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Article: Episode 37: Patrice Ford Lyn, CEO and Executive Coach

Episode 37: Patrice Ford Lyn, CEO and Executive Coach

Patrice Ford Lynn, an executive coach, and transformational facilitator, brings a refreshing approach to wellness and personal growth. Her journey took a remarkable turn during the pandemic when she became a certified Yin yoga practitioner, using it as a tool to cultivate energy management and relaxation skills for herself and her clients. Transitioning from a management consultant to a transformational coach, Patrice discovered her true calling after her wife recognized her innate gifts. She took small tests, achieved her income goals, and that success fueled her drive to pursue coaching full-time.

Passionate about sparking transformation in others, Patrice's coaching style revolves around accountability, empowering individuals to challenge their limits and dismantle obstacles. She emphasizes the significance of embracing fear as a natural emotion while summoning the courage to push forward. She also highlights the power of mindfulness practices in navigating challenges. She concludes with an empowering message for entrepreneurs and executives, reminding them that they are not alone and that there are people who genuinely want to see them thrive.

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:

  • Working with Black women is important because it allows for understanding and holding space for their truths.
  • Fear is a natural human emotion, but it's important to be courageous and manage it through mindfulness and understanding its lessons.
  • Black executives often doubt themselves and need a safe space to discuss race, power, and safety.

Check Out These Highlights:

  • Patrice explains the reason behind the biggest roadblocks her clients face by anchoring to their past instead of their possibilities. (9:35)
  • Patrice emphasizes the importance of community for health and well-being (17:54)
  • Patrice shares how working with Black women allows for a deep understanding of their experiences and the creation of a safe and seen space where they can discuss race, power, and safety (22:02)


  • “I have a saying that it's okay to be scared, but it's important to be courageous.”
  • “We are living in a society that does not affirm us when we speak into rooms and folks don't hear us, but somebody else says the same thing, and they hear them.”
  • “We know how to survive, but there is something beyond survival. You named it: Thriving is beyond that, and we have to put down the tools that no longer work for us and pick up the ones that do.”