Kali Patrice launched a successful personal brand and image communication firm in 2000 out of a commitment to helping others understand, define and share their own messages. Kali married her Carnegie Mellon Chemical Engineering degree with experience in R&D, marketing and sales for boutique and Fortune 10 companies alike, to build a business that teaches people how to use their personal presence to change the world.


The impetus for creating The Image Studios came from Kali’s experiences in Corporate America –  she recognized untapped potential at all levels of organizations. With The Image Studios she pioneered tools and processes that help companies transform by creating exceptional brand ambassadors and stronger and more cohesive workforces. Kali is a well-respected expert and thought-leader who writes, speaks, and designs training programs on brand, personal presence, communication and engagement.


Kali’s work has been featured by ABC, FOX, WGN, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook, Where and Crain’s Chicago Business. She is actively involved in mentoring and a host of local community programs that support urban youth and women in STEM. In 2009, Kali was honored as the WBE Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Rising Star. She is co-author of 171 Tips to Get You Noticed for All the Right Reasons.  She lives, works and parents in Chicago.