Patricia Stark

Calmfidence: How to Trust Yourself, Tame Your Inner Critic and Shine in Any Spotlight.

Patricia Stark

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New York, NY


Communication Skills, Public Speaking Skills, Media Training, Body Language, Emotional Intelligence, Wellness, Positive Psychology, Optimism, Stress & Anxiety Relief, Grit & Resilience. Mindfulness, Women’s Empowerment, Teen Confidence, Interpersonal Skills, Natural Foods & Remedies for Calm, Self-care

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Patricia Stark is a former national and international news anchor, current health & wellness anchor, television host and performer with roles on Law & Order Criminal Intent, Madam Secretary and a SAG national commercial spokesperson. Based in New York & New Jersey, her company Patricia Stark Communications is a personal and professional development training company working with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, training & development professionals, celebrities, authors, news anchors, TV show hosts, influencers and others whose careers and goals rely on their ability to communicate with calm and confidence- Calmfidence®.

Patricia is has coached and trained 1000's of clients from around the country and around the globe including New Zealand, Egypt, Dubai, Australia, England, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Denmark and Ireland. Clients include: ESPN, NASA TV, CBS, Turner Broadcasting, Novartis, Pfizer, Quaker Oats, Conde Nast, USGA, Miss America Org, BET, Patricia is a Certified Personal & Executive Coach (CPEC of the CaPP Institute -Coaching & Positive Psychology) & a Certified Body Language Trainer (Body Language Institute Washington DC) and holds certificates in Eclectic Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Visualization/Guided Imagery (LIU). She heads Patricia Stark Communications and specializes in helping clients build their Calmfidence® in interviews, on-camera, and in daily life with tangible strategies for powerful communication skills, mastering self talk, and stress & anxiety relievers used by the pros.

Patricia has extensive experience as a health & medical news anchor, radio interview host, and appears regularly as a TV guest expert on the topics of communication and confidence. Her new book “Calmfidence: How to Trust Yourself, Tame Your Inner Critic, and Shine in Any Spotlight” was recently published by Sounds True/MacMillan Publishing.

With over 20 years of first-hand experience in front of the camera and on stage, Patricia is one of the few trainers in the country who has worked extensively in front of the camera in both broadcast and corporate media. Patricia has appeared in over 2000 Fortune 500 corporate media productions in just about every sector of industry as a moderator, trainer, host and corporate spokesperson.



Virtual & In-Person Keynotes, Seminars, Workshops, Lunch & Learn Topics Include:

  • Calmfidence: How to Trust Yourself, Tame Your Inner Critic and Shine in Any Spotlight. Based on Patricia’s book of the same title
  • Communicating with Calmfidence®
  • Lights, Camera, Virtual Calmfidence® - Are You Ready for Your Close-Up?
  • Lights, Camera, Calmfidence® Media Training for Performers, TV Guest Experts, Broadcasters and Hosts
  • Public Speaking Calmfidence®
  • Public Speaking Calmfidence® for Teens
  • Interview Calmfidence® - Job Interview & Media Interview Skills
  • Body Language Calmfidence®
  • Emotional Intelligence Calmfidence®
  • Resilient Calmfidence® - Handling Set-backs with Grit, Passion, Persistence and Purpose
  • Self-Care Calmfidence®
  • Women’s Leadership Calmfidence®
  • Optimistic Calmfidence® - Optimism Can Be Learned
  • Everyday Calmfidence® - Positive Thinking for Positive Living
  • Natural Calmfidence® - Natural Remedies & Exercises to Combat Stress and Anxiety
  • Calmfidence® Boosters & Calmfidence® Killers
  • Courageous Calmfidence® Reaching Your Goals
  • The Voice of Calmfidence® Finding Your Dynamic Voice Inside & Out
  • Sticky Situation Calmfidence® Handling Difficult People & Difficult Situations
  • Improve, Reinvent, Motivate with Calmfidence®- Putting Your Best Foot Forward Back on the Job Market
  • Camera Ready Calmfidence® Insider Tips from TV Makeup Artists & Wardrobe Experts
  • Calmfidence® for Teens: Self-Esteem & Self-Care
  • Calmfidence® for Kids –Communication & Public Speaking Skills
  • Delicious Calmfidence® Foods, Spices, and Calmtails® than create calm & confidence.
  • Holiday Calmfidence® - Mingle and Jingle with family and friends with calm confidence.


