Interviews With Pat

Dave Laketa's Interview with Pat

Jeff Fuller's October 2020 Interview with Pat

Back in 2010, Coach Sullivan was interviewed by University of St. Francis Athletic Director Dave Laketa about his coaching career at St. Francis. In this interview, Pat reflects on how he got his start in coaching and some of the people who influenced his leadership style. He also talks about the evolution of an outstanding college athletics program that matches academic high standards. Watch

Coach Sullivan was interviewed by Podcaster Jeff Fuller this past September. This is a great opportunity to hear Coach Sullivan relive some remarkable stories from his coaching days and how today’s emerging leaders — whether they are business managers or coaches — can learn from one of the best in the business. Click here to watch the interview.


Interview with Coach Pat Sullivan


Team-Building: From the Bench to the Boardroom

Team Building Leadership BookIn his newly published “Team-Building: From the Bench to the Boardroom,” veteran basketball coach Pat Sullivan takes the lessons he learned during forty-four years of successfully building athletic teams to teach business leaders practical skills in business management. With an emphasis on the benefits of team-building, Pat shows how managing teams in the workplace is no different from managing teams on the basketball court – and that in either venue, you can build winning teams using twenty core concepts.

He explores the principles of good athletic athletic management – such as setting clear expectations, dealing with failure, and listening to the team- and teaches you how to apply those concepts in the workplace, taking care to acknowledge different business leadership styles and encouraging more managers to reflect on their own team building philosophies and policies. Team-Building: From the Bench to the Boardroom will be an insightful, practical addition to any collection of team building books for work.

Here’s how to get the book.


Pat Sullivan, Leadership Speaker

As a motivational and inspirational speaker, Pat Sullivan has helped numerous businesses, associations and academic institutions improve their teamwork and employee effectiveness through his real-life experiences and observations. He is based in the Chicago area but speaks throughout the Midwest, including Wisconsin and Indiana.

According to Pat, the characteristics of a successful leader are underscored by attitude. In his book and his motivational speaking engagements, Pat provides the simple, practical concepts and attitude adjustments that lead to true leadership success and that will allow business leaders and their teams to meet their goals.

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