Where is Patrick?

Strategic Planning Process Launch – City of Waukesha (WI) – February 26-28
Facilitate Executive Leadership Development Sessions – City of Glendale (CA) – February 21 & 22
Facilitate Citizens Task Force – City of Pasadena (CA) -March 15
Facilitate Community Services Dept. Advance Session – City of Glendale (CA) – March 8
Facilitate Strategic Planning Advance Session – Town of Queen Creek (AZ) – February 24
Present “Six Ways to Engineer Employee Engagement” Training Workshop – Town of Westlake (TX) – March 7


The Mejorando Group is comprised of professionals who have served as executives and managers in a variety of public- and private-sector organizations. We offer extensive experience, strong people management skills, seasoned judgment, and a valuable perspective that allows us to have an immediate impact on the performance of your organization’s employees.

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Phone: 925-518-0187

Patrick Ibarra

Co-Founder & Partner

As Co-Founder and Partner in the Mejorando Group, Patrick Ibarra is an architect of innovation and entrepreneur of ideas who seeks to challenge the status quo thinking of “we’ve always done it that way” and replace it with a progressive approach to continuous improvement.  Patrick brings organizations over 31 years of experience and in-depth expertise from serving as a Consultant and Manager in both public and private sector organizations, including as a city manager.

Patrick is one of the nation’s leading experts on government succession and workforce planning and has designed and implemented organization-wide programs for a number of public-sector agencies.  He also is highly skilled in partnering with elected and appointed officials in developing forward-looking results based strategic plans, designing and presenting competency-based learning/training workshops for employees from all levels throughout your organization, and creating and implementing integrated solutions to optimize people, processes and technology to achieve superior performance.

Patrick holds two advanced degrees, a Master’s in Public Administration and a Masters in Organizational Development. He is certified in Facilitation Skills by Development Dimensions International (DDI) and by the Center for Creative Leadership for assessment and performance support tools (i.e. 360-Degree Assessments).

A frequent speaker at conferences of professions within government including ICMA, NLC, GFOA, along with several others, Patrick shares practical strategies to leaders in their pursuit to move their organization forward in all directions. He also authors articles offering specific actions government leaders and managers can implement to immediately improve organizational performance.

“Law enforcement is continually challenged to recruit and retain the best people, especially since Generations X and Y don’t show the strong interest in the field as Baby Boomers have. Patrick Ibarra’s Succession Planning workshop was the right program at the right time for our department. He lays a very solid and understandable foundation regarding the importance of succession planning, and actually helped us craft a vision for the best way to grow our own strong workforce and leadership. Patrick’s delivery is full of energy and humor. He gave us the complete package.”

Ellen Hanson

Chief of Police, Lenexa, Kansas

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Phone: 602-690-0495

Kristin Esty Ibarra

Co-Founder & Partner

As co-founder and partner, Kristin brings over 29 years of leadership and hands-on experience in public, private, and non-profit organizations.  As a practitioner in both public and private sector organizations, in roles ranging from individual contributor to Executive Leadership, Ms. Esty-Ibarra brings her expertise from a variety of settings.  Kristin specializes in Leadership and Executive Development; Career Pathing; High Potential identification and Development; Learning/Training and Employee Development, Performance Management, Competency-Based Hiring and Development; Evaluating training and performance interventions; Onboarding; and Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Kristin has a Master’s Degree in applied Social Psychology.  She also holds four certifications: 1) Qualified Myers Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI) Administrator; 2) Certified Skills for an Empowered Workforce Instructor and Certified Targeted Selection Administrator, DDI; 3) Human Capital Strategist by Human Capital Institute; and 4) Lominger Architecture for Competency Modeling.

“After a citizen survey revealed great dissatisfaction with City services, we hired Patrick Ibarra to harness and focus the energies of employees who were committed to change. He showed our employees the opportunities the survey results presented, created an employee task force, and helped them present a report to senior management, complete with actionable recommendations. Everyone who worked with Patrick loved his style, his stories, and the high bar he set for them to continually improve.”

Janet Schneider

City of Richmond, California

As consultants to government organizations, the members of the Mejorando Group provide expertise in all aspects of performance improvement and organizational effectiveness services, including succession planning, leadership and management development and training, strategic planning, performance coaching and group/development/team building.