Clients, Testimonial, and Partners of Strategic Leadership Consultants, LLC

I collaborate with several organizations in order to serve established brands in various industries. With the expertise of my partners, I am able to offer clients nothing but the best leadership services.



“Patrick, Thanks again! Here are a few short comments about the program....

-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.
- Easy to see that you took the time to get to know how our organization works. 
- Well organized, entertaining, great content. Strategies that our work force can use. You delivered a clear and precise message.”

–VP Marketing, 3M Industrial and Transportation Business

“Patrick really delivered for us.  Excellent energy!  He arrived at our conference prepared with industry specific language and scenarios directly applicable to our audience.  Not only do he motivate, he presented new concepts and reinforce core principles of management in a high impact way.”

–Director Meetings and Conventions, Grocery Manufacturers Association

“We were holding an annual kick-off meeting for our Team Members and needed a speaker that would deliver a strong message along with motivation.  We found the right speaker  when we chose Patrick Houlahan. From the beginning, Patrick was engaged and wanted to learn about our business and the audience for the meeting.  After a few discussion on the phone and I am sure several hours of prep work on his end, he killed it.  He hit the mark and then some because he could speak to our business and the audience was extremely engaged and wanting to learn more.  We were so impressed with Patrick, that we will be working with him in the future.”

–Director of Training, Regional Management Corporation

“I wanted to thank you for the presentation and information given to our key brokers, internal team, and the way you related to our industry.  You did a great job making it meaningful to them while providing some needed "entertainment" in your discussion.  We are always looking for ways to kick off a successful symposium and your execution was superb and right on point.

Thanks again and best of luck in the future.”

–Texas Divisional Vice President of Local Group Markets, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

"This is to recommend Patrick Houlahan strongly for excellence in structuring information, presenting, and adaptability. Mr. Houlahan is a distinguished retired USMC officer and aviator who has transitioned to management consulting. After several planning meetings, he spoke to my MBA students at the University of San Diego. He listened carefully, and prepared intensely, with frequent consults to assure that his message fit the audience. He even adapted in real time between presentations based on feedback from an earlier group.

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. Highly recommended in all the areas where I have experience."

–Professor, PhD, School of Business, University of San Diego

"On behalf of the San Francisco Region, I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend our Field Supervisor / Supervisory Examiner Meeting. 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

"It was a pleasure to have Patrick speak at our user conference. He provided solid advice on leadership by weaving in examples from popular culture, business, and his military background. We received great feedback from the audience, which was a blend of technical and business folks, from analysts to CEOs. Patrick was able to relate his experiences approachably and in a way that didn’t alienate anyone.

We really appreciated that he didn’t just speak and disappear; he stuck around and chatted with the attendees, sharing some pretty fascinating stories from his fighter pilot days!"

–Director, Public Relations, Tecsys

"Patrick Houlahan recently spoke at a University of Pittsburgh's Business and Operations Leadership Retreat. His talk was very valuable, providing actionable tips in an engaging delivery that attendees appreciated. Furthermore, Patrick tailored his presentation to our organization, personalizing his approach. In addition to a solid presentation, Patrick remained through the end of the retreat to speak one-on-one with team members. This act demonstrated his full commitment to the event and allowed for additional beneficial dialogue.

In a previous marketing and communications role, I partnered with Patrick on a series of road show presentations that inspired attendees across the country. I recommend Patrick to any organization looking for a professional, compelling and results-driven presenter for their next conference or meeting."

–Director of Communications, Business and Operations, University of Pittsburgh

"Patrick recently spoke at our 2020 Sales Kickoff Meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Patrick's energy, clarity and passion was amazing; he really customized his messaging to our industry and goals, commanding the audience for the entire 45 minutes we asked him to speak. He effortlessly related his career experience as a Marine fighter pilot to the audience, sprinkling in some laugh-out-loud humor.

However, the real value of having Patrick as a speaker was his ability to get the attendees to think differently about how they organize and accomplish their everyday missions at work, using real-life military team-work and leadership scenarios. Our attendees left the presentation energized to enact his top five leadership principles, debriefing methods and SMART goal strategies.

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. If you're looking for a speaker who is not only entertaining in the moment but also sincerely inspires action and improvement for your team, look no further than Patrick."

–Senior Marketing Manager, IVCi

“Let’s be honest, sales teams do not debrief enough and if they do they are not delivered in a way that adds value. What better way to learn how to debrief that provides immediate improvement to your sales process than from our military experts?

The AA-ISP Atlanta chapter had the pleasure of Patrick Houlahan presenting on why and how to conduct debriefs the right way. Using a combination of his military background as a fighter pilot and several years of experience with leading businesses, Patrick provided a practical process to conducting debriefs that pulls the right intelligence to help teams improve. His approach makes debriefs not only valuable but even desirable. He finished with providing empirical evidence to the positive results that occur after following his proven debrief process.

I highly recommend Patrick for training your teams on how to use debriefing to immediately improve your performance.”

–VP Commercial Client Services, MarketSource, Inc.


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