“I wrote my memoir to share a story of transformation; from living as an unwanted child, experiencing degradation working in sex trafficking on the streets of San Francisco in the 1970’s, to finally emerging as an educated and dedicated professional and productive member of society.  Yet, I hid the information about my earlier history throughout my life. It was not until I entered my 50’s that I fully realized those early dark and tortured times were an important part of my life too. They shaped who I am today in numerous ways. I believe we are all born with the ability to turn our difficulties into opportunities. The raw experiences of my earlier life gave me the qualities of resourcefulness, confidence, and sharpened my instincts. In owning all of it, I value these experiences, good and not-so-good, as blessings which ultimately created me, the person I am today. Without shame, I fully own my name, who I was, and who I am today.

With the team I am working with I am passionate about bringing my screenplay to the big screen in 2016. I believe that the “Truth Be Told” movie will inspire and motivate people everywhere. It’s a true story with a message that can resonate with anyone. We look forward to working with you to make this movie a phenomenal box office success.”

Patricia is best described in two words: courage and determination. She is retired veteran law enforcement professional. Her life experience has taught her firsthand what separates survivors from casualties of human struggles.  Her experiences are varied and balanced. Patricia has exceptional intuitive energy and insight which she candidly shares as a source to motivate and inspire others.  She is the celebrated author of “Owning Patricia: A Story of Breaking Free.” Patricia is noted as someone with an unusual personal touch, keen insight, highly perceptive gifted with empathetic energy.

“Owning Patricia; A Story of Breaking Free” provides readers with encouragement. It is a story of personal growth, inspiration, and self-improvement and change management. This story will resonate with a wide audience, especially in today’s tumultuous and ever challenging world.

“Owning Patricia: A Story of Breaking Free” sends a clear message and serves as reinforcement that with courage and conviction we will successfully get to the other side of a road even when the road is riddled with potholes.

Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College and was certified as a Life Coach and Mentor in 1998. She worked in law enforcement in Marin County, California for nearly 20 years.  She has also worked for a large organization specializing in human behavior for over two decades. Patricia is also recognized as a certified substance abuse advisor. Her wealth of education and practical expertise provides an exceptional approach to her life coaching practice.

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