Monday, October 27, 2014

September 2014 (news)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Patrick presented a seminar to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department negotiators regarding communication and dealing with people who have hit rock bottom. During the presentation, Patrick shared his story of triumph after major tragedy and gave tips on negotiating with people in dire situations.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Patrick spoke to a group of about 100 recovering addicts at the Recovery Place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He touched on getting in the right mindset, celebrating small victories and choosing how to handle your burdens. Afterward, Patrick held a book-signing session at the facility.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 2014 (news)

Boca Raton, Florida - Patrick spoke at the meeting for the WOAMTEC networking group in Boca Raton. Patrick discussed resiliency in life while balancing faith, family and career.

Miami, Florida - Patrick presented two seminars at the state conference of JCI Florida, an organization for young leaders in business and the community. Participants from all over the state travelled to Hotel Urbano on Brickell Avenue for the conference. In the morning session, Patrick presented Positive Seduction in Leadership.  For the afternoon session, he presented Jumpstart Your Organization.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June / July 2014 (news)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Patrick spoke to the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department focusing specifically on their Critical Incident Response Debriefing team regarding resiliency and coping mechanisms for dealing with tragedy. Patrick talked about visualization techniques, therapy, mental image strategies and ways to maintain a positive mindset during recovery.

Willemstad, Curaçao - Patrick itraveled to Curacao to present a half- day workshop for the Master Class organized by IOBA. Patrick is discussed Corporate Social Responsibility and it's impact on Caribbean countries who are trying to compete in a global market place. Participants from all sectors of Curaçao's business community were in attendance including government employees, the banking and finance industry, mining and oil, etc.

May 2014 (news)

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida -  Patrick was a special guest speaker at Covenant Centre International, a church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. While sharing his story of overcoming adversity, Patrick discussed the role of faith and the strength he received from God to continue on with his life.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Patrick was the keynote speaker at the House of Hope in Fort Lauderdale, which is a live-in facility for men and women struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. Patrick spoke to over 100 men and women about overcoming challenges in their lives and maintaining a healthy positive attitude while doing so.

April 2014 (news)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Patrick was invited back a second time to be a speaker at the annual Broward Mental Health Conference, which was an event organized by the Broward Crime Commission. Several hundred participantsc ame for the day long event to hear speakers and network in the mental health field. Patrick spoke about overcoming adversity and healthy recovery.

Sunrise, Florida - Patrick was the keynote speaker at the C.O.P.E. Conference organized by the Broward Coalition of Aging in Sunrise, Florida. Patrick spoke about resiliency and how to help others cope with recovery and overcoming challenges. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March 2014 (news)

Tallinn, Estonia
 - Patrick presented a seminar at the University of Tallinn as part of the BeWise Lecture Series. The seminar was called: "Do You Want to Get Lucky? (Creating Your Own Opportunities)." About 70 students attended the seminar held on St. Patrick's Day at the university.

Roosta, Estonia - Patrick was the head trainer of the JCI COC Academy in Roosta. COC stands for Conference Organizing Committee and the Academy showed participants how to organize large scale conferences, including leading you COC team, logistics and sponsorship strategies, event management and conference execution. The Academy hosted people from Europe, Africa, North America and South America.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Patrick spoke at the inaugural Spiritual Care Network luncheon as the keynote speaker. Psychologists, spiritual leaders, coaches, therapists and others gathered for a networking event and heard Patrick discuss overcoming tragedy and adversity.

January/February 2014 (news)

West Palm Beach, Florida - Patrick presented a one hour seminar to the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office entitled: "A Victim's Perspective . . . from someone who also happens to be a lawyer". He spoke to about 100 assistant state attorneys about how to interact and manage the victims and witnesses in their cases. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg had wonderful things to say about the presentation noting that it was both inspiring and practical with a fresh perspective on these issues.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

November/December 2013 (news)

Tucson, Arizona - Patrick flew out to Arizona to speak to the men's Christian golf group called LINKS in Tuscon Arizona the day after Thanksgiving. He spoke to about 80 people who gathered to hear his inspirational story and how faith helped him overcome adversity.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Two days after Thanksgiving, Patrick spoke again in Scottsdale, Arizona to another Christian men's group about the role of faith in dealing with tragedy.
The Board of Directors for LINKS in Tuscon pose with Patrick and his family.

October 2013 (news)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Patrick spoke at a Mental Health Conference to nearly 500 people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as an inspirational keynote during lunch. Patrick shared his story of triumph over tragedy and talked about the role of faith in getting through such adversity.

Channel 10 in Miami covered the speech along with doing a length interview with Patrick about the fourth anniversary of the incident.