Rockland County Native, Author Patricia Stark Releases New Book


Author Patricia Stark


How to Trust Yourself, Tame Your Inner Critic, and Shine in Any Spotlight

After helping thousands of students and clients find their calm and confidence on stage and screen, public speaking trainer & media coach Patricia Stark makes her methods available in CALMFIDENCE: How to Trust Yourself, Tame Your Inner Critic, and Shine in Any Spotlight—a comprehensive guide to improving self-talk and outward communication skills in work, school, and everyday life. Based on her workshops and guest lecture series at Fordham University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, LIU, RCC, high schools, corporations and women's leadership conferences. 

You can meet Patricia on October 28th at the book signing event at Books & Greetings, 271 Livingston Street in Northvale, NJ. See the event listing on this site. 

Divided into four interlocking parts that can be read alone or as a whole—Everyday Calmfidence, Resilient Calmfidence, Communication Calmfidence, and Natural Calmfidence—this book will help readers:

  • Tap into the top Calmfidence Boosters
  • Minimize the most common Calmfidence Killers
  • Handle stress and anxiety communicating with confidence at work or school
  • Overcome public speaking and interview fears
  • Listen to your inner coach instead of your inner critic
  • Master calm, confident body language and non-verbal communication skills
  • Find calm and confidence when out of your comfort zone in daily life
  • Use practical positive mindset and relaxation exercises
  • Discover secrets to delicious natural foods & remedies that bring calm and confidence


Patricia Stark is President of Patricia Stark Communications and Calmfidence® Workshops.

Clients include, ESPN, NASA TV, Glamour, Amazon, BET, Turner Broadcasting, CBS, OWN, NASCAR, Conde Nast, Spotify, Quaker Oats, KPMG, Pfizer, Discovery Channel, E! News, NASCAR, and the Miss America Organization. Patricia works with closely with celebrities, corporate executives, authors, news anchors, social media influencers, and others whose careers rely on their ability to communicate confidently. Patricia has extensive experience as a Health & Wellness Anchor and Television Host, National & International News Anchor and has served as a contributor for the History Channel and the Huffington Post as well as a guest television expert.

Patricia is a guest lecturer at colleges and universities including Fordham University, STAC and LIU, women’s leadership conferences and teen confidence events on the topics of Communication Skills, Calmfidence®, Public Speaking Skills, Interpersonal Skills Interview Skills and Stress & Anxiety Busters.

Patricia is available for interviews and events. She has been featured by:

  • The Wall Street Journal’s popular Secrets of Wealthy Women Podcast
  • CBS News Business Spotlight with Joe Connolly
  • Scholastic Magazine
  • Fox 5 New York as a regular guest on Fox 5 NY’s 6pm Newscast Positively Ernie

Praise for the book CALMFIDENCE

“A unique take on self-help that everyone should read. Patricia gives great guidance on navigating your life and great tips on how to communicate in business and in life. A very motivating book!” —Nicole Miller, fashion designer

“I needed this book 40 years ago! Though it’s never too late. The tips, insights, and exercises I absorbed from Calmfidence I can integrate into my work until I take my final bow.” —Robert Clohessy, actor (Blue Bloods, Oz, and Boardwalk Empire) (Pearl River Native)

“A priceless leadership course. In my view, Calmfidence is the best way to improve your communication skills with powerful techniques and great style!” —Ernie Anastos, New York Emmy® award-winning TV news anchor

“Being calm and confident is the key to success in most jobs and leads others around you to trust, value, and listen to your voice. Calmfidence will teach you how to quiet your doubts and trust yourself. With the guidance provided in this book, not only will you feel better about yourself, but others around you will pick up on your energy and react to you more positively as well. I highly suggest this book for anyone who wants to change the way they approach life and gain more out of all their daily interactions.” —Randi Clarke Lennon, network television director

“Patricia Stark helps you identify your fears and insecurities, and she gives you to tools to manage them with Calmfidence.” —RoshumbaWilliams, supermodel and television host

Published by Sounds True Publishing / Distributed by Macmillan Publishers


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Contact: Email- 845-596-1240

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