Her Life By Design

Christina Galbato

Her Life By Design is a podcast that discusses all things influencer marketing, creating a career online, navigating life as an ambitious female and much more. Your host is Christina Galbato - social media influencer, creative entrepreneur and online educator. Join her each week to gain the strategies and motivation you need to create a life and career entirely of your own design. read less

Dating and Relationship Advice from Professional Matchmaker Maria Avgitidis
18-05-2022
Dating and Relationship Advice from Professional Matchmaker Maria Avgitidis
We’re venturing into an avenue that we haven’t really explored on Her Life By Design in the past. In this episode, we’re talking all about dating, love, and relationships. And Maria Avgitidis from Matchmaker Maria, the Ask a Matchmaker podcast, and Agape Match, is here to help us answer all our burning relationship questions.   Maria shares how her matchmaking process work, including how she determines potential matches. She shares her advice on the best questions to ask potential matches if you’re on online dating apps, and the intangible green flags you should be on the lookout for on your first date. Maria also explains the different phases of love to us along with tips for cultivating a deeper love, leading to a successful relationship. From attachment styles to dating app fatigue, Maria’s here to drop her wisdom of all things dating, love, matchmaking, and relationships.   Timestamps: How Maria became a matchmaker [4:16]Is matchmaking right for you and how Maria’s matchmaking works [13:49]How Maria determines a potential match [22:40]Great questions to ask your matches if you’re on online dating apps [27:54]Intangible green flags to look for on your first date [37:41]The different phases of love [42:01]Tips for cultivating a deeper love and a successful relationship [44:11]How to sus out your own attachment style [47:08]Are people getting dating app fatigue and tips for meeting people in person [51:28]   Resources: https://www.instagram.com/matchmakermaria/ https://agapematch.com/join-database/
How to Pitch You & Your Business for Media Opportunities with Jennifer Jaden
11-05-2022
How to Pitch You & Your Business for Media Opportunities with Jennifer Jaden
As influencers, entrepreneurs, and business owners, pitching and PR are some of the most essential skills to have. Jennifer Jaden is the founder of Gal Media, a PR agency that works with emerging brands, products, and influencers.   She joins the podcast today to share her story about starting Gal Media. We talk about how she found her first clients, what the most challenging part of growing and scaling a business is, and what she notices is the current trend on social media. Jennifer also offers her expertise by sharing tips on getting your name out there (even if you can’t afford a PR retainer), how to pitch yourself to media outlets, and what you should do if you ever receive bad press.   This is an important episode for influencers, business owners, and public figures alike. So tune in, take notes, and receive some guidance on how you can manage your pitches and PR like a professional.   Timestamps: Pitching yourself for a podcast [00:54]How and when Jennifer founded Gal Media [2:50]How Jennifer found her first clients [4:28]The most challenging part of growing and scaling Gal Media [6:34]Tips for pitching yourself to media outlets [15:20]Current trends in social media [18:51]How Jennifer manages her time [23:36]Tips for managing bad press as a public figure and influencer [25:41]   Resources: https://www.galmediagroup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/galmedia/ https://www.instagram.com/jenniferjaden/
Self-Care Routines, Setting Boundaries, and Founding Arrae with Siff Haider
04-05-2022
Self-Care Routines, Setting Boundaries, and Founding Arrae with Siff Haider
Siff Haider is the co-founder of the nutraceuticals brand, Arrae. She’s an entrepreneur, content creator, and the host of the Dream Bigger podcast. We have a great conversation on the podcast today about how Arrae started as an idea and how she turned it into reality.   We discuss how she took Arrae and grew it using influencer marketing, so if you’re an ecommerce entrepreneur or business owner, her tips will be incredibly helpful when it comes to getting your business out there. We also talk about the importance of self-care routines and setting boundaries as an entrepreneur.   More specifically, Siff and I both share our experiences with journaling, how we got into the process, and the difference we’ve seen in our lives since adopting the practice. Tune in to hear Siff’s take on launching and running a business, managing mental health, and the importance of self-care.   Timestamps: How Siff started and co-founded Arrae (2:51)How Siff took her blog and turned it into a business (6:48)Tips for starting a brand new ecommerce business (11:29)The process of starting a nutraceuticals company (13:57)How Siff got the word out about Arrae (15:24)Tips for hiring influencers for your marketing campaign (19:44)What’s next for Arrae? (22:42)What Siff does aside from taking Arrae to soothe her bloat and anxiety (23:40)Siff’s morning routine (25:18)How to get started with journaling (29:15)How Siff became more introspective (35:35)Boundaries that Siff has in place for social media (38:25)   Resources: https://www.arrae.com/ https://www.instagram.com/arrae.co/
