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Patrice Ford Lyn

Executive Coach & Consulting Expertise and CEO of Catapult Change

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Patrice Ford Lyn Biography

As a badass Jamaican-born, Black queer woman with a discernment for seeing and elevating the leadership in others, Ford Lyn uses her mindful practices, consulting expertise and executive coaching skills to elevate other senior Black leaders breaking barriers of race and gender in their respective fields.

Ford Lyn work is rooted at the intersection of authenticity, audacity and accountability. Through creates a safe space for senior leaders to reflect and grow. As leaders of color, her clients are often faced with being one of the “first,” “only” or “few” Black executives as they navigate their own wellness and career ambitions. She guides them past their doubt into bold, life changing action.

Ford Lyn is also recognized for launching a new government agency within her home country, helping to transform youth development and coordinate national agencies and international donors. After holding her first executive leadership position, as the Director of the National Center for Youth Development, at the age of 25, Ford Lyn then returned to the US as a special advisor to the Executive Director at the Forum for Youth Investment, and then as a Director of Community Mobilization where she guided 26 cities in advancing their national effectiveness.

With decades of experience driving transformation at the organizational and individual levels, Patrice launched Catapult Change, a coaching and consulting company in 2010. As an executive coach, Ford Lyn works with senior executives across industries and sectors, working with executives from Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, Ralph Lauren, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, United Airlines, AARP, the Equality Fund and more.

Ford Lyns mindfulness extends past the professional realm. As a certified Yogi she practices mindfulness daily . An advocate for women’s health on both a mental and physical level, Ford Lyn is also a breast cancer survivor, and pulls from her personal experiences to help other women openly discuss body awareness, nervous system regulation and shifting from surviving to thriving in their 40s and beyond.

Speaking Topics
  • Personal Development as a Tool for Strengthening Your Leadership Abilities

    There is a famous quote “Wherever we go, there we are.” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It reminds us that whether we are in a business meeting, at home with family, playing sports with friends, or having a political debate with contemporaries, we bring ourselves to whatever arena we are in.

    So, when CEOs and other executives focus on our personal growth, we don’t just become more thoughtful people; we become more thoughtful leaders. We are more insightful in the ways we manage our teams and more visionary in our ability to guide our organizations. Working on ourselves as leaders helps us show up more powerfully for those that we have the responsibility of guiding.

    This presentation will focus on three targeted areas:

    • Challenges encountered in leadership
    • Coaching/leadership development as a viable solution
    • Ways to get your company on board with your growth

  • Managing Imposter Syndrome

    Everyone else who says they feel like they have the imposter syndrome is an imposter. But you, you are really a fraud. Right? Keep thinking that and you will never achieve your greatness.

    The impostor syndrome is a self-fulfilling belief where you doubt your own intelligence and talents. It often comes up at times that others might associate with success and happiness: getting a promotion, starting your own business, or having a child. When experiencing imposter syndrome, you’re so certain that you aren’t good at something that you think that anyone who says otherwise is either being very optimistic, slightly delusional, or dishonest.

    In this presentation we will explore how you identify whether or not you are suffering from imposter syndrome and the ways you can overcome it. Feeling like a fraud can happen in a minute but it can take valuable time and real support to work your way out of those thoughts. If you don't take the time, you're likely to self sabotage and play small • developing a negative cycle of fear, doubt and shame. You don't have to keep feeling like a fraud. You can be both great and a work in progress.

  • Rest - Recipe for Increased Performance and Productivity

    What I'm hearing is we don’t actually know what the soft life is or what it feels like, even if we’re saying we do. Hear me out. We’ve been taking soft breaks, not living a soft life. It’s actually a cycle: We work ourselves to exhaustion, take a break, a quick vacation, dinner with friends and then get right back on the expressway to exhaustion. There is a shadow side to our drive for excellence.

    How do we slow down without feeling that we’re dropping the ball, being irresponsible or seen as less capable? Often, we aren’t even aware that this is the fear behind the ways we push ourselves beyond our limits. When asked, friends and colleagues are more likely to say they don't slow down because they have too much on their plate.

    What folks tend to forget is that each minute isn’t the same. The quality of our time changes based on how rested we are. A task that takes me two hours to complete can be done in 15 mins with the right focus and clarity. Have you noticed this?

    • In this lesson we will:
    • Address the signs of burnout
    • Discuss tips for managing the times when we are ‘resisting rest’
    • Provide resources that could be used to help us slow down in the most productive and highly effective way
    • It might feel counterintuitive, but doing less can actually be more

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  • How do I book Patrice Ford Lyn to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Patrice Ford Lyn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Patrice Ford Lyn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Patrice Ford Lyn or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Patrice Ford Lyn

    Speaking fees for Patrice Ford Lyn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Patrice Ford Lyn are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Patrice Ford Lyn, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Patrice Ford Lyn speak about?

