Award Winning Public Speaker and Published Author:
Tavetta Patterson has spoken locally and nationally at colleges; corporations; education conferences; leadership conferences; renewal events; schools; women's empowerment events; writers conferences and youth conferences. She has been featured on television programs such as You & Me This Morning (WCIU Television Station) and Fox Chicago Television Station. She has been featured on WLTH and WYCA radio stations.
During grade school there were teachers who believed in her ability as a writer and public speaker. She had the honor of writing her very first program and speaking on stage when she was eight years old, under the guidance of Ms. Suda Hopkins. During high school her English Teachers: Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Barnes encouraged her to enter writing contests. Mrs. Barnes submitted her poems to national contests. As a result, she had the honor of being a published writer as a high school student. That poem led to a collection of poems and speeches being published as her first book released July 2002, entitled, “The Tongue of Life."
August 2, 2014, she released her second and third books, a novel entitled, “The Secrets We Keep” and an inspirational memoir entitled, “The Bridge that Brought Me Over." August 2015, she released a book entitled, "From Mourning to the Morning" to help people with grief recovery. The book was dedicated to her Mother, Addie Porter who passed Monday August 5, 2013, at 7a.m. as Tavetta stood by her bedside. The day was one of the most difficult experiences of her life; however, Tavetta was determined not to allow the experience to break her, so she wrote about the journey to peace to help other people navigate life during the transition of a loved one.
She also wrote and released a book with her husband, Roosevelt D. Patterson, entitled, "Marriage Truths." The book was written to help people thrive in marriage. The book is a roadmap for victory in marriage. Roosevelt and Tavetta Patterson have courageously walked through open doors to share valuable life lessons they have learned about life through 15 years of marriage. They are available to speak at marriage conferences and events.
Tavetta Patterson was invited to collaborate on a book entitled "Learning to Love Me." The book includes stories written by 20 different women from 10 different states. It was written to help people become a priority in their own life again. Each book that she has written can be used as a tool to navigate various stages of this journey called, "Life."
August 1, 2021, was the release date for a life changing book entitled, "No." Tavetta released the book in honor of her Mother's birthday. It is the first of 10 books that were written in 2020. The book was written to equip people to transition from being people-pleasers to being purpose-driven world changers. Everyone on earth has the same 24 hours each day. True success in life and business depends on how you manage saying, "No." This book provides the tools that equip you to gain clarity about your No. It also includes: strategies for setting boundaries, assessing the past, preparing for the future and living a life of freedom from the disease to please. You will also gain tools to implement a powerful and purposeful word that is a complete sentence, "No."