Facing Fear and Cultivating Courage with Jessica Nabongo
27-04-2022
Facing Fear and Cultivating Courage with Jessica Nabongo
My guest today is one of the most impressive women I’ve ever met. Jessica Nabongo is a writer, photographer, entrepreneur, travel expert, influencer, and public speaker. You might know her from her blog, The Catch Me If You Can. Or maybe you know her as the first black woman on record to visit every country in the world.   Today, I speak to Jessica about how she accomplished her incredible goal of traveling to every country in the world. I ask her about the important lessons she’s learned about life from her experiences, how she manages her fears, and how the pandemic changed her business and life. Jessica also shares how she became a “digital nomad” in a time when working remotely wasn’t a known option.   We also dive into a conversation about writing, specifically what the process of writing her book was like. And of course, I couldn’t leave a conversation with Jessica without asking her about the countries that surprised her, countries with the best food, and countries with the nicest people.   Timestamps: Why Jessica decided to visit every single country in the world (3:37)Transitioning from a secure 9-5 job to working remotely to starting her business (6:21)Jessica’s process of earning an income as an influencer (10:38)How Jessica manages and faces her fear (12:35)What other countries do better than the US (14:57)Does Jessica still have the itch to travel? (18:55)How Jessica’s business and life changed and pivoted during the pandemic (21:11)The process of writing her book (24:31)Top lessons about life that Jessica learned from traveling the world (27:27)   Resources: https://thecatchmeifyoucan.com/ https://thisisthecatch.com/ Pre-order Jessica’s book: https://thecatchmeifyoucan.com/book
Understanding PCOS and How to Manage it with Tallene Hacatoryan
20-04-2022
Understanding PCOS and How to Manage it with Tallene Hacatoryan
When I was thinking about season 3 of Her Life By Design, I knew I wanted to invite a wider variety of guests and experts to help and inspire you to design your life both personally and professionally. This is why I’m so excited to have Tallene Hacatoryan on today’s episode.   Tallene is a registered dietitian who was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) at 18. Disheartened by the solutions provided to her, she set out on a mission to confront the underlying issues of PCOS. After studying nutritional science, speaking to countless experts, and working with her husband, Ciroc (a PCOS-focused personal trainer), she developed a program, social media presence, and podcast that has helped thousands of women manage their PCOS symptoms.   In our conversation, Tallene shares the reasons behind turning her knowledge into her business. We also discuss the health consequences of leaving PCOS untreated, how diet and exercise can help you manage PCOS, and if intermittent fasting is beneficial to people with PCOS. If you've been recently diagnosed with PCOS, or you've had PCOS for a while and you're finally wanting to face these symptoms head-on and heal the underlying cause, this episode is for you.    Timestamps: What inspired Tallene to turn her knowledge into a business (4:14)What are the consequences of not treating PCOS (7:56)Why going gluten-free and dairy-free can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS (11:24)Should your exercise routine change because of PCOS (16:08)Finding balance between diet, exercise, and PCOS (19:48)Can intermittent fasting help with PCOS (22:38)How Tallene manages her Instagram (28:40)Rapid-fire round with Tallene (31:39)   Resources: https://pcosweightloss.org/ Tallene’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pcos.weightloss/
Managing the Personal and Professional Sides of Entrepreneurship with Lindsay Silberman
13-04-2022
Managing the Personal and Professional Sides of Entrepreneurship with Lindsay Silberman
