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…