  • Dow Jones Event: Women of DJ: Behind the Pages with Patricia Stark- Virtual Zoom Event with over 40 women members of Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal, Market Watch focusing on the four section of the book Calmfidence with an emphasis on calm confidence internal and external communication skills
  • Sterling National Bank – Exceptional Women of Sterling “Communicate with Calmfidence” Keynote
  • BNB Bank Women’s Internal Network (WIN) conference speaker “Communicating with Calmfidence”
  • Morgan James Financial – Virtual Guest Speaker - “Communicating with Calmfidence”
  • High Brook Investors – “Zooming with Calmfidence®” Guest Virtual Speaker


  • Turner Broadcasting – “Make Your Matter” personal & professional development event guest speaker/presenter -
  • Fox 5 New York – New York Star of the Day – Panelist/Talent Judge 26 Episodes
  • Good Morning Tusla ABC Channel 8 – Calmfidence Book Interview
  • WAVE TV “Listen Live” Morining Show NBC affiliate Louisville, KY
  • PBS/NJTV – “Lessons in Leadership” interview
  • PBS/NJTV – “One on One with Steve Adubato” – Managing Public Speaking Fears
  • PBS/NJTV – “ Life & Living” show – Communicating with Calmfidence
  • Fox 5 New York – 8 Guest Expert appearances
  • News/Talk Radio 1530, 107.5, 98.1 “All About Women” show with host Mary Jones – Book Interview
  • NBC Local 3 Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina -“3 Plus You” morning show with Julie Edwards - Book Interview
  • WRCR- AM 1700 Hudson Valley, NY - Clem in the PM
  • LA Talk Radio.com “What Women Want” radio show – “In the Spotlight with your Brand”
  • Wonderama – Calmfidence for Teens Segments – National Syndication
  • The Empowered Woman – Satellite Media Tour – National Morning Shows
  • CBS 880 NY Small Business Spotlight with Joe Connelly – Guest Expert interview
  • I am a former Host & News Anchor – 10 O’clock Anchor News12 Connecticut, International Mid-Day Anchor for EBRU (Turkish Network) and overnight breaking news anchor for Fox, and Fox5 NY.


  • Novartis – Home for the Holidays Virtual Event – “Ultimate Calmfidence®”
  • Pfizer – Get Awesome Old – longevity and passionate aging event for Seniors – Pennsylvania
  • Allergan – moderate full day events in person and virtual for Botox Cosmetics
  • AGFA Healthcare RSNA Chicago
  • Over 10 years experience as a health and wellness news anchor and host working with dozens of pharma companies and healthcare companies. MDTV, WEBMD, Med Talk, Inception Digital, Prevention Magazine Video Kiosks in pharmacies, HealthiNation.com, Cigna.com
  • International Cord Blood Association – presentation on “Lights, Camera, Calmfidence for Virtual Presentations – also served as virtual moderator for their 2 day international conference.

Real Estate

  • Century 21 “Dare to Dream” Global Conference, Orlando – “Body Language Calmfidence” Keynote
  • Tom Ferry International – Irivine, California Agent Training Conference – “Zoom with Calmfidence®”
  • Keeping Current Matters


  • Soul Cycle /Equinox
  • Gaia
  • Sounds True
  • I am a Capp Institute Graduate (Coaching & Positive Psychology) Certified Personal & Professional Coach
  • I am a certified Body Language Expert (Body Language Institute)


  • Hoover Corporation – Charlotte NC – “Communicating with Calmfidence” presentation and workshop.
  • Guardian Industries – “Power Presentations” – presentation skills Keynote
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • HEB Grocery Stores Chain
  • QVC – US & UK – appeared as an on-air guest expert spokesperson for 70+ live segments for various consumer, health, beauty, home products

