Are you a journalist working on deadline for a story? Pam’s cell is 480-371-4317. Email pam (at) pamelaslim (dot) com.

Short Bio:

Pamela Slim is an award-winner author, speaker and business coach who works with small business owners ready to scale their businesses and IP. She is the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation (Penguin Portfolio, 2009)  and Body of Work (Penguin Portfolio, 2014) and the upcoming The Widest Net (McGraw Hill, October 2021). Pam and her husband Darryl co-founded the K’é Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, where they host scores of diverse community leaders and regular small business programming.

Longer Bio:

Pamela Slim is an author, community builder, consultant and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron and Cisco Systems.

Since 2005, Pam has advised thousands of entrepreneurs as well as companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Progressive Insurance, Constant Contact and Prezi. Pam partnered with author Susan Cain to build and launch the Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute.

Pam is best known for her book Escape from Cubicle Nation (named Best Small Business and Entrepreneur book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read) along with her follow up book Body of Work. Both were published by Penguin/Portfolio. Her upcoming book The Widest Net will be published by McGraw Hill in October, 2021.

In 2016, Pam launched the Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, a grassroots, community-based think tank for small business economic acceleration.

She is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalBusinessWeekForbesEntrepreneurInformation Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.

Downloadable Photos for Media:
Please add photo credit: Sergio Lopez

Download photo here. Please add photo credit: Sergio Lopez

Pamela Slim, son Joshua, daughter Angela and husband Darryl
Download photo here. Please add photo credit: Sergio Lopez

Download photo here. Please add photo credit: Sergio Lopez


Leaders from K’é Main Street Learning Lab

Row One, front: Kyle Durand, Angela Garmon, Shaina Yazzie, Belinda Eriacho, Azucena Gutierrez, Angie Slim, Pamela Slim
Row Two: Jared Yazzie, Allie Stone, Naomi Tsosie, Jennifer Gastelum, Joshua Slim, Davina Lyons
Row Three: Susan Baier, Joey Bellus, Elaine Pacheco, Chris Lee, La’Vista Jones, Augie Gastelum, Ita Udo-Ema, Darryl Slim

Download Photo here. Please add photo credit: Sergio Lopez

Press Mentions

Forbes How to Consider a Portfolio Career for the New Normal in 2020 09/14/20

Good Housekeeping What is a COVID-19 Surcharge? 05/15/20

Good Housekeeping

How to Help Service Professionals and Their Businesses Through the Coronavirus Pandemic 05/14/20

Inc 8 Books That Will Make You a Stronger Leader 11/21/18

Inc 23 Books Everyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read 10/21/18

Entrepreneur How to Overcome Common Challenges and Help Your Small Business Grow 4/30/18

Startup Nation Author and Business Coach Pamela Slim on Starting and Growing a Business in 2018 1/29/18 Bad Bosses Can Teach Important Lessons Too 10/24/17

Arizona Republic Pamela Slim opens collaborative space in Mesa for corporate america expats 10/19/17

USA Today 4 Salary Negotiation Tactics That Really Worked 8/25/17

Smart Hustle Magazine How Mindset Impacts Your Chances of Success 8/25/17

Wall Street Journal Your Blueprint for Your Career Needs to be Updated 2/14/17

Inc. How 17 entrepreneurs got their start in business 3/10/16 Your workplace transition survival guide 2/29/16

Investors Business Daily Superbosses lead with confidence and empathy  2/17/16

Metro Do you have what it takes to be a Superboss? 1/21/16

Fast Company Women are doing better in the Star Wars galaxy than in this one 1/6/16

Cult of Mac New audio app puts the wisdom of career experts in your pocket 4/8/15

Chicago Tribune Smart people offer workplace advice for 2015 12/26/14

Fortune Destress during the holidays: Tips for “Type A” professionals 12/17/14

Wall Street Journal What to do when your dream job disappoints 4/23/14

PBS Next Avenue The new way to pitch yourself to land jobs 2/13/14

US News & World Report How to create your own body of work 1/30/14

Inc You don’t have to be an entrepreneur for life 1/28/14

800 CEO Read Jack Covert Selects Body of Work 1/9/14

Chicago Tribune Write Your Work Narrative 1/6/14

Forbes How to Build Your Personal Brand and Body of Work 1/6/14

Forbes 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs 11/13/13

Financial Times From sideline to livelihood 10/9/13

The Globe and Mail 9 Twitter Accounts Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Follow 7/15/13

