“Like Brene Brown… After Two Drinks”

Yuliya Patsay,
the Speaker

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Yuliya in Action: What I'm Like Onstage


Join  me at JFCS for a night of fun, storytelling, and Russian-style "zakuski" (appetizers) and stories.  

JFCS, San Mateo
May 22, 2024

Fireside Chat & Reading

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Assembly (319 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
may 29, 2024 6-8pm

Own Your Voice: An Evening of Women Authors and Founders

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Congregation b'nai,Israel sacramento
June 11, 2024

Q&A and Reading of "Until the Last Pickle"

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August 8-11, 2024
dallas, tx

One Voice Conference Workshop: Take the F&%$NG Ride: Navigating the roller coaster of our creative careers

Looking for all the motivation, passion, and inspiration of Brene Brown? But delivered with the irreverence, wit, and impropriety of your Aunt Bluma after a half-bottle of Manischewitz? Look no further.

If you’re looking for someone to entertain and inspire your audience at the same time, let’s do this!

Some of the ways we might work together include:

Finding and navigating the rollercoaster of creativity

Building community with like-minded individuals

Crafting your unique narrative and finding your unique voice

Share It: Connect with Your People When You Share Your Own Stories

Appreciating our skills, gifts, and zones of genius

Building confidence in yourself and your own abilities

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Own It: Choose to Live Bravely Through True Acceptance of Your Story

Understanding who we are and where we come from

Acknowledging our nature and nurture

Building the life you want in the short and long term

Live It: Gain Clarity of Who You Are & What Your Story Is

Check out the topics below for some of the talks I love to give to diverse audiences. Got something else in mind? Let’s work together to craft the perfect keynote for your group. 

Keynote Speaking


Got a conference, fundraiser, awards show, or any event where humans are gathering and need a powerful, sassy voice to keep things running smoothly? Whether you want an emcee, a “Voice of God” announcer or a full-on Tina-Fey-style host, I’m ready.

If you’re planning to host an event, let’s talk about how I can help you create a unique, memorable, and hilarious environment for your attendees.

Event Emcee or Host

Want to know more about the impact immigrants, particularly those from the Soviet Union, had on one San Francisco neighborhood? Let me be your tour guide as we explore the Richmond District together.

The neighborhood that I grew up and and returned to as an adult to raise my own family is known as “Little Russia,” and the influence of immigrants from the former Soviet Union is present in everything around us — from the domes of the Holy Virgin Orthodox church to the famed piroshki at the local bakery to the familiar sounds of a multitude of Slavic languages which can be heard on most of the streets.

I want people to understand the immigrant experience by walking in their shoes and seeing the paths they created for those that come after them. My hope is that exploring how one group of people helped shape one neighborhood can inspire empathy for today’s refugees and immigrants.

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Private SF Group Walking Tours

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"If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it."

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Fill out the brief form below to let me know all about what you’re looking for. I’ll get back to you within three business days, and we’ll go from there. Or, if you’re form-agnostic, feel free to reach out to me via email at yuliya@yuliyapatsay.com.

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