Coaching with Patti Perez, Drama Slayer

Level up your career today, for a more resilient tomorrow.

Our aim is to keep you accountable, focused and motivatedto creatively execute your plan. You've got this and we've got you!

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PersuasionPoint’s Leadership and Resilience Coaching program is a proactive and holistic approach to helping clients determine the “how” and “why” to their professional and personal goals. Our mission is to help leaders at any stage see a clear picture of where you are now and where you want to go. As a team, we work together to develop a step-by-step plan to resolve what might be blocking you from realizing your goals and dreams.

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Our unique coaching approach seeks to recognize and build on your innate strengths. This allows you to make bold career decisions and to help support you in building authorship over your life. While our plan is to tailor our work to your needs, we have developed a systematic coaching process that helps you identify what your desired outcome looks like and ways for you to take action to get there.

of all Americans of all ages were reporting symptoms of an anxiety disorder, including a remarkable 42 percent of people in their twenties.
The mental Health Commission of Canada reports that 1 in 2 Canadians will deal with a mental health illness in their lives.
the estimated $ cost of lost productivity in the global economy due to poor mental health, according to the World Health Organization.
the ROI for companies who invest and implement in well-being strategies.

We work with you as a team.


Together, we create specific, measurable goals and an action plan to achieve them. We believe with the right support and skills; you can live up to your ideals and live a meaningful and purposeful life both at work and at home. We believe that one doesn’t have to be sacrificed for the other.

Meet Patti

Chief Drama Slayer

Patti draws on her personal and professional experience to guide leaders on becoming drama slayers.

At PersuasionPoint, Patti is the Chief Drama Slayer and combines her professional experience as a California employment attorney, an expert witness, a state regulator, an HR professional and a workplace sleuth to identify root causes of drama.

Patti also draws on her personal experience and background. As a Salvadoran immigrant, Patti is the walking personification of intersectionality. Her challenges and triumphs have given her a unique perspective and she weaves that into all of her work, including her work as a leadership coach.

Compassionate Sharp-Shooter

Patti's style is direct and candid, but also kind and compassionate. She has the ability to cut through the BS and speak as a truth-teller, but does so in a way that is not judgmental and seeks to increase understanding and grace.

Always Practical

As a person motived by performance, Patti's style incorporates the concept of GSD - she works with clients who want to see results and provides practical recommendations and solutions that help rising leaders and executives not only get to the next step, but do so with grace, gusto and gratitude.

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As a foundation to our coaching solutions, we rely on the results from the Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0 (SDI 2.0). You will begin your journey by taking this assessment to discover your motives when things are going well and your motives when you're in conflict. You'll also identify your strengths, and you'll gain a better understanding of your overdone strengths. The process will also identify conflict triggers and will provide science-backed information to help you along your leadership journey.

Hone Your Transformational Leadership Skills

Our coaching program can help strengthen leadership skills and change behaviors that can directly impact business results and relationships. We help support and develop leaders, especially as you transition into new roles or prepare to take on more responsibilities.

Strengthen Your Emotional And Relational Intelligence

By understanding your individual strength profile and what motivates you, we can guide you to adjust your approach to make interactions more effective, improve relationships, and build better teams.

Reach Your Goals

We take a proactive approach to helping you create your professional and personal SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic and Time Oriented) Goals. Together, we will develop a step-by-step implementation plan to reach your goals and strengthen your ability to resolve roadblocks and setbacks as they come up.

Find Balance

We examine ways to help you set boundaries and find fulfillment instead of being saddled down by “have to’s” and “should do’s.”  We work collaboratively with you to keep you motivated, focused, and moving forward to your best life.

Focus On Holistic Well-being

Combining deep knowledge of psychological principles with the know-how gained from working in high-stress industries, we help you build and strengthen your resilience toolkit.



More from Patti: The Drama-Free Workpalce Podcast

[S2 E10] You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up: I’m Just a Gigolo, Part 2

By Jenn Treado | August 31, 2021

Are you a hopeless romantic? Are you on the lookout for love? Do you dream of finding the Pam to your Jim, or vice versa? We end up spending a lot of time with people at our workplaces, but what happens when a co-working relationship gets a little bit hotter than reviewing each other’s spreadsheets?…

[S2 E7] Well-Being Corner w/ Dr. J: Sleep

By Jenn Treado | June 21, 2021

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for a refill of coffee? Do you yearn for five more minutes in bed in the morning? Do you find yourself having a hard time shutting your brain off for a good night’s rest? In this special episode, Patti Perez and Dr. Rochelle Johnson (Dr. J) discuss why sleep…

[S2 E6] You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up: I’m Just a Gigolo, Part 1

By Jenn Treado | June 7, 2021

Are you a hopeless romantic? Are you on the lookout for love? Do you dream of finding the Pam to your Jim, or vice versa? We end up spending a lot of time with people at our workplaces, but what happens when a co-working relationship gets a little bit hotter than reviewing each other’s spreadsheets?…

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[S2 E5] You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up: Like a Prayer

By Jenn Treado | May 25, 2021

“Don’t bring that up.” “Now is not the time or place for that discussion.” “Mind your business.” There are many times where we have been told certain topics are too taboo for the workplace. But, has making topics taboo actually helped us in the long run? Join Patti and Katie as they take you there…

[S2 E4] #YCMTSU: Let’s Talk About Seco, Baby

By Patti Perez | May 10, 2021

Have you ever traveled abroad and said something or made a gesture that, as it turns out, means something entirely different in that country, language or culture? Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you do? Do you just speak more slowly and more loudly to be…

[S2 E3] #YCMTSU: Cheetah Porn

By Patti Perez | April 26, 2021

Do Cheaters have spots or stripes? Whoops sorry. Cheetahs… I meant Cheetahs… Do cheetahs have spots or stripes? This week, Patti starts her new series, You Can’t Make That Sh*t Up. In this inaugural episode titled, Cheetah Porn. Joined again by Katie Foggiano, Patti shares her final swan song of her investigations, involving cheaters, embezzlement,…

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[S2 E2] You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up

By Patti Perez | April 16, 2021

This week, Patti introduces a new series format for the podcast, focusing on getting back to her roots – keeping workplaces free of drama. This episode also has a special surprise guest, Katie Foggiano, PersuasionPoint’s Director of Operations (aka the Human Swiss Army Knife). Patti and Katie start by dissecting Katie’s favorite quote from The Drama-Free…

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[S2 E1] New Season, New Trends: 2021 Emerging Workplace Trends

By Patti Perez | February 5, 2021

In this episode, Patti delves into the top three emerging trends she is seeing in the workplace. In the first episode of this two-part series, she discusses Reimagining HR departments, a focus on holistic well-being, and why companies need to start preparing for Gen Z in the workplace. On Reimagining HR Departments Studies on Lack…

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[S1 E14] Intersectionality Series: Burnout Meets Resilient Selfcare

By Patti Perez | December 31, 2020

In the final episode of the Intersectionality Series, Dr. Rochelle Johnson Benning and Patti talk about how interconnected each dimension of self care is with the resilience necessary to avoid burnout. They highlight everything from the often-overlooked social aspect of wellbeing to financial wellness and the validity of different types of coping skills. We live…

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[S1 E13] Intersectionality Series: The Resilient Self Leads to Resilient Teams

By Patti Perez | December 15, 2020

Dr. Johnson Benning and Patti continue to offer strategies for resilience building that speaks to where resilience meets intersectionality. Just like you can’t separate intersectionality and its psychological effects during a global pandemic and a contentious election, you can’t separate out building resilience. In an age where what seems simple is also radical, finding meaning…