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Carlette Patterson

Co-Founder of Patterson Sports Ventures

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Carlette’s background, expertise, and experience have all been in the world of sports. She was a college athlete, a national-ranked swim coach, created and sold a wellness company, worked for the National Football League (NFL), the NBA Developmental League, founded a non-profit – Y.E.S. (You Equal Success), and after being trained by Martha Beck, number one Life Coach in America, Carlette created CHAMP10N Sports Life Coaching and Certification®, which is the foundation for the additional brands she has created. Carlette is the author of, "I Thought We Had Forever” The story of a pro athlete’s family journey through grief and resilience. She and Kathy DeBoer are writing their next book, How Women Win, Our Way.


Carlette has 30+ years of senior leadership in professional and collegiate sports organizations with comprehensive experience in business, sports leadership, transition, and wellbeing. She is an internationally recognized Sports Life Coach, a professional speaker, and the CEO of Patterson Sports Ventures.


Patterson Sports Ventures is a company committed to equipping people to win in their lives in three dimensions (3D) - Personally, Professionally, and Philanthropically. Three-Dimensional Training creates high-performance results because it is driven by meaningful relationships, underpinned by character, and anchored in purpose. The desired outcome of 3D Training is to achieve balance between personal wellbeing in our lives, professional legacy in our work, and philanthropical influence in our world.


3D Training is the foundation for all of Carlette's coaching and training brands, which have been implemented in the US, New Zealand, and Australia, for thousands of professional and collegiate athletes, coaches, teams, corporations, and executives.

Professionally, Carlette is committed to honoring who we are and the unique gifts we have to share, through the power of our life work. Philanthropically, she is devoted to G.I.V.E.H.O.P.E. to the next generation and train them to be champions in their lives. Personally, Carlette is embracing the adventure of creating a life she loves and sharing her message of hope- who we are and what we value is important- you matter. As a mother, Carlette is supporting her three adult daughters to have the courage to discover who they are, what they want, and how to play a small role in something bigger than themselves.

Creator of Personal, Professional, and Philanthropic Development Brands:

  • Champion Sports Life Coaching and Certification®

  • Champion Wellbeing® and Certification

  • Chief Wellbeing Officers and Certification®

  • MeQ®

  • Life Training Academy

  • 10 Talks Podcast

  • Sports Philanthropy League®

  • 3D Student Success Coaching

  • Character Code

  • Global Athlete League

  • Sports Super Heros

Carlette as a Speaker

If you would like to have Carlette as a speaker at your next event click here for more information.


Carlette is the author of the book, I Thought We Had Forever - A Love Story.
I Thought We Had Forever is a collection of love letters, emails, and journal entries that reveal the passion and pain a family went through when their forever ended on July 28, 2004. It is a love story that began when retired NBA player Steve Patterson took a blank piece of paper and penned a collection of love letters that changed the course of many lives. His wife, Carlette, holds on to her family as her five-year-old daughter is forced to understand grief, her young adult daughter finds her way back from drug addiction, and her oldest daughter navigates life with Aspergers. Experience their raw emotions as they search for hope, hanging on to their faith and finding a love more powerful than pain.

Carlette is a featured author in the book, Christ-Centered Generosity: Global Perspectives on the Biblical Call to a Generous Life. Carlette shares her passion for Sports Philanthropy in this book as she writes about Reflecting on Generosity, Give Hope: A Legacy of Giving Back in the US. Click here to read more about this book.

Carlette and Kathy DeBoer are writing their next book, How Women Win, Our Way. How Women Win | CHAMP10N Wellbeing (


Carlette received her Life Coaching training from Martha Beck; Psychology Today, USA Today, and NPR have all referred to Martha Beck as "one of the best-known life coaches in America."
Carlette is also a certified one-on-one provider for HeartMath and Kolbe Coach.

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