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You may have heard the phrase, “Deals are made on the golf course.” But do you know how that happens?As a seasoned Golfer, as well as the Founder & CEO of Golf Women Mean Business, I know that getting to the “deal” requires more than just knowing how to play golf. There are specific steps that need to be taken in order to make your business golf round worth your time and investment.
9 Holes 9 Goals will provide hole-by-hole guidance on what to, what to expect, mistakes to avoid, the questions you should ask and more.
“This must read book brilliantly outlines innovative strategies for professionals who are looking to develop deeper business relationships combining golf and business. “Let’s do 9 holes” will soon replaced “let’s do lunch” thanks to Patrina King’s insight.”—- Taunya A. Lowe, Ph.D.
America’s Favorite Mindset Coach
Patrina King, Leading Authority in Business Golf
“I work with individuals to help them grow and monetize their brands through Golf.” -Patrina King
Patrina King is a Human Resource professional, Entrepreneur, Youth Advocate, Founder of Golf Women Mean Business, LLC and Author of 9 Holes 9 Goals, A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Business on the Course.
As a Human Resources Consultant, Patrina’s forte is background checks, employee development and employer unemployment claims. She understands that being successful is not always a straight process. She decided against choosing any of the 36 opportunities to play collegiate golf and attend college without any extracurricular activities in order to focus on getting her career started. Patrina’s excellence in business goes hand in hand with her fondness for philanthropy and charitable causes. She is the previous owner and operator of a pre-employment screening company that was headquartered in Metro Atlanta, GA. She uses her knowledge from this business to educate youth and young adults on how their actions (sexting, online social media, school fights, drug and alcohol use, theft, etc) will affect future jobs and college applications.
Patrina is a current member of the Women’s Solidarity Society, a society within The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. MECCA Chapter. Her past affiliation with various organizations and events such as SHRM-Atlanta, United Way VIP, Executive Women’s Golf Association, the National Black MBA Association, and an Interview Expert for Women For Hire, has endowed her with unparalleled expertise and experience. Patrina studied Technical Management with a concentration in Human Resources at DeVry University and Human Resources at Keller Graduate School of Management.
Along with her interest in women’s rights, Patrina has developed a great passion for educating professional women on how to use golf for business. Today, her life and career reflect that passion with informative and down-to-earth training through Golf Women Mean Business. Patrina has been featured on various television and blog talk radio shows. However, the epitome of Patrina’s efforts to educate professionals come in her workshops and speeches which aim to “humanize” golf for those who are hesitant to give the sport a try.
Patrina’s current home is in the Metro Atlanta Georgia area with her husband. She has been serving with the Mayor’s Youth Program of Atlanta since 2007, providing Atlanta public high school seniors training on workforce readiness and job interview skills. She allots time in her activities for events with 21st Century Leaders, Junior Achievement, and various other high school groups. In spare time not filled with work, volunteerism, or friends and family, she divulges her love of athletics (softball, golf, and football) through sports watch parties and playing rounds of business golf.
Patrina believes the best way to serve the people is by taking an informative and realistic approach to everyday activities and issues.
Awards & Honors:
2014 & 2015
Recognized by the Habitat for Humanity for her assistance in building two houses.
Recognized by the City of Atlanta with a Proclamation and was honored by the Atlanta Women in Sports organization.
Recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the office of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Received the Lite House Ambassador Award from Lite House Partners, Inc for her Outstanding Commitment and Service to the Community.
Founded Women’s Golf Day in Georgia. House Resolution 300. Resolved 2/15/2017
Finalist for the Atlanta Business League’s (ABL) 2017 Super Tuesday Conference in the Non-Traditional Business Category
Bold Favor Awards – Beneficial Relationships Honoree
Named Transforming Women Entrepreneurs Woman of the Year by Progressive Techniques, Inc.
Oneda Castillo, LPGA
Michele G. Morrissey, M.A., CCC-SLP