About the team

About The Team:  Access To 4 + Disciplines

Patrick and his team offer you a unique way to address the hard truth that “soft” skills are necessary to be effective in today’s complicated world.  Whether you are seeking personal or professional development for yourself or for a leadership team, we are here to offer a customized approach.

Our Team’s Purpose: To MAXIMIZE your Strengths and to REMOVE any barriers to your personal and professional excellence.

This team is bold.  We have expertise doing what it takes to support you in achieving the Desired Outcome(s) you’ve identified during your INITIAL ASSESSMENT and INTEGRATION SESSIONS.

The initial assessment is designed to partner with you around determining the extent you need to access each discipline on the team.  Here are the disciplines and the lead consultant of each area:


Within this approach mindful communication skills and personal effectiveness are linked with emotional and mental well being.  Since some of us have barriers with anything from anxiety to nervous communication patterns there is a member of your team that helps you access evidenced based practices and mindfulness techniques to build on your strengths and to address any barriers to your personal and professional effectiveness.  At the very least this consultation helps you integrate your family story into your professional story and to identify ways you may better utilize local experts.

meDan Long, MSSW leads this discipline.   Dan is a mental health professional with expertise with executives removing barriers in their speech, presentation and personal effectiveness patterns.   He is a Comprehensive Child and Family Treatment  (CCFT) specialist who has received awards for pioneering efforts to employ animal assisted interactions (AAI) to explore the healing bond between humans and animals while working with PTSD with veterans and others facing grief.   His clinical and scholarly explorations have led to a proposal be accepted to speak at an international conference in Sydney, Australia.   As a classically trained musician and actor his approach to life has been influenced by the Alexander Technique used by world-class performers and other whole body experiences that release stress and trauma so that a leader may become even more effective and engaged.


High performing individuals form a common language with a coach to help help them clarify goals and to support them with a structure for tracking progress.  This discipline provides an arena for you to re-organize some patterns of thinking that may have around goals not being FUN that may be preventing you from taking action that is aligned with your own values.

i1035 FW1.1Flame Schoeder leads this team.  As a Professionally Certified Coach she combines her precision for business goals and teamwork that she has demonstrated within large world-class operations and  small family run business.  She brings to you a big heart for demonstrating the essentials of life such as being both a well respected professional and a loving parent.  How you will balance both work and home is greatly enhanced by your initial session with her and the coach you and her will personally pick to be at your side.


For some people the realm of spirituality is the same as religious dogma.  Whether it’s the practice of Yoga, Christian Contemplation, working the Twelve Steps or a combination of approaches that work for you,  these sessions are designed to kick-start a mindful centering practice that is natural but was often side aside during childhood.

Paula Cellar leads this team.  Paula is a courageous woman who has worked as a licensed mental health therapist and who as guided and coached thousands of individuals to follow their intuition as they strengthen a relationship with their own spirit or true self.  She has served as an independent consultant to many successful business leaders and spiritual adventurers.  An added bonus is Paula’s expertise as a mental health professional.  Her laughter is as generous as her pointed recommendations that are born from both life experience and having two Masters degrees.


Pamela Winters Smith leads this team.  Pamela has been a leader of progressive approaches for both non-profit and for-profit ventures.  She has contributed her time and talents to cutting edge approaches both nationally and internationally that explore the integration of head and heart in business practices.  Her holistic approach to seeing your business and life as a reflection of your Teal Self will support and challenge your growth.  As a personal guide to many leaders over the years she has completed certifications and coursework in many holistic modalities while serving as a leader on all levels of an organization it’s hard to find a topic or an area of business interest that she is not able to support you in addressing.


Based on the results of your SELF ASSESSMENT and feedback from your INTEGRATION SESSIONS, there may be access to other consultants to address the specialized needs of non-profits, board chairs, executives, entrepreneurs and the clinical concerns of nurses, physicians and other disciplines.

One holistic business coach and resource is Su Bibik the founder of progressive adult education approaches with the Institute for Massage Education.  Since she has personally accompanied many students who have achieved personal and professional success you my turn to her for guidance on how to realize visions you may hold about a practice or business in the healing arts.

Our lead artistic coach is Alayne Speltz.  She has coached authors and visual artists to realize their dreams by providing tools and suggestions for connecting with the words and images that inspire others with your message.

Nancy Hemesath is a well-respected non-profit executive turned retirement coach who is also available for customized consultations.  She offers a safe space to explore how you are going to live from your heart by making the final chapter of life the brightest of them all.

Professional Counselor Carolyn Ettinger has created innovative programs and offered one-on-one support to cancer survivors.  She leads a non-profit to meet the needs of people who, like her, put their lives together again while facing health challenges.

Occasionally,  clients are seeking technical and other resources that can be found in their own back yard.  Your integration sessions with the lead consultant and founder of Desired Outcomes will support you in rounding off your team with the experts that will best support your own process.

About The Founder Patrick Davis, MA

HeadshotPatrick Davis, MA, is a writer, teacher and consultant offering expertise on how individuals and organizations effectively face acute change – turning periods of transition into periods of transformation. Patrick brings 30 years of practical experience from a wide-range of nonprofit roles (from volunteer through board chair) and settings (rural and urban) with a special focus on health care organizations. His work as a hospice and mental health chaplain has shaped the tools he offers leaders and teams. In 2013, Patrick was honored to be the first male recipient of the Sophia of Wisdom Award from the Sisters of Mercy in recognition for his contributions to many different nonprofit community causes.

Patrick has a Masters in Adult Education and continues his learning in the areas of positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, and progressive health care approaches. Patrick is an engaging trainer that teaches the hard truth that “soft” skills are necessary to be effective in today’s complicated world. You may learn from Patrick when he serves as an adjunct instructor for institutions in Nebraska and Iowa such as: Metropolitan Community College, Teddy E Bear Hollow or Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center.  Or, you may contact him at [email protected]

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