From Crutches to Crushing It: A Journey from Pain to Power – Patricia Bartell’s Inspirational Memoir and Guidebook Set to Launch in 2024

Patricia Bartell, a remarkable polio survivor who defied all odds to become an accomplished musician, business mentor, and motivational speaker, is set to launch her book, “From Crutches to Crushing It: A Journey from Pain to Power,” in 2024. 

This gripping memoir not only delves into Patricia’s transformative journey from challenges to triumphs but serves as an inspirational guide for readers. Beyond being a recount of her life, the book embodies her dedication to empowering individuals, especially entrepreneurs and professionals, teaching them to leverage their unique narratives and “Crush It” in both their personal and professional endeavors.

“From Crutches to Crushing It” chronicles the life of Patricia Bartell, a third-world orphan girl and polio survivor who was brought to America and raised among 18 siblings on a farm in rural Montana. Patricia received no special dispensations for her inability to walk but found her escape through music. 

Despite her circumstances, Patricia broke through the barriers to become the first university graduate in the Pacific Northwest with a degree in Accordion Performance, won a World Championship, built a six-figure music academy, and evolved into an in-demand business mentor and motivational speaker.

In this book, Patricia generously shares her hard-won wisdom, teachings, and her recipes for success – whether in life, music, or business – reminding us all that we can ‘Crush It’ despite our crutches and that there is always a way from pain to power.

Reflecting on her journey, Patricia Bartell shared, “Every day I’m reminded of the journey that brought me here – from pain, through transformation, to power. Helping others discover their inner strength, harness their unique stories, and ‘Crush It’ in their endeavors is more than just work; it’s a profound privilege.”

Patricia Bartell’s book provides readers with the opportunity to leverage championship-level discipline and a deep understanding of challenges. She equips individuals with the unshakeable confidence and skills they need to master persuasive speaking. 

This isn’t just about speaking; it’s about the art of persuasion that leads to tangible growth and scaling in their businesses. With Patricia’s coaching, individuals not only communicate effectively but also deeply resonate with their audiences, ensuring they can ‘Crush It’ from any stage they’re on, turning listeners into action-takers and clients.

Dr. Izdihar Jamil, Ph.D., Visibility Expert and the Curator of TEDxHuntingtonBeach, said this about Patricia: “Patricia does not allow her circumstances to stop her. She is the epitome of courage, success, and possibility. At TEDxHuntingtonBeach, she showed up to all of the training, spent hundreds of hours rehearsing, and gave an incredible TEDx talk about using your crutches- the visible and invisible ones to move forward. I believe her book will be a powerful tool to help others create their own version of holistic success.”

Readers can now preorder Patricia Bartell’s inspiring book by visiting her official website at

Patricia Bartell’s life story is a testament to the human spirit’s resilience and the boundless potential within each of us. “From Crutches to Crushing It” is a must-read for those seeking motivation, guidance, and the tools to transform their lives and businesses.

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