This ‘Gutsy’ movement is inspired by the book “Gutsy Women Win: How to Get Gutsy and Get Going” by CEO of inVisionaria, Pat Obuchowski. This movement is meant to inspire, ignite, support, and lead others through their bigger games with the hopes of leaving today feeling better than we did yesterday.

Pat is available to lead discussions and speak to groups of all sizes about their Gutsy goals and other related topics. Here are some examples:

  • 7 tips on how to be a scrappy woman in business – Be more successful by learning to bend the rules without breaking the law
  • From so-so to oh-so gutsy and successful – Real life success tips that will take you to the top of the leader board
  • Be in a Bigger Game™ – 9 elements to get you where you want to go
  • Feel the gulp and do it anyway – Secrets to pushing through your comfort zones
  • What the most successful women leaders know and do in business – How their strategies can propel your career

For more information on scheduling Pat to speak or for other speaking topics, please contact her Publicity Coordinator at

Also, check out the offerings under the Coaching Page for additional opportunities to Get Gutsy and Get Going with Pat.


Hire Pat. You will be very happy with the results. My organization, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), was looking for a dynamic and professional speaker for our Leadership series. I found Pat on LinkedIn and was impressed with her background. I immediately contacted her. I am so glad I did. She listened to our needs and developed a workshop that was fun, experiential, educational and practical. We gained insights into mastering our strengths as leaders. We invited her back to work with our Board of Directors.

Lexi Moriarty Asset Manager, West Coast at Equity One, Inc

Pat was hired to design, develop and deliver to over 70 officers an employee safety engagement training. She was given the vision and the deliverables of the project and from her first day, she hit the ground running. Her expertise and knowledge helped us to formulate a highly effective training session that included the latest neuroscience research in communication and collaboration methodologies. She was able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and completed the project prior to delivery date and under budget. I would, without a doubt, hire Pat. She delivers.

Nancy Duranteau, Organizational Consultant at UC Berkeley

I have had the pleasure to sit through two of Pat’s sessions, first when I attended the CREW event and the second when we had Pat come into our organization, Moody’s Analytics for a ‘Master Your Strengths’ workshop. Pat is a warm and engaging speaker. She worked closely with us before the session to understand the business expectations. Pat was able to quickly assess the audience and make the session interactive and insightful to suit our needs. During my brief interaction with Pat, she helped me think about facing my challenges, focusing more on strengths, and what it means to be scrappy! We look forward to having the opportunity to work with Pat again in future.

Vaishnavi Srisha Assistant Director, DataOps at Moody's Analytics

“Pat’s ability to lead team building and motivation activities during The Women in Action Workshop is amazing.”  (See full video testimony here.)

Madlen Mirzaian Saddik