Patty has demonstrated success in all aspects of the Human Resources field. She brings over twenty years of human resource consulting and executive management experience to her work. Her clients vary from small, high-technology start-up companies in Silicon Valley to major, multinational companies on matters relating to organizational and executive effectiveness. Patty provides interim HR management to several clients, conducts customized analysis to help answer key questions, advises on HR best practices, HR structures, processes and compliance, corporate reengineering efforts, and defining and implementing major human resources programs.
Patty is certified in several assessment tools including 5Dynamics and Lominger.
Patty can be contacted through her website woolcockconsulting.com.
“Patty always seeks to understand not only the issue at hand, but other challenges that might impact success. Patty’s vast experience and awareness of her clients only help in whatever she takes on.”
~ Erica Allen, Senior Director Human Resources, Align Technology
Cliff Reid - CEO, Complete Genomics
“During our acquisition by a Chinese company, we hired Patty as head of HR part time for 6-12 months to keep the ship afloat, but she did much more than that. It was so much better than I thought possible. Really A+. It would have been easy for her to not own it, but that was not the case. She built respect with employees quickly, delivered tough messages, and made things happen well. I was expecting OK and I got great. She did a good job of connecting the business to the people. She had a lot of empathy for people, understood their concerns and fears. “Here’s the easy thing to do, and here’s what’s right for the business.” She understands the undercurrents and the harsh business reality. She is really pleasant, fun, and I’d work with her again in a second."
Erica Allen - Senior Director Human Resources, Align Technology
“Patty helped us with project consulting and individual coaching. She brought a logical, thorough and thoughtful approach to the work. Patty worked closely with me and other key executives to outline a defined yet flexible promotion process for use around the globe. Patty took the time to get to know the company and individuals and ultimately provide a process that meets our needs for consistency and transparency. Patty always seeks to understand not only the big issue at hand, but any other challenges that might impact success. Patty’s vast experience and awareness of her clients only help in whatever she takes on."
Jeanne Wu - Former VP of HR, BEA Systems
“Patty conducted an M&A Best Practices Study (with a focus on technical integration) for BEA Systems at a time when we were making acquisitions every year. Patty and her team conducted internal interviews, including board members and founders, and also did external benchmarking with seven companies, resulting in significant information regarding integration processes, due diligence checklists, and specific recommendations for BEA. As BEA continued to focus on acquisitions as a key growth strategy through the years, this best practice study was a valuable tool and asset in assuring success and flawless execution."