Patrick Tower

Military, Workplace Culture, Teamwork and Leadership Expert

Patrick Tower is a decisive, action-oriented leader with more than 20 years of leadership and management education, training and experience. During his military career in the Canadian Army, he was awarded the Star of Military Valour, second only to the Victoria Cross, by the Governor General for his leadership, courage and extreme devotion to duty under intense enemy fire.

In an organization that prides itself in producing exceptional leaders, Patrick Tower was recognized as being one of the best. During 32 months of operational service in Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina, he consistently demonstrated the ability to excel in the most stressful environments, despite seemingly impossible odds, making sound and timely life or death decisions. In short, Tower is the prime example of a front line leader who has led others under the most extreme circumstances and can talk from personal experience.

Tower’s leadership in battle was featured in the best-selling books Fifteen Days by Christie Blatchford and Contact Charlie by Chris Wattie. Patrick Tower was chosen as both The Globe and Mail Nation Builder of the Year and Maclean’s Magazine Newsmaker of the Year for 2006.

Since retiring from the military, Patrick Tower has successfully leveraged the skills he developed while serving his country to help organizations make positive business impacts and gains. As the head of leadership development for several international energy corporations he has designed, implemented and delivered highly regarded leadership, management, and operations excellence programs at all levels within the organization. This included a human factors approach to tactical execution that revolutionized front line oilfield operations.

Patrick Tower is a natural leader, who possesses the experience and professionalism required to achieve operational and corporate excellence and the ability to pass this on to others. If you want to develop leadership, perseverance, mental toughness and the ability to excel under extreme conditions, despite seemingly impossible odds, Patrick Tower will show you how.  His training and experience will transform your organization. His presentations include valuable lessons learned from his military experiences. The audience will hear his story of resilience, leadership and strategy and teamwork which are his contributors to his success in the military and his career.


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Patrick Tower, decorated combat veteran and leadership expert, sparks immediate interest and enthusiasm from his audience. His exciting, informative and inspirational presentations are packed with stories of his own leadership experiences, challenges and successes in some of the world’s most dangerous and troubled regions.

Powerful leadership skills should resonate through any successful organization, from the mailroom to the boardroom. It is not about transferring military culture to a business. It is about adopting a philosophy of developing and distributing elite leadership through every level of your organization – the critical link between corporate strategy and tactical execution.

Patrick Tower reveals universal leadership principles developed and fine tuned to perfection by an organization that prides itself on forging elite leadership at all levels. Learn firsthand, the secrets of military leadership and how they can help you build a successful organization and see your personal vision and strategic mission become a reality. What can be yours if you build a more dynamic and innovative culture, one based on leadership, mission readiness and organizational values?

Patrick can customize this presentation to offer practical solutions on the following topics:

  • Leadership Development

  • Team Building and Cultivating a Corporate Culture

  • Followership

  • Mentoring

  • Operational and Tactical Planning

  • Presentation Skills, Instructional Techniques and Training Development

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