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The Workout Plan for Your Brand

I am thrilled to announce the release of my new printed book, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE: The Workout Plan for Your Brand!

A year in the making, this new book is your workout plan to get your brand in shape.

This step-by-step book will guide you from the idea phase to launch and beyond as you scale your business in the health and fitness industry.

Included in the book are details on how to how to overcome roadblocks, successfully brand your concept, finalize the business formation, develop your client profile, construct a marketing plan that works, use social media to grow your visibility, the art of selling and how to get the attention of the media.

It is not enough to just have a great idea, you must take action on it in order to succeed. Fit Business Guide will give you the information you need to move forward confidently as you turn your passion into a profitable profession.

Get yours today on AMAZON!

Once you get yours, post it on Instagram and tag @jpatrickphoto

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Time to Get LOUD!

So many ideas falter and entrepreneurs fail. But they don’t fail because the  ideas were not great enough. They don’t fail because the entrepreneurs were not hard working enough. They fail because they were not LOUD enough and their message never got heard.

That is precisely why I created the GET AMPED MASTERMIND!

This year long mastermind is for entrepreneurs who are tired of being quiet and want to get loud! They want to get loud in their business and their brands.

Sounds amazing right?! But there is bad news. The bad news is that we are now over 50% sold out!

The 2019 mastermind includes:
· Strategy & Branding Review Session with both of us to set your 2019 goals and directions.
· TWO in-person high level mastermind weekend retreats featuring guest speakers, elite training sessions, group activities and special receptions for amplified business and entrepreneurial leaders.
· 1-on-1 Quarterly Check-in Calls with James or Kelly tailored to your brand.
· Monthly group coaching calls for accountability, further education and collaboration.
· Accountability partner to keep members on track.
· Photo shoot with James Patrick Photography.
· FITposium 2019 Full Conference Pass w/ VIP Access.
· Exclusive Session around FITposium 2019 (limited only to GET AMPED Mastermind Members)
· and much more!

With only a few spaces left, you do not want to miss out on your opportunity to level up your brand by being connected to a tribe who think and operate on a higher frequency. It is time to get loud!

Head over to GetAmpedMastermind.com to learn more and schedule your free consultation to see if you would be a good fit for this exclusive group!

Imagine where you will be a year. Imagine where your career, your brand, your passion will be in a year with the right tools, the right resources, the right connections all pushing you to success. I cannot wait to begin this process of helping our tribe GET LOUD!

James Patrick
JamesPatrick.com
IG @Jpatrickphoto

NEW RELEASE!!! Fit Business Guide: The Workout Plan for Your Brand

My new book, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE: The Workout Plan for Your Brand is now out and available on Amazon? (Or you can get a copy at the FITposium 2018 conference).

Over a year in the making, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE, is all about how you can take your idea and turn it into a profitable brand in the health, fitness and wellness industry.

This step-by-step book will guide you from the idea phase to launch and beyond as you scale your business in the health and fitness industry.

Included in the book are details on how to how to overcome roadblocks, successfully brand your concept, finalize the business formation, develop your client profile, construct a marketing plan that works, use social media to grow your visibility, the art of selling and how to get the attention of the media.

It is not enough to just have a great idea, you must take action on it in order to succeed!

Fit Business Guide will give you the information you need to move forward confidently as you turn your passion into a profitable profession.

Get yours today either at FITposium 2018 or on Amazon!

I Need Your Help!

I have been a photographer for more than 16 years and in that time I have been blessed to work with some of the best clients on the best projects. But it is time to do something different.

Over the last 16 years I have been involved in a number of non-profit and charity projects including photography work for the Salvation Army as well as marketing work for organizations such as Voices in Tucson and Tu Nudito.

But I am now in search of another organization I can align myself with. I call this mission SHARE THE LIGHT.

I am seeking a non profit / charity organization who is in need of creative services to help spread their message and impact more lives in a positive light.

I will be devoting a number of my hours between now and the end of the year to this charity partner. My only requirements are they have an altruistic mission to help others in some way and could benefit from my creative services.

Here is where I need your help… I need your recommendations, suggestions and connections to the best organizations that exist. Help me find the organization where I can make the greatest impact to help the lives of others.

Help me share the light.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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You Won’t Believe Who Will Be There!

FITposium is all about helping your take your passion in the fitness industry and figure out how to turn it into a profitable profession. That is our mission and in order to do that we are bringing you our largest collection of presenters ever!

