If you are in need of sound advice on how to live a better life, then Patricia Rivera is the lady to talk to. A Personal Empowerment Coach, Patricia has over 15 years experience as a presenter, coach, and educator to a wide range of audiences. Her clients have used words such as savvy, powerful, and enlightening to describe her. Patricia has co-authored three self-help books: A Journey Within: Self Discovery for Women, Raising African-American Boys, and Life Skills for African American Women. Although her inspirational messages have touched youth, corporations, non-profit organizations, and individual clients, Patricia’s main focus is on the empowerment of women.
Originally from New York, Patricia currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband. She is the co-host of an amazing weekly internet radio show called Reinvent U One Talk A Time, which airs on Wednesdays at 5pm EST. The show plays host to almost 5,000 listeners including downloads. The shows mission is to promote personal development by building a place where ALL women can come together as one, to educate, support, and inspire one another.
Out of her passion for helping women live their lives to the fullest, Patricia authored her own personal blog called Why Do We Settle? as a fun way to express her thoughts and receive intelligent feedback from her readers. Hold on, her passion doesn’t end there. Patricia volunteers for the Dress for Success organization, a 501(c)(3) non profit that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. In addition, Patricia has assisted with various youth organizations over the years, received acknowledgement from the Mayor’s office for her help in the Colorado school district, and was honored by Toastmasters. Currently she is working on the Denver team of National Women’s Day, an event that brings together 1 million women all over the world.
Regardless of the many positive connections she has made with other professional women, Patricia is still always excited to see the bonds that are formed serving as one powerful source. She sees herself as the “biggest supporter of all women doing amazing things.” Her own life is more enriched as a result of paying it forward to the next woman. As our chat regretfully came to a close, I asked Patricia if she has any upcoming projects. She smiled and replied, “Too many to mention, but watch out, my best is yet to come.” Personally, I can’t wait to see what she has in store. We need more positive and proactive women like Patricia making strides to help other women. She is without a doubt the epitome of a “Bronze woman.”
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