Life Coach for LIFE COACH
People with Hearing Loss
People with hearing loss have unique personal, career and relationship challenges. Should they tell friends, or co-workers, or romantic partners about their hearing loss? When and how should they advocate for themselves and when should they let it go? Are they using technology to help them hear better? How to manage hearing challenges when communicating with someone wearing a mask? And who can they safely talk to about these challenges?
While life coaches are not psychologists, they are trained to help set realistic and achievable life goals, facilitate step-by-step action plans to achieve those goals, and to be accountable to the coach and oneself in this process.
A Life Coach develops a partnership with you to focus on where you want to be and how you want to experience yourself in the future. This is done through a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.
Pat Dobbs is one of the few life coaches who has chosen to specialize in working with individuals with hearing loss, and at any stage in their journey. She also works with partners of people with hearing loss as they're affected too - either individually or as couples.
She works with individuals.
She also works with couples as partners are affected too.
Gallaudet University Peer Mentor
Myers Briggs Practitioner
Trainee International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Coaching informally for 10 years.
On-line through Zoom with live transcription/captions
Pat Dobbs started to lose her hearing when she was 20 and today is the happy recipient of bilateral cochlear implants. Through most of her life she bought into the stigma of hearing loss until finally she came to terms with it. She launched the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Morris County Chapter in New Jersey, serving as president. She also attended Gallaudet University’s two-year peer mentoring program. Inspired by this program, she designed and facilitated a series of workshops on managing hearing loss, and began coaching practice focusing on the unique personal, career and relationship challenges unique to people with hearing loss. Pat is the President of SayWhatClub, a global, online hearing loss support group and a new resident of Deer Isle, Maine.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I used Pat for training & coaching after my first cochlear implant surgery. She was very attentive & helpful. I highly recommend Pat Dobbs as a coach. First rate, five stars.
~ Mary-Ellen, a person with two cochlear implants