Sarita Patel is a first-generation Indian, born from parents who immigrated to U.S. in the early '60s. Her mother’s lack of access to education became the catalyst to educate and nurture her four daughters so they had freedom to make choices for themselves. Growing up in a village environment taught her early on that no one person thrives unless everyone in the village thrives.
Sarita holds a Journalism degree from Ernie Pyle School of Journalism where courses on Ethics in Media played a huge role in her investigative nature to how media shapes human behavior. She has worked with founders, executives, and support staff from McDonalds, Interview Magazine, Spiegel Catalogues, Gap, Esprit de Corp, Lucasfilm Ltd, and Apple and now consults with people all over the country to build short- and long-term vision plans which are custom to each individual or group. She is a breast cancer survivor and has worked with families balancing other life issues such as elder care, housing, mental illness and family conflict management.
She is raising her 17 year old son in Marin county and has been working from a home for over 25 years.
When my partners and I started working on the documentary Moving Minds, Graham Betchart and Aaron Gordon's series about their mental skills training work, we had no idea how much the world was about to...