“Patrick O’Neill is one of the most gifted consultants and advisors I have ever worked with. Extraordinary Conversations is a company that facilitates just that: extraordinary, breakthrough, significant teambuilding and personal development sessions that create meaningful and significant change. I would recommend Patrick and his company to any leader looking at improving teamwork, effectiveness, and individual productivity.”

— Paul Alofs, President and CEO, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

We work with large, medium and small organizations around the world. We also work with individuals committed to personal & professional growth.

Find extraordinary.

The ability to achieve extraordinary results is within each person & each organization. Our mission is to help you find it. 

Since 1988, we have helped our clients dramatically improve individual & organizational performance.


The Hero's journey, as told in countless myths, legends, and stories, remains relevant. Internationally acclaimed consultant and teacher Patrick O'Neill shares his personal hero's journey of leaving behind the cutthroat public relations world to create a path for himself while  living in accordance with his ideals. But this book is so much more than just one man's story–O'Neill connects the processes, pitfalls, and triumphs of his story to ancient myths, clarifying the common threads of human struggle and illuminating the profound wisdom at the heart of human experience.

The Only Certain Freedom is an inspirational yet practical guide for budding entrepreneurs who are driven to test the courage of their convictions, discover the universal truths that underlie their personal journey, and turn their nascent hope for a more fulfilling life and career into reality.



The Entrepreneur's Journey

There's a fool inside every entrepreneur. Only a fool would willingly leave the security of full-time employment for the vagaries of the entrepreneurial life. Only a fool would risk everything on an idea, hunch, or premonition. Who but a fool would allow him...

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Continuous Learning

A great way to find extraordinary is to practice continuous learning. A selection of Patrick’s cd’s and books are currently available to help you advance your leadership knowledge and skills and assist you in taking your next step towards your vision. Choose from a variety of topics, including leadership skills, effective collaboration, and responsible mentoring. New products are being added regularly.


The Four Directions
(The North)  

The North (Winter) is devoted to the practice of leadership and the wise use of power. The powers of presence, action and communication are the foundations of leadership. We will explore the principles and applications of personal leadership and group leadership. The practices of the North help us show up, make positive contributions to our families and communities and avoid the abuses of power that plague our times.

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Carney's Warning
to the Markets

Capitalism Eating Its Children
by Roger Cohen

LONDON — Guildhall at the heart of the City can be a lulling sort of place after a long day. The statuary and vaulted timber ceiling of the medieval great hall lead the eye to wander and the mind to muse on Britain’s strangest quirk — its centuries of continuity. Grace is said, claret is served, glasses clink and dreaminess sets in...

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