Fast Company The Counselor: How Rachel Rodgers Built Her Virtual Legal Practice4/23/13

The Globe and Mail Ten questions to ask before quitting your job to start a business4/5/13

Fortune Should You Charge Friends for Advice? 3/18/13

New York Times This Week in Small Business 9/4/12

Information Week Here Comes the Corporate Brain Drain 8/9/12

Forbes People I’m Grateful for #3: Pam Slim 6/1/12

Inc Squeeze 25 hours into a Day 5/24/12

Information Week Grow Your Business Through Referrals 5/24/12

New York Times This Week in Small Business 5/21/12

Information Week Sociative Influencer: Pamela Slim 4/16/12

Irish Times Stripping Fear Down to its Bare Bones 3/19/12

Forbes Taking Stock — What Have You Accomplished This Year? 12/30/11

Entrepreneur Magazine How to Bootstrap Your Business 11/22/11

Inc. Magazine How to Build Strategic Partnerships 11/10/11

Business Insider NYTimes Offers a Welcome Note of Small Business Reality11/10/11

US News & World Report The Unconventional Success Strategies of Millionaires10/13/11

Forbes The 25 Most Influential Women Tweeting About Entrepreneurship 8/23/11

U.S. News & World Report Mastering the New Freelance Economy 8/17/11

The New York Times This Week in Small Business: Downgrades, Upgrades and Doing Business in Britain 8/15/11

Wall Street Journal Twitter’s Small Business Big Shots 6/29/11

Bloomberg Ex-Banker Wants You to Give Up Wall Street for Mongolia 5/27/11

Forbes Success Dysmorphia 5/24/11

The New York Times Small Business Roundup, 5/9/11

American Express Open Forum 11 Ways to Successfully Work With Strategic Partners , 4/20/11

BNETShould I Keep Putting Up With a Demanding Customer, 4/15/11

Fear.less Magazine,Liberation Nation, 2/15/11

The New York Times Testing the Entrepreneurial Life 2/9/11

Hattiesburg American Students learn business skills 2/2/11

Entrepreneur The Influencers: Five to Follow on Twitter for Independent Thinkers1/31/11

Psychology Today Striking Out: Are Your Entrepreneurial Fantasies Worth Living?December issue

MSNBC Top Five Twitter Feeds 12/5/10

Inc. 7 Questions to Get Your Business Out of a Rut 11/18/10

Statepress TED speaker discusses challenges facing Navajo culture 11/8/10

Phoenix Business Journal Innovation on the way November 6 11/3/10

The Globe and MailPamela Slim’s Checklist for a Fulfilling Life, 11/2/10

EntrepreneurHow to Ditch Your Cube and Be Your Own Boss, 9/30/10

Fast CompanyTwo Branding Gurus Tell Their Side of the Story, 9/30/10

TimeHelping Corporate Drones Live Their Dreams, 7/13/10

ForbesTop 100 Websites for Women, 6/23/10

Women Entrepreneur, Conquer Your Fear, 5/28/10

Silicon Valley Business JournalMaking the leap from the cubicle to entrepreneurial front line, 5/14/10

BusinessWeekHealth Reform Expected to Untether Job-Locked Entrepreneurs, 3/26/10

London Evening StandardThe Great Escape Route: Why City Boys are Quitting Their Jobs, 3/22/10

Library JournalBest Business Books of 2009, 3/5/10

Publisher’s WeeklyPicture of the Day (800 CEO Read 2009 Book Awards) 2/9/10

BusinessWeekEthical Internet Marketing 1/29/10

CNN Money5 Ways to pump up your income 11/23/09

New Times of PhoenixBest of Phoenix: Escape Act 9/23/09

USA TodayPlan ahead for successful new business (featuring Escape from Cubicle Nation workshop) 9/21/09

USA TodayFrom corporation to start-up: who’s going to fix the printer? 9/21/09

Media Bistro: GalleyCatCareer Renegades, Escaping Cubicle Nation 9/18/09

Adweek Focus on Small-Biz Owners 9/2/09

BusinessWeekTwitter for Entrepreneurs: 20 to Follow 8/21/09

Success Magazine, August 2009 Issue

Los Angeles Times Are you a digital nomad? 12 resources for working on the road7/20/09

