“Patrick O’Neill gave our audience of over four hundred corporate Human Resource practitioners something they desperately needed: 90 minutes to feel good about themselves. He drew us in slowly and sweetly. He gave us the opportunity to reflect on what matters most and see how it relates to business. Taking care of self. Taking care of relationships. I highly recommend him as a keynote, a workshop leader, as a teacher of leaders.”

— Janet Wigfield, Vice President/Executive DirectorConference + Events Working Mother Media/Diversity Best Practices/NAFE


Patrick O'Neill is an accomplished keynote speaker and thought leader. He has taught the principals and practices of visionary leadership, collaboration, effective communication and conflict resolution to business and general audiences for over twenty years.

A provocative and original thinker, Patrick can tailor a topic to meet the needs of your group. He is a speaker from the “teaching story” school of public speaking – each keynote is designed to transmit new knowledge and skills through story telling.

Patrick’s commitment is to ensure that your group walks away with practical and pragmatic leadership skills along with fresh motivation for the next steps in their journey.

The World’s Most Proactive Person
What I learned in the Amazon about moving tasks and relationships forward together.

The Flow of Collaboration
Lessons learned about teamwork from mining for gold.

Crashing at Takeoff
A parable about how trust is earned, and how to recover it when it is lost.

The Three Powers of Positive Change
Envisioning, articulating, and delivering your preferred future.

Overcoming Your Comfort Zone
How the Status Quo arrests the promise of the future and what you can do about it.

The Sangoma’s Gift
Cross-cultural lessons in honor and respect from the Townships of South Africa.