We’re welcoming Lindsay Silberman back on today’s episode of Her Life By Design. You might remember her from the first season of the podcast but just to refresh your memory, Lindsay is a luxury travel influencer turned CEO and founder of the company Hotel Lobby Candle.   Lindsay and I have a great conversation that touches on both the personal and professional sides of being a female entrepreneur. We kick off with a discussion about Lindsay’s decision to freeze her eggs and what that process was like for her. Then, we talk about how she takes care of her mental health as a public figure and how shifting from influencer to CEO changed her views on social media. Finally, we’re discussing all things business as Lindsay shares details on growing her company, Hotel Lobby Candle, and how she took it from ideation to execution.   Timestamps: Why Lindsay decided to freeze her eggs and what the process is like (4:03)How Lindsay takes care of her mental health as a public figure (11:29)Lindsays’ relationship with social media (13:20)How building Hotel Lobby Candle shifted Lindsay’s view on social media (16:03)The changes that Lindsay noticed in the influencer marketing industry (22:20)What is Hotel Lobby Candle? (24:37)Things that contributed to the growth of Hotel Lobby Candle (30:45)Rapid-fire round with Lindsay (35:24)   Resources: https://hotellobbycandle.com/ Lindsay’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaysilb/ Hotel Lobby Candle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotellobbycandle/
How to Put Your Mental Health First with Amanda White
06-04-2022
How to Put Your Mental Health First with Amanda White
As you already know, I’ve been open and transparent about my sobriety journey. Through sharing my story, I’ve received countless messages from many women wanting to start their sobriety journey as well.   This is why I’m so excited to have Amanda White on Her Life By Design today. Amanda is a licensed therapist and the founder of a therapy practice in Philadelphia called Therapy for Women's Center. She's also been featured in Forbes, Washington Post shape, Women's Health magazine, and she's also the author of the book “Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love”.   Amanda is here to offer us guidance on how shame and trauma can eventually lead to numbing behaviors. She also shares and discusses tools on how we can better sit in our feelings, regulate our anxiety and nervous system, and establish safety within ourselves. We dive into an honest conversation about sobriety starting with evaluating and renegotiating our relationship with alcohol to navigating social situations when sober. This is an honest conversation about mental health and how we can evaluate and soothe our numbing behaviors.   Timestamps: Shame and trauma and how they can lead to numbing behaviors (7:20)Tips for feeling your feelings and not running away from them (10:35)How toxic positivity can contribute to the inability to feel your feelings (13:20)Tips for regulating anxiety and your nervous system (17:07)Amanda’s favorite ways of establishing safety within yourself (19:35)How to evaluate and renegotiate your relationship with alcohol (23:49)Navigating social situations when you’re sober (26:20)Some signs to look out for if drinking has evolved into a problem (29:44)Addictive behavior patterns that Amanda sees in her clients (36:17)Mental health questions rapid-fire with Amanda (38:38)   Resources: Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love Therapy for Women Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therapyforwomen/Amanda’s website: https://amandaewhite.com/ Therapy for Women Center’s website: https://therapyforwomencenter.com/
Growing Your New Podcast and Pitching Yourself as a Guest w/ Scout Sobel
18-08-2021
Growing Your New Podcast and Pitching Yourself as a Guest w/ Scout Sobel
Podcasting is one of the best ways to build authority and trust with your audience. Whether you’re planning on launching a podcast of your own, or you want to land more placements as a guest on podcasts, Scout Sobel is the go-to expert you want to talk to.   Scout is the founder of Scout’s Agency, co-host of the popular Okay Sis podcast, and the host of SCOUT podcast. She’s also the author of The Emotional Entrepreneur, a book that helps Millennial and Gen Z women navigate the emotional challenges of launching, running, and scaling a business. She joins the podcast to chat about starting a podcast, growing your new podcast, and pitching yourself as an irresistible podcast guest. Scout also shares her personal story on how being diagnosed with bipolar disorder made her a better entrepreneur.   This is a raw and honest conversation about riding the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, sprinkled with tons of tangible tips on how you can find success in the world of podcasting.   Time Stamps: Scout’s journey into the world of podcasting [2:13] How podcasting has changed over the years [8:23] Tangible tips for starting a podcast successfully [11:24] Should you monetize your podcast? [14:10] How ads and brand partnerships work on podcasts [15:00] How to grow your podcast and increase your number of downloads [22:17] Sending a stand out podcast pitch [26:01] How being diagnosed with bipolar disorder made Scout a better entrepreneur [28:40] Scout’s tips for pulling yourself out of a slump [35:49] Tips for balancing a busy schedule [40:46] About Scout’s book, The Emotional Entrepreneur [44:53] Resources: Scout’s website: https://www.scoutsobel.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scoutsobel/ Purchase Scout's book - The Emotional Entrepreneur: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578951754 Get Yourself as a Guest on Podcasts course: https://scoutsagency.teachable.com/p/get-yourself-as-a-guest-on-podcasts/ (get 20% off with code HERLIFEBYDESIGN)
