Patricia believes that getting knowledge is a good thing and giving knowledge is better. She loves to teach and considers it her gift. She has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and job seekers in New York City, conducting courses in the areas of business planning, human resources management, marketing, social media, business finances, resume writing, interviewing skills, personal finances management, time management, communication skills and many more.
Before launching Covenant Seven Inc., which she founded in 2006, Patricia worked for companies like Egis, IntelliMark and National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Her positions at these companies included HR Director, Regional HR Director and Contract Administrator. Her company serves a wide range of small businesses from startups to companies with sales over $10 million. Additionally, over the past 16 years, she has worked as a workshop facilitator for the NYC Department of Small Business Services and volunteered for non-profit organizations such as the Workshop in Business Opportunities, IMPACCT, Iris House, Neighborhood Women’s Collective, Hour Children, Community2Community and others.
Covenant Seven Inc. specializes in writing business plans, and offers services in business development, human resources management, coaching and consulting in various business areas (including finances and marketing), and entrepreneurial training. She also conducts training for employees at small to medium-sized businesses.
Patricia has earned a reputation as a public speaker. She is an Executive Coach at the Columbia University Leadership Development Program for Vendors and for Harlem Commonwealth Council Growth Path Program. In these roles, she works with business owners to assess their business practices and bring meaningful change that translates to profits.
She is also an Executive Coach for the NYC Love Your Local program through the NYC Department of Small Business Services. In this role, she assesses businesses that are vying for a $90,000 NYC grant and submits recommendations for selection. She also coaches the selected businesses, to help them develop best practices and decide how best to invest the grant money.
She has worked specifically with several businesses helping to manage their human resources, payroll, and benefits. This includes developing job descriptions, interviewing candidates, policy and employee handbook development, Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements, all new-hire documents including the offer letter and I-9 verifications. Benefits management include medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) plans.