Patrick O’Neill leads Extraordinary Conversations Inc., a Toronto-based management consulting firm specializing in change management, leadership development, team dynamics and conflict resolution.
A student of human and organizational dynamics, Patrick’s work has taken him to global corporations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific; to the townships of South Africa; and to the peace process in the Middle East.
Patrick has worked with thousands of people, and hundreds of teams and organizations over twenty years. He has been acknowledged as a gifted teacher, consultant, mediator and mentor. As well, Patrick has made a contribution to the practices of leadership and collective work through the development of leading edge educational programs that are practical, pragmatic and applicable to the family, workplace and community.
A sought-after speaker, Patrick is the author of the forth-coming book The Visionmaker . He is a contributing author to Working Together: Producing Synergy by Honoring Diversity, published by Berrett – Koehler and has recorded five popular CDs. Patrick also writes the quarterly publication “Breakthrough”.
His corporate clients have included AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boeing, Coca Cola, Eli Lilly, Disney, Kraft, Telus, Novapharm, Jannsen-Otho, Labatt’s Breweries, City of Toronto, Ontario Pension Board, Nestle, Pearson, Revlon, the Royal Canadian Mint, TD-Canada Trust, EDS and Sony-BMG as well as mid-size and smaller organizations.
Patrick is a board member of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross Cultural Education and Research, San Francisco, and is a past president of the Ontario Association for Children with Learning Disabilities. He is a volunteer consultant to War Child Canada and Pathways to Education. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Lynne, and his three daughters, Alannah, April and Ariana.