Bestselling Author, TEDx Speaker and Entrepreneur Patricia Bartell Shares Her Unique Experience In Navigating Adversity and Making An Impact


Patricia Bartell is a Business Mentor who is an expert in Communication and Persuasion. She focuses on helping Business Coaches Crush It On Stage and On Camera. In this interview, Patricia shares her inspiring journey, success secrets and key actions that you can learn from.


Izdihar: How did you start your Entrepreneurship journey?

Patricia: I started as a musician and music teacher, running my studio. Things took a tough turn when an attempt to expand with a new teacher didn’t work out, almost costing me my business. That difficult time made me realize I lacked marketing knowledge. While searching for solutions, I came across a ‘World Class Marketing’ ad that led me to Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery event. Attending that event was a turning point for me; it’s where I shifted from viewing myself solely as a music teacher to embracing the role of an entrepreneur. It changed everything about how I approached my business. 


Izdihar: Who inspired you to start your business?

Patricia: Tony Robbins was my main inspiration. His Business Mastery event opened my eyes to see my music studio as a business opportunity rather than just a passion. I learned that I was the one holding my business back, and with this new perspective, I started making changes. This shift in mindset didn’t just save my music studio; it led me to start additional businesses.


Izdihar: What type of services or products do you offer?

Patricia: I offer a range of educational products and services that are tailored to help business coaches improve various aspects of their sales and presentation abilities, from crafting effective sales pitches and signature talks to mastering public speaking, social media and personal branding.


Izdihar: What is the best part of being an Entrepreneur?

Patricia: The best part of being an entrepreneur is witnessing the success of others. When they win, I win. I was adopted from Bolivia and grew up with very little.  I know what it’s like to feel ‘limited’ (as I contracted polio as a baby and use crutches) and I know what it’s like to feel transformed.  When I watch my clients and students hit the bulls eye, it fuels my passion and is very rewarding to see lives transformed. 


Izdihar: What is the most challenging part about being an Entrepreneur?

Patricia: The most challenging aspect of entrepreneurship is managing the constant responsibility and the variety of hats we wear, especially in the early stages. It’s essential to overcome initial overwhelm by gaining clarity on our goals and motivations. If you were to take any piece of wisdom from me, do everything you can to get clarity on where you are and where you want to be and what it takes to get there!


Izdihar: What are your biggest lessons about being an Entrepreneur?

Patricia: My biggest lessons in entrepreneurship include recognizing that my business’s growth is tied to my personal development. I had to evolve internally to lead a successful business effectively, as my business is a reflection of me. Additionally, it’s crucial to seek mentors who have achieved what you aspire to, learning directly from their experiences. Lastly, it’s vital to ensure your product fits into a market with lots of demand, as this significantly influences how fast you can grow.


Izdihar: How are you different from other Entrepreneurs in the same industry?

Patricia: Each of us has our unique skills we’ve developed in life. What sets me apart in my industry is my unique background as an international musician. This gives me a deep understanding of stage dynamics and audience engagement, drawing from the skills of world champions, these have been foundational in my approach. I apply these distinct skills to help business coaches excel both on stage and on camera, enabling them to connect with audiences more effectively than traditional methods offer.


Izdihar: What are your top 3 advice to other Entrepreneurs/your niche?

Patricia: My top 3 advice to others is…

  1. Seek Mentorship: The path of entrepreneurship is complex and multifaceted. I spent countless hours trying to assemble strategies and plans, only to realize I was missing crucial components, often something as fundamental as a new skill or specific software. Having a mentor can significantly reduce this fragmented learning and confusion, providing you with clearer direction and practical insights.
  2. Operate from Abundance, Not Scarcity: Your mindset profoundly influences your business journey. When you operate from a place of scarcity, you find yourself constantly striving and pushing, which can lead to burnout and disillusionment. Instead, cultivate an abundance mindset. This perspective fuels growth, nurtures creativity, and attracts opportunities, building your business more easily.
  3. Master Key Skills: If I could advise my younger self, I would emphasize focusing on four critical entrepreneurial skills from the outset: Marketing, Copywriting, Closing, and Leadership. Excellence in these areas accelerates growth and success exponentially. They’re the pillars on which thriving businesses are built.


