Patti Kadkhodaian is a seasoned entrepreneur and an aspiring philanthropist who is passionate about small business. She is eager to help others grow personally and professionally by sharing her experience and life lessons.
In 1992, Patti began looking for ways to work from home while caring for her small children. She founded a sole proprietorship, Bibs Unlimited, which she ran out of her home – on her personal sewing machine – for the next several years. By the time her four sons were in school, business was booming. Patti built her small start-up into a thriving business. She called her new corporation AJAKO, a name formed from the first letters of her sons’ names. Patti sold the promotional advertising business in 2016.
Patti has always had a heart for giving. In 2009, she co-founded Business Women of Fayette and Coweta (BWFC), a membership-based 501(c)(3) dedicated to the dual mission of providing support for women in business and giving back to the community through a series of charitable sponsorships and programs. Since its inception, they have netted hundreds of thousands of dollars that have gone back into the community.
Patti is fully certified as a world-class leadership coach, speaker and trainer with The John Maxwell Team since February of 2013. She utilizes her leadership skills in a number of ways with the most the significant being her contribution to the family operated business she and her husband own, Golf Rider. Golf Rider was awarded the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce small business of the year in 2019.
Patti and Frank have four grown sons and live in Fayetteville, GA.