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Global Speaker, Researcher, Author, Practitioner, & More...

Patrick Leddin, Ph.D. is a powerful storyteller who takes his audiences on a journey that explores what it truly means to lead themselves and others.

He is uniquely qualified to teach and inspire individuals at all organizational levels to be the leader they are meant to be, with a combination of academic, practical, military, and corporate experience.

His impressive leadership experience ranges from leading soldiers in the U.S. Army to working with senior leaders for KPMG Consulting, FranklinCovey, and his two successful leadership consulting businesses.

Patrick has presented to 1,000s of audiences around the world. Here's a representative list of Patrick's clients:

Association for Talent Development
Atlanta Police Department
Barilla International
Boston Consulting Group
CareerBuilder
Caterpillar Inc.
Comerica
Crowe Global
Elanco Animal Health
Eli Lilly and Company
Endress+Hauser
Florida Department of Transportation
FranklinCovey
Frito Lay
Future Farmers of America
Harley Davidson
IBM
John Deere
Kimball International
Kindred Healthcare
Lipscomb University
ManpowerGroup
Marriott International
McDonald's Corporation
Memorial Hospital
Ministry of Finance - Government of Cyprus
OneAmerica
Penn State University
Prime Minister's Office - Government of Iceland
Ryman Hospitality Properties
Sensient Flavors Limited
Simon Property Group
Society of Human Resource Management
The HON Company
Trevecca Nazarene University
U.S Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Special Operations Command
U.S. State Department
U.S. Treasury
Universal Studio and Resorts
University of Kentucky
US. Veterans Health Administration
Vanderbilt University
Vector Controls and Automation Group
Waterstep

What People Are Saying About Patrick

"Patrick Leddin is a dynamic and engaging speaker. He connects with people, helps them to see what's possible, and challenges them to take their performance to new levels. He's a rare blend of IQ and EQ who engages both the mind and heart."

- Madison Harvey, Strategy and Global Development Senior Analyst, The Walt Disney Company

"Patrick Leddin and his team at The Leddin Group offer a "clear-eyed" foundation to the why, what, how, and when of effective leadership.  The personal connection, so critically important to leading, is consistently delivered with each lesson and corresponding tool of The Five Week Leadership Challenge.  For all levels of managers, directors, entrepreneurs, and executives serious about leadership, a new benchmark is created with The Five Week Leadership Challenge!"

- Michael Kephart, President,  Kephart Group Inc.

"Patrick's stories taught me the power of leading by example and trusting those around you."

- C. Kurani, Harvard Law School

"On several occasions, I have hired Patrick to present to and develop my leaders. He brings the perfect mixture of expertise, humor, storytelling, and actionable ideas. Leaders love working with and learning from him."

- Senior Leader, United States Secret Service

"Patrick is a powerful and engaging storyteller, but what struck me most are the questions he asks. His questions caused me to think more deeply about myself, those I influence, and the impact I want to make." 
 
- Alison Templeman, Development Account Manager Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

"Patrick Leddin's keynote was especially relevant to my leadership and managerial responsibilities. As a leader of a large organization, I regularly attend leadership lectures. Dr. Leddin's challenge to lead myself produced real results for my team that other leadership forums did not. If you need a leadership speaker, hire him!"

- Dr. John Nichols, Collegeside Church of Christ

"Dr. Leddin's presentations gave me tools for my toolbox, enough motivation to re-evaluate my own leadership goals, and practices to see not only where but how I need to make changes."

- Dr. Robyn Kerstiens, Language Department Chair, Nolensville High School, Williamson Co. Schools

We came to Patrick with an opportunity to speak to a group of senior leaders on a tight timeline. He jumped in, met with our clients to understand their needs, customized his presentations, and delivered it with excellence. The leaders were thrilled. We will definitely work with Patrick again."

- Danielle Kates, G7 Entertainment Marketing

"Dr. Leddin's keynote presentation is the springboard to launching a culture of leaders. After hearing him speak, I was inspired to use his resources to commit to becoming the best leader of myself and then use those same skills to lead others. This shift in mindset and priorities translates to every aspect of my life- academics, athletics, community service work, and interpersonal relationships. Today, I am a better student, athlete, co-worker, and friend. Thank you, Dr. Leddin."

- L Westlake, Youngest American Woman to Summit Mt. Everest 

"Perhaps the greatest recommendation that I can give for Patrick's work is that when I was looking for an executive facilitator for my favorite client, I called Patrick. He wasn't content to just show up and teach but instead came to the table with a partner's mindset. That mindset, paired with his engaging authenticity and intellectual generosity, made all the difference."

- Adam Pingel, Ariel, Vice President, Global Clients

"Patrick changed my leadership story by inspiring me to emulate that really approachable style that he has."

- Aaron Chasan, President, Personally

"I love how Patrick told stories. This was an excellent reminder for me. Stories connect peoples' hearts. Stories help you connect to another individual as a real person with real challenges and successes. Stories move us to action, to change, to grow, and to improve. Stories are remembered, shared, passed down, and interweave our lives together."
- Melissa Miller, Ed.D., NBCT, 2019 Tennessee Teacher of the Year
"Patrick's message radically changed my leadership thinking and approach.  I shifted from being a leader who mentors to a leader who positively impacts everyone I meet.  I'm not satisfied helping others achieve goals.  I want to help everyone fulfill their dreams."  
- Phil Parks, Operations Director
"Patrick's gift is delivering leadership concepts as real-life stories that bring them down from a philosophical mountain and into applicable terms that almost anyone can apply immediately. Patrick outlines profoundly simple steps to bring more real productivity back into my hectic schedule." 
- Martin Renkis, VP Technology Architecture, Johnson Controls
 

"Patrick Leddin has broken the code on leadership training by emulating the habit formation of elite athletes: manageable and personalized daily training; relevant and introspective exercises; and a comprehensive but digestible portfolio of lessons that build muscle memory while becoming innate, involuntary reflexes.  A tangible way of life inside and outside the corporate office with a sharpened sense of consistency and purpose.  Brilliant!"

- Stryker Warren jr., endurance athlete, healthcare executive, serial entrepreneur, mentor

"I invited Dr. Patrick Leddin to speak at our company's annual conference. What a terrific experience! The 5 Week Leadership Challenge offers a practical process to address and improve leadership skills across all roles in an organization. Our leaders left the experience with an actionable framework to begin a powerful leadership journey. Both engaging and insightful!”

- Shawn Moon, CEO Zerorez Carpet Cleaning 

"Thanks so much for providing a thought-provoking and insightful session that left us with tools and ideas on how to approach our negotiations and client relationships. I heard a lot of feedback from our attendees tonight that they found the session valuable and are taking home some new ideas to apply to their daily client interactions. One of our international attendees said they had been to a few negotiation seminars, and this one was the best because it was practical and applied globally. I know our team enjoyed the interaction with you, and we wish we'd had even more time!

Thank you for your preparation and skill in moderating the session."

- Heather Varela, Vice President, dMed Clinipace

"Dr. Patrick Leddin spoke to my organization in early 2022 and did a fantastic job. We immediately implemented some of his suggestions, and our organizational leaders have shared that they've led to great success in managing teams, fostering a culture of accountability, and reaching and exceeding organizational goals. I cannot recommend Dr. Leddin highly enough!"

- Dr. Alex Eicher, Wiliamson County, TN

To learn more about Patrick’s keynotes and to see sample video clips, click here. If you are interested in checking Patrick’s availability to speak at your next event, contact his business manager: Michele Lucia, mlucia@adlspeakers.com, 214-543-0844