Pat Williams
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Pat Williams

An NBA executive who has built and led professional teams for over 35 years, Pat Williams is an expert in recognizing, fostering and getting the most out of talent.
Senior Executive Vice President, Orlando Magic

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Non-Profits
  • Sales Professionals
  • Senior Management Groups

An NBA executive who has built and led professional teams for over 35 years, Pat Williams is an expert in recognizing, fostering and getting the most out of talent.

Pat Williams understands organization. With over three decades of experience, Pat Williams has seen 23 of his teams go to the playoffs and five to the NBA Finals. He has earned a reputation as a consummate promoter and astute talent scout, and served as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic—and he and his wife Ruth have 19 children (14 adopted from other countries). From this wealth of experience Pat Williams speaks to his audiences about the keys to leadership, the principles needed for realizing full potential, strategies for team building as well as strategies for managing such busy professional and personal lives. His talk on mentoring skills is appropriate for business audiences as well as those involved in addressing the needs of young people. He is author of over 80 books, including the 2014 releases Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret: The Power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well and The Mission is Remission: Hope for Battling Cancer.

Pat Williams' Speech Topics

Who Wants to Be a Champion?

In this perceptive and practical speech, Pat presents the key steps needed to go from dreaming to achieving. Whether it is being a fantastic father or the top sales associate for the entire eastern seaboard, this personal development speech provides the blueprint for working and living a life full of passion, energy, imagination and creativity. While each step is a small adjustment to daily living, you will see big changes in the results you seek. From executives to entry-level employees, this speech will increase your success and happiness, both personally and professionally.

Walt Disney's Five Secrets to Success

To sell more, faster and easier than ever before, it helps to look at those who have had the most success. Through relevant and amusing anecdotes, Pat reviews the qualities that helped Walt Disney become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American history. Taking cues from Walt Disney and some of America’s other great successes, this talk offers pragmatic principles for exceeding business goals. An inspiring talk, especially when visiting the Orlando area, Walt’s Five Secrets highlight a magical, miraculous way of life.

The Ten Keys to Building a Quality Organization

Successful people know how important it is to have excellence in the workplace. In a fascinating seminar based upon his personal principles, Pat provides the ingredients of his recipe for quality. This fast-moving series of ideas and techniques offers the practical steps that can transform any organization into a quality organization. As one of Pat’s most requested talks, these keys to quality can be used by anyone to enhance not only their work life, but their work environment as well.

The Seven Keys to Leadership in the 21st Century

Pat gives managers practical and proven techniques for immediately increasing your productivity in a leadership capacity. In this thought-provoking speech, Pat details the seven keys to leadership and teaches how you can be a more effective leader. Learn how to create a personal strategy, communicate effectively with your employees and make profitable decisions. Pat’s humorous anecdotes and unique leadership philosophy make this one of his most highly-regarded speeches.

The Magic of Teamwork

When you see his diamond-encrusted NBA World Championship ring, you understand that Pat is a master at building successful teams. Based on what he has learned from his experience in building sports teams for over 45 years, Pat offers proven principles for building a winning team in your business or organization. After implementing the techniques presented in this speech, you can expect an organization that produces better results while working more cohesively.

Finding the Will to Win

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 45 years in professional sports studying successful athletes and coaches who have produced great triumphs, Pat will teach you the secrets to being a more focused person, finding passion in your work and succeeding in the face of defeat. After hearing this speech, you will feel like you can conquer the world!

Works by Pat Williams