Patrick works with people, teams and organisations to help them deal with a world which is becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous by the day.
Based in Australia but travelling internationally to deliver keynote presentations and workshops to a range of organisations, Patrick’s clients include multinational companies such as British retailer Marks and Spencers, American energy giant Chevron and British-Australian miner Rio Tinto, through to Australian banks such as Westpac, NAB and Bankwest, communications giant Telstra, private hospital chain Ramsay Health and numerous government departments, including the Departments of Sport and Recreation and Regional Development.
After studying anthropology, geography and psychology at university, he spent a decade working for a large multinational consultancy, working on the some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects ever built in Australia and overseas.
Patrick has seen the very best of what large organisations can create, and also the very worst.
At the same time, he began exploring the uncertainty and complexity which go hand in hand with mountaineering. Firstly, he learned the art of alpine-style climbing in the mountains of New Zealand, Canada and France, and then the science of expedition-style climbing in the mountains of Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Alaska and Argentina. His mountaineering has taken him to great heights—quite literally. He’s summited multiple 8000 metre peaks, including Mount Everest. He even helped his Nepali Sherpa mates set up their own mountain-guiding business based out of Kathmandu.
Patrick is regularly booked to deliver keynote presentations for large industry-wide global conference events, and for company-specific organisational change initiatives and senior leadership development retreats. And he’s not too bad at it either—in 2014, he was awarded the global professional speaking industry’s highest designation: Certified Professional Speaker (also known as CSP). At last count, fewer than 600 speakers have been awarded this across the globe.
He has four popular keynote topics, but Patrick develops each and every keynote according to your brief. You won’t find any ‘press and play’ presentations here!
Taking anywhere from half a day to three whole days, you will delve further and deeper into the contextual ideas presented during Patrick’s keynotes. Whereas the keynotes tend to focus more on the WHY (why a solution is needed) and the WHAT (what the solution is), Patrick’s workshops focus more on the HOW (how to implement the solution). So if you’re looking to develop new skills for your people to help them and to help your organisation work through uncertainty and complexity, these workshops are the perfect solution.