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.



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[S1 E12] Intersectionality Series: The Layers of Work/Life Endurance

By Patti Perez | December 8, 2020

Dr. Johnson Benning is back, continuing to chat with Patti about intersectionality especially as it relates to young women of color. They talk about the impossibility of compartmentalization, the layers that bring intersectionality and mental health together, and the concept of work/life endurance. From little traumas to big Trauma, Dr. Johnson Benning discusses compounding stressors,…

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[S1 E11] Intersectionality Series: Whole self vs authentic self vs work self

By Patti Perez | December 2, 2020

In this episode, Patti welcomes friend and colleague Dr. Rochelle Johnson Benning to not just the podcast but also the PersuasionPoint team. Dr. Johnson Benning shares about herself, her career journey and paths, and the overarching connections between intersectionality and mental health. She and Patti gear up for the next episode, where they’ll talk about…

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[S1 E10] Latina Equal Pay Day: The Fruits of Inequity and Intersectionality

By Patti Perez | November 10, 2020

In this episode, Patti introduces a new series on the concept of intersectionality and links it to pay inequity. She specifically looks at the lowest paid of all workers – Latinas who earn only 54 cents on the dollar compared to white men. Latina Equal Pay Website: Kimberle Crenshaw TED Talk: Lean In…

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[S1 E9]: Stories From the Trenches: Putting the Puzzle Together

By Patti Perez | November 2, 2020

In this episode, I conclude the Gloria and Archie saga by not only answering the four specific questions posed (the four separate concerns Gloria identified), but I also focus on how to eliminate bias from next steps, and guide listeners through a framework on how to get things back on track after an investigation. Specifically,…

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[S1 E8] Stories From the Trenches: Gloria and Archie – Who Is Telling the Truth??

By Patti Perez | October 23, 2020

Join me in the continuing saga of Gloria and Archie. Gloria says Archie has shown himself to be racially biased, but Archie says he’s not…although he admits he speaks his mind. In this episode, I go over how I analyzed the evidence I collected and share some of the fascinating stories from other investigations I…

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[S1 E7] Stories from the Trenches: I am Not a Racist!

By Patti Perez | September 24, 2020

In today’s episode, we hear from Archie, the colleague Gloria accused of spewing anti-diversity sentiments at diversity committee meetings (and engaging in other behavior Gloria found questionable or inappropriate). Hear how Archie responds to these accusations and hear more insight on how to make sure your workplace investigation interviews set the right tone, create the…

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[S1 E6] Stories from the Trenches: My Colleague is Racist!

By Patti Perez | September 4, 2020

Patti introduces her new series – “Stories from the Trenches” – a re-enactment of real-life investigations she conducted in her 20+ year career as a workplace sleuth. In this episode, Patti interviews Gloria, an employee who is sick and tired of having to hear her colleague, Archie, spew anti diversity comments. As the mother of…

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[S1 E5] The Importance of Workplace Equity and Inclusion

By Patti Perez | August 20, 2020

Patti shares stories and comments she’s hearing from the trenches – in surveys measuring employee sentiment and what she’s hearing in focus groups – about the need for workplace justice, and the need to create environments that are radically inclusive. She also shares family and other stories to drive home the point that the topics…

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[S1 E4] Talking Racial Health Equity with Dr. Charmaine Gregory

By Patti Perez | August 13, 2020

Dr. G opens up about the struggles that made her realize she was the victim of burnout. After making significant changes – and dealing with the grief associated with losing a baby and working too much – she was able to once again love her career as an emergency medicine doctor…not to mention enjoying her…

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[S1 E3] Getting Real with Prof. Al Tillery – A Conversation about Systemic Racism

By Patti Perez | August 5, 2020

In this powerful conversation, Prof. Al Tillery, a professor of political science at Northwestern University where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, talks about the history of systemic racism. He provides his keen insight – personal and professional – to help explain how we get…