Self-Development / Financial Literacy / Domestic Violence Advocacy
Pat J. Schulz' formative years were divided between Lenoir, North Carolina and her birthplace Brooklyn, New York. Pat was a National Honor Society student at Lenoir High School and graduated in the upper percentile of the first graduating class of West Caldwell High School. She continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after receiving scholarships from the James G. K. McClure Foundation and the Business & Professional Women's Club.
Ms. Schulz has been a consummate community service advocate throughout her professional career. She's served as United Way Loaned Executive in St. Petersburg, FL and raised 110% of the annual fundraising goal set for 300 accounts assigned to her. She continued her committed to the United Way, serving as Loaned Executive Mentor and on the Allocation Committee. In Charlotte, NC she served Citizen Advisory appointments to the Women's Commission and Domestic Violence Advisory Boards. During her appointments, Pat served as Finance Chair on the Women's Equality Day Planning Committee, two years as Chair. Pat completed Domestic Violence Advocacy training and served on the DV Speakers Bureau. Before the DV Speakers Bureau, she was Luncheon Speaker for the 1997 Conference for Children Who Witness Domestic Violence, which launched her a standing ovation and a term on The Council For Children's Board of Directors.
Among Pat's service experience, she has a distinguished history with The American Business Woman's Association. As a University Chapter Charter member, she served two terms as Vice-President and two additional terms as President. She was the Chapter's first Woman of The Year, and first Merit Award recipient. She was honored with the Inner Circle Award her first year in ABWA, served as Charlotte's Area Chair and was distinguished with the Charlotte Area Woman of the Year in 1995.
Due to fund raising capacity and community leadership she received the distinguished Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award in 1996. Schulz holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and continued post graduate courses at UNC-Charlotte in Psychology. She has over twenty years of business management and corporate experience. She is also a graduate of Charlotte's Focus on Leadership program.
An advocate of valuing differences among people and Cultural Diversity initiatives, Pat is equipped as a Certified Diversity Instructor. She participated as a panelist for "Divided Sisters – Bridging the Gap Between Black and White Women".
Out of a spirit of gratitude and stewardship, in 2002 Pat created Personal Wellness Seminars - a "portable" program dedicated to health education of the mind, body and spirit. In 1996, Schulz established ENHEART Publishing. The name, ENHEART (meaning from the heart) distinctly defines the creative work of Ms. Schulz. Her writing talent and style is lauded by all for its honesty and ability to challenge readers to look beyond the surface. ENHEART Publishing was established with the sole intent to bring Metamorphosis - A Life Journey into existence. Today ENHEART Publishing exists to bring forth all heart felt inspirational literature. Ms. Schulz has learned the publishing business from the roots up and is delivering positive messages into the hearts and minds of readers throughout the United States. Metamorphosis is featured in the best-selling novel If This World Were Mine, by renowned author E. Lynn Harris. Her work is also featured on The Sound of Poetry, audio series, by The National Library of Poetry and in several anthologies. Ms. Schulz has a distinguished readership that includes poet Nikki Giovanni, authors E. Lynn Harris, Leslie Lewis, Stedman Graham and Jewel Diamond Taylor. In 2007, Pat published, Making Sweet Lemonade, a inspirational autobiography in which she imparts the intricate details of her life lessons with hope that readers will be drawn into their own discoveries and healing path.
In addition to authoring both "Metamorphosis: A Life Journey", and "Making Sweet Lemonade", ENHEART Publishing has produced books for regional authors since 1999.
In addition to Pat's accomplishments in the realm of writing, publishing and community service, she has a long corporate career in the Financial and Insurance Industries. Within her corporate career she's had distinguished recognition with top Team Excellence Awards for Quality Process Improvement Results. She's obtained certifications in Diversity, Ariba data-base administration, Behavior Analytics and Lean Six Sigma, as well as FINRA Financial Operations Professional licensing and Insurance licensing.
Pat is a consummate professional who strives for excellence in all she does. She is a natural problem solver and is eager to share her knowledge and experiences with anyone willing to partner.
FEATURING INTERNATIONAL MISSION: THE MICHAEL SCOTT MATER FOUNDATION
Making Sweet Lemonade
"Collaborative efforts are underway to incorporate Making Sweet lemonade into
education reform curriculum within targeted communities throughout the world.
The Michael Scott Mater Foundation recognizes that children and
residents of these communities often battle feelings of hopelessness.
The book offers encouraging solutions to some of life's most challenging problems."
- Joshua Mater, President; Jesus Quispe, VP