Do you relate to any of my categories below? A) left corporate America because it wasn’t sustainable with the family life you desired (AKA you actually WANTED to see your kids every once in a while.) B) trying to leave your current job and make that side hustle or dream career a full-time gig C) somewhere […]

Corporate America Does Not Have Our Back

I hate to tell you this. But most of what you write no one reads. The same for your videos. No one watches them. Why? It’s all too long.  SIGH.  I watched this SHORT Ted Talk video and he affirmed (with actual data) what we always knew in the video storytelling world. You are taking […]

Stop Being Selfish

Contrary to what social media might tell you…being on camera is not a natural thing for 99.9% of the population. But if you’re running a business, showing up on camera is now an inevitable part of your job description.  But this is good news for us small business owners and side hustlers.  Because we are […]

If You’re Camera Shy…Do This

“But Patrice, my back story is SO MUCH. Where do I even start??” I hear this a lot from entrepreneurs. You’ve done a lot. You’ve lived through a lot of jobs, transitions, bad hair trends, bad partners, questionable nightlife decisions (and made it the other side) peaks, valleys, therapy breakthroughs.  When it’s time to keep […]

From Arranged Marriage -> Immigrant Career Coach

Writing about yourself is hard. Showing up on camera and talking about yourself -that isn’t one giant snore fest- is even harder. In order to stand out from the approximately 897,675 other people doing the exact same thing as you, you will want to get comfortable with sharing key parts of your back story that […]

How to Make a Killer About Me Video

Patrice with laptop sitting on floor looking out of the window

My biological dad left my family when I was 5 years old.Bear with me here….I promise I’m not sending you down my personal Lifetime Movie path. It’s something I don’t think about often and if I’m being honest, probably have not fully come to a complete peace with. But you could say rejection is something […]

Why Tough Childhood Moments are Worth Sharing

Pitching yourself & your business to the media, your favorite podcast, that accelerator, your favorite brand is part art and part science. I am dropping two IG Lives below with two of my favorite media friends who tell you EXACTLY what they like and don’t like in those pitches they get.  But first, I want […]

Be like Kylie Jenner

Hooks are the beginning of every amazing story. And the hype is true.  Write a hook that connects and it’s the reason your audience will continue watching your video (or reading your pitch, email, newsletter.) Write one that doesn’t hit home and that video or newsletter you spent HOURS, OK…DAYS making will be for you […]

5 Hooks to Keep Your Audience Wanting More

Dropping my go-to secrets for making consistent content that RESONATES with my audience. It’s a funny story why I am doing this so make sure you read TO.THE.END. 👀Do you find yourself making a $hit load of content but it doesn’t seem “to land?” 😭Are you posting a lot to your feed, showing up on […]

Content Strategy Tips

Why does everyone else seem to be an overnight success compared to me?⁣ Do you ever ask yourself that? Guilty. Take Rachel Hollis. She’s a motivational speaker, author, blogger, powerhouse conference host and Netflix star. When her Netflix show ‘Made for More” debuted last year a lot of people in my circles were like “HUH? […]

Does it Sometimes Feel Everyone is an Overnight Success but You?