Izdihar: What’s your secret to balancing your family, business and ME time?

Patricia: The key to maintaining a balance between family, business, and personal time is a structured, thematic approach to scheduling. Here’s how I do it:

  1. Themed Days: I designate specific days for certain types of tasks. For instance, Tuesdays are for finances. This approach prevents me from scattering my focus and feeling constantly behind on tasks. It’s about compartmentalizing to enhance efficiency while reducing mental clutter.
  2. Scheduled Family and Social Interactions: I proactively schedule regular family meals and outings with friends, ensuring these crucial relationships don’t take a backseat. These aren’t ‘nice-to-haves’; they’re non-negotiable appointments that are as important as any business meeting.
  3. Dedicated ‘Me’ Time: My morning routine is sacred and reserved for self-care. This personal time is an investment in my well-being, giving me the space to breathe, reflect, and gather strength for the day ahead. It’s not about ‘fitting it in’ but about prioritizing it.

By segmenting my week and being intentional with my time, I create a balance that accommodates all aspects of my life, allowing me to be present and engaged, whether I’m working on my business, spending time with family, or taking care of myself.


Izdihar: What’s 1 key action that anybody can take today to move closer to their goals?

Patricia: One crucial action anyone can take today to get closer to their goals is to practice consistent, daily progress. Here’s the simple truth: it doesn’t have to be a monumental step. What’s critical is that it’s consistent.

In the whirlwind of our daily lives, we often find ourselves scrambling, trying to do everything, be everywhere. But the question that matters is, are these activities moving the needle forward? Often, they’re not.

So, refocus. Each day, commit to taking a single, deliberate action that serves your broader aspirations. It might be reading an article relevant to your business, reaching out to a mentor, or even just meditating on your strategic plan. What’s important is that this action is intentional and contributes in a real way to your big-picture goals.

By doing this, you’re not just aimlessly ‘busy’ but purposefully engaged. It’s not the number of steps you take, but the direction they’re headed that brings you closer to where you want to be. This daily commitment compounds over time, and it’s how small steps translate into massive leaps forward.


Izdihar: Do you have any gifts to offer? 

Patricia: Absolutely, I have a couple of different gifts. Firstly, I’ve pinpointed seven common mistakes that business coaches often make in their video presentations. It’s designed to help you refine your on-camera presence and avoid pitfalls that could detract from your message.

Additionally, for those who step up to pre-order my upcoming book, “From Crutches to Crushing It,” there’s an extra special reward. You’ll receive complimentary access to the full ‘Crush It’ Course series. This isn’t just a collection of tips; it’s a comprehensive journey designed to take you from where you are to where you deserve to be, and Crush It!


Izdihar: How can people get in touch with you? 

Patricia: My website is the best way to get in touch with me:  I can also be found on all the major social media platforms: @PatriciaBartellOfficial


Izdihar: What do your clients say are the best things about working with you?

Here are some of the things my clients say about working with me:

Patricia, in the space of about five minutes, was able to impart to me decades worth of wisdom, experience, and insight in how to actually create the right image for myself so that I project confidence and charisma and can, from any photograph, impact and show my true strength.Jacob Williams, Owner of JPW Academy


Dr. Izdihar Jamil

Dr. Izdihar Jamil, Ph.D.—#1 International Bestselling Author of Money Makers, TV Show Host and Visibility Expert—has appeared on FORBES, Fox TV, and She helps leaders to be SEEN, HEARD and CHOSEN as the go-to experts in their field with proven, predictable and effective methods. She’s also the Curator for TEDxHuntingtonBeach. She lives in California with her husband and children, she loves baking and reading. More info on Izdihar: