Author, Business Coach, occasional media personality and a Hall of Fame inspirational speaker
Patrick Combs is a Hall of Fame Inspirational speaker, a bestselling author of three books, and a critically acclaimed, internally successful comedic theatre performer and writer. Patrick is renowned for his ability to light up a stage and rock an audience. Raised by a hard-working single mother, in a double-wide trailer with rickety stairs and…
Patrick Combs is a Hall of Fame Inspirational speaker, a bestselling author of three books, and a critically acclaimed, internally successful comedic theatre performer and writer. Patrick is renowned for his ability to light up a stage and rock an audience.
Raised by a hard-working single mother, in a double-wide trailer with rickety stairs and a dirt yard – and the first from his family tree to go to college – Patrick has navigated his life based on his soulful-passions, daring to create his life based on possibility, not probability.
Speaker & Bestselling Author
With zero connections into the speaking world, at 26, Patrick set out to become a speaker and author. It was hard and he accumulated $45,000 of credit card debt. He worked from a desk made of milk crates and a board he found in the alley.
Today, Patrick is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, who has presented more than 1,250 outstanding speaking engagements for companies, associations, and universities. His client list includes world class organizations such as Google, Visa, Shell, Boeing and Motorola and universities such a Penn, Babson and NYU. By 35, he was sitting across from Barbara Walters being interviewed on national television.
Additionally, Patrick is a bestselling author of three books (Major in Success, Gearing Up for a Great Life, Man 1 Bank 0). Major In Success, helps college student identify and succeed at their passions, and has been selling well for 15 years with 120,000 copies sold, and counting.
Patrick helps people win by helping them Be who they were Born to Be, and Do what they were Born to Do. For 20 years, he’s been passionately committed to helping individuals move from stuck, uncertain, or unsuccessful into a life that is big, brilliant and blissful.
Award-Winning Comedic Theater Actor/Writer/Director
At 36, Patrick spent a year suffering classrooms, criticism and tomatoes pursuing a big dream in theater. In his professional debut he was caught not knowing stage left from stage right. But within a year, he was selected by HBO as one of the funniest new shows in the world, and invited to perform with Chris Rock, Jack Black, Diane Keaton, and Drew Carey at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
- Doing Great Work
- Living with Passion
- Leading with Vision
- Crushing It
- Breaking Through
- Overcoming Everything
- Never Giving Up
- Activating Motivation
- Energizing Creativity
- Following Your Bliss
UVU: Patrick Combs - 2012/2013
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