Dr. Patt

Patt Hollinger Pickett, SEICC, LMFT, MEd, PhD

Professional Profile

  • A relationship and emotional intelligence expert (EQ), trainer, speaker, writer, professional coach, EQ testing provider, consultant, and relationship therapist
  • Collaborative Personal Development Consultant
  • 30+ years professional experience
  • Solid reputation for delivering compelling content and expert guidance while infusing directness, enthusiasm, creativity, energy, and humor into her work
  • Eagerness to embrace new challenges and to adapt to changing roles
  • Well-known for her OUTSIDE-THE-BOX thinking and ideas...Her Clients say, "I never thought about it that way before!"

Objectives 2019-2020

Provide top quality group and individual training/consultation on communication, relationships, and emotional management skills

 1. Increase emotional intelligence (EQ)

 2. Apply that knowledge in personal and business relationships

3. Foster personal excellence to demonstrate that business /personal fulfillment 

                                                               and great relationships  are possible for those who are motivated and persist

4. Deliver access for Adults and Youth to scientifically validated and statistically reliable  

     Emotional Intelligence Testing and Development at a modest cost.


Doctorate in Education/Marriage-Family-Systems—St. Louis University

Master’s Degree in Education/Counseling—University of Missouri at St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts/Sociology—University of Missouri at St. Louis

Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT)

Missouri State Certified Teacher

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (Emeritus)

Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach (SEICC)

Missouri Writers’ Guild (MWG)

Professional History

  • 2014 to Present- St. Louis Emotional Intelligence Center for Testing and Development LLC--a Division  of HireCoach™ -Co-Owner: Emotional Intelligence testing & development, consulting, training, workshops, speaking, coaching/therapy business
  • 2004 to 2014—HireCoach™– Co-Owner: consulting, training, workshops, speaking, coaching/therapy business
  • 1986 to 2004—Independent private mental health practice for professional coaching and counseling
  • Prior 13-year tenure as a Probation and Parole Officer:
    • United States District Courts/Eastern District of Missouri 
    • Missouri State Department of Probation and Parole


  • Numerous Expert Guest Appearances on Local TV and Radio  on the topics of Relationships/Marriage/Family
  • Author of the multiple-award winning book The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight—2013 MSI Press- CA.
  • Author of Awesome Couple Communication: Expressing What You Mean and Understanding what the other Meant---2018 MSI Pfress- CA
  • Contributing author for Chicken Soup for the Soul Series: “Married Life” and “Here Comes the Bride”
  • Columnist for a life coaching Q&A and other articles featured in local newspapers
  • Workshop facilitator on (business and personal) Emotional Intelligence and Marriage/Family/Relationships
  • Frequent presenter on Marriage/Family  and life satisfaction topics for community groups and the community college


Writing, reading, golf, fitness travel, entertaining, friends, family, multiple forms of art, sewing, crafting, gardening, and gourmet cooking

Contact Me

On Olive, 2 minutes West of 141 in Dierberg's Plaza in Chesterfield MO

Convenient to St. Louis City and County. Just a quick 15-30 minutes from St. Charles County over the 364/Page bridge or via HWY 70 or HWY 40/64.

Hours Available by Appointment Only. Hours are reserved well in advance and missed appointment fee applies.





8:00 am-1:00 pm


1:00 pm-7:00 pm


1:00 pm-7:00 pm