Patrice Tanaka: Business and Life Lessons from the Ballroom

Patrice Tanaka, successful serial entrepreneur and author of Becoming Ginger Rogers: How Ballroom Dancing Made me a Happier Woman, Better Partner and Smarter CEO, found an unexpected resource for personal and business growth.

Through the experience of ballroom dancing, Patrice learned invaluable life and business lessons, including:

Benefits of being more fully present in body, mind and spirit

  • How overrated and inhibiting perfectionism is to growth
  • Practice failing so you can succeed more quickly
  • Partner for even greater success
  • Visualize your goals as the first step toward achieving them

This talk will demonstrate how ballroom dancing provides insights that can help drive us to success in our own personal and professional lives.

Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine, who was the inspiration for Patrice’s book, will lead a group Mambo lesson. Emmanuel is a World Mambo Champion and has been on “Dancing With the Stars.” Check: Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine on “Dancing with the Stars”