Becoming a Sage: A Conversation with Pat Whitty

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Pat Whitty calls himself a Modern Elder Whisperer. The “whisperer” phrase was made popular by the Horse Whisperer who is a person who has a unique understanding of the emotional and psychological needs of horses. Through his own study of health, aging, and his own transition to a Modern Elder, Pat has a unique understanding of the emotional and psychological needs of elders.

He recently completed a week retreat at the Modern Elder Academy in Baja, a place and a school with its own unique curriculum and celebrations for transitioning into another chapter of life, so we can grow whole, not old.

Pat recently left his position as the Dean of the School of Business at a San Antonio university to pursue a new career as a Health and Life Transition Coach helping people in midlife and beyond write the next chapter of their life. He has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from Incarnate Word University. He was manager of Leadership and Management Training at Chase Bank for 10 years and owned the Dale Carnegie Training franchise for South Texas for over 20 years.

He is the president of the Dominion Rotary Club in San Antonio, TX.