Investor’s Business DailyThe Quantum Jump to Entrepreneurship 6/26/09

CNN Money The rise of freelance nation 6/12/09

USA Today “Escape from Cubicle Nation” Equips Readers to Take the Plunge 6/8/09

The Wall Street Journal Ready to be the Boss? 5/24/09

Psychology TodayThe Freelance Personality May/June 2009

US News & World ReportHow to Start Your Own Business and Keep Your Sanity5/19/09

MORE 3 Ways to Find Time to Work on Your Dreams 5/12/09

New York Post 60 Seconds with Pamela Slim 5/11/09

BusinessWeek Turning Entrepreneurial with Pamela Slim 5/1/09

The New York Times Is This the Time to Chase a Career Dream? 4/19/09

Entrepreneur Get Out Now:  A new book shows you how to escape cubicle nation4/09

Entrepreneur They Pay Us to be Fearful 3/6/09

Forbes It May Be Time to Start Your Own Business 2/10/09

Arizona Republic Can Entrepreneurs Bloom in a Recession? 2/2/09

Today Out of Work? Try Self-Employment 1/26/09

BusinessWeek A Guide to Self-Employment 1/23/09

Money Magazine The would-be entrepreneur’s handbook 1/19/09

MSNBC A Step Down That’s a Step Up 11/18/08

The Record Winding Path Led to Yoga 11/15/08

Entrepreneur A Step Down That’s a Step Up 11/14/08

U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start:  Financial Adviser 11/13/08

U.S. News & World Report Best Small Business to Start:  Career Counselor or Coach11/10/08 (Monster) Your New Job Not for You?  What Now? 11/4/08

BusinessWeek Best of the Web:  Surviving the Downturn (From Severance Packages to Seasonal Hiring Stats) 10/1/08

The Sydney Morning Herald Bankruptcies, Redundancies and Bust 9/22/08 Job Security 9/17/08

U.S. News & World Report Learn from Lehman 9/15/08

U.S. News & World Report 4 Ways to Make Telecommuting Work for You and Your Company 7/11/08 Living Happily Ever After Leaving the Cubicle 6/20/08

U.S. News & World Report A Chance to Find Out Why Your Job “Sucks” 6/3/08

The New York Times Go on, Leave Your Job! 2/20/08

San Francisco ExaminerCreating a Job You Love 2/4/08

Psychology Today Adieu to All That December 2007

The New York Times While We’re Talking About Branding (Guest post written by Pam) 11/28/07

The New York Times Stuff I’m Reading Lately 11/9/07

San Francisco Examiner Keeping Work and Life in Balance 6/28/07

The Wall Street Journal What  Small Business Owners Can Learn from Blogs 4/20/07

U.S. News & World Report In Starting Out, Know What You Don’t Know 2/12/07

ManageSmarter Facing a Tough Room?  Try One with Gang Members 2/5/07

Arizona Republic Map Out a Better Life 1/1/07

Boston Globe Virtual Office is What You Make it 10/6/06

USA Today Can You Guarantee Your Startup Will Succeed? 8/15/06


Sample Interview questions

  1. Where did the idea for Body of Work come from?
  2. In the book, you refer to “the new world of work.” What does this mean?
  3. Why doesn’t traditional career advice apply anymore?
  4. Which leadership skills are critical in today’s ever-changing environment?
  5. What skills are critical to stay competitive in today’s job market?
  6. How can you best connect different elements of your career and weave it together into a story?
  7. Many people in the start up world view all corporate work as selling out. Why is this an unhelpful view?
  8. What if you have a few experiences that aren’t related or you have gaps in your resume? How do you piece them together?
  9. Is it important to find your life’s purpose before choosing a career or business?
  10. Why do entrepreneurs have to perfect the art of storytelling?
  11. How does this book differ from or build on the ideas in your first book, Escape from Cubicle Nation?


Interested in hiring Pam to speak?

Check out her speaking page at

Pam’s Contact Info for Immediate Inquiries:

480-371-4317 or pam (at) pamelaslim (dot) com