Interview with Motivational Speaker & Author Patrick Ratchford
Pro Media Mag : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career.
Patrick Ratchford : Extensive sales experience as a child going door to door selling items both for charitable organizations & on an entrepreneurial level. Which thickens your skin , in preparation for the business world & life as well . So that simply progressed to multiple successes in my adult life in sales careers for numerous fortune 500 companies.
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into motivational speaking and writing?
Patrick Ratchford : It initially was for my own support system, I would listen & read to motivational & inspirational works. Then business acquaintances would approach me to speak to there Sales Organizations. I would typically decline there invitations because of my own business commitments. Then one day they said, oh, no , no, we will compensate you to speak, I’m like really? They replied yes! And the rest was history as they would say.
Pro Media Mag : Tell us about your recent projects ?
Patrick Ratchford : Thailand speaking tour that we’re in the process of strategically transitioning to a zoom format interesting enough…
Pro Media Mag : Who are your target audience/ readers?
Patrick Ratchford : Young or old/ minimum wage or Muti millionaires, everyone has similar struggles in life, just simply at different levels , viewpoints & perspectives.
Pro Media Mag : What kind of response you have received so far?
Patrick Ratchford : Incredible! Most reasonable individuals realize that there is room for improvement in there lives, well , that’s where I come in.
Pro Media Mag : What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker?
Patrick Ratchford :The motivation aspect is giving back & helping make someones else’s journey in this adventure in life more palatable. The Entrepreneurial side of me allows me to stay challenged in this grand Monopoly style game of life.
Pro Media Mag : One of your books based on different interviews “Stepping Stones to Success” had done exceptionally well. Can you tell us a little more about that?
Patrick Ratchford : I am often times on the speaking circuit with Multiple celebrities & after weeks of traveling together we decided to collaborate & came out with the body of work which is now Known as “Stepping Stones to Success”
Pro Media Mag : Are you working on any new project?
Patrick Ratchford: Working on a few International projects with Governments for English teaching to children in Under developed countries as well as some agricultural projects in said countries as well.