  • Where does Patrice Ford Lyn travel from?

    Patrice Ford Lyn generally travels from Tamarac, FL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Patrice Ford Lyn’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Patrice Ford Lyn for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patrice Ford Lyn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Patrice Ford Lyn or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Executive Coach & Consulting Expertise and CEO of Catapult Change

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Tamarac, FL, USA
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Patrice Ford Lyn Biography

As a badass Jamaican-born, Black queer woman with a discernment for seeing and elevating the leadership in others, Ford Lyn uses her mindful practices, consulting expertise and executive coaching skills to elevate other senior Black leaders breaking barriers of race and gender in their respective fields.

Ford Lyn work is rooted at the intersection of authenticity, audacity and accountability. Through creates a safe space for senior leaders to reflect and grow. As leaders of color, her clients are often faced with being one of the “first,” “only” or “few” Black executives as they navigate their own wellness and career ambitions. She guides them past their doubt into bold, life changing action.

Ford Lyn is also recognized for launching a new government agency within her home country, helping to transform youth development and coordinate national agencies and international donors. After holding her first executive leadership position, as the Director of the National Center for Youth Development, at the age of 25, Ford Lyn then returned to the US as a special advisor to the Executive Director at the Forum for Youth Investment, and then as a Director of Community Mobilization where she guided 26 cities in advancing their national effectiveness.

With decades of experience driving transformation at the organizational and individual levels, Patrice launched Catapult Change, a coaching and consulting company in 2010. As an executive coach, Ford Lyn works with senior executives across industries and sectors, working with executives from Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, Ralph Lauren, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, United Airlines, AARP, the Equality Fund and more.

Ford Lyns mindfulness extends past the professional realm. As a certified Yogi she practices mindfulness daily . An advocate for women’s health on both a mental and physical level, Ford Lyn is also a breast cancer survivor, and pulls from her personal experiences to help other women openly discuss body awareness, nervous system regulation and shifting from surviving to thriving in their 40s and beyond.

Patrice Ford Lyn Speaking Topics

  • Personal Development as a Tool for Strengthening Your Leadership Abilities

    There is a famous quote “Wherever we go, there we are.” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It reminds us that whether we are in a business meeting, at home with family, playing sports with friends, or having a political debate with contemporaries, we bring ourselves to whatever arena we are in.

    So, when CEOs and other executives focus on our personal growth, we don’t just become more thoughtful people; we become more thoughtful leaders. We are more insightful in the ways we manage our teams and more visionary in our ability to guide our organizations. Working on ourselves as leaders helps us show up more powerfully for those that we have the responsibility of guiding.

    This presentation will focus on three targeted areas:

    • Challenges encountered in leadership
    • Coaching/leadership development as a viable solution
    • Ways to get your company on board with your growth

  • Managing Imposter Syndrome

    Everyone else who says they feel like they have the imposter syndrome is an imposter. But you, you are really a fraud. Right? Keep thinking that and you will never achieve your greatness.

    The impostor syndrome is a self-fulfilling belief where you doubt your own intelligence and talents. It often comes up at times that others might associate with success and happiness: getting a promotion, starting your own business, or having a child. When experiencing imposter syndrome, you’re so certain that you aren’t good at something that you think that anyone who says otherwise is either being very optimistic, slightly delusional, or dishonest.

    In this presentation we will explore how you identify whether or not you are suffering from imposter syndrome and the ways you can overcome it. Feeling like a fraud can happen in a minute but it can take valuable time and real support to work your way out of those thoughts. If you don't take the time, you're likely to self sabotage and play small • developing a negative cycle of fear, doubt and shame. You don't have to keep feeling like a fraud. You can be both great and a work in progress.

  • Rest - Recipe for Increased Performance and Productivity

    What I'm hearing is we don’t actually know what the soft life is or what it feels like, even if we’re saying we do. Hear me out. We’ve been taking soft breaks, not living a soft life. It’s actually a cycle: We work ourselves to exhaustion, take a break, a quick vacation, dinner with friends and then get right back on the expressway to exhaustion. There is a shadow side to our drive for excellence.

    How do we slow down without feeling that we’re dropping the ball, being irresponsible or seen as less capable? Often, we aren’t even aware that this is the fear behind the ways we push ourselves beyond our limits. When asked, friends and colleagues are more likely to say they don't slow down because they have too much on their plate.

    What folks tend to forget is that each minute isn’t the same. The quality of our time changes based on how rested we are. A task that takes me two hours to complete can be done in 15 mins with the right focus and clarity. Have you noticed this?