The Power of Micro-Influencers and How to Attract Brand Partners w/ Julianne Fraser
11-08-2021
The Power of Micro-Influencers and How to Attract Brand Partners w/ Julianne Fraser
Let’s face it - the landscape of the influencer industry is constantly changing. As a newer industry, influencers of all sizes are forced to navigate this field by rolling with the punches. In today’s episode, I’m joined by Julianne Fraser, founder and CEO of Dialogue New York, which is a digital marketing consultancy with an emphasis on influencer marketing. Their mission is to connect brands with aligned creators as a means of fostering meaningful dialogues that truly resonate with consumers.   Julianne and I dive into a conversation all about the shifting landscape of the influencer industry and what this all means. We discuss how the power is shifting into the hands of micro-influencers, how to position yourself and your page to attract brand partnerships, and the nitty-gritty details of building a business from the ground up.    Time Stamps: Why is there such a misconception about influencers? How Julianne’s past experience inspired her to start Dialogue New York First steps to creating an agency Setting boundaries and creating space between work and yourself Shifting the power into the hands of micro-influencers The importance of showing up as yourself How TikTok and Reels have changed the landscape of brand partnerships How to position yourself to attract brand partnerships Julianne’s tips for setting boundaries with social media Resources: Dialogue NYC’s Website: https://www.dialoguenyc.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialoguenyc/
Time Management, Productivity, and Setting Boundaries w/ Kierra Asnaukas
04-08-2021
Time Management, Productivity, and Setting Boundaries w/ Kierra Asnaukas
Ever feel like you just do not have enough time in your day to get everything done, only to realize by 5 PM that your hours just don’t match up with the tasks you’ve actually checked off your list? As female entrepreneurs, we have a never-ending to-do list and seemingly not enough hours in a day.   That is why I’m so excited to have Kierra Asnaukas on the podcast today. Kierra is a productivity coach who helps entrepreneurs conquer their chaotic schedules, set strong boundaries, and do the right things at the right time for the right reasons. She’s also the Amazon best-selling author of “Permission to Pivot Granted”.    We’re chatting all about how to be more productive, how to manage a chaotic schedule, how to set boundaries on social media and in life, and really just getting into all things time management and being a more effective and productive entrepreneur. So grab a pen and notebook, tune in, and let’s get started.   Time Stamps: [2:44] Kierra’s GREAT morning routine and EASY evening routine [9:36] How Kierra became a productivity coach [14:40] Pivoting and owning all her different titles [17:06] Finding confidence as a new coach and moving past imposter syndrome [19:35] The conquer your chaos blueprint [26:14] Identifying the needle moving tasks and the tasks to outsource [31:26] Setting social media boundaries for yourself [36:49] Examples of Kierra’s personal and business boundaries Resources: Conquer Your Chaos Blueprint: https://conqueryourchaosblueprint.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missunconventional_/  Permission to Pivot Granted
Building a Profitable Coaching Business and Setting Social Media Boundaries w/ Marie Wold
28-07-2021
Building a Profitable Coaching Business and Setting Social Media Boundaries w/ Marie Wold