Youth Focused

  • Girls Scouts “Teen Calmfidence®” event
  • Clemetine Residential Treatment Center for Girls
  • NYS Governors Youth Drug Prevention Campaign
  • Wondergirls Career Empowerment Day – “You Are Your Brand” Personal Branding Presentation
  • Keetown Academy – California “Public Speaking Skills for Teens – Virtual events
  • Wonderama – Calmfidence for Teens Segments


  • Dress for Success – Rise & Thrive Virtual Summit (2)
  • RBWN Bring Your Daughter to Work Day Event –Women’s Leadership Council
  • Miss America Organization – Candidates group presentation training (50 states)
  • RBA Women’s Leadership Council – “Improving Your Emotional Intelligence to Communicate with Calmfidence®
  • Rockland Business Women’s Network – Zooming with Calmfidence®
  • Wall Street Journal “Secrets of Wealthy Women” Podcast “How Women Can Confidently Speak Up for What they Want.”
  • The Empowered Woman – Satellite Media Tour – National Morning Shows
  • WestRock Women’s Alliance – Women’s Conference “Ultimate Calmfidence®” keynote speaker.
  • STAC & RBA’s Women’s Leadership Council panel member: The Power of Grit: Achieving Your Goals with Passion & Perseverance.
  • Exceptional Women of Sterling “Communicate with Calmfidence” Keynote Sterling National Bank
  • Marigold – Women’s Confidence App – segment contributor (approx. 20 episodes)


  • Fordham University (6 years) guest speaker “Communicating with Calmfidence®”
  • Long Island University – Masters Mental Health Counseling – guest presenter Annual Homecoming – “Career Calmfidence” presenting strategies for calm confidence securing a first job, networking, public speaking skills, body language and stress and anxiety reliving tips.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) (20+ years & Adjunct Professor of Communications and Broadcasting))
  • Rockland Community College – guest speaker “Calmfidence”
  • Albertus Magnus High School- guest speaker “Communicating with Calmfidence”
  • Binghamton University
  • STAC Hall of Fame Event
  • STAC Chat – Finding Calmfidence – Book Chat
  • STAC “The Power of Networking Virtual Event”
  • Keetown Academy – California “Public Speaking Skills for Teens – Virtual events
  • Former Host of “Education Showcase” – cable in the classroom educational series in partnership with Discovery Communications & CNBC for 10 years. Syndicated


  • ESPN
  • Sports Broadcasting Boot Camps – Virtual – Hilltop Management partnership with sports broadcasters – presentations on “Lights, Camera, Calmfidence®”
  • USGA


  • SAG / AFTRA Foundation – “Media Training for Perfomers” Guest Expert Panel Member @ The Robin Williams Center in NYC (Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television & Radio Artists) –(Member since 1997)
  • New York Star of the Day – Panelist/Judge 26 Episodes Fox 5 NY – judging stage presence
  • Wonderama – Coached hosts for on-camera presence and produced Calmfidence® for Teens segments
  • Actors Connection – Auditioning with Calmfidence® video master class for actors. Also served as lead Broadcasting Instructor for night classes at the Film Center Bldg location NYC for 13 years teaching broadcasting, TV Hosting Skills, co-host skills, teleprompter training and on-camera performance techniques.
  • I am a SAG/AFTRA performer – had a recurring role (4 episodes of Law & Order Criminal Intent, roles on Madame Secretary, Feature Films – Back in the Day, and W.E. directed by Madonna (my voice over opens the movie), commercial spokesperson for Olay, Ovaltine, Dirt Devil, AOL, Pathmark, Treasure Island, Mercedes, Hoover


  • The New Mid
  • Queenfidence
  • Soulcamp
  • 52 Weeks of Me
  • Richard Skipper Celebrates
  • Camera Ready & Abel with Barbara Barna Abel
  • Waters World Travel
  • Insights at the Edge - with Tami Simon
  • The Power Entrepreneur – “The Power of Body Language”
  • HIListically Speaking
  • Imperfect Us – Australian positive psychology podcast