    • In this lesson we will:
    • Address the signs of burnout
    • Discuss tips for managing the times when we are ‘resisting rest’
    • Provide resources that could be used to help us slow down in the most productive and highly effective way
    • It might feel counterintuitive, but doing less can actually be more

Patrice Ford Lyn Videos

  • Success Headway - Patrice Ford Lyn: Executive Coach
    Since receiving an undergraduate degree in sociology from Yale University and a graduate degree in nonprofit management from Harvard’s Kennedy...

FAQs on booking Patrice Ford Lyn

  • How do I book Patrice Ford Lyn to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Patrice Ford Lyn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Patrice Ford Lyn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Patrice Ford Lyn or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Patrice Ford Lyn

    Speaking fees for Patrice Ford Lyn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Patrice Ford Lyn are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Patrice Ford Lyn, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Patrice Ford Lyn speak about?

  • Where does Patrice Ford Lyn travel from?

    Patrice Ford Lyn generally travels from Tamarac, FL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Patrice Ford Lyn’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Patrice Ford Lyn for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patrice Ford Lyn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Patrice Ford Lyn or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Patrice Ford Lyn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Personal Development as a Tool for Strengthening Your Leadership Abilities, Managing Imposter Syndrome and Rest - Recipe for Increased Performance and Productivity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Patrice Ford Lyn for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Patrice Ford Lyn generally travels from Tamarac, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shannon Miller, Stacey Hines, Diane Uniman, Shree Bose and Shirin Behzadi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patrice Ford Lyn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Patrice Ford Lyn Speaking Topics

  • Personal Development as a Tool for Strengthening Your Leadership Abilities

    There is a famous quote “Wherever we go, there we are.” by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It reminds us that whether we are in a business meeting, at home with family, playing sports with friends, or having a political debate with contemporaries, we bring ourselves to whatever arena we are in.

    So, when CEOs and other executives focus on our personal growth, we don’t just become more thoughtful people; we become more thoughtful leaders. We are more insightful in the ways we manage our teams and more visionary in our ability to guide our organizations. Working on ourselves as leaders helps us show up more powerfully for those that we have the responsibility of guiding.

    This presentation will focus on three targeted areas:

    • Challenges encountered in leadership
    • Coaching/leadership development as a viable solution
    • Ways to get your company on board with your growth

  • Managing Imposter Syndrome

    Everyone else who says they feel like they have the imposter syndrome is an imposter. But you, you are really a fraud. Right? Keep thinking that and you will never achieve your greatness.

    The impostor syndrome is a self-fulfilling belief where you doubt your own intelligence and talents. It often comes up at times that others might associate with success and happiness: getting a promotion, starting your own business, or having a child. When experiencing imposter syndrome, you’re so certain that you aren’t good at something that you think that anyone who says otherwise is either being very optimistic, slightly delusional, or dishonest.

    In this presentation we will explore how you identify whether or not you are suffering from imposter syndrome and the ways you can overcome it. Feeling like a fraud can happen in a minute but it can take valuable time and real support to work your way out of those thoughts. If you don't take the time, you're likely to self sabotage and play small • developing a negative cycle of fear, doubt and shame. You don't have to keep feeling like a fraud. You can be both great and a work in progress.

  • Rest - Recipe for Increased Performance and Productivity

    What I'm hearing is we don’t actually know what the soft life is or what it feels like, even if we’re saying we do. Hear me out. We’ve been taking soft breaks, not living a soft life. It’s actually a cycle: We work ourselves to exhaustion, take a break, a quick vacation, dinner with friends and then get right back on the expressway to exhaustion. There is a shadow side to our drive for excellence.

    How do we slow down without feeling that we’re dropping the ball, being irresponsible or seen as less capable? Often, we aren’t even aware that this is the fear behind the ways we push ourselves beyond our limits. When asked, friends and colleagues are more likely to say they don't slow down because they have too much on their plate.

    What folks tend to forget is that each minute isn’t the same. The quality of our time changes based on how rested we are. A task that takes me two hours to complete can be done in 15 mins with the right focus and clarity. Have you noticed this?

    • In this lesson we will:
    • Address the signs of burnout
    • Discuss tips for managing the times when we are ‘resisting rest’
    • Provide resources that could be used to help us slow down in the most productive and highly effective way
    • It might feel counterintuitive, but doing less can actually be more

Patrice Ford Lyn Speaker Videos

  • Success Headway - Patrice Ford Lyn: Executive Coach
    Since receiving an undergraduate degree in sociology from Yale University and a graduate degree in nonprofit management from Harvard’s Kennedy School, I have guided the startup of three...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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