In March of 1996, Deb began her coaching business, Portage. She has attracted an international clientele of leaders, high achievers, entrepreneurs, coaches and visionaries.
Deb is extraordinarily intuitive and passionate about all things wild. She spends much of her time getting to know herself better and testing her limits in the wilderness. She gives Mother Nature credit for being her first coach. Deb taps into her insights gained from being outdoors to get amazing results with her clients.
In addition to her regular one-on-one coaching sessions, Deb combines her intuitive abilities and her passion for nature to offer Wilderness Adventure Coaching. “I think exploring oneself while in nature is one of the most powerful things we can do,” says Deb. Some of Deb’s adventures offer a very specific theme or topic. Other adventures, with small groups or one individual, are designed so each participant can get specific coaching issues and needs addressed. In either case, with Mother Nature as the inspirational background, participants are moving forward at lightening speed, effortlessly!
One of Deb’s favorite places to explore is along the creeks and rivers in her own Michigan backyard and the North Country Trail that runs along these waterways. Deb has also taken clients to the wild shores of South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan, her favorite Northern Ontario fishing camps, and the Caribbean beaches of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Deb has intentionally created a life of simplicity so she can be outside, fishing, paddling, and taking the portage less traveled as much as possible.
As a Master Certified Retreat Leader and member of the Retreat Coaches Network. Patt also leads Outdoor Adventure Retreats for individuals and business teams who want to reconnect with Nature while re-discovering their authentic selves. Those retreats include activities such as hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and more.She is currently having fun offering outings titled Boomer Chick Adventures for Baby Boomer women who want to get outside and play.
With Coach Deb Martin, Patt co-teaches a teleclass training for anyone who wants to plan and host their own Adventure Retreats. Additionally, Patt is the host of the Coach U Retreats and Getaways SIG.
Patt is an adventuresome spirit who lives in the Pinelands of NJ and is a former teacher, avid reader, traveler, playful optimist, effective communicator, and lover of the outdoors.