2018 Winner
Wise 50 Over 50 Award™

Patti Polorchak – Small Biz Sales Coach


As a serial entrepreneur since 1992, I’ve helped build eleven businesses, plus worked at five tech start-ups in Europe. Even though I knew nothing about farming, I became the Accidental Farmer when I started Down to Earth Gardens — for novice and black thumb gardeners just like me! Its success proved to me that selling and marketing are the two essential skills every entrepreneur must master, and that led me to becoming the Small Biz Sales Coach.

At 55 I finally returned to my hometown of Toronto — after a 30-year detour — and started my life over, knowing no one in the city. I am now a well-respected and well-known business coach, helping entrepreneurs go from Sales FEAR to Sales FUN — while doubling and tripling their business at the same time!

My philosophy is to have fun and make money — and if you’re not having fun, then who cares about the money? Dave Chilton, the Wealthy Barber, agreed that I had that in the right order!

I help my clients get clear and confident in their value, as value is what people buy. My clients’ success is my success.