Pat Williams | Corporate speaker, SVP Orlando Magic, Author & Cancer Survivor
Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Also one of America’s top motivational and inspirational corporate speakers, Pat has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies. Pat is also the author of over 100 books. Pat has been the general manager with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. In 2012, Pat received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Pat was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer. However, after several rounds of chemo, Pat’s doctors have told him that they are unable to detect any myeloma in his body and have given him a clean bill of health. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Additionally, Pat has been blessed with 17 grandchildren. Pat and his family have been featured on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and Mike and Mike as well as in such diverse publications as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, and Focus on the Family. SPEECH TOPICS: • LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE In this thought-provoking speech, Pat details the seven keys to leadership and teaches how you can be a more effective leader. Pat provides leaders with practical and proven techniques for immediately increasing their productivity in a management capacity. Learn how to create a personal vision, communicate effectively with your employees, develop and implement business strategy and make profitable decisions. Pat’s sports leadership experience, humorous anecdotes and unique philosophy make this one of his most highly-regarded speeches. • THE MAGIC OF TEAMWORK 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. • EXTREME WINNING 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! • DISNEY’S FIVE SECRETS TO SUCCESS 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. • WORLD-CLASS WOWS 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. • THE MISSION IS REMISSION 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. 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.
Pat is a true heavyweight!
"Pat Williams left a lasting impression on our management team. In the hours that followed his talk, many of the audience agreed that Pat had given the best talk on leadership and organizational excellence that they had ever heard. A week later, my colleagues and I are still having lengthy conversations about it. Pat is a true heavyweight and we were very fortunate that he agreed to come speak to our organization."
An amazing presentation!
"Pat, you delivered an amazing presentation! It was the BEST one I’ve seen in 28 years, and I’ve seen a lot of them! I felt bad for the speakers that had to follow you as they were all compared to you (and they didn’t have a chance). You left me with two great takeaways in terms of what I can be doing to become more knowledgeable as well as your incredible values and sense of giving back to life and helping people."
Surpassed our expectations.
"As the keynote speaker, you surpassed our expectations. You inspired, enlightened, and challenged the audience with your stories on your life experiences. Your wisdom in regards to the "Keys to Quality Success" was inspirational. You captured the minds and hearts of the audience with stories regarding your family. Please accept my personal thanks for helping the Coco-Cola Company bring added value to our customers."