SPEAKING

PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Patrick has talked at more than 100 schools, universities, and conferences across the globe including Yale, Duke, UCLA, Phillips Andover, and Harvard-Westlake (see a full list here). He has focused on speaking at all-school assembly meetings at high schools or lectures on college campuses. In addition, he has keynoted larger education and social innovation conferences. Past speaking topics include: global human rights, mindfulness and education, and social innvovation. See below for his current speaking topics:

SPEAKING TOPICS

#1: LIVING WITH PURPOSE

"Patrick's message — that all people can and should have lives of purpose and meaning — is as inspiring as it is timely.  Through his own personal example, he challenges students to take healthy risks and to be their best selves. Any time I move to a new school, I always bring Patrick to speak to my students — he is amazing." - Lee Hark, Assistant Head of School and Upper School Director, Durham Academy

Related Reading: Four Ways to Help Teens Find Purpose

#2: COMPASSION, SERVICE + ADVENTURE

"Honestly, your speech has influenced me tremendously. I realized how much one person could do and I was amazed. I had the next period free and I immediately called my parents and told them I wanted to help build a school in India." - Zubin Sharma, 12th grade, the Hotchkiss School

Related Reading: A Trip through Southeast Asia 

#3: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE A MAN?

“As a young man who has walked his own adventurous path through travel, wilderness exploration, and a disciplined meditative practice, Patrick challenges young men to examine thoughts and behavior patterns through a mindful lens.”  - Pamela Landrau, School Counselor, Millenium High School

Related Reading: 8 Tips for Mentoring Young Men 

HOSTING AN EVENT

If you are interested in bringing Patrick as a speaker, please email him with dates and information about your event at: pcd@patrickcookdeegan.com. Patrick can travel both domestically and internationally for speaking engagements.