A business leadership speaker who has been a business leader!

Patty Azzarello became the youngest General Manager at HP at age 33. She ran a billion dollar software business at 35 and became a CEO for the first time at 38 (without turning into a self-centered, miserable, jerk).

Patty has over 20 years of experience speaking to international audiences as large as 10,000 and as varied as Financial Services, High Tech, Consumer Products, Education, Fashion, Energy and Public Service.

People are drawn to her no-nonsense, practical, often humorous stories of real world experiences about the realities running a business, advancing a career, and being a decent human being in the process.

Book Patty for your Customer Event, User Group Keynote, Professional Conference, Leadership Summit, Advisory Board Meeting, or Networking Event.

It’s not just about the talking…I want my audiences to DO something better.
I give them useful insights, and inspire them to act.

Patty talks to CIOs
Be less busy

Don’t be a workhorse
Be more relevant

Be visible but not annoying
Talk in their language

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Nick Goss
CEO Polardene, Inc.


Her topics range from strategic insights and solutions about how businesses often sabotage themselves and torture their people and customers, to more personal, leadership necessities of building professional credibility, and understanding the fundamental difference between working hard and getting ahead.

You will leave with big insights and practical suggestions of things you can do tomorrow to move your business and your life forward.

Popular Talks

The Growth Trap:
5 Persistent Obstacles to Growth – How to Spot and Beat Them

Business Impossible:
How the Best Business Leaders Win Where Others Have Failed

Leading Transformation:
Getting Your Whole Organization Ready, Willing and Able to Do New Things

Building Professional Credibility:
How to Build a Strong Executive Presence and Inspire Action

Succeed at Work AND Like Your Life:
Tune your work to have greater business value and be more satisfying

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Contact us to book Patty to speak at your company or event.

A Quote:

from Dr. Jay H. Lehr in his 1985 article “Let There Be Stoning” (download article in PDF).

“Failure to spend the [presentation] time wisely and well, failure to educate, entertain, elucidate, enlighten, and most important of all, failure to maintain attention and interest should be punishable by stoning. There is no excuse for tedium.”