Blue Glass provides both coaching and consulting services. The two often go hand-in-hand. Great strategic plans often fail because the individuals who need to lead them may not be equipped with the skill sets or mind set to drive and execute on a strategy. Our understanding of business, and the ability to develop people within businesses, enables organizations to identify new areas of opportunity, accelerate growth, and empower people to be exceptionally successful.
Our mission is to positively influence organizations, helping people to realize stronger, more centered ways of being that result in more inclusive environments, better engagement and improved results.
With over 26 years of sales, business development, and marketing leadership experiences in both small start-ups and large corporations, the founder of Blue Glass Company, Renee Patton, has managed through adversity and diversity to help organizations realize technology solutions that drive business outcomes. To facilitate change, she has specifically focused on developing people and teams to drive results, knowing that creating a positive and collaborative culture begins with individuals, their strengths, their passions, and their motivations.
Her business and executive leadership experience, coupled with her professional coaching capabilities, make her uniquely suited to take people to the next level in their development, and help organizations be more successful.
Renée has a passion for learning, having spent 24 years in education, as a business leader, a high school English and French teacher, and a board trustee where she learned firsthand how a district organization runs and serves the community.
She loves helping people learn about themselves, discovering their unique talents and the wisdom within them, that will support them throughout life.
Prior to joining Cisco, she ran her own marketing consulting firm for seven years, working with agility to develop strategy and customize sales programs and projects to meet client needs.
After teaching, she spent seven years at Siemens serving as the key global marketing interface with Munich and managing national sales programs. Renée later joined Cisco, working in various roles from field marketing and national programs to global industry strategy and transformational change management.
She is excited about the future and the trends driving massive shifts in how always-connected people are working today. Renée is particularly interested in the role of culture in organizations and using coaching to help leaders, teams, and companies to succeed. She uses an integral coaching methodology to develop the whole person, enabling people to create changes that will last a lifetime.
Renée is a Lions’ Club Member, a mentor for the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a certified integral coach, and involved in her local community. She holds a B.A. in English with a minor in French from Santa Clara University, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and an Integral Coaching Certification through New Ventures West.
Blue Glass coaches individuals within the following four domains of their lives, the goal being to develop a stronger understanding of the whole individual, and the challenges they face within the context of their overall lives and ways of being.
We use principles related to somatic development, the identification of emotions, and leader embodiment, helping people to manage with greater ease the uncertainty and loss we all experience. I help to build heart and spirit, and a new way of being, through awareness exercises, mindfulness and somatic practices, and specific activities.
This methodology, in turn, forms the foundation of whatever an individual might like to accomplish: being a better, more effective executive, increasing the chances for business success, moving a career forward, and dealing with difficult relationships.
“The practice of Leader Embodiment gives us the gift of having a choice to be centered and mindful. When we are centered and mindful, we automatically act with wisdom, compassion, and power.” Palmer and Crawford, Leadership Embodiment.
Renee is a gifted leader with strong strategic and world class execution skills. It was my pleasure to work with her at Siemens Corporation in various marketing roles. She was instrumental in developing the lead generation program, which improved the quality of the sales leads, resulting in increased sales revenue. Overall, Renee is one of the strongest business professionals in the industry.
Renee was able to quickly connect to me at my core and was able to put together a coaching program aligned to that core. The program was incredible and enjoyable in every way. As I stumbled Renee was there with targeted coaching to help me continue moving forward. With kindness, insight, and creativity Renee provides a wholistic coaching experience for her clients which will absolutely provide a way forward for your desired growth.
I had the pleasure of working with Renee for several years. Her professionalism and attention to detail are evident in everything she does. Even when handed unexpected programs to manage, she jumped right in and excelled at her role. Renee treats all people she meets with such kindness, and that is so important in our world today. If you have an opportunity to work with Renee in the future, I highly recommend you do so, you won’t regret it!
I am so grateful to have been coached by Renee! She helped me work on my tendency to derive my sense of self-worth solely with my job. Her straightforward and kind approach allowed me to be vulnerable and honest with her. She created a thoughtful, detailed coaching plan that was clearly individualized to me and what I wanted to get out of coaching. Her support as we worked together was thoughtful and non-judgmental. At the end, I felt like I had gained a variety of tools and techniques to address my presenting issue, and that I had new way of looking at myself. I would very highly recommend coaching with Renee to anyone.
I had the extreme good fortune to work on Renee’s Cisco team for nearly four years. She is an inspirational, empathetic leader who possesses the unique combination of strategic planning and execution skills necessary to drive growth and profitability. As a leader, she brings out the best in people. Through her coaching and mentoring, she helped me grow personally and professionally, and she continues to coach me to this day. Renee and I co-created a comprehensive professional development plan to get me thinking out of the box, expand my skill set and position my capabilities for new, exciting opportunities. I cannot overstate the value of her engaging, effective coaching methodology, style, approach, and results!
Global Industry Lead, Cisco Education
When I first met Renee, I was experiencing feelings of anxiety, loneliness, sadness and just overall feeling lost in who I was and who i wanted to become. She helped and encouraged me to really dig deep within to not only find myself but to love the person who I am. Renee completely changed my perspective on life and showed me the beauty of P A U S I N G, finding the beauty all around and living in the moment before it is gone. I cannot recommend her enough! And Renee- thank you for showing me that I am not only brave but also a beautiful water lily in this world.
Renee developed a comprehensive marketing and business plan for MMDesign that helped us to create a successful company. Renee’s ability to boil down complex business dependencies, relationships and paradigms to simple actionable tasks enabled our business to be successful for years to come.
When I started working with Renee, my job had recently changed to a strategic role, which required a great deal of learning and growth. Renee helped me navigate through my transformation into this new role, gave me tools on how to not only recognize and address my personal feelings, but to also steady the ship, so to say. As a result, I was able to better advocate for myself and get the promotion I had been seeking.
Renee’s approach is holistic – she has the ability to recognize personal growth goals and connect those to business goals. She serves as both a mentor and a coach, and her empathy is her greatest skill as she seeks to meet you where you are, helping you get to where you want to go.