Mr. Patrick Smyth

Coaching Individuals and Business Leaders to Success

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.

Strategic Branding/Marketing

-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.

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