About the Author:

In 1986 Cabrini Schnyder left New Orleans, Louisiana in search of something more. She moved to Los Angeles, CA with only $300, BIG dreams, and a suitcase.

Needing employment and money, Cabrini’s entrepreneurial drive quickly kicked in, and she started her first business in her apartment called Complete Cookery. Complete Cookery was a Hot Lunch delivery service to business offices. In 1986 there were no hot lunches being delivered Cabrini style. Cabrini thought she would fill the niche. Cabrini didn’t have a car so she decided to hire delivery guys with insurance to deliver the meals! A perfect plan until the delivery guy she hired never showed up!! What a way to start an Entrepreneurial journey.  Cabrini thought quickly since she had 17 orders and no way to get them to the clients. Asking a neighbor to help out was the first sign that she was on her way! Thinking quickly on her feet is one of her best attributes to her success in business. Not letting a MAJOR setback stop her in her first NEW Business was a sure sign that she could tackle the entrepreneurial maze. Keeping the business going for only a short time, Cabrini decided to apply for a managerial position at Gladstone’s Restaurant in Malibu, California. Being the first Black Woman manager to be hired at Gladstone’s was a major milestone for Cabrini. Now 27 years later and having owned, operated, and created a plethora of brick and mortar businesses for herself and others, (Cabrini’s Spot, Cabrini’s Koffee Bar, Cabrini’s Jazz Alley, The Pet Corner, The Loftydog Pet Supplies and Grooming, The Loftydog House, Nola’s “A Taste of New Orleans, Coffee on Central “Pastries and More”) just to name a few. Cabrini’s latest mission is to use her Voice and Knowledge of Business to help Women Entrepreneurs, Women Business Owners, and Start up Businesses find their way in this Small Business World.


The entrepreneurial journey stimulated Cabrini to author her first book entitled, “F.U.C.K. T.H.A.T.T. What do you Want? An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Self-Discovery.” The translation of the acronym is Finally Understanding Common Knowledge Things Happen All The Time both good and bad in Life and Business so do what you want to do and stop doing what you don’t because things are going to happen all the time anyway! Hence, F.U.C.K. T.H.A.T.T. has become an irrefutable Law! Cabrini, over the past several years, has been developing the business of self, her very own brand for Cabrini P. Schnyder Companies which offers Business and Life Advising and is committed to sharing her knowledge with others. Keep your eyes and ears open as Cabrini P. Schnyder begins her mission to be an “Orator” to the world. Her leap of faith landed her on stage with Les Brown to speak about her edgy concept of F.U.C.K. T.H.A.T.T. aka #FTHATT for those who are frightened of the indelible word that is now an acronym. When you hear Cabrini recite her famous quote, “It’s not about me. It’s about you because you’re with me,” you will be inspired to transform your business and life.


“It’s not about me. It’s about you because you’re with me.” ~ Cabrini


Cabrini P. Schnyder