Bonita Paterson L. Bonita Patterson
LinkedIn Profile
  • Founder and CEO of Polaris Consulting Group
  • People Optimization Specialist
  • Leads workshops, training, facilitation, seminars, and consulting engagements
  • 20 years in senior management and leadership roles in Fortune 100, mid-size, and small companies
  • Strength as executive coach, consultant, and advisor lies in her understanding of human behavior, organizational complexities, and sustainable change
  • Transforms organizations to enhance competitive advantage, which was cultivated during her years in management, and polished as a consultant to corporate and government clients
  • Accomplishments include:
    • Coaching a leader who advanced from first line manager to CEO at a swift pace
    • Managing a Business Development Center which generated $100 million in revenue in an 18 month period
    • Designing and facilitating an organizational change effort to revitalize a flagging organization
    • Facilitating a 'post merger' transition to a new operating model
    • Developing an executive leadership program leveraging world-class educators, executives, and researchers to enhance leadership capabilities of senior management in global organizations
  • Clients include a broad array of corporate, government, and non profit organizations


  • Keynotes
  • Topics are communications, emotional intelligence, values alignment, team building, accelerating change, business creativity, and leadership development

Community Leader

  • Past President, Colorado Human Resources Association
  • Facilitator and Coach, Leadership Ascent Programs
  • Former Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon, Graduate School of Business
  • Former Co-Chair, Colorado Women's Leadership Coalition

Certifications & Assessments

  • Emotional Intelligence - EQi®
  • Emergenetics®- Brain Dominance & Behavior Profile
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming - Master
  • Kouzes & Posner Leadership Practices Inventory 360
  • Denison Organizational Culture Survey
  • Denison Leadership 360
  • Corporate Transformation Tools®- Organizational Culture Assessment and Alignment
  • Mental and Emotional Release®


  • Books - Communication Under Fire, and Emotional Intelligence in Action
  • Articles on strategy, business case, and value proposition


  • Master of Science, Organizational Leadership & Management, Regis University
  • IBM Harvard / Wharton Executive Management Program
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications, University of Delaware
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