching client has a magical moment; WHEN she is traveling; WHEN she is experiencing her delicious grandchildren; WHEN she is meditating with her crystals; or WHEN she is laying on a beach with crystal clear water and powder soft sand.
BS, M.R.E., ACC
Associate Sr. Coach Trainer & Mentor
Teague Harrell grew up in small county seat town in west Texas. At age 16 he became the Music Director of the First Baptist Church in his hometown. He acquired leadership skills early and in college became President of the Baptist Student Union. Throughout his life he has been a leader in churches and Christian organizations.
He served 5 churches as Minister of Education, all but one doubled in attendance during his tenure. He was involved in relocating two churches to different parts of the city. During his 30 year ministry in local churches he created and taught in conferences and consulted with churches in the areas of spiritual formation, adult education and church growth.
He currently serves as Church Growth Coach & Consultant for San Antonio Baptist Association, San Antonio, Texas, a position he has held since 2001.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) from Baylor University, a Masters of Religious Education Degree (MRE) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has studied on his PhD Degree with Trinity Seminary.
His coach certification and training includes: an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, a Core Essentials Graduate from Coach U, a Coach U Coaching Clinic Facilitator of the Licensing Program, and a certified instructor of Coaching4Clergy Basic Coach Training Program. He is a Certified Strategy Planner, experienced Conference Planner and Gifted Teacher.
Additionally, he is the guiding leader of the Longing for His Presence Retreat System, a three part retreat system that focus on a minister’s spiritual formation; and a leader in the current Vital Church: Church Revitalization Initiative taking place in Texas Baptist life.
Jay S, Johns, III
B. A., Th. M, ACC
Associate Sr. Facilitator/Consultant
Jay Johns has expertly coached senior leaders toward personal and professional breakthroughs for a quarter century. He's worked with leaders in a broad range of fields across the national security enterprise as well as in the private sector. Jay has extensive experience coaching senior executives in the Department of Defense, as well as those within non-profit organizations. Among his several degrees, Jay holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College (Washington, DC), a Master of Theology (Ethics and Leadership) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, Massachusetts), and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. He serves as an Adjunct Faculty member (Leadership Practicum) at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University. Jay is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.
Associate Sr. Facilitator/Consultant
Vilynsia received her Masters of Education with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology in 1998 from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with children, adolescent, adult, and Veterans experiencing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Anger, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar, Depression, Grief, Bereavement, and Anxiety. She combines traditional talk therapy with Christianity to achieve exciting results. Vilynsia is committed to providing the highest quality of care to promote healing and growth. Vilynsia enjoys spending time with her family, friends, attending OKC Thunder games, cooking, Zumba and traveling.
BS, M.R.E., PCC
Associate Sr. Coach Trainer & Consultant
“Coaching is about believing in people – and using intuitive listening and powerful questions to move the client toward finding their own solutions in life with specific action plans to accomplish them.” Ed Hale
Ed Hale is passionate about training coaches for the local church, association, and businesses across Texas. Since 2009, he has designed, taught, facilitated, and/or provided corporate and personal coach training, including Foundational Coaching Clinic©, QuickTrac Coaching Workshop©, Coaching Theories and Methods, Developing Coaching Skills, Coaching Practicums and Teleclasses. He has written his own coaching model (The Coaching BRIDGE) with accompanying workbook that is used in his clinics and workshops.
Ed has been in full time ministry since 1980 and was a consultant with the Texas Baptist Convention for over 15 years. As an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University, he currently teaches a coaching concentration within the Masters Degree programs of the School of Business, Education, Christian Ministries, and Professional Development. He also loves to coach and facilitate Transition Teams in pastorless churches committed to the Intentional Interim Program as they prepare for their next pastor.
He holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential and is currently obtaining his Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation. He is a graduate of Corporate Coach U and the Advanced Corporate Coaching Program and holds the Coaching Clinic Licensing Program Certificate from Coach U.
Ed also holds an M.R.E. Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas; a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, Washington D.C.; and a B.A. Degree from East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas.
Personal Coaching Philosophy:
Professional Life Coaching is one of the best leadership tools available to help good leaders become great leaders! First of all, it teaches you to respect others and believe in them. It teaches you how to help others “think for themselves,” and to solve their own problems without you “telling them what to do!” Today’s highly competitive environment demands that individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations perform at higher levels and with greater expectation than ever before.
