Pat Williams

Speaker Pat Williams motivational and leadership keynotes



Senior Executive Vice President, Orlando Magic

Speech Topics Include:

Establishing Leadership 

Developing Teamwork 

Increasing Sales/Success  

Achieving Peak Performance  

Creating Quality

Staff Development

Forging Character



An NBA executive who has built and led professional teams for over 35 years, speaker 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 50 books, including the 2010 release Bear Bryant On Leadership: Life Lessons from a Six-Time National Championship Coach.

Speaker Pat Williams

Establishing Leadership – The Seven Keys to Leadership in the 21st Century

Pat gives managers practical and proven techniques for immediately increasing their 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.


Developing Teamwork – The Magic of Teamwork

When you see his diamond-encrusted NBA 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 will produce better results while working more cohesively.


Increasing Sales/Success – Walt Disney’s Five Secrets to Success

To sell more effectively 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.


Achieving Peak Performance – 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 over 45 years in professional sports studying successful athletes and coaches who have produced great triumphs, Pat will teach you the secrets to becoming 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!


Creating Quality – The Ten Keys to Creating 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.


Staff Development – Champions under Construction

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 your entire region, this developmental speech provides the blueprint for working and living a life full of passion, energy, imagination and creativity.  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.


Forging Character – Souls of Steel

In his realistic approach, Pat teaches how you can achieve great success while maintaining your values and integrity.  An entertaining yet earnest account, Pat discusses the importance of developing core values and leading by example.  This speech will leave you with meaningful solutions, a sense of purpose and specific material to reinforce your leadership role.


Parenting – Coaching Your Kids to Be Winners

As the father of 19 children—including 14 adopted from four foreign countries—and a sports personality, Pat has plenty of experience and insights into being involved as both a friend and a mentor in a teenager’s life.  In this invigorating speech, Pat gears his remarks towards parents and people working with today’s youth.  Intimate and insightful, powerful and practical, this talk offers encouragement and instruction to fostering the relationship you desire with your children.


Motivation – The Six Wisdom Principles to Pursuing Your Dreams

Don’t drift through your world; seize it!  In this fast-paced, in-your-face presentation, Pat challenges the audience to not only plan your ideal future but to achieve it, as well.  Using the proven principles passed along to him by his mentor, oil tycoon R.E. Littlejohn, Pat provides the road map from goal-setting to goal-achieving.  Students, parents and teachers will remember this speech as one that changed their life.