We had the good fortune of connecting with Pamela Peté and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Pamela, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process behind starting my own business was simple. People always ask me about how to find their purpose and set successful goals. I knew there was a demand for this information. I counseled a lot of people for free then decided to monetize the information so I could help those that couldn’t afford to pay for my time and services. I have a coaching business, that includes workshops for Christian Business Women and Entrepreneurs. I also, give free workshops to those women transitioning out of prison and women that have suffered domestic abuse. That lead me to speak at different functions about gifts, goals, and purpose. I am also a poet and incorporate my poems in some of my work or I am hired to create a poem for an even as an opener. My purpose in life God willing is to ignite goal achievement in billions of people through poetry, speaking, and coaching.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a poet, first and foremost. That is the unique gift I was given from birth. I believe instead of a cry I recited a rhyme coming out of the womb. I have the gift of eliciting tears and laughter with poetry and I am now using my gift to convey specific messages. In my first poetry book soon to be published I touched on the pain and unspoken loneliness of the person suffering from dementia. Several family members have gone through that transition of fading away while still physically present. So several of my works touch on that greying out for the point of view of the sufferer. I also touch on the truth of my life story, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am often told my story is unbelievable, however, in poetry, all is an acceptable truth. This book once published will be my second greatest victory. The first being born again and my salvation. No one that knew me including my family I think expected me to live past my youth. I was on the bullet train to hell into drugs, alcohol, and a nefarious lifestyle. I was shocked myself to reach the top enlisted rank of the military. A position that less than 1% of over 300,000 achieve and even fewer female black women. It wasn’t easy. I had many challenges especially with myself. My self-sabotaging habits had to be conquered. I was able to do that by first recognizing what there were, and removing them or replacing them over a period of time with self-hypnosis and creating new habits. Now teach others in my courses how to recognize and overcome self limiting beliefs. I learned along the way not to have any regrets, All of my cracks in my pottery are for God’s light to shine through. I wouldn’t be able to connect with those that are broken had I not been broken myself. I know what it feels like to be laid bare and give hope to those that feel purposeless with my story of going from lack to luster. The name of my business is “Masterful Purpose” and I choose that name because I believe everyone was born with a masterful purpose. No one is here by mistake. Whether you settle for less in life or you go after your birthright of abundance. You choose. If you say you can or if you say you can’t you will always be right. You must wake up every day on purpose; your “Masterful Purpose.” .

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I have children, a lot of family and business in Houston, so I am there quite often. I am an outdoors person and love Kemah Board Walk, Discovery Greens, and games in one of the four stadiums downtown Houston.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am a successful businesswoman and veteran, I have a successful coaching and speaking business and I have authored a couple of books. But, it wasn’t always that way. I left home at the age of 15, dropped out of HS, and was at one point homeless and living on the street. But, I had a praying mother. She prayed so long and hard for me that she had scabs on her knees. It is because of her tenacity, longsuffering, and cries out to God that I believed he had mercy on me and turned my life around. My husband, nine siblings, four children are supportive and attend my events or help out behind the scene. My eighteen grandchildren are my legacy and my “why.”

Website: https://www.masterfulpurpose.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masterfulpurpose/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-masterful-purpose
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pamelapete7
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masterfulpurpose
Youtube: https://youtu.be/9RDOnK98g18

Image Credits
photography by William Burdine

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