For more than three decades, Patrick Leddin, PhD has been leading teams and studying leadership. His hands-on leadership experience has stretched from leading soldiers as a U.S. Army master parachutist, infantry, ranger-qualified officer to working with senior corporate leaders at KPMG Consulting, FranklinCovey, and his own companies.
Patrick is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best-seller The 5-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be as well as A Winning Culture in Government, Oliver’s Spot: The 5 Ps Leading Teams to Top Results and Oliver’s Spot for the Public Sector.
Keynote Speaker, Consultant, and Coach
His speaking engagements and consulting work have allowed him to partner with clients and present to countless audiences in the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Guam, and many other countries around the world. Past clients include Vector, General Electric, Samsung, U.S. Secret Service, Penn State Leadership Academy, Trilogy Health Services, Ecolab, Long John Silver, and Boston Consulting Group.
In 2001, Patrick and his wife Jamie co-founded Wedgewood Consulting Group, Inc., an Inc. 5000 company. Over 11 years, Wedgewood Group assembled an amazing team, opened offices in multiple cities, achieved double-digit annual revenue growth each year, and served an impressive list of clients before being acquired in 2012. In 2018, Patrick and Jamie launched the Leddin Group, LLC to help leaders and teams achieve their full potential and accomplish their top priorities.
Podcast Host and LinkedIn Influencer
Patrick is the founder and host of the weekly Leadership Lab Podcast with a 1 % Global Rank. He has had the privilege to interview and talk leadership with more than 120 guests to date, including Stephan M.R. Covey, Patrick Lencioni, Marshall Goldsmith, and more. Patrick has more than 100,000 followers on LinkedIn due to his great content and teachings.
In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Practice of Business Studies at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, Advanced Marketing, and Crisis Leadership. He brings his years of practical experience to the classroom, allowing his students to meld theory with real-world implementation.
Patrick received his PhD in Strategic Communication from the University of Kentucky.
Lives in Nashville with his wife of 30 plus years/ business partner, has two adult children, and a son-in-law. He is an avid outdoorsman and mountain climber; and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.