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Meet Patti Pokorchak, MBA

Patti is an award winning marketing and sales executive, with 30+years of experience at IBM, Siemens, and many start-up companies in North America and Europe. As a serial entrepreneur of 10 businesses since 1992, she helped start and run a 7-figure 20-employee software company for 10 years before opening a thriving garden centre and hobby farm just outside of Ottawa, Canada. Patti was NOT a born salesperson. She was a shy introverted programmer who stumbled into sales as a way of escaping corporate life. Making six-figures by the time she was 25, she decided that there had to be more to life than climbing the corporate ladder. Wanting to live a life with no regrets, she left Toronto for a year of travel in Europe and returned 9 years later to Ottawa.  Finally, after a 30-year detour, she returned to her hometown of Toronto. Patti says “If I can be a farmer, then you can be anything you want to be — with some basic sales and marketing skills that is.”  She loves to make your passion profitable with her proven practical advice. She is the author of the soon to be released book “The Accidental Farmer: Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur!” tales of her entrepreneurial life with lessons for all. After selling millions of dollars, Deutsch mark and pounds sterling worth of “stuff”* to 25+ countries, she finally accepted she was a pretty amazing sales professional.

Patti now loves to sell and has deconstructed her million dollar success strategies to help other entrepreneurs develop their businesses and sell more effectively, with more skill and confidence.

Her coaching has helped clients close bigger deals, faster, and for more money by being confident and clear in their value that they provide to others.

* “Stuff” that I have sold

  • IBM Mainframe Computers
  • PCs & Software
  • Services
  • Training @ $40,000 for a 4 day course
  • Plants, Trees & Shrubs
  • Blank Books & Advertising
  • Lambs & Llamas
  • MYSELF (you have to sell yourself first no matter what else you’re selling as people buy from people they know, like and trust).
List of who I’ve sold to and worked with. Like selling IBM product back to IBM with a surcharge. What do my clients have to say about me and do you want results like theirs?  

Contact Patti to book your free 30-minute Business Challenge call to see if you’re a match to work together.   416-951-3842    Patti@SmallBizSalesCoach.ca @SmallBizSalesCO