pattie is the ceo & founder of first beacon group, a human resources (hr) consulting & outsourcing firm. pattie’s professional experience extends to working with organizations in retail, technology, manufacturing, non-profits, financial services, biotechnology, medical devices, health care, education, professional services and life sciences. she's particularly adept at helping start-ups align staffing needs with their business plans.
pattie has served as a guest lecturer at babson college, coaches students as part of the college's renowned
coaching and leadership training program, and has been featured in a number of media outlets (including the boston business journal, the boston globe, mass high tech, the pittsburgh post gazette and the pittsburgh tribune review). she's probably best known, however, as a regular contributor to the job doc and career makeover columns in the boston globe, and as a regular facilitator of live career-related chats on boston.com