Potential.Realized.

At Patricia Cook & Associates, we’re in the
business of finding, training and polishing potential.

 Potential is a terrible thing to waste.

In companies. And in people.

We help your employees develop the skills

and confidence they need to make the

most of every opportunity. Because being

the best in the business starts with

bringing out the best in your people.

YOUR COMPANY IS ONLY
AS GOOD AS THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR YOU.

The world is dynamically changing and our workplaces and communication methods are more diverse than ever. That makes it harder and harder for your employees to know the “right thing” to say or do in person, on the phone, or online. But with our relevant and engaging trainings they can quickly learn how to navigate it all, and build better relationships with clients, and each other.

        The good news: your employees don’t have to lose what makes them who they are in order to be “professional.”

 

We focus on helping them identify and grow their real strengths so they can be their truest selves. And because we know most people roll their eyes at the thought of taking a personal branding class or being told how to dress for success, we teach in a fun and engaging way that doesn’t feel like torture.

 

We promise.

WE FOCUS ON AUTHENTICITY.
ALWAYS.
A CULTURE OF RESPECT, INCLUSIVENESS,
AND PROFESSIONALISM
IS POSSIBLE. 

It's never been more important to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone treats each other respectfully. Not only is it the right thing to do, it also helps companies get and keep the best talent, and it's been shown time and again that diverse workplaces are more profitable and successful.

But that doesn't happen by accident. Or through traditional DEI training.

That's why we embed DEI skill-building into all our professionalism training and help organizations create environments that foster appreciation for differences and true cooperation, while challenging each employee to be their absolute best.
 

All while developing a company culture that's consistent, and accurately reflects your values.

 

IN OUR CLIENTS' WORDS

"Patricia’s session is consistently one of the highest rated sessions in our program and one that the students all feel provides them valuable information they will use in their personal and professional lives. 

I highly recommend her services."

Rich Frey, Director Executive MBA Program University of Illinois

"I’ve had employees come to me or email me all day saying

how much they enjoyed the presentation today. They really got a lot out of it, and you held them captivated and entertained the whole time."

Practice Administrator from a large Medical Group

Patricia Cook & Associates began in

2003 and since then has helped thousands of individuals and companies large and small maximize their potential.

85% OF JOB SUCCESS COMES FROM HAVING WELL-DEVELOPED

SOFT  SKILLS. 

Harvard University, Carnegie Foundation + Stanford Research Center

CLIENTS

Bank of America

JP Morgan Chase

Wells Fargo

Northern Trust

BMO Harris

Wintrust Financial

CIBC-U.S.

Magnetar Capital

Citadel

Piper Sandler

Baird

EY

RSM Global

CFA Society Chicago

Lexus

Toyota

Mercedes-Benz

Nissan

Motorola Solutions

Anixter

Graybar

Caterpillar

Fellowes Manufacturing

Schneider Electric

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

University of Chicago Booth 

University of Miami

University of Illinois

DePaul University

Valparaiso University

Elmhurst University

Earlham College

Loyola University

University of St. Thomas

Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm

BLDD Architects

Numerous US Health Care groups