Hi, I’m Patrice! I can’t wait to help you create a business that let's you live life on your own terms.
Journey from disillusioned executive to WFA entrepreneur
Before landing multiple five-figure contracts.
Before signing long-term contracts with national and global clients.
Before five-figure speaking fees.
And, before I created a work from anywhere (WFA) business that allowed me to travel (and earn revenue) from Lisbon, Barcelona, Trier and a few tropical islands including St. Lucia and Jamaica, I was a disillusioned nonprofit executive who was increasingly tired of the uphill workplace battles, the heavy workload, and the feeling that I wasn’t getting the support I needed.
The final straw came in December 2019 when I happily turned in my resignation.
It also happens that I’d been offered a new position. Sadly, just two weeks after starting that new job, I knew I had to move on.
"Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire."
No validation, no clients, no leads....
In January 2020, I launched Grants Works Consulting. I knew organizations would pay for the services the company would offer but I had no validation, no clients, and no leads. It was also 2020, the year almost everything changed.
After I built and launched the website, I didn’t expect clients to come rushing to me, so I decided to get the word out about my services and my expertise by stalking Facebook groups to find who I thought were my ideal clients.
I regularly posted and wrote blogs about something almost no one posted about—federal grants. How to be eligible for federal grants. How to apply for federal grants. About different federal grant funding announcements. And, about federal grant compliance.
I noticed people were curious and appreciated the content so I kept at it.
The posts attracted another consultant and she suggested collaborating with a few other consultants. Together we launched The Nonprofit Chatroom.
Getting clear on my why
People want to start a business for their own personal reasons. For some, it’s the freedom to work when you want, or to have a hedge against a layoff, or to maximize your earning potential.
My why is about the freedom to live life on my own terms.
Another why is to live out my childhood dream of traveling to six of the seven continents.
Another why is to launch business incubators for young people and a domestic violence shelter for women.
What’s your why?
Are you ready to change your life?
I successfully redesigned my life with my consulting business. Are you ready to change your life?
It starts with a decision and an investment in yourself.
Have you noticed opportunities and people come into your life to help you toward a goal once you decide?
Maybe that’s why you’re here.
Ready to change your life by launching your own business? Your own WFA, live-life-on-your-terms consulting business?
Get started by diving into a few select resources designed to get your started.
A Little More About Me...
Vinyasa yoga enthusiast.
Lover of international fiction. Two of my faves are Sweetness in the Belly and Half of a Yellow Sun.
Dances at the drop of a beat—‘specially if that beat is reggae, Afrobeats, or 90s house music.
Loves the natural high of a high intensity workout.
Personal motto: The glass is half full.