REGISTER NOW at www.FITposium.com

On October 4-7 in Scottsdale, Arizona, you will have the opportunity to learn from:

Billy Polson, Fitness Entrepreneur & Coach, presenting on:
Guarantee Your Emergence from the Pack: Becoming the Foremost Option in Your Market & Define. Research. Calibrate. Capitalize

Brandon Carter, Fitness Entrepreneur, presenting on:
Find a Way to Win: Dealing with Obstacles in a Health and Efficient Way

Danny-J, Fitness Entrepreneur, presenting on:
New Phone Who Dis?: How to Tell Your Story So You’ll Never be Forgotten

Stephanie Joanne & Jodi Rumack, Business Coaches, presenting on:
Build Your Online Empire & 90-Day Online Business Launch Plan

Lisa Simone Richards, Visibility Strategist, presenting on:
Stop Chasing Clients: Get Them to Come to You Instead

Mike Zeller, Business Coach & Entrepreneur, presenting on:
Becoming the Business Owner, Not the Business Operator

Mindy Harley, Social Media Strategist, presenting on:
How to Grow a Cohesive Community on Social Media that Converts Into Paying Clients & Breaking the Comfort Zone: Your Formula to Expedite Connection and Build Trust Online

Sean Gagnon, Fitness Entrepreneur, presenting on:
The Next Fitness Millionaire

Tana Ashlee, Fitness Entrepreneur, presenting on:
To Be Sponsored or Not to be Sponsored

Callie Bundy, Fitness Influencer, presenting on:
Building a Brand Friendly Social Media & Social Media Marketing & Negotiation

Jocelyn & Aaron Freeman, Business Coaches, presenting on:
There is No Self-Made: Forming Aligned Relationships

Lindsey Schwartz, Fitness Entrepreneur & Author, presenting on:
How to Share Your Message and Grow Your Audience

Jon Boles, Business Coach, presenting on:
How to Scale your Business to 6 Figures in Under 90 Days

Angie Lee, Entrepreneur & Podcast Host, presenting on:
Your Sales Story

Nicholas Bayerle, Entrepreneur, presenting on:
How to Get Clients to Happily Pay You More with Less Effort

Shaina Weisinger, Podcasting Specialist, presenting on:
Becoming an Influencer Fast with Podcasts

Sibyl Smith, Branding Expert, presenting on:
Your Visual Brand Workout Guide: Building a Strong, Impactful Brand from the Inside-Out

Ashley Drummonds, Fitness Entrepreneur, presenting on:
Building a Protein Product Line form Scratch to Landing a Deal on Shark Tank

Julia Kelly, Marketing Strategist, presenting on:
Put it All Together: Developing Your Marketing Plan at FITposium

Karey Northington, Fitness Entrepreneur, presenting on:
Building a Debt Free and Scalable Online Coaching Business

Kelly Spartonos, Licensed Therapist, presenting on:
Exercising the Mindfulness Muscle

Faith Hibbs Clark, Casting Director, presenting on:
Success at Auditions

Chris & Heidi Powell, Fitness Entrepreneurs, presenting on:
Long Term Vision, What Comes Next In The Journey

IN ADDITION you will learn from our panel of magazine editors on how to get published!
Jessica Marksbury, Senior Editor, Golf Magazine
Gabby Richman, Editor in Chief, Scottsdale Health Magazine
Tanja Schmitz, Publisher, Fitness Magazine SA
Kirstyn Brown, Editor in Chief, STRONG Fitness Magazine

PLUS you will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with top magazine editors and cast for projects including features in

  • STRONG Fitness Magazine
  • Fitness Magazine SA
  • Scottsdale Health Magazine
  • D’FYNE Fitness Magazine and more!

AND you will be able to earn your CEU credits through ISSA and NASM!

Register now at FITposium.com as space is limited!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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New Team Member Taylor Salewske

The James Patrick Photography team is excited to announce the addition of Taylor Salewske to the team! Taylor is now the editor in chief of the FITposium Online Education Network – called FITposium U.

She has a marketing degree and a passion for small businesses, the fitness industry and creative online content.

In her role for FITposium, Taylor will be writing articles, filming videos and curating content from contributors to the site.

Feel free to reach out to Taylor directly if you have content you would like to contribute to FITposium by emailing her editor [at] fitposium [dot] com

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Happy Holidays and Thank You for a Great Year

On behalf of all the teams from James Patrick Photography, FITposium, Patrick Creative Media, You in Focus Consulting and Imprint Studio – I wanted to take the time to thank you all for making 2017 our best year we have ever had.

In the last twelve months we have grown our teams, we have expanded the projects and clientele for James Patrick Photography, we once again grew FITposium to more than 200 attendees, we launched and have been growing Patrick Creative Media, we started You in Focus Consulting and kicked off our LAUNCH program, we opened Imprint Studio and so much more.

All this was made possible from you. You who hired us, you who attended our events, you who supported our direction.

