After graduating from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Patrick received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship that fully-funded his studies of history and political science at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Patrick has been a member of the Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, which is the 15th oldest Rotary Club in the world, since 2012. He served as the club’s membership chair for two years and president of its charitable trust. Currently, he serves as a member of the club’s board of directors.
Patrick is the chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, a coaching company that helps high performance corporate teams build better relationships that increase sales. He has delivered keynotes, virtual presentations, and online microlearning courses for companies and associations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. He also served as president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association. In 2020, he delivered a well-received Rotary-related TEDx Talk on “Should Self Interest Motivate Service?”
Patrick is also an author who wrote the best-selling business parable The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time which has been published in both the United States and China. His newest book The Trusted Way: A Story About Building a Life and Business of Character is the only business parable based on Rotary’s Four-Way Test.
Patrick, his wife Ellen, 14-year-old daughter Anya, and Boston Terrier puppy live in Portland, Oregon where they love to hike, bike, and swim in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.