Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission - Driven Leaders
Over the past 30 years, I have been fortunate to work with high performing teams around the world. From my time as a cadet at The Citadel, 27 years as an Officer of Marines, and over 15 years serving as a speaker and business consultant for Fortune 100 and 500 clients, I have worked with all types of leaders. The great ones and the ones that achieve success in any organization exhibited these three traits:
They are Inspired and inspire their teams.
They have and demonstrate Compassion for their people.
They are Mission-Driven, linking tactical actions to strategic direction.
By Patrick Houlahan |
Hearing a great message is one thing. However, applying that message to your everyday business environment is something entirely different. Over the past 30 years, I have been learning, teaching, and applying the methodologies that Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders.
As a Fighter Pilot and Business Professional, I have learned that nothing replaces experiential learning. In our workshops and consulting sessions, your teams will learn how to infuse the five Leadership Principles while simultaneously linking Tactical Actions to Strategic Direction, learning how to establish Consensus and Alignment, and sustaining a culture of Organizational Debriefing within your business environment. Allow me to work with your teams in their environment and take your teams to the next level.
"Patrick captivated our audience with his lessons on leadership which translated perfectly to our business. I have already recommended Patrick to other groups as a keynote and would definitely consider using him again for other groups within our company."
- Executive Vice President, Equitable
“I cannot begin to tell you how many of our associates, including our President and CEO, have said Patrick is by far the best speaker we’ve ever had."
- Chief People Officer, Carr Properties
"Mr. Houlahan’s talk was engaging and informative. He drew the audience in with personal anecdotes and business lessons-learned, solicited questions, and gave responsive answers."
- Professor, PhD, School of Business, University of San Diego
"Your presentation on the FDIC’s Core Values was informative, insightful and well received by the audience. Thank you for contributing to the success of our Field Supervisor / Supervisory Examiner Meeting."
- Regional Director, FDIC
"Extremely exciting and informative. You gained instant credibility with your background and ability to tailor your message to our sales reps by speaking our "company" language."
- VP Marketing, 3M Industrial & Transportation Business
"We are always looking for ways to kick off a successful symposium and your execution was superb and right on point."
- Texas Divisional Vice President of Local Group Markets, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
“Patrick really delivered for us. Excellent energy! He arrived at our conference prepared with industry specific language and scenarios directly applicable to our audience.”
- Director Meetings and Conventions, Grocery Manufacturers Association
"Thank you, Patrick – for the keynote, and for sticking around and engaging with so many of our attendees."
- Director, Public Relations, Tecsys
"We were so impressed with Patrick, that we will be working with him in the future."
- Director of Training, Regional Management Corporation
"Patrick's talk was very valuable, providing actionable tips in an engaging delivery that attendees appreciated."
- Director of Communications, Business and Operations, University of Pittsburgh
"Inspired by his keynote and the materials he gave us, we've made it a company-wide practice to debrief on all projects and have seen a tremendous positive impact in our culture and productivity level."
- Senior Marketing Manager, IVCi
"The AA-ISP Atlanta chapter had the pleasure of Patrick Houlahan presenting on why and how to conduct debriefs the right way. His approach makes debriefs not only valuable but even desirable.
I highly recommend Patrick for training your teams on how to use debriefing to immediately improve your performance.”
- VP Commercial Client Services, MarketSource, Inc.
"This group has heard many motivational speakers before….. However, Patrick delivered an experience that was beyond a presentation. He engaged the audience and gave them tangible ideas and systems to take back to their teams."
- Lead Manager, Experiential Marketing & Events, Equitable
"Patrick gave a remarkable and outstanding keynote speech...The combination of his experience, enthusiasm, and engagement in a virtual setting made our session memorable."
- IT Business Partner, Genentech
"We were not only impressed with his bespoke presentation and motivational delivery, but the time and effort he spent prior to and after the event to assure it was a great experience for all. I want to echo our audience feedback in saying, “the presentation was awesome.”
- Owner, Acorn Group LLC
"Patrick pulled from his past experiences in TOPGUN to craft an energetic, sophisticated, and engaging presentation. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work together. Patrick certainly had a major part in making our first summit a grand success."
- Marketing Director, Level Up Claims Summit
"I enjoyed meeting you at the TMA conference and especially enjoyed the speech you gave to our group. Your message about Top Gun disciplines resonated since those lessons apply to the business world as well."
- Vice President, TAB Bank
"I was very impressed. Patrick was very motivating and took the time to understand our business. He made a great impact on our attendees."
- Owner, Leonard Management McDonald's, Inc.
"Your message of sharing knowledge and agility with other utilities around the world resonated deeply with our team. Your speech has lit a fire under us to pursue this goal with even greater passion and commitment."
- Product Analyst II, Madison Gas and Electric
- Chief Sales Officer, Equitable
“What a fantastic speaker. More cops need to hear this and follow his approach for actual debriefing.”
- Chief of Police, TASERCON
"His “TOPGUN Lessons Learned” presentation was very well received by our participants and especially his message around “Debriefing.”