Orgs & Assoc

  • Onward to Opportunity – Virginia Beach Naval Base “Communicate with Calmfidence” helping transitioning service members join the workforce with solid job interview skills and communication skills
  • Professional Insurance Agents PIA NY Education Conference “The Power of Body Language” Keynote
  • Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce “Leveraging the Media” panel discussion member
  • EO Entrepreneurs Organization – NY Chapter – Public Speaking Calmfidence Keynote
  • NPA –National Pawn Association – Las Vegas Expo – Keynote – “Powerful Communications Skills”


  • Soma Intimates – 6 month media tour spokesperson – morning shows across the US – trained as a foundation fit expert / bra fit expert
  • PJ Harlow – appeared on QVC 6 times for this brand as a bra fit expert and loungewear expert
  • Miss America Org (Guest Speaker at Candidates Orientation, Florida speaking on personal branding, public speaking skills, handling the media) Also attended national event and coached the new winner for media appearances) 2018
  • Miss USA
  • Miss NY / Miss NJ Pageants
  • Olay – National commercial spokesperson
  • Glamour
  • I am a former Miss New York USA and traveled the state as a good will ambassador, spokesperson and youth mentor


  • Smithsonian, Air & Space Museum, NASA TV – presentations to teams on public speaking skills, FB live on-camera communication skills, body language – on site at the Air & Space Museum Washington DC
  • Spotify – Presentation and workshop on Communicating with Calmfidence to the sales team.
  • AWS / Amazon – Presentations in NYC & Arlington VA – “Lights Camera Calmfidence” for presenters in various departments creating video content for AWS


  • Dress For Success (2 years) Rise and Thrive Virtual Summit – speaker and moderator
  • Diabetes Foundation (3 events) – speaker and moderator, MC
  • Rotary International – guest speaker - various
  • United Way – moderator MC
  • Dowling Gardens Senior Centers (Presentations on finding calm and better sleep for the 65+ demographic)

“I approached Patricia to see if she might be interested in presenting a portion of her Calmfidence® program to a slightly different target audience - active duty service members who had honorably served their Nation and were now transitioning back to civilian life. She responded affirmatively immediately and we planned a few preparatory calls to discuss the challenges that this particular group can face in their transition. Patricia listened intently as my colleagues and I explained our Onward to Opportunity program and its intent, and then proceeded to ask us extremely intelligent and incisive questions to bolster her knowledge about our program and participants. She worked diligently on her presentation over the next month, sat in on an earlier presentation the same day to get a feel for the class, and continued to make minor adjustments to her presentation until just moments before show time to get the message just right for our audience. Her presentation was dynamic, informative, and met with universal acclaim by our participants, with many expressing their appreciation and providing feedback on the power of her positive message, and her professionalism and elegance in presentation. I would warmly welcome Patricia back for one of our classes any time.”

John Malfitano

Onward to Opportunity Program Manager Institute for Veterans & Military Families

“I could not recommend higher, a lecture or training from Patricia Stark. I have been fortunate enough to watch her Zoom presentation on a few occasions. I cannot believe how many tips, techniques and strategies I have learned and use in my public speaking and/or broadcasting. I am a broadcaster for the Brooklyn Nets but training from Patricia could be of incredible value for not just TV and public speakers but for anyone who must communicate to others in any profession, and honestly now with the world of virtual communication we all become our own individual screen personalities. When I go on camera, I still get nervous but I channel Patricia’s techniques and they provide me the Calmfidence (her word) to succeed. Great investment for any individual and company”.

Tim Capstraw

Brooklyn Nets Radio Analyst, Basketball Camp Director & Owner, NCAA & Olympic TV Analyst

“Patricia guest-lectured for me every Spring for 20+ years, in a Communication Arts Seminar course for senior CommArts majors. I designed the course to meld previous coursework with dialogues with professionals from a variety of media venues, and intended it as a bit of "reality therapy," as these students prepared to enter the real world. Patricia never hesitated taking a couple of hours out of her hectic schedule to share her breadth of experience and expertise with my students. She was, frankly, always a breath of fresh air! Her enthusiasm, self-confidence, and passion were inspirational for the students. She offered sage counsel about body language, presentation skills, motivation and self-image, which the students always found enlightening and helpful. And she always got the highest "reviews" of my many guest lecturers. In fact, many students, inspired by her discussions with them, kept in touch with her and continued to seek her guidance. An inspiring educator in her own right, Patricia helped change young folks' lives for the better!”

