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Author of the WSJ bestseller, The 5 Week Leadership Challenge, speaker, podcast host, entrepreneur, and professor
Patrick benefits from hands-on leadership and management experience coupled with academic rigor and expertise. He served as a U.S. Army master parachutist, infantry, ranger-qualified officer, managed projects at KPMG Consulting, and, along with Jamie, started and ran Wedgewood Consulting Group, an Inc. 5000 company. His book, The Five-Week Leadership Challenge, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller. In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University where he teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, Advanced Marketing, and Crisis Leadership.
Patrick Leddin's videos
What Patrick Leddin's clients say
"I recently had the pleasure of hearing Patrick Leddin speak in an intimate setting. He’s a fantastic presenter with insightful, salient content for me both as a business leader and father. Patrick’s was a stand-out session at an all-around highly valuable multi day conference. I was inspired by his actionable insights on how to be a better leader in ways big and small, and how he brings all this to life with engaging stories. In debriefing with colleagues after the event, I heard everyone else recounting having felt a similar impact."
"I invited Dr. Patrick Leddin to speak at our company’s annual conference. What a terrific experience! The 5 Week Leadership Challenge offers a practical process to address and improve leadership skills across all roles in an organization. Our leaders left the experience with an actionable framework to begin a powerful leadership journey. Both engaging and insightful!"
"We had Dr. Leddin come in today and speak to our nonprofits in our local area. This was a really cool opportunity because in the past, we've used a lot of local speakers, and a lot of our nonprofits have heard those speakers before. So I really think we had a great crowd to be able to come and hear him for the first time being someone that we brought in from out of town. His presentation was very interactive. So you're not just sitting and listening for an hour. There's lots of tabletop discussions, lots of practical application for our nonprofits, and I really think they enjoyed it thoroughly."
"Patrick Leddin is a dynamic and engaging speaker. He connects with people, helps them to see what's possible, and challenges them to take their performance to new levels. He's a rare blend of IQ and EQ who engages both the mind and heart."
"Patrick is a dynamic, inspiring, and entertaining speaker who will ignite an audience to truly think about what being a leader is. He leads individuals on a journey to dive deep into understanding the leadership practices necessary for reaching your full potential. He left us with clear steps and resources on how each person in our company could become a better leader."
"Patrick is a powerful and engaging storyteller, but what struck me most are the questions he asks. His questions caused me to think more deeply about myself, those I influence, and the impact I want to make."
"We came to Patrick with an opportunity to speak to a group of senior leaders on a tight timeline. He jumped in, met with our client to understand their needs, customized his presentation, and delivered it with excellence. The leaders were thrilled. We will definitely work with Patrick again."
"On several occasions, I have hired Patrick to present to and develop my leaders. He brings the perfect mixture of expertise, humor, storytelling, and actionable ideas. Leaders love working with and learning from him."
"Patrick's gift is delivering leadership concepts as real life stories that bring them down from a philosophical mountain and into applicable terms that almost anyone can apply immediately. Patrick outlines profoundly simple steps to bring more real productivity back into my hectic schedule."
Patrick Leddin's 2023 biography
Meet Patrick Leddin
For more than three decades, Patrick Leddin, PhD has been leading teams and studying leadership. His hands-on leadership experience has stretched from leading soldiers as a U.S. Army master parachutist, infantry, ranger-qualified officer to working with senior corporate leaders at KPMG Consulting, FranklinCovey, and his own companies.
A Snapshot of Patrick Leddin
- A Wall Street Journal best-selling author and Amazon #1 new release in Workplace Culture author of The 5-Week Leadership Challenge.
- Successful entrepreneur that has co-founded two businesses with his wife, including the Leddin Group, LLC and The Wedgewood Group, Inc. (an Inc. 5000 company which was sold in 2012).
- Associate professor and Director of the Practice of Business Studies at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, Advanced Marketing, and Crisis Leadership.
- Founder and host of the weekly podcast Leadership Lab, with a 1 % Global Rank; and has more than 100,000 followers on LinkedIn.
- Served in the U.S. Army as an airborne infantry ranger-qualified platoon leader and company commander.
- Has a more than 19-year relationship with the FranklinCovey organization that has included the positions Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Delivery Consultant.
- Lives in Nashville with his business partner and wife of 30 plus years. They have two adult children. He is an avid outdoorsman and mountain climber, including Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Received his PhD in Strategic Communication from the University of Kentucky.
Patrick is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best-seller The 5-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be as well as A Winning Culture in Government, Oliver’s Spot: The 5 Ps Leading Teams to Top Results and Oliver’s Spot for the Public Sector.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CONSULTANT, AND COACH
His speaking engagements and consulting work have allowed him to partner with clients and present to countless audiences in the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Guam, and many other countries around the world. Past clients include Vector, General Electric, Samsung, U.S. Secret Service, Penn State Leadership Academy, Trilogy Health Services, Ecolab, Long John Silver, and Boston Consulting Group.
In 2001, Patrick and his wife Jamie co-founded Wedgewood Consulting Group, Inc., an Inc. 5000 company. Over 11 years, Wedgewood Group assembled an amazing team, opened offices in multiple cities, achieved double-digit annual revenue growth each year, and served an impressive list of clients before being acquired in 2012. In 2018, Patrick and Jamie launched the Leddin Group, LLC to help leaders and teams achieve their full potential and accomplish their top priorities.
PODCAST HOST AND LINKEDIN INFLUENCER
Patrick is the founder and host of the weekly Leadership Lab Podcast with a 1% Global Rank. He has had the privilege to interview and talk leadership with more than 120 guests to date, including Stephan M.R. Covey, Patrick Lencioni, Marshall Goldsmith, and more. Patrick has more than 100,000 followers on LinkedIn due to his great content and teachings.
In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Practice of Business Studies at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, Advanced Marketing, and Crisis Leadership. He brings his years of practical experience to the classroom, allowing his students to meld theory with real-world implementation.
Patrick received his PhD in Strategic Communication from the University of Kentucky.
Lives in Nashville with his wife of 30 plus years/ business partner, has two adult children, and a son-in-law. He is an avid outdoorsman and mountain climber; and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Patrick Leddin's 2023 talks & topics
Patrick Leddin's 2023 speaking fees
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