- Life Coaching is the perfect tool for integrating basic coaching skills into personal leadership development programs.
- Life Coaching helps participants learn a straightforward model that fosters individual growth, awareness, commitment and accountability.
- Life Coaching prepares individuals to expand their skills to work effectively with people and with teams in businesses, churches and other organizations.
Successful leaders must place a new emphasis on individual and collective “buy-in, ownership and self-initiative” in the workplace.
“It’s a wonderful experience when a coaching client has an ‘Aha Moment’ and takes action on something they’ve been putting off for a long time. It’s a great feeling for both of us.”
JOHN W. ELLIS, III
BS., M. Div.
Sr. Associate & Trainer/Consultant
Chaplain (LTC) John W. Ellis graduated Cum Laude from Park University in Parkville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. CH Ellis went to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.
He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of International Chaplaincy Ministries (ICO). ICO provides consulting activities, leadership training, team building and, family training programs to the military, small business, and church organizations.
ICO partnered with Franklin Covey, Inc. to provide 15 different Leadership and Human Development courses to leaders and employees in the Veterans Administration hospitals from June 2010 – March 2013. These seminars were taught in the United States, Germany, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Chaplain (LTC) Ellis was hired by the Kansas City VA Medical Center to be the Chief of Chaplain Services from April 2013 until April 2015. Under his leadership, the department provided pastoral care to patients, families and staff . He supervised and rebuilt a Clinical Pastor Education program to train chaplains.
In June 2015, CH (LTC) Ellis developed his own company: True North Leadership Consultants, LLC. With over 39 years of leadership experience, teaching, and speaking; his company provides consulting, coaching, and leadership training to individuals, government agencies, small business, and religious organizations. His company has a Joint Venture with Organizational Leadership Coaching to provide certified coach training and with Franklin Covey to teach courses to the Federal Government and Augusta, GA.
CH (LTC) Ellis received certification from the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). He specializes in the following coaching areas: Coaching Training, Executive/Leadership, Life Coaching, Christian Coaching, and Business Coaching. His other certifications include 14 Crisis Intervention Workshops, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Levels 1&2), Christian Life Profile, and the Prepare/Enrich Inventory.
John Ellis is married to Helga G. Ellis (Grebe) and has four kids, six grand-children, and 3 great grand- children. He now lives in Augusta, GA.
Dr. STEVEN L. JORDAN Sr.
B.A., B.S.W., M.Div., Ph.D., Ed.D.c
Sr. Associate & Facilitator/Strategist
Dr. Jordan is a highly skilled and accomplished education administrator and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience as a leader, influencer, and strategic thinker. He utilizes outstanding academic and administrative knowledge to efficiently train leaders and move organizations to higher levels of efficiency while training the next generation of legacy leaders. He brings to our team the skillfulness that implements international education programs and directs professional development training. His background includes managing budgets in excess of $500M and achieving 100% of fiscal goals in record time.
Doctor of Education - Ed. D.c (Post-Doctoral Studies – Doctoral Candidate): North Central University, Prescott Valley, AZ: 2015
Doctor of Philosophy - Ph. D. (Human Services): Capella University, Minneapolis, MN: 2006
Ph. D. in Religious Studies: Columbia Pacific University, Columbia, DC: 1989
Master of Divinity M.DIV.: Pacific School of Religion, Berkley, CA: 1987
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work): San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA: 1985
Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Teaching): San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA: 1985
“The Effect Of Religious Preference And The Frequency Of Spirituality On The Retention And Attrition Rates Among Injured Soldiers” - Dissertation.com: Jordan, S. - 2008
OLC Organizational Leadership Coaching (OLC) was born out of a desire to impact corporate cultures to be more appreciative of workers gifts/talents and to influence leaders at all levels to accomplish bold organizational visions while building legacy leaders. We really do mean it when we say we are "Coaching Legacy Leaders to Impact the World." In a world that is flat anyone can have a global impact and can collaborate to spread ideas, innovations and creations. We believe in the human spirit and that valued contributions can come from anyone if we are better listeners and encouragers. Let us help move your organizational culture down the road toward bold achievement and leadership development. G. C. Patterson - COO