Pivoting your business is one of the scariest transitions any influencer, blogger, and entrepreneur can make. But as a multi-passionate female entrepreneur, pivoting is a natural evolution you’re likely to go through at least once in your career. If you’re wondering how pivoting and profitability fit in the same frame, this episode is for you,   Marie Wold is a business mentor to ambitious online coaches who want to make bank while making a difference. She had a profitable business as a fitness influencer and fitness coach, and is now on track to a 7-figure year as a business mentor. She joins the podcast today to share how you can build a profitable coaching business, all while setting social media boundaries to protect your peace. Tune in as we discuss the importance of personal branding, how to navigate rude comments, the different mindset blocks at every level, and tips for communicating the value of your offer.   Time Stamps: [2:26] Pivoting from fitness influencer, fitness coach, to business mentor  [11:51] Influencer energy vs. entrepreneur energy [15:50] Managing consumption and setting social media boundaries [21:17] Tips for building a memorable personal brand [28:34] The different mindset blocks that come with scaling your income [34:12] Communicating the value of your offer   Resources: Marie’s Website: https://mariewold.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marieewold/  Grind and Be Grateful Podcast: https://mariewold.com/grind-and-be-grateful/
Attracting Quality Clients and Scaling to 7-Figures with One Offer w/ Natanya Bravo
21-07-2021
Attracting Quality Clients and Scaling to 7-Figures with One Offer w/ Natanya Bravo
You’ve heard the saying “quality over quantity” many times. But no one embodies what that statement means on the level that Natanya Bravo does. Natanya is the founder of the Bravo Life. The Bravo Life, now a global community of over 30,000 women, was created to inspire women around the world to realize and actualize their full potential. It provides coaching resources and live experiences for women worldwide who are committed to living their best lives as their best selves.   Natanya joins the podcast today to share her knowledge, strategies, and know-how when it comes to attracting quality clients and scaling to 7-figures with one offer. We chat about finding clarity on your purpose, getting clear on concrete results and transformations, marketing your offer, overcoming mindset blocks, and so much more. If you feel the overwhelming need to overproduce by creating a large product suite, this episode is for you. Tune in as Natanya shares her insight, advice, and strategies on how simplification can ultimately amplify your impact.     Time Stamps: How Natanya became a business strategist and mindset coach [2:01] Finding clarity on your purpose [4:01] Getting clear on the concrete transformation and results that you provide [7:41] Talking to your target audience and learning how to communicate your offer [10:23] Common mindset blocks during the launch process [15:38] Why focusing on quality over quantity will help you attract clients [21:59] How Natanya scaled her program to 7-figures [26:25] Growing a team to support a 7-figure business [30:26] Resources: Natanya’s Website: https://thebravolife.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebravolife/
Hear from Current Students About The Influence to Empire Mastermind!
14-07-2021
Hear from Current Students About The Influence to Empire Mastermind!
The Influence to Empire Mastermind is by far my favorite product and offer. The women who join the program are so inspirational, and getting to be a part of their journey is an honor. In today’s episode, I’m shining the spotlight on 3 current students in the Influence to Empire Mastermind.   Meet Julie, a style coach, Mille, an Instagram coach and YouTuber, and Steph, a doctor in physical therapy and movement and nutrition coach. Julie, Millie, and Steph chat about their journey through entrepreneurship from monetizing their audience, the marketing and messaging that has been the most effective in converting followers into customers, the hardest part of their entrepreneurial journey, and so much more.       Time Stamps: [1:36] Meet Julie, Millie, and Steph [3:27] How Julie decided on what to create for her audience [7:41] How Millie monetized her strengths and expertise [9:54] How Steph went from physical therapist to a movement and nutrition coach [13:16] The messaging and marketing strategies that turned their followers into customers [20:09] The hardest part of their entrepreneurial journey so far [30:19] What has been the most impactful at moving the needle forward in their respective businesses  [36:39] Their experience inside the Influence to Empire Mastermind Resources: Julie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliekrausxo/  Steph’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephdorworth/  Millie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsmodernmillie/
How to Know What Product to Launch to Your Audience and the Recipe for a Profitable Launch w/ Mastermind Coach Deya Kuhnle
07-07-2021
How to Know What Product to Launch to Your Audience and the Recipe for a Profitable Launch w/ Mastermind Coach Deya Kuhnle
