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Future By Design is a premier executive coaching & consulting group to Fortune 100 companies, teams, individuals and entrepreneurs. We determine “What’s Missing”™ and strategically increase their effectiveness.



Mission: Making a difference everywhere we go.

Photo of Pat DenorchPat’s diverse background includes working with organizations such as Microsoft, Xerox, Seafirst Bank and Landmark Education Corporation. She is a result driven professional with more than fifteen years management and coaching experience. Pat has over nine years experience in delivering transformational programs and has authored several seminars on team building, successful sales, volunteering and leadership mastery as well as training in facilitating and presentation. Her experience includes a demonstrated ability in developing effective communication and facilitating agreement between diverse groups with opposing viewpoints.

Pat has a successful track record developing and implementing programs, policies, procedures and evaluation. As a small business owner, consultant and corporate career woman she has a strong and diverse portfolio of leadership and management skills and abilities. Pat is known as a strong and powerful advocate, recognized for her ability to effect change and mobilize an organization or a community into action to produce results. She has launched several successful philanthropic projects such as the award winning Small Hands ~ Big Hearts a non-profit designed to provide support to young children for the express purpose to learn and experience making a difference in their communities. Many of the people she has worked with have created projects that have achieved local and national attention, including World Peace Day, January 1, 2002. Pat has achieved many awards throughout her career and is a highly sought after executive coach, facilitator and speaker.




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  • Working with Pat DeNorch at Designing Futures has enabled me to change my perspective on business, sales and relationships. Coaching isn’t an easy process, but I have learned a great deal and I have gained the understanding that has helped me blow out my quota by 60%. – TB, Poorman Douglas Corporation
  • I have participated in over a hundred of these types of trainings, this is the best one I’ve been in. Amazing! – MS
  • I’ve learned more about myself in a few short hours than ever before and the best part is, I can use what I’ve learned immediately and I don’t think it will ever leave me! – SB, Operations, Wild Ginger
  • My team has gone from last in the country at 89% to third in just two and half months, achieving 119% of revenue target! – RG, Microsoft
  • When I began coaching with Pat DeNorch I was ready to leave my job due to frustration and poor performance. At the end of three months of coaching I was at 200% of my year end quota! – J, Microsoft
  • While coaching with Pat DeNorch I have been promoted three times in three years and placed on the fast track. – MF, Sales Manager
  • I really dislike trainings at off-sites … they have been a waste of time and money. The two days my team and customers were with Future By Design was the single most valuable training I’ve been involved in. My customers were astonished at what they discovered about themselves and their relationship to me. We are making our quota this year and next year looks even better. – SL, Microsoft
  • I call Pat DeNorch my “secret weapon”. I wouldn’t think of preparing anything important without her. – JW, General Manager
  • Pat’s coaching has helped me take my salesmanship to the next level which resulted in 110% quota attainment in a very difficult economic year. – SH
  • Pat has helped me grow and refine my inner leadership skills which provided me a competitive edge with my peer group. – SH


Future By Design uses a unique method for training: inquiry. For adults it is one of the most effective methods for long lasting results. Inquiry is engaging in conversations where the goal is not to come to a conclusion, but rather to engage with the question itself. The outcome of an inquiry is unpredictable and results in new thinking outside ones pre-existing framework.

Executive coaching is a rapidly growing field and many executives in varying types of companies and environments see the value in having someone to hold them to their word and be accountable to another in a way that is non-threatening yet provokes a desire to be the very best. During coaching you will get to your core issue which stops you from being the most successful you, you can be. You will determine what your Strategy For Success is; how like a well tuned machine you are successful and see how it becomes your Formula For Failure. You will breakthrough your self-imposed constraints and learn what you don’t know about yourself. Also available – relationship coaching.

Team building can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging initiatives a manager or team member can confront. Through thought provoking exercises and inquiries, teams members learn about each another, develop trust and increase their communication skills resulting in higher productivity, greater employee satisfaction and improved customer satisfaction resulting in increased revenue.

Off-sites are more productive when facilitated by someone outside the organization. This allows for management to be a team player resulting in greater affinity for the individuals on the team. A one, two or three day event produces closure on what didn’t work and using what didn’t work to build a positive and powerful future for each team member. Design of this event is created in partnership with management and Future By Design.

Empowering Leadership Program is a year long highly successful program originally designed and implemented for a sales district at Microsoft. ELP is geared to building and adding to a corporate leadership gene pool. Participants in this program report a minimum of 20% increase in productivity, greater job satisfaction, a feeling of being valued, increased revenue and improved work life balance.

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