Pat Richie

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Books by Pat Richie

  • Former NFL Player who played in Super Bowls XXIII, XXIV, XXIX (23, 24, 29)
  • Consults on "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"
  • Top Business, Leadership and Teamwork speaker

Pat Richie’s early success came in professional sports as part of the San Francisco 49’ers in the 80’s and 90’s. Seeking new challenges in 1999 he accepted an offer to become the Executive Director of the communication consulting firm Bold Assurance; founded by Bert Decker. In 2002 he took a position representing an international relief organization in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley business community.

Pat has authored two books, “Wisdom for the BusyLeader” foreword by Patrick Lencioni and “Wisdom for the Busy SportsLeader” foreword by Mike Holmgren. He has co-authored articles on teamwork with Patrick Lencioni that have appeared in national publications, and been quoted by: The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, the BBC and GQ Magazine.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising from Minnesota State University at Moorhead. His graduate studies were at North Park Theological Seminary.

He and his wife are the parents of three adult children. They live near Houston, and are members of The Fellowship of the Woodlands Church.


Media files by Pat Richie

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  • Leadership Lessons From the Legends of Sports: Using pointed stories and humorous examples, Pat explains how leaders can change their behavior to yield greater credibility and higher productivity.
  • Dealing With the Elephant in the Room; Teamwork, Leadership and the Currency of Truth: Great leaders and organizations that deal in an honest, truthful, and trusting manner outperform their competitors. Learn how to make this the culture of your team.
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Pat Richie brings real teamwork to life with behind the scenes stories from his years with Superbowl champion San Francisco 49ers. In this talk, Pat identifies the five root causes for team dysfunction and provides solutions to help any team succeed.
  • Why Build a Champion When You Can Build a Dynasty?: Pat delivers the four key ingredients that go into building long term success. Your group will come away with a proven blueprint for continued winning.
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  • Attitude
  • Christian / Faith-Based (has authored several devotionals)
  • Inspirational
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Motivational
  • Sports
  • Team Building

No authority has the experience of building a teamwork culture as Pat Richie. He has worked with over a hundred organizations developing corporate strategy and high performing teams. His early success came in professional sports; in fact the San Francisco 49'ers awarded him Super Bowl rings three times in recognition of his contribution to the team’s success after Super Bowls XXIII, XXIV, XXIX (23, 24, 29).

He is the President of SLG Corporate - a teamwork and leadership consulting firm working with leading corporations, universities, and government agencies. His client list includes: ATT, Well Point, General Dynamics, Ardent Health, ITT, the University of Notre Dame and even the production company behind the hit children’s television show, VeggieTales. He is the author of two books: Wisdom for BusyLeaders and Wisdom for the Busy SportsLeader.

He has been quoted by: The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the BBC, and GQ Magazine. Pat Richie is much in demand as a speaker. His entertaining and challenging keynote: “Teamwork, Leadership, and the Currency of the Truth” lays the foundation for high performing leadership and teamwork. Patrick Lencioni the author of the New York Times best-selling book, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” has given Pat Richie exclusive opportunity to speak on “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” when a corporate audience can not engage Lencioni or another member of his firm to speak directly. Pat Richie’s presentation is dynamic, engaging and has been praised by audiences again and again.

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