So you’re thinking about launching a product to your audience. You’ve spent months to years cultivating a following on social media, secured brand collaborations under your belt, and now you want to create something of your own and create an impact. Deya Kuhnle is the founder of the Digital Business Manager Bootcamp, but for the past four years, she’s been supporting six and seven-figure entrepreneurs with their funnels, launch strategies, launch management projects, and team management. She’s also our extraordinary launch and funnels support coach in my Influence to Empire Mastermind.   If you’re freaking out at the word “funnel,” don’t fret. Deya explains what a funnel is and why they’re important in today’s episode. Deya walks you through how you can figure out what product to launch to your audience by uncovering and playing into your strengths. She also discusses the different types of offers that you can create for your audience, all while sharing the recipe for a profitable launch.    If you’re ready to go from solopreneur to entrepreneur, this episode is a must. Tune in and take notes as Deya removes your concerns and confusion surrounding funnels and launches.       Time Stamps: [8:52] What is a funnel  [12:42] How Deya picked up her funnel expertise [15:48] Easy takeaways for figuring out what product to create [20:38] Different types of offers you can create [25:24] Starting small and validating your offer [27:35] Pricing your online course [30:50] First steps for validating your mini-course offer [32:36] Finessing the process of launching your first product [38:01] 2 things people get wrong with launching [40:57] 2 tips for launching  Resources: Get on the waitlist for The Influence to Empire Mastermind: https://christinagalbato.com/ite-waitlist Deya’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mynameisdeya/  Digital Business Manager Bootcamp website: https://dbmbootcamp.com/
How to Create a Content Plan and Show up Online Consistently w/ Mastermind Coach Viv Okafor
30-06-2021
How to Create a Content Plan and Show up Online Consistently w/ Mastermind Coach Viv Okafor
One of the coolest things about my Influence to Empire Mastermind is that I learn so much from our supporting coaches. In today’s episode, I’m joined by none other than Viv Okafor. Viv is a brand coach and content strategist who helps intentional experts clarify, connect, and convert through content.   We dive deep into a discussion all about creating a content plan and showing up online consistently. Viv shares her expert insight on the biggest mistake you can make with your content, the key to establishing your unique brand, how to start finding your brand clarity, planning content around your mission statement, and much more juicy content secrets.   Time Stamps: [7:13] The biggest mistake you can make with your content [9:15] What does a brand coach/content strategist do? [10:59] Why having brand clarity matters [13:23] How Viv became a brand coach and content strategist [24:15] The 3 P’s of finding your brand clarity [29:28] Creating content that aligns with your mission statement [34:49] Playing into your content strengths [38:39] How to market your product smoothly   Resources: Get on the waitlist for The Influence to Empire Mastermind: https://christinagalbato.com/ite-waitlist Viv’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevoguide/  Viv’s website: https://www.thevoguide.com/  Clarity to Authority Program: https://clarity-to-authority.mykajabi.com/sales-page
Pitching Yourself for Podcasts and Media Placements w/ Christina Nicholson
09-06-2021
Pitching Yourself for Podcasts and Media Placements w/ Christina Nicholson
Up until recently, marketing your brand required spending big bucks on advertising. But it’s 2021 and reaching your ideal clients and customers through traditional and new media doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Christina Nicholson is my guest on today’s episode. She is a TV host and founder of the PR agency, Media Maven. She grew Media Maven into a million-dollar business in just 4 years.   Christina joins the podcast today to discuss what PR is and how it benefits entrepreneurs. She also exposes common scams and why you should avoid them. We have an important discussion that helps entrepreneurs decide what kind of press is right for them and their business, tips for pitching media outlets, and why pitching to podcasts is a great growth exposure opportunity. Tune in as Christina shares million-dollar tips for earning media placements and how you can make the most out of a podcast feature.       Time Stamps: [1:52] What is PR and who is it for [7:19] Which type of press is right for your business [11:39] Tips for pitching to media outlets [20:07] Why you should be focusing on podcasts [26:38] Tips for pitching to podcasts [29:21] How to make the most out of your podcast feature [34:48] Tips for podcast growth [36:10] Time management as an entrepreneur   Resources: Website: https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/podcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinaallday/ Free pitch for media placement: Pitchpublicityprofit.com Free pitch for podcast placement: podcastclout.com/pat