Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, known for co-founding the NBA’s Orlando Magic as well as serving as general manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic. Also one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers, Williams has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies. Williams is also the author of over 100 books.
Since 1968, Williams has been the general manager with teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers. In 1996, Williams was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. In 2012, Williams received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Williams and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Williams and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Williams was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer. However, after several rounds of chemo, Williams' doctors have told him that they are unable to detect any myeloma in his body and have given him a clean bill of health.
Motivation: The Six Wisdom Principles to Pursuing Your Dreams
Dont 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.
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 teenagers 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.
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.
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.
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 Pats 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.
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!
Increasing Sales/Success: Walt Disneys 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 Americas other great successes, this talk offers pragmatic principles for exceeding business goals. An inspiring talk, especially when visiting the Orlando area, Walts Five Secrets highlight a magical, miraculous way of life.
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.
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. Pats humorous anecdotes and unique leadership philosophy make this one of his most highly-regarded speeches.
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