Self-limiting beliefs and fears are are effective roadblocks that paralyze creativity and productivity. You may feel trapped, as if you are stuck in a box. Unpack My Box guides you through a process to clarify specific beliefs and fears and then teaches you how to remove them. You will also learn a technique for overcoming irrational fears, like the fear of public speaking. Converting fears and beliefs into actionable steps helps you to get unstuck and empowers you to move forward. Armed with these new tools, you'll be equipped to prevent new fears and beliefs from blocking you in the future. You will learn to be your own life coach and pursue your potential fearlessly.
Learn the different ways we become stuck and identify the variety of key influencers that contribute to fears and self-limiting beliefs Characterize the box you live in.
Review the influence your education, formal and informal, has on your ability to innovate.
Consider all of the key people throughout your life and the role they played in shaping your beliefs and fears.
Assess your work experience and the influence that the business or industry has on your outlook and behavior.
Characterize the influence of politics, religion and other environmental factors in shaping your attitudes.
Summarize all of the beliefs you have about yourself, along with limiting statements you make about acting on your dreams and goals.
Learn how to convert your limiting beliefs and fears into actionable information to eliminate them as barriers.
Overcoming irrational fears, plus techniques for overcoming barriers to change to make the process permanent and embed the processes into your daily life.
Patrick is a coach, speaker, and trainer to individuals and business leaders. He helps leaders to achieve success by clarifying their vision, strategic plans, leadership, change management, brand and marketing strategy. He helps individuals to remove self-limiting beliefs and fears that prevent them from acting on their goals and dreams.
Patrick’s unique background spans a range of roles and industries including software development, product management, strategic marketing, senior executive, entrepreneur and life and business coach. He is a natural problem-solver highly skilled at analyzing complex business problems and developing effective solutions and communicating them to motivate others to see the big picture.
Patrick’s extensive career includes:
Published Author of three books: The award-winning Elephant Walk: Balancing Business Performance and Brand Strategy for the Long Haul, Powering the Wave: A Simplified System to Build and Manage a Business, and his autobiography of his childhood in Africa Surviving a Simple Life. He conducts seminars on business start up processes, branding strategy and strategic planning. He created the unique Unpack My Box program to help individuals remove self-limiting beliefs and fears that block them from being productive.
-SVP Marketing at Emdeon (ex-WebMD) - Led corporate re-branding. Realigned product lines of 9 acquired companies into a suite of solutions. Built a new marketing team.
-SVP Marketing at Ceridian - Re-branded Ceridian globally. Realigned 114 products into cohesive suite of HR solutions. Implemented best practices approach to marketing, increased revenue 50%, and lead generation 10X.
-VP Marketing at Compaq - Established global alliance with KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint). Re-aligned Compaq’s $2B Professional Services business for e-business applications.
Business Start up/Turnaround
-Developed and launched TeraGanix, Inc., from start up to $2M - profitable and growing - in the agriculture, personal health, gardening and horticulture industries. Secured $1M investment funding.
-VP Marketing at Tandem: Incubated and launched e-commerce software business to $120M.
-General Manager, AT&T: Led turnaround of UNIX operating system business to profitability in two years.
-Group Product Manager, AT&T: Incubated and launched the computer networking business to $200M from concept in 3 years.
Patrick completed the Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership, the Steven Covey Principle Centered Leadership program, and is a certified Six Sigma Champion.