Patrick Houlahan

PATRICK HOULAHAN

Former USMC Top Gun Fighter Pilot, Management Executive Consultant & Organizational Development Executive

TRAVELS FROM:
Georgia
SPEAKER FEE:
$10,001 – $15,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"After several planning meetings, Patrick spoke to my MBA students at the University of San Diego. He listened carefully, and prepared intensely, with frequent consults to assure that his message fit the audience. He even adapted in real time between presentations based on feedback from an earlier group. His talk was engaging and informative. He drew the audience in with personal anecdotes and business lessons-learned, solicited questions, and gave responsive answers."

 

Professor, PhD
School of Business, University of San Diego

"Patrick really delivered for us. Excellent energy! He arrived at our conference prepared with industry-specific language and scenarios directly applicable to our audience. Not only did he motivate, he presented new concepts and reinforced core principles of management in a high impact way."

 

Director, Meetings and Conventions
Grocery Manufacturers Association

"I wanted to thank you, Patrick, for the presentation and information given to our key brokers, internal team, and the way you related to our industry. You did a great job making it meaningful to them while providing some needed 'entertainment' in your discussion. We are always looking for ways to kick off a successful symposium and your execution was superb and right on point."

 

Divisional VP of Local Group Markets
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

"It was a pleasure to have Patrick speak at our user conference. He provided solid advice on leadership by weaving in examples from popular culture, business, and his military background. We received great feedback from the audience, which was a blend of technical and business folks, from analysts to CEOs. Patrick was able to relate his experiences approachably and in a way that didn't alienate anyone. We really appreciated that he didn't just speak and disappear; he stuck around and chatted with the attendees, sharing some pretty fascinating stories from his fighter pilot days!"

 

Director, Public Relations
Tecsys

ABOUT PATRICK HOULAHAN

Patrick had a distinguished 27 year career in the United States Marine Corps as an Active Duty and Reserve fighter pilot. He was stationed in San Diego, CA. and participated in four six-month deployments: three to the Western Pacific and one to Al Assad, Iraq. Patrick was recognized as the Instructor Pilot of the Year and graduated from the United States Navy Post Graduate Fighter Weapons School, “Top Gun.” During his military career, he trained over 500 replacement aircrew, graduated from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, earned his Master of Strategic Studies as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Army War College, and served in a variety of leadership roles.

After leaving active duty in 2004, Patrick joined a management consulting company and quickly rose to become one of their top speakers. Over 13 years, Patrick delivered and conducted over 450 keynote presentations, training workshops, and consulting engagements with today’s leading corporations such as Verizon, ExxonMobil, Medtronic, DOW, VMware and H&R Block to name a few. He became an Executive Consultant/Director of Seminars and in 2006 was selected as the San Diego’s MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Speaker of the Year.

Patrick has also worked as the account manager for Southern California for Kratos Public Safety and Security, as the Director of Business Development for Citadel Defense Company, and as the Organizational Development Executive (ODE) for Brooks International. As an ODE, Patrick worked with numerous executive leadership teams and was responsible for gaining consensus and alignment in support of the CEO’s imperative. Throughout his military and business career, Patrick recognized that the organizations that succeeded in any endeavor possessed great leaders. Those that did not, failed. Recognizing the need for leadership training, Patrick founded Strategic Leadership Consultants in 2019 to help organization’s Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders.

Patrick is first and foremost a teacher. After spending a combined 13 years as an F/A-18 Hornet Instructor Pilot and 15 years as motivational speaker and executive consultant, Patrick has an amazing ability to connect with his audiences. He does an excellent job of tailoring his content to the audience and delivers an energetic and thought provoking presentation. Instilling the key Leadership Principles necessary to succeed are the foundation of his presentations. His content and stories are inspiring and easily transferrable to the workplace and everyday life. Patrick is an expert at teaching Leadership Principles, the Art of Debriefing, and Strategic to Tactical Planning.

PATRICK HOULAHAN PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Simplifying Leadership: Keys to Leading a Successful Team

Leadership happens at all levels or at least we expect that it should. But where do our rising leaders learn to be Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders? What are the key principles they should follow?

In Simplifying Leadership: Keys to Leading a Successful Team, Patrick gives you the leadership principles necessary to take your leadership and your team’s performance to the next level. The keys to leading successful teams are not hard to understand, but they do take commitment. Patrick shares what he has learned and experienced over the past 30 years, leading top executives and millennials alike.

