Patrick Mork - Speaker - By Promotivate Speaker Agency

Patrick Mork

Conference Speaker Patrick Mork - By Promotivate Speaker Agency

Patrick Mork

Expert in change management, transformation, startups, marketing, teamwork, and bestselling author


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    A Silicon Valley veteran, Patrick Mork is a startup CEO coach, motivational speaker on a variety of topics, and the bestselling author of “Step Back and LEAP”. His book is a combination of personal memoir and self-help tips that combines brutally honest life stories with practical exercises that help people change their lives.

    Someone who has taken on the role of chief marketing officer four times, Patrick Mork led the team that launched the Google Play brand in 2012. He has over twenty years of experience in mobile gaming startups and large companies. These include Google, PepsiCo, Meta, Lime, Banco Bice, Yahoo!, and Walmart.

    The executive coach, founder, and CEO of LEAP, Patrick Mork has worked with both CEOs and senior leaders across Latin America. He helps them improve their leadership skills and build company cultures of meaning and purpose. He was nominated as an HR Influencer in LatAm in 2022. No other foreigner gained that recognition,

    Patrick Mork – Conference Speaker

    As a conference speaker, Patrick Mork has a charismatic personality. He has given speeches at numerous conferences and company events. His expertise comes to the fore when talking on topics that relate to managing change and transformation, the world of startups, marketing, creating and launching tech. products, and training and managing high-performance teams. Although a Belgian by birth, he currently resides in the USA. He is proficient in four languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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    Case Study – Insead Entrepreneurship Forum, Lisbon – September 2023

    I had the privilege of being the closing keynote speaker at the event, addressing an audience filled with top Portuguese executives, visionary entrepreneurs, and astute investors. The energy in the room was palpable, and I felt incredibly honored to be standing before such a distinguished crowd.

    My keynote, titled “Bold Leadership Unleashed,” aimed to inspire and empower leaders to embrace audacity in their pursuits. I had the incredible opportunity to follow introductions by Insead’s newly appointed Dean, Francisco Veloso, and the esteemed Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas. Their presence added immense gravitas to the event, and I couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring introduction.

    I shared five captivating stories, each punctuated by five transformative insights and five actionable tips. These stories were a culmination of my own experiences in the tumultuous yet rewarding world of Silicon Valley, Google and startups. The audience’s receptiveness to these anecdotes was nothing short of inspiring, and I was deeply moved by the connections we forged through shared narratives of triumph and resilience.

     

    • The talk, titled "Liderazgo Valiente: Desafiando la incertidumbre con estilo" (Brave Leadership: Challenging Uncertainty with Style), focused on empowering individuals to step out of their comfort zones and embrace bold leadership.Key Highlights of the Talk: 1. Authentic and Bold Leadership: Using personal stories and insights, I discussed the importance of authentic leadership in today's challenging corporate environment. 2. Overcoming Adversity: I shared my journey, including the setbacks I faced and how they shaped my approach to leadership and life. 3. Practical Exercises: Each insight was paired with an exercise, prompting the audience to engage actively and reflect on their practices. 4. Rapt Attention and Engagement: The audience was thoroughly engaged, taking notes and actively participating in the exercises, demonstrating their eagerness to apply these insights. The Response: The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees expressed how the talk not only inspired them but also provided practical tools to innovate and excel in their roles. Why This Talk Matters for Clients: In an age where adapting to change and innovation is vital, my talks offer a blend of motivation, real-world insights, and actionable strategies. They are particularly suited for organizations undergoing significant changes or those aiming to harness the potential of AI and other emerging technologies. "I believe this talk would be an invaluable addition to your offerings, especially for companies seeking to inspire their employees to embrace challenges and innovate. My sessions are designed to resonate with diverse audiences and drive meaningful change.

      Banco Falabella, Colombia

    • Patrick Mork The talk, titled "Liderazgo Valiente: Desafiando la incertidumbre con estilo" (Brave Leadership: Challenging Uncertainty with Style), focused on empowering individuals to step out of their comfort zones and embrace bold leadership.Key Highlights of the Talk: 1. Authentic and Bold Leadership: Using personal stories and insights, I discussed the importance of authentic leadership in today's challenging corporate environment. 2. Overcoming Adversity: I shared my journey, including the setbacks I faced and how they shaped my approach to leadership and life. 3. Practical Exercises: Each insight was paired with an exercise, prompting the audience to engage actively and reflect on their practices. 4. Rapt Attention and Engagement: The audience was thoroughly engaged, taking notes and actively participating in the exercises, demonstrating their eagerness to apply these insights. The Response: The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees expressed how the talk not only inspired them but also provided practical tools to innovate and excel in their roles. Why This Talk Matters for Clients: In an age where adapting to change and innovation is vital, my talks offer a blend of motivation, real-world insights, and actionable strategies. They are particularly suited for organizations undergoing significant changes or those aiming to harness the potential of AI and other emerging technologies. "I believe this talk would be an invaluable addition to your offerings, especially for companies seeking to inspire their employees to embrace challenges and innovate. My sessions are designed to resonate with diverse audiences and drive meaningful change.
      5 / 5
    • “Patrick is an incredible coach ready to ask the tough questions but giving you the tools and building simultaneously with you the transformation that makes one grow both professionally and personally. When I was at Sparta as a CEO, Patrick coached our management team with the objective to change the culture of Sparta to start its digital transformation. I wish my board had realized sessions with Patrick too! I personally believe that many organizations in Chile could benefit from his fresh view on how to build a culture with more engaged teams ready to tackle new business models and bring in the "so much needed" speed and flexibility that we all need right now in a purpose driven business.”

