Kate’s Blog

What It’s Like to Travel Internationally Part 1

I did it. I applied for my visa, received a negative COVID test and I boarded a flight to paradise. Literally. I went to Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas. The last international trip I took was the exact same week in 2020, so experiencing that exactly one year later...

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Why I Traveled Internationally in a Pandemic

Speaking MY Truth As I reflect on my first international trip in nearly a year, the thought process splits into so many fragments that I'll try to categorize them the best I can, but please bear with me as I attempt to cover all of the questions I've received while...

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Vacation Vibes

Business demands placed me on a handful flights over the last few months, so when it came time to take some ME time I absolutely jumped at the opportunity. I was due to celebrate my 10 year anniversary and we had planned a biggie...basically retracing the steps of our...

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Bookish

If you know me you know that I'll choose a book over just about anything....except maybe food. It's a close one, TBH. It's likely there is a buttery fingerprint on at least 4 of the keys as I type this... Anyhooooo.....books are a way to not only detach from the...

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Healthy & Happy in Vegas

If you've followed my IG at all you know that I've been a busy girl...in the best possible way! Not only advocating for our industry, but I headed back to fabulous Las Vegas and was fortunate to spend some time watching hospitality professionals do it RIGHT! Wall Yoga...

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Open For Business, Part 2

It's not you, it's me...I paused some posts as I carefully watched our country attempt reopening, each with a very different roadmap. I took that time to help clients navigate how to respond safely and responsibly serve their clients, so I've been quieter than usual....

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Open for Business: Part 1

Las Vegas is back, with some adjustments to operating procedures in the wake of COVID-19...some obvious and some not so obvious, but it's clear that they've taken every precaution possible, and continue to monitor every point of interaction. A week ago, June 8-12, I...

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Back to Business*

*While the overarching theme of these blogs is the hospitality industry, travel, meetings & events, hotels, restaurants and partnerships, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to acknowledge the need for us to not only strive for, but insist on inclusivity...

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The New Wave of Influence

Influencers have been widely used for some time and many are familiar with the role they play in your marketing and advertising, but a lot has changed since we first started to see this take off. I hesitate to say "this trend take off" since this is no...

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Hyperfocus on the Future

I started Patay Consulting as firm designed to help businesses and individuals identify & amplify their unique brand & voice. I wanted to help tell your story in your words to provide authentic engagement...and that now is more important than ever. IMEX 2019...

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Travel Smart, Meet Safe

On March 11, 2020 we were told as a country that life as we knew it was changing. That phrase doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what things would look like 11 weeks later....it doesn't capture the magnitude in any way, shape or form. I remember sitting in...

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Great Things Come in Small Packages

Mini-Sessions I’ve been spending a lot of time these last few months connecting with people at various conferences and speaking engagements, and the support and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It also opened my eyes to a need with in our industry and for...

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Press Release From the SEARCH Foundation

Contact: Corinne Dudine 480-538-7912 corinne@searchfoundation.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEARCH Foundation Welcomes Back Industry Veteran, Kate Patay SCOTTSDALE, AZ – August 2018 – Following on the heels of one of the most successful fundraisers to date in Denver,...

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Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach Since launching Patay Consulting and working alongside some of the top professionals in our industry and beyond, I can say I've been both grateful and humbled. I've been busy working with both companies and individuals to build their brand,...

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Cheers to One Year!

365 days, 188 of which I spent on the road 8,760 hours, 8,759 I’m pretty sure I worked 31,536,000 seconds, of which every single one I am grateful for The idea of starting my own business began much longer ago than one year. I remember sitting at The Special Event...

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