Communications is Key: The Art of the Debrief

The mission is complete, the sale is won or lost, and the quarter is over. What comes next? Is it time to go after the next client or time to get started on the next quarter? No, it is time to have a debrief. Take this time to review what your team did right, what they did wrong, what they can improve, and what they can learn. As a military and business professional, nothing is finished until the debrief is completed. In Communication is Key, your teams will learn the steps and the art form of leading and conducting an effective debrief. Many companies review their productivity without ever getting to the heart of the matter. Unfortunately, they only review the surface-level causes and do not get to the root of the issue. They miss the opportunity to build best practices that can have an exponential impact on their business going forward.

Fast and Effective Planning: Link Tactical Actions to Strategic Direction

A senior executive once said, “We agree all the time at the executive level, but then things break down below us.” Has this happened in your organization? Believe me, this situation can happen anywhere. But why does it happen?

In Fast and Effective Planning: Link Tactical Actions to Strategic Direction, your teams will learn how to plan and ensure a line of sight from the frontline employees to the strategic direction of the organization. Unfortunately, many companies do not build effective actionable plans throughout their organization, which allows their strategic direction to become diluted. Planning takes effort, but as Yogi Berra reminds us, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

Cross-Functional Execution: Keys to Executing in an Interconnected World

Executing as an individual is one thing. However, unless we are performing as an individual triathlete or an individual salesperson, everything in this world is done as a team. We have all heard that “we are only as strong as our weakest link.” Oftentimes, that link is how we communicate across boundaries with other departments as we work toward an organizational goal. In Cross-Functional Execution, your teams will learn how to work across boundaries from a U.S. Navy SEAL and U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot who has worked and executed in the most demanding environments possible. Patrick demonstrates how the tools and techniques of a Navy SEAL and Marine fighter pilot will increase your team’s performance in an interconnected world.

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PATRICK HOULAHAN

Former USMC Top Gun Fighter Pilot, Management Consultant & Organizational Development Executive

Patrick Houlahan
TRAVELS FROM:
Georgia
SPEAKER FEE:
$10,001 – $15,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

“After several planning meetings, Patrick spoke to my MBA students at the University of San Diego. He listened carefully, and prepared intensely, with frequent consults to assure that his message fit the audience. He even adapted in real time between presentations based on feedback from an earlier group. His talk was engaging and informative. He drew the audience in with personal anecdotes and business lessons-learned, solicited questions, and gave responsive answers.”

Professor, PhD

School of Business, University of San Diego

 “It was a pleasure to have Patrick speak at our user conference. He provided solid advice on leadership by weaving in examples from popular culture, business, and his military background. We received great feedback from the audience, which was a blend of technical and business folks, from analysts to CEOs. Patrick was able to relate his experiences approachably and in a way that didn’t alienate anyone. We really appreciated that he didn’t just speak and disappear; he stuck around and chatted with the attendees, sharing some pretty fascinating stories from his fighter pilot days!”

Director, Public Relations

Tecsys

“I wanted to thank you, Patrick, for the presentation and information given to our key brokers, internal team, and the way you related to our industry. You did a great job making it meaningful to them while providing some needed ‘entertainment’ in your discussion. We are always looking for ways to kick off a successful symposium and your execution was superb and right on point.”

Divisional VP of Local Group Markets

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

ABOUT PATRICK HOULAHAN

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PATRICK HOULAHAN PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Simplifying Leadership: Keys to Leading a Successful Team

Leadership happens at all levels or at least we expect that it should. But where do our rising leaders learn to be Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders? Patrick gives you the principles necessary to take your leadership and your team’s performance to the next level. The keys to leading successful teams are not hard to understand, but they do take commitment. Patrick shares what he has learned and experienced over the past 30 years, leading top executives and millennials alike.

Communications is Key: The Art of the Debrief

The mission is complete, the sale is won or lost, and the quarter is over. What comes next? A debrief – a review of what your team did right or wrong and what they can improve and learn. As a military and business professional, nothing is finished until the debrief is completed. Patrick will teach your team the steps and the art form of leading and conducting an effective debrief.

Fast and Effective Planning: Link Tactical Actions to Strategic Direction

A senior executive once said, “We agree all the time at the executive level, but then things break down below us.” This situation can happen anywhere. But why does it happen? Unfortunately, many companies do not build effective actionable plans throughout their organization, which allows their strategic direction to become diluted.  Patrick will show you how to plan and ensure a line of sight from the frontline employees to the strategic direction of the organization.

Cross-Functional Execution: Keys to Executing in an Interconnected World
We’ve all heard, “we are only as strong as our weakest link.” Oftentimes, that link is how we communicate across boundaries with other departments as we work toward an organizational goal. Learn how to work across boundaries as Patrick demonstrates how the tools and techniques of a U.S. Navy SEAL and U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot will increase your team’s performance in an interconnected world.

Request Availability for Patrick Houlahan