From our family (myself, Kelly, Amber, Kristina, Carly, Audra, Nicole and of course Wrigley) to yours – we all hope you are having the happiest of holidays and we are so excited to join you in the new year!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

New Site & New Look

I am so proud to announce that the new JamesPatrick.com website is now live! You can head over to check out our new galleries, look and feel for the site. Please let me know how you think everything turned out and as always, thank you for your support!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

FITposium Early Bird Special Starts Today

The early bird special for FITposium 2017 is now active with tickets being sold exclusively through our website www.FITposium.com

Founded in 2015, FITposium is an announce Arizona-based conference predicated upon helping aspiring fitness talents become fitness entrepreneurs by teaching them

  • How to establish their brand
  • How to market their brand
  • How to profit from their brand

The two-day conference, happening October 20-21, will feature a variety of workshops, presentations as well as a mixer and a casting call with numerous clients looking for talents including several fitness magazines.

Our first announced speaker for the conference is Callie Bundy, internationally-published cover model and online viral video sensation who will be presenting both a workshop and a seminar on building a brand-friendly social media and how to leverage your social media channels to negotiate contracts.

Callie is one of many speakers we will be announcing in the coming weeks for FITposium 2017.

There truly is no other event where you can learn so much about launching a career in the fitness industry as well as having real work opportunities to audition for projects.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT!

Don’t miss out – be sure to register for the early bird special at www.FITposium.com for the never to be lower again price of $199 for the entire conference!

FITposium gets fit brands in shape!

James Patrick
jamespatrick.com
IG @jpatrickphoto

Meet the New Team

As we get rolling in 2017, the James Patrick Photography, LLC, FITposium, and Patrick Creative Media team has brought on a handful of new faces. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to all our current and new team members that you will have the opportunity to meet and work with this year!

James Patrick, ACS, ALS – Owner
James Patrick founded James Patrick Photography, LLC; FITposium and Patrick Creative Media. He has nearly 15 years of photography experience specializing in fitness, sports and beauty portraiture as well as general commercial work. James is also a public speaker who was presented coast-to-coast in the United States. Receiving his BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona, he has and continues to write for a variety of publications.

Amber Blom – James Patrick Photography Production Manager & FITposium Chair
Amber Blom joined the James Patrick Photography team in late 2014 providing production management services including logistical coordination and on-site project management on editorial and commercial photo shoots. In 2015 she co-hosted the first annual FITposium conference and was promoted to the program chair for the 2016 conference.

Samantha Kozuch – Editor in Chief, FITposium
Samantha Kozuch was hired in 2016 as the Editor in Chief of TheProExposure, which is now becoming part of the FITposium online network. In her role with FITposium, she will be curating and creating content for the launch of the new educational multi-media platform.

Kristina Patrick – Co-Founder & Graphic Designer, Patrick Creative Media (NEW)
Kristina Patrick is a graphic designer and illustrator who has taken ever opportunity she can to broaden her skillsets as an artist. She joins the team as the co-founder of Patrick Creative Media; a full-service creative firm providing photography, video and graphic design services to commercial clients. She is also the lead print designer for the FITposium conference and network.

Carly Gieszl – Event Specialist, FITposium (NEW)
Carly Geiszl is a special event planner with experience including hosting orientations, commencement ceremonies and other special events. In her new role with FITposium, Carly will be helping to coordinate and orchestrate the 2017 FITposium conference and additional company programs.

Brooke Goldstein – Social Media & Communications Intern (NEW)
Brooke Goldstein is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism and will be assisting the James Patrick Photography, Patrick Creative Media and FITposium teams with social media campaigns as well as content creation and collection for the upcoming FITposium online network.

Audra Oden – Commercial Photographer & Assistant Creative Director, Patrick Creative Media (NEW)
Audra Oden is a Houston-based professional photographer best known for her fitness and portrait work. Additionally, she is experienced in product, still life, fashion, glamour and lifestyle projects. Audra has provided creative direction and imagery for websites, stores, look books and social media content. She will be an integral member of the Patrick Creative Media team providing commercial photography services as well as assisting in the directive direction of many of the company’s projects.

Kelly Spartonos – Special Projects Manager, FITposium
Kelly Spartonos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a variety of experience in program coordination, team management, mindfulness based stress reduction and motivational interviewing. She is a certified Life Coach and co-owns Bestiefied, a wellness coaching and consulting company. As part of the team, Kelly will be helping to manage the coordination and brand direction of the annual FITposium conference as well as collaborating with fellow team members on specialized marketing and business development campaigns for both James Patrick Photography and Patrick Creative Media.

Please join me in welcoming all the new faces to the James Patrick team!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com