John Durney

Professor Emeritus of Communications, St. Thomas Aquinas College

“Thank you for your incredible presentation on “increasing your emotional intelligence to communicate with Calmfidence”. It’s not always that presentations exceed expectations to this degree!Patricia understands true nuances of body language and presented the information in an applicable, organized, and intelligent manner. The information is valuable to every aspect in life.”

Mati Hiley

External Case Manager

“Patricia Stark is amazing. She played a huge role in making our virtual annual convention an overwhelming success. Like so many professional and trade associations, ours had to quickly pivot to convert our annual convention from a physical in-person international meeting into an online virtual event. Patricia was teamed up with our volunteer members to emcee a couple days of sessions, panels, posters and exhibits. She added tremendous value, working very well with our volunteers. She was a team player who was as concerned about the success of our convention as we were. In addition to her emcee role, she separately recorded a video on how to deliver an effective online presentation, which we made available to all of our speakers to help them prepare for their presentations in the convention. I would recommend Patricia without reservation if you are looking for someone to give a highly professional polish to your video or online program.”

Alan Leahigh

CEO, Cord Blood Association

“Patricia was a pleasure to have as a guest speaker at our residential facility for adolescents with eating disorders. She used her Calmfidence® platform to connect with the clients in a way that really spoke to them. Her uplifting demeanor and ability to connect and relate to the clients resonated with them as we received many compliments from both the clients and their parents weeks after the event. Staff members also noted that they felt uplifted after her presentation. I would highly recommend Patricia and her Calmfidence® platform for any organization!”

Kerry Fogarty

Registered Nurse at Columbia Doctors

"Patricia gave a virtual presentation about Body Language for Veterinarian’s for my business recently and it was a great success. She is very professional and it was a joy to work with her. She went above and beyond to do her research in order to fully address the needs of the audience. My clients were grateful for her expertise and I received tremendous feedback on her lecture”.

Laura Anderson

President Veterinary Career Services

“I’ve hired Patricia Stark as a speaker for both clients and professional organizations numerous times. She is always inspiring and engaging. Dedicated to connecting with her audience, Patricia worked with me to understand the audience and the group’s objectives, customizing each presentation to meet those needs. Clients rave about their experience with Patricia and are quick to share specific insights they learned. Patricia always exceeds their expectations. I look forward to working with Patricia again and again knowing that each time she will bring new wisdom and the latest advice.”

Suzanne Copeland

Sterling National Bank

“I first met Patricia when we both attended the Body Language Institute in Washington, DC. I was struck by her professionalism and her experience but more importantly, I was impressed by her exceptional personality – she is a wonderful person who is down to earth, has a tremendous sense of humor and genuinely cares about others. So a year later when it came time for my company to celebrate our 110th anniversary, which included our executive team giving presentations to almost 2,000 leaders and our owner/CEO preparing a video that would be seen by almost 100,000 employees, I immediately turned to Patricia to help us prepare. And we were not disappointed! Patricia worked with several of our leaders and gave us real tips and skills to communicate powerfully yet authentically. She provided specific, honest, constructive feedback and at the same time was encouraging and inspirational. She was highly flexible and the consummate professional when we would change things up at the last minute. She has a passion for this work and truly wants to help others succeed – as a result of her coaching, we had a very successful celebration and several leaders gave THE BEST SPEECH OF THEIR CAREERS. I would highly recommend Patricia to ANYONE who wants to communicate as effectively as possible – whether it be in public speaking, in an interview, on video, in an individual conversation, etc. She truly knows what she’s doing and helps people show up at their best.”

Tina James

Chief People Officer, H-E-B San Antonio, TX

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