Co-Founder, NBA's Orlando Magic
Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, known for co-founding the NBA’s Orlando Magic as well as serving as general manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits. Clients include AllState, American Express, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, Honeywell, IBM, ING, Lockheed Martin, Nike, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Tyson Foods to name a few. Pat is also the author of over 100 books, his most recent title highlighting the leadership secrets of the United States Military Academy at West Point in Character Carved in Stone. Read More >
Greatness Through Passion
A lifetime of executive leadership experience gives Pat Williams a special platform to share how to create winning cultures in your organizations – and yourself. Pat outlines practical and proven strategies for immediately increasing leadership impact. In this thought-provoking speech, Pat details the seven keys to leadership and teaches how to be a more effective leader. Pat’s humorous anecdotes and unique leadership philosophy makes for a can’t-miss address. Learn how to customize a personal strategy, communicate effectively with your employees and ultimately make profitable decisions.
When you see his diamond-encrusted NBA Championship ring, you understand that Pat is a master at building successful teams. In this presentation, Pat offers proven principles grounded in his experience building sports teams for over 50 years. Discover how to attract top talent, manage diverse egos and develop team chemistry to create a successful organization. Filled with explicit advice illustrated by entertaining stories, you can leave with the knowledge of how to create an organization that will produce better results while working more cohesively.
Walt Disney captures the imagination and attention like few others. His story of creativity, perseverance and success resonates and inspires as much today as it ever has. Based on research for his biographical Walt Disney book, Pat relays never-before-heard Walt stories with pragmatic principles for exceeding business goals. Pat inspires and ignites the imagination as he takes the audience on a journey of Walt’s five secrets to a magical, miraculous way of life.
How have “The Greats” achieved such extraordinary success? How can you achieve the same results? In this speech, Pat discusses the qualities that the winners in life possess. Based on over 50 years in professional sports working with world-class athletes and coaches, Pat will teach you the secrets to becoming a more focused person, finding passion in your work and succeeding in the most competitive environments. After hearing this presentation, you will have the confidence and knowledge to attack your biggest challenges and WIN!
Customer service is the lifeblood of every successful organization. In a fascinating seminar developed in the ultra-competitive crucible of entertainment sales and marketing, Pat provides the components to creating a customer-centric culture. This fast-moving series of strategies and tactics offers the practical steps that can transform any organization into a world-class organization. As one of Pat’s most requested talks, these keys can be used by anyone to not only take their business to the top but also keep it at the top.
As one of the millions of people diagnosed with cancer, basketball hall-of-famer Pat Williams first asked “Why me?” After calling on his faith, his family and his fighting spirit, he responded, “Why not me?” Williams’ mantra became "The mission is remission." After rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell treatment, he succeeded in the fight of his life. Read More >
In his touching and inspiring talk, Williams shares his story and the six essential healing factors that helped him win his battle. With pragmatic and motivating tips, plus advice from other cancer survivors, The Mission Is Remission is an empowering presentation for anyone – including care-givers – facing a cancer diagnosis. Read Less ^
"I want to thank you for awaking the senses and the desire of the entire staff and management team of Crown Marketing Group through thought, experiences and laughter. The messages you delivered transcended every level, culture and creed, and made all of us completely enthralled throughout. Nobody wanted the presentation to end. As you are aware, your presentation inspired our company’s president to purchase 320 copies of your book, The Magic of Teamwork, which we presented as a gift to each of our employees."
“I was fortunate to hear you at the conference in San Antonio. You did an excellent job! I think you were the man for the hour. I can't think of anyone that could have spoken more directly to that group with such a meaningful message that applied to all who heard. The message applied to all aspects of life, including work. Thanks for your time and wisdom. I had not heard you prior to this conference, but you now have one more huge fan.”
“After you spoke to us last week, there has been a “buzz” in our department about the content of your speech as well as your superlative delivery. As I walk the halls of our department, you would be surprised how often the staff initiates a conversation about what you reviewed with us about leadership. In fact, a number of staff members took excellent notes and have distributed those notes to many others in the department. The points you made with us will undoubtedly provide the basis for our leadership discussions. Thank you!”
“Your enthusiasm was enlightening, and during your presentation you were able to catch and keep the attention of all of the participants. We thought your presentation was incredible and thought-provoking. Thank you providing the attendees with a very stimulating and useful session for both their personal and business lives. The comments we have received from them on their evaluations forms have been very positive and many have indicated a strong desire to have you back as a future speaker.”
"All I can say is WOW! After almost three weeks, people at church and in the community are still talking about his trip to Tuscaloosa and the inspiring words that he shared at Calvary. His remarks at the two services were especially meaningful to both congregations and I am convinced from the comments I have heard that he made an indelible impression on all in attendance. He is a very gifted and talented individual, and one who has taken advantage of his God-given ability."
"I want to thank him for awaking the senses and the desire of the entire staff and management team of Crown Marketing Group through thought, experiences and laughter. The messages he delivered transcended every level, culture and creed, and made all of us completely enthralled throughout. Nobody wanted the presentation to end. As you are aware, his presentation inspired our company's president to purchase 320 copies of his book, The Magic of Teamwork, which we presented as a gift to each of our employees."
"I want to thank him for his gracious support and presence at our Food & Beverage Conference. His remarks were an inspiration for all of us and will have a positive impact on making a difference in our lives. Many leaders have come up to me and said how much they have enjoyed his book and I want to thank him for staying to sign them."
"I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your presentation at the Orlando Science Center's Board of Trustees Retreat. His ability to clearly focus our board and motivate them to commit to achieving our goals was evident in the many productive and inspiring ideas that surfaced later that day. His comments on "thinking tomorrow" and "investing in tomorrow" have been echoed many times since his presentation."
"On behalf of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association I want to express my sincere gratitude for being our guest speaker at our general membership meeting held on at the King Fish Market. The evening is being talked about by many as one of the best meetings in recent memory. Your observations about quality were insightful. We all need to be reminded from time to time about why we do what we do and what it takes to do it well."
"It was perfect. From an unchurched perspective—it was right on the money. Warming them up with awesome stories of your sports world involvement and then tying it in to the real meaning of life. The guys are still talking about it. I truly believe we have and will see much fruit from this. Words cannot express our gratitude."
"Wow! His presentation was most powerful! It was both interesting and informative, emphasizing those five ‘secrets’ we sometimes tend to forget or neglect. The evaluations confirmed that his presentation was a raving success with the conference attendees and I trust that book sales exceeded his expectations."
"His comments showed that he has a deep understanding of the needs of our students. He has a dedicated approach to our young people as they open doors to the future."
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