Workshops and Speaking Engagements
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.
Major Key Note Topics Include:
- 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.
The Vision of the Heart - NEW
Gathering Your Power - NEW
Extraordinary Conversations For Breakthrough ResultsTM
The Responsible MentorTM
Thresholds of Collective WisdomTM
Triumph of the ImaginationTM
What People are Saying
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 Director
Conference + Events
Working Mother Media/Diversity Best Practices/NAFE
In most cases, team members function with the best of intentions towards achieving their goals. However, they may not possess the skills necessary to realize the maximum potential of working together quickly and effectively. Patrick O'Neill's unique program enabled two vital changes within our team: First, he successfully shifted the group away from reacting over past issues and re-focused them on the future. Secondly, he instilled in us the power of collective leadership. The team became much more cognizant of "we" rather than "me," which ultimately increased the level of respect in our relationships and resulted in a more open, proactive, and productive team.
Paul Gleiberman BPS Organizational Development
The Boeing Company
Extraordinary Conversations' program cuts to the heart of one of the biggest issues facing human beings today - the lack of authentic conversations around authentic issues. The program, in a very respectful yet powerful way, challenges us to look inwards to discover our own authenticity, to take ownership for our speaking and to make a difference in our lives and the world with our speaking. There is hardly a more important issue to be reflected on and addressed as individuals today.
Denis Nixon President
Extraordinary course! Extraordinary results! The benefits for the teams are lasting and measurable.
Paul Alofs President and CEO
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
Extraordinary Conversations! has been a catalyst for positive change in each and every one of the individuals and teams I have observed through the process. The learning impact is inescapable. Patrick O'Neill is an engaging and intuitive program leader. The ideas are first taught, then experienced and finally, the experience itself is reviewed. The pace and flow of the program allows for a deep, long-term understanding of the leadership skills being learned. EC is an outstanding team building program. Teams that struggle to work together due to conflict or lack of trust inevitably find the ability to voice their concerns in responsible ways, and to begin the dialogue that leads to constructive action.
Cathy Pitt Former Director of Human Resources
BMG Music Canada Inc.
Never in my life have I personally gained so much from such an Extraordinary Conversation. Patrick's talent, patience and guidance enabled each person to reach inside and evaluate themselves whilst keeping it all based on listening and conversing. Extraordinary is a very appropriate word to describe the program.
Sandy Bibby President
UFL Foods Inc.