Patrick Tower

Military, Workplace Culture, Teamwork and Leadership Expert

Patrick Tower, SMV, CD, MBA is a highly decorated combat veteran with 24 years of education, training and operational experience with the Canadian Armed Forces.  His career as an infantry soldier included 32 months of service deployed overseas to Croatia, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

In 2006, Patrick was awarded the Star of Military Valour, second only to the Victoria Cross for gallantry in battle.  Patrick was cited for his leadership, courage and extreme devotion to duty under intense enemy fire in Afghanistan.

Since transitioning from the Canadian Army in 2013, Patrick has led the leadership, human performance, and operations excellence programs for several large international and North American oilfield companies. In these roles, he has designed, implemented and delivered highly regarded leadership, organizational learning, and process improvement initiatives.  This included a human factors approach to tactical execution that revolutionized frontline oilfield operations.

Patrick has an MBA from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC and a master’s certificate from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, ON.

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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

If you want to develop perseverance, mental toughness, and the ability to excel under extreme conditions, despite seemingly impossible odds, it is important to know what they look like - Patrick will show you.   His personal stories of combat leadership, uncommon valour, steadfast determination, and devoted comradeship will leave you inspired, energized, and focused on accomplishing your true potential.  The robust spirit that moves soldiers to confidently push forward and accomplish the extraordinary during life’s most tenuous moments are as applicable in your day-to-day life as they are on the battlefield.

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