1:1 Private Success Coaching

What is something you would like to see different in your world, and what does it look like if you make it different?

What do you get, when you create that shift, what’s in it for you?

What’s the cost of doing nothing? Where will you be in a year if you do nothing?

What is something you would like to see different in your world, and what does it look like if you make it different?

What do you get, when you create that shift, what’s in it for you?

What’s the cost of doing nothing? Where will you be in a year if you do nothing?

Are you ready for your next big move — your version 2.0?

The Co-Active Coaching Model

The Co-Active Coach® Training program is the only coach training program based on the Co-Active Model, a tried-and-true approach that provides a powerful process for engaging with others and is supported by current scientific research. The program is built on the cornerstone that we are all naturally creative, resourceful and whole and that we all possess the capacity for knowing what is best for ourselves. From this place, the Co-Active Coach comes from a place of authentic being, listening and encouragement, to uncover the best in oneself and others.

Soulpatch Hippo: Success Coaching is about realizing untapped energy, redirecting it to the next version of what you want for you. Your next Big Move.

E3merge coaching process


The first step in your E3Merge Coaching experience is about finding out where you are right now and what is the boldest and most amazing place you want to take yourself next.  Through a period of discovery and exercises -- the being and the doing -- the vision for a fulfilled life becomes real.


The heart of the E3Merge journey is here.  One definition of Engage is to pledge oneself.  This is it for you, to commit to the work, bring your agenda and connect what you Envisioned for yourself to the being and doing of deepening the learning and forwarding the actions you will take to SHIFT to your version 2.0.


The horizon is changing.  Your view is different.  You are E3merging to the front of your journey and see the possibilities and the realities of what’s next.  And its close now.  Your Start Line is your Finish Line. You're making decisions, connecting to others and yourself, and gaining a greater sense of who you are (hint: you already knew this) and what you want and are ready to act.

Frequently asked questions

Joe Schum private coaching

The lexicon around Coaching is getting more confusing by the moment. Coaches can be consultants, mentors, counselors and...coaches. Soul Patch Hippo utilizes the Co-Active Coaching model at the 1:1 level.  

The Co-Active Model balances self-awareness, a keen agility with relationships, and courageous action to create an environment where individuals can be deeply fulfilled, connected to others and successful in what matters most.

The “Co” in Co-Active suggests relationship, connection, intimacy and collaboration. Thus, the “Co” in us is curious, listens deeply, hears nuance, holds space for others, intuits and nurtures.

The “Active” in Co-Active stands for power, direction, action and manifestation. So, the “Active” in us is courageous, has clarity and conviction, takes charge and achieves goals.

We come to a point where its time to invest in ourselves so we can move forward the next version of who we want to be and do. Our Version 2.0.

Are you ready?

I've been working with Joe for the last six months and would describe my experience as nothing short of a transformation. Joe is incredibly gifted in creating a conversational environment that allows introspection, unbiased assessment &, ultimately, growth occur. I honestly entered our coaching engagement with the mindset that we would be laser-focused on my "business life", but now can see clearly the interconnectedness of all aspects of my life...all of which were addressed and honored. As we've walked through this process together, I have attained a clarity about what it is I value and how that affects my inner dialogue, my relationships, faith & businesses. I'm grateful that our paths crossed when they did and excited for Joe as he continues to share his gifts with the world.

John Rutledge

Managing Partner, Cobalt Property Services, LLC

JS saw me at my lowest lows and celebrated with me at my highest highs. He bared witness as I faced demons and crossed into beautiful new realms. We never parted ways without a challenge. He always pushed me to dip deep, kept me accountable and helped me stay true to my values. I accomplished things I knew I wanted in my life but never thought I could have. Hiring Joe as my life coach is one of, if not THE greatest act of self-care I’ve ever provided myself. The tools I take away from our adventure are priceless and so is he.

Lindsey Allumbaugh

Vice President & Media Strategist at Sloane & Company

A Q & A exploratory session with Joe Schum, the Soul Patch Hippo Coach himself, was the catalyst for my commitment to working with Joe over the past 6 months (?). Moreover, it actually was a commitment to helping myself!  It's truly one of the best and most selfish in a positive way decisions I've made in many years.  Joe is smart and empathetic, a superb and thoughtful communicator, a coach in the true sense of the word… Joe will challenge and call BS on you when merited and needed… You will get out of the sessions what you put into them… Joe will commit to you. Bring your sense of humor to the table as well and you will truly enjoy the coaching sessions with Mr. Schum.   


Pennsylvania, USA

I wanted to make a career change and wasn’t sure what direction to go in. The company an acquaintance of mine works for had recently brought Joe in to collaborate with his sales team and he thought I’d benefit from working with him. Although I was unsure if coaching was right for me, I decided to give it a try. Early into the first session I knew I had made the right decision. Instead of advising me on how to best leverage my resume, Joe was interested in finding out what was important to me and stressed how essential it is to live a life and have a career that is in line with my personal values. Although he would never take any credit for it, I’ve had a new job for the last few months and couldn’t be happier. My life has undergone momentous changes over the last few months on top of switching vocations, and I can honestly say that I don’t think I’d be in as good of a place as I am now without Joe giving me the tools I needed to help me continue to strive to be the man I want to be.

Colin Piekarski

Regional Account Executive, Elavon, Inc.

Joe taught me not just about success in my job, but more so about how to understand people. His mentorship challenged me mentally, and gave me a new way of thinking about sales in how to understand what the customer wants. He leveraged his insight and expertise, working hand in hand with the management team to coach how building trust ultimately leads to higher performance in sales. I have grown as a salesman, a leader, and a person since knowing Joe. I highly recommend his coaching, because he ultimately has your best interest and goals at heart.

Christopher Torres

Enterprise Partnerships, Cvent

As a female senior media exec in my 50s, I was interested in talking through challenges in my current work situation that ranged from navigating a new boss to running a flagging business segment and more. Joe was great at listening to my concerns and enabling me to come to conclusions on next steps with confidence and clarity. More surprisingly, our conversations also covered personal issues — and Joe provided the same balance of guidance and clutter-clearing in a way that was extremely empowering. I recommend him thoroughly! 


New York City

Joe's mentorship began at a time in my sales journey where I was seeking to define my own "sales style," or how I would approach and carry future conversations and opportunities. Joe has continually coached me through many successes and roadblocks in my career, providing an excellent external viewpoint from a seasoned expert. Most importantly, I've always found his advice and style to be principled around human connection and communication -- a strategy that I feel carries weight beyond a single partnership, sales cycle, or industry and will accelerate my growth throughout my career. I will continue to seek guidance from Joe, and hope to share what I've learned with future colleagues and friends.

Niels Bulskov

Founder of Fresh First Coffee | Enterprise Sales with Cvent

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