      Caroline Vlerick, CEO and Board DirectorCEO and Board Director

    • Patrick Mork “Patrick is an incredible coach ready to ask the tough questions but giving you the tools and building simultaneously with you the transformation that makes one grow both professionally and personally. When I was at Sparta as a CEO, Patrick coached our management team with the objective to change the culture of Sparta to start its digital transformation. I wish my board had realized sessions with Patrick too! I personally believe that many organizations in Chile could benefit from his fresh view on how to build a culture with more engaged teams ready to tackle new business models and bring in the "so much needed" speed and flexibility that we all need right now in a purpose driven business.”
      5 / 5
    • “Patrick has an amazing experience around brand, storytelling, marketing etc. We had the opportunity to work together at early stage of Lime and Patrick helped develop the initial brand story and also was a trustworthy advisor on our value and culture. He is also a great mentor for many entrepreneurs or marketers and I am sure you can learn a great deal from him if you are looking for one.”

      Toby Sun, Co-Founder at Lime

    • Patrick Mork “Patrick has an amazing experience around brand, storytelling, marketing etc. We had the opportunity to work together at early stage of Lime and Patrick helped develop the initial brand story and also was a trustworthy advisor on our value and culture. He is also a great mentor for many entrepreneurs or marketers and I am sure you can learn a great deal from him if you are looking for one.”
      5 / 5
    • “If you need a strong coach or a passionate marketing guru, don’t hesitate to work with Patrick!I had the honour of Patrick coaching me during a difficult transition: I moved countries with my family and decided to make a career change at the same time. I know Patrick for more than 10 years and his level of energy has always inspired me. This is why I decided to work with him. Mind you: Patrick takes his coaching responsibilities very seriously. Even though we had known each other for a very long time, he defined a very transparent framework for our project and made sure I was fully committed to the cooperation. Frankly, earlier I was skeptical about coaching in general, but Patrick turned me around. I learned so much with his contribution! Somehow he always recommend the right kind of readings and exercises, and he guided me through a complete re-discovery of my own values, priorities and goals. What was extremely valuable to me that Patrick helped me on multiple dimensions: whether I needed advice on business issues or personal matters, Patrick offered me fantastic insights. As an experienced business leader and a cheerful guy with a very colorful international background, he is a constant source of inspiration. If you need a strong coach or a passionate marketing guru, don’t hesitate to work with Patrick!”

      Zoltan Szilagyi, Program Manager at Google

    • Patrick Mork “If you need a strong coach or a passionate marketing guru, don’t hesitate to work with Patrick!I had the honour of Patrick coaching me during a difficult transition: I moved countries with my family and decided to make a career change at the same time. I know Patrick for more than 10 years and his level of energy has always inspired me. This is why I decided to work with him. Mind you: Patrick takes his coaching responsibilities very seriously. Even though we had known each other for a very long time, he defined a very transparent framework for our project and made sure I was fully committed to the cooperation. Frankly, earlier I was skeptical about coaching in general, but Patrick turned me around. I learned so much with his contribution! Somehow he always recommend the right kind of readings and exercises, and he guided me through a complete re-discovery of my own values, priorities and goals. What was extremely valuable to me that Patrick helped me on multiple dimensions: whether I needed advice on business issues or personal matters, Patrick offered me fantastic insights. As an experienced business leader and a cheerful guy with a very colorful international background, he is a constant source of inspiration. If you need a strong coach or a passionate marketing guru, don’t hesitate to work with Patrick!”
      5 / 5
    • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Patrick during our time together at Google as well as being a client of his. When I became a CMO, Patrick was one of the first calls I made. His best in class brand marketing coupled with passion for craft and an above and beyond approach to his clients provides an immense amount of value to both the team and organization. During our engagement, we worked through organizational development, brand discovery, messaging framework, customer survey research and content production. Patrick reaches deep within his network to bring the best assets forward. He is one of the few folks that makes everyone around him better.”

      Andrew L., Builder. xSequoia xGoogle xSalesforce

    • Patrick Mork “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Patrick during our time together at Google as well as being a client of his. When I became a CMO, Patrick was one of the first calls I made. His best in class brand marketing coupled with passion for craft and an above and beyond approach to his clients provides an immense amount of value to both the team and organization. During our engagement, we worked through organizational development, brand discovery, messaging framework, customer survey research and content production. Patrick reaches deep within his network to bring the best assets forward. He is one of the few folks that makes everyone around him better.”
      5 / 5
    • “Patrick is an excellent coach who has personal familiarity with startup and corporate life alike. He’s speaking from experience rather than theory. Patrick helped me to become more effective leader and improve self-confidence and human effectiveness. He taught me to trust my team and build deeper relationships in work. I'm looking forward to working with Patrick in the future.”

      Roman K., CTO and Co-Founder at Parley Pro Inc. acquired by LexisNexis

    • Patrick Mork “Patrick is an excellent coach who has personal familiarity with startup and corporate life alike. He’s speaking from experience rather than theory. Patrick helped me to become more effective leader and improve self-confidence and human effectiveness. He taught me to trust my team and build deeper relationships in work. I'm looking forward to working with Patrick in the future.”
      5 / 5
    • “I have worked with multiple coaches, and Patrick is an excellent one. He did a great job of getting me to feel more comfortable sharing the larger vision and mission that inspires me in my fund, rather than the purely rational financial upside pitch I had before.”

      Kamal Hassan, Founding Partner at Loyal VCF

    • Patrick Mork “I have worked with multiple coaches, and Patrick is an excellent one. He did a great job of getting me to feel more comfortable sharing the larger vision and mission that inspires me in my fund, rather than the purely rational financial upside pitch I had before.”
      5 / 5