Pat Fortenberry is a self made multimillionaire who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Larkin and Ruby Moak, a middle class phone linesman and a stay at home mother. At the age of seven, Pat and her younger brother, Richard moved with their parents to the tiny town of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi where she would spend the rest of her school age life. After high school, Pat attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated with a degree in home economics education.

Pat married her high school sweetheart, an aspiring Air Force pilot, Charles Fortenberry, in 1963 and began the life of a military wife. After a few stints in the work force as a social worker and a home economist (jobs she would have to leave due to constantly being moved by the Air Force), Pat began her Mary Kay business in 1975.

Pat rapidly built her business and at the company’s Seminar in 1984 her unit was the top unit at the Sapphire Seminar and she debuted as the 58th Mary Kay Independent National Sales Director, the pinnacle of success within the independent sales force. More than twenty years later her cumulative previous and future earnings from her Mary Kay business are estimated to be almost $16 million. Not bad for a girl from a little town in the middle of nowhere.

Having her Mary Kay business for 32 years, Pat Fortenberry has developed the skills and the found the strength needed to become a top sales performer. In, her book, More Than Makeup: a Guide to Finding Leadership and Strength Within You, she relays her personal insight to which she credits her phenomenal success.

She is internationally renowned motivational speaker and sales trainer, an Elite Executive National Sales Director  Emeritus from Mary Kay Inc..
She is considered an expert in the fields of motivation, self esteem and sales training. Pat has trained internationally in Canada, Chine, Russia, Malaysia, Philippines and India..
Pat is always on the go traveling the country speaking to hundreds of people at special events and workshops..Her message is always strong and she is known for her dynamic speaking and her enthusiasm is contagious....