Patrick Spear — Visionary CEO's

Evolve and Thrive

Since 1995 I have been helping teams of professionals liberate their best thinking and use it to drive change. I cannot take credit for the outcomes they generated, but I

Visionary Leadership, the book

My fourth book comes out next month. I am honored to have several stories of amazing CEOs who are using their position to make the world a better place. This

Friends Across Time

Twenty-five years ago I was in a 2 1/2 minute video that shows another part of me, yet also strangely reveals what has stayed the same. Cuppa Cuppa was conceived,

Leadership – a Bigger Conversation

In my work, I spend time with CEOs of professional societies and trade associations, helping them to find a way forward in the 21st century. It most often involves innovation,

Day-to-day Friends

Calvin Dove and I are pictured above. Calvin is the coffee roaster at Quartermaine’s, one of my hangouts here in Bethesda. I wrote my two last books in Quartermaine’s. Calvin

The Power of Storytelling

That’s me above telling an original story at Busboys and Poets just last month. I am a lover of a good story well told and enjoy listening as much as

Harnessing Your Enthusiasm

One of the things I love about my work is that I get to spend time with groups of professionals designing and executing “Grand Challenges,” those big, bold goals that


I am in Madison, Wisconsin, where I lived from 3-5 years of age. Of course, the world looks different from a toddler’s point of view than an adult’s.  I remembered

Hooray! The Week Starts Now!

I love Mondays because they are the starting gate for the work week. I know I am an odd duck in this regard, but it’s true. Over the next five