A Special Podcast Series

Episode 21

The Power of the Pivot

With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart

Pivot. It's a word we've all likely used ad-nauseum in the past two years, yet it's an empowering topic of discussion for Melissa and Barb in today's episode.

Join us today as Barb and Melissa share their pivot stories, and demonstrate the power behind having the ability to ‘turn on a dime' when things don't go our way.


  • Melissa tells the story of her daughter Maya and a life-shifting moment when tragedy became an opportunity to make the best of an awful situation. [00:01:47]
  • Barb shares her own story about adjusting to disappointment, recognizing how much grace can exist when we simply lean into what is happening and figure out what there is to do next. [00:10:39]
  • Barb reminds us that she could have easily become frustrated and judged herself, but that the mind is designed to give us alternative ways to deal with the unexpected—it’s designed to literally pivot. [00:13:05]
  • Melissa has a moment of incredulous curiosity as to why Barb didn’t just take extreme action to get what she wanted. Barb explains. [00:15:40]



Meet Your Hosts

Barbara Patterson is the owner of a global coaching and consulting company bringing the insights of performance and fulfillment to clients around the world. She helps organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches access more clarity, creativity, have greater impact and higher levels of performance in work and life. Barb is the Founder of Beyond Limits in Business, a global platform and community designed to point people to the source of human potential.

You can follow Barb on Linkedin ,Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at

Melissa Palazzo-Hart has 25 years’ experience leading marketing, strategy, finance, operations, and talent for some of the most prestigious agencies and brands including Disney, Activision and Omnicom. Throughout her career, she has built campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment and media which have been awarded Emmy Awards, Cannes Lion Awards, Effies, Telly Awards, Game Marketing Awards, Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and Clio Awards. Melissa is building a movement of paradigm shifters to unlock the potential of their minds to affect change in our world through seeing and living beyond perceived limits. She guides leaders and organizations at the highest levels how to make a meaningful impact through the power of heart work, instead of hard work.

You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at


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