Pat Martinez, CEO

CEO / Leadership Strategist
Leadership in the Clouds™
525 N Tryon Street, 16 th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Office: 704-444- 8395 / Mobile: 704-258- 8688

Pat Martinez is a prolific community leader, author, and an advocate for social capital building. She has over 25 years of expertise in Leadership, Business Development, Organizational Transformation, & Nonprofit Management. She works across three areas, 1) Fortify businesses and nonprofits, Martinez owns a management and corporate consulting firm Leadership in the Clouds™ where the use innovative technology to provide strategic consultancy for corporate teams, privately owned businesses, and nonprofit organizations focused on increasing productivity and sustainable, profitable growth. Clients are local and global non-profits, startups and multi-million dollar privately owned businesses and Fortune 1000 companies; 2) Enhancing the pipeline of leaders, at the National Council for Leadership that she founded and Chairs to transform students through leadership training to impact the future multicultural community. Their program “A Game Plan for Life©” addresses real and perceived inequities, increases cultural awareness, provides leadership skills, facilitate avenues of positive change, and promotes community engagement; and 3) Paying it Forward through community service. Since arriving in Charlotte in 1998, Martinez has been involved, developed and lead community building initiatives across Charlotte and within the Latino Community. She believes that its through intentional collaboration and community engagement that we can ignite change. 


Beside a member of the UCITY Family Zone, Martinez is engaged in local and national directorships, affiliations, as well as advisory roles.  Martinez serves on NC Governor’s Commission on Inclusion and is a member at-large of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force, to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.  Martinez is a recurring mentor at Stanford University’s business up-scaling program, entitled Latino Business Action Network. 

Martinez is the author of "Success in Mind," 8 ways to manage, develop a competitive edge effectively. Her book supports her belief in mindful leadership and that each needs to know their purpose as well as have a strategic plan in life. To celebrate this belief, her firm launched "Success in Mind Business Series" to empower businesswomen owners with information to implement and drive their business to the next level of success. She holds a BS degree in Political Science from Rutgers University, has professional training in Paralegal Studies, Professional Behavioral & Motivators Analyst, and Community Problem-Solving Skills for Civic Leadership. Martinez is a Certified Trainer -Bridges Out of Poverty, Professional Life Coach, CBT Cognitive Behavior Life Coach, Stress Management Life Coaching, and finalizing her Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness Life Coach Certification. She's working on her Master of Science in Management and Leadership.

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