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Kary Miller

Paterson LifePlan and StratOp Guide

Kary’s passion for the heart of the individual, and the inevitable transitions we all move through is reflected in his brand of consulting and counseling.  Whether Kary is working with a founder/owner preparing for succession transition, a CEO and their team, speaking or board development, or helping someone through career questions, he offers profound insight, masterful facilitation, and integrity that touches the heart of the individual.

He has worked in leadership development and corporate strategic development for over 20 years as the owner/president with his team at Whetstone, Inc. He is also a licensed counselor with his own therapy practice, LifeGate Counseling – both based in the Chicago suburbs.  Whether in the corporate arena or therapeutic arena, Kary works with clients to engage in the process of facilitating life change to gain clarity, and purpose to clients in all seasons of life.

Kary has a degree in Organizational Leadership from Trinity University, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, and attended Indiana University for a degree in Music Education.

“We are each unique. In gifts and talents — in wounds and brokenness. Our stories deserve to be examined. For they behold the power to unlock the script of our minds, hearts and our lives; enabling change in our behavior and pathway”

You can learn more about Kary at:

Additional Paterson Offerings

LifePlan for Individuals or Couples

We use proven tools and questions to lead you to clear perspective, the discovery of truth, and then create a plan and map to move towards your desired future vision.

StratOp for Nonprofit

The Paterson Process, StratOp has helped not-for-profits and churches, professional sports teams, and even the government of an entire country.

LifePlan within Organizations

Contact us to learn more about how LifePlans can benefit your valued employees within your organization.

StratOp for Business

StratOp is a strategic system that helps your team clarify where you are, where you’re headed, and how to get there. It’s used by organizations big and small, from billion-dollar global corporations to entrepreneurs and startups.

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LifePlan OnDemand with Kary

Allowing you access to the power of the Paterson Process from anywhere, and at any time, LifePlan OnDemand is a self-guided process that uses many of the essential tools of the full, 2-day experience. A series of 33 videos and a beautiful, linen-bound workbook will guide you step-by-step. When you’re ready, your process will conclude with a 90-minute call with a Paterson-Certified Facilitator. You’ll gain helpful insight about who you are and how you can make your greatest impact.

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We believe in

Kary’s ability to guide you well.

Get the FREE Thinking Wavelength Tool.

This core Paterson Process tool is used in both LifePlan and StratOp. Experience the power of the tool for yourself by trying this version from our LifePlan Launch offering.