Margaret Patterson


Prior to her career at the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL), Margaret worked in higher education leadership development. In this position she created, implemented, and sustained leadership solutions and offerings for students, faculty, and staff while she also developed and managed employees.

She began working with CCL in 2012 at the Greensboro, North Carolina campus where she has held several roles successfully managing people and processes. Margaret led early leadership initiatives in both the Non-Profit and the Education sectors at CCL. During that time, she designed client programs and internal development curriculums, hired and developed new employees, and piloted new program components while managing a program team that served over 400 participants annually.

Margaret holds certifications in: the full suite of 360-degree assessments at CCL, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO B/Business, Workplace Big5, Change Style Indicator, Change Navigator, Influence Style Indicator, 4-Mat Design and the Organization Workshop from PowerSystems.

Margaret’s key interests include women in leadership, creating alignment across differing functions and leader levels, and conflict transformation.

Current Role

Margaret joined our Global Markets Leadership Solutions team in 2017. She provides both original design and delivery of our open enrollment and custom client programs and solutions. Margaret creates new training curriculums and processes which she implements within the organization while mentoring and developing new facilitators. She works with industries in both the private and public sector ranging from: Financial, Healthcare, Government, Technology, Transportation, Law Enforcement, Hospitality, Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, and Education to design and implement global client solutions.

She is a lead design contributor on many of our licensed products and solutions—including the Team Agility Workshop Kit and Lead4Success. In addition, Margaret is a Master Trainer and Certifier of the Lead4Success program.

Educational Background

Margaret holds a MA in Peace and Conflict Studies with concentrations in Professional Conflict Practice and Education; and a BA in Communication Studies, both from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

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