At 17, I wanted to take my life.
The books I read on the topic of motivation, performance, personal development and entrepreneurship saved my life.
In the next 10 years, I started 10 small businesses.
In 1996, I attended a seminar by the American speaker Tony Robbins.
I decided that day that I wanted to become an inspirational speaker myself and help others the up their performance and leadership skills.
But a big obstacle was in front of me, I was afraid of public speaking.
I then followed a course by Dale Carnegie then joined the Toastmasters organization.
I gave my first professional presentation in 1996… a disaster!
But, to my own surprise and with a lot of perseverance, on July 14th, 2002, I became the first person in Quebec to earned the “Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) designation.
This designation is the highest designation given by the International Federation for Professional Speakers.
Since 1980, less than 10% of the membership have earned this designation.
In 2015, at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) convention, I was named as the 2015 inductee to the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame recognizes speakers both for their excellence as professional speakers and for their contribution to the profession. I become the 30th inductee into the Hall of Fame which was established to recognize outstanding excellence as a professional speaker and dedication to the professional speaking industry by educating others to excel. Members are selected by their peers in recognition of their contributions.
I am also the founding president of the Montreal chapter (1998) of the CAPS, a National board member of CAPS (2003-2004), and the author of nine books on the subject of motivation, sales and personal and professional development.
Patrick Leroux CSP HoF
Patrick Leroux CSP HoF believes that any person or organization has an extraordinary potential for success and is RESPONSIBLE for his destiny. He also believes that if a person or an organization wants to get superior results, it has to be a better LEADER, take more INITIATIVES, be UNIQUE, absolutely STEP OUT OF HIS COMFORT ZONE and DARE to do things that their competition is not willing to do.
Successful entrepreneur and best selling author of nine books on sales and personal and professional development, Patrick Leroux works with organizations that want to optimize the engagement and performance of their teams. Patrick’s presentations offered solid, simple and original ideas and are renowned to be dynamic, funny, moving, and captivating.
Bilingual speaker, Patrick’s ability to deliver a high energy message with passion and humor challenges people to re-evaluate their own limitations, real or imagined, to take responsibility for their the RESULTS they get, and to stop making EXCUSES as to why they are not living-up to their true capacity.
Storyteller extraordinaire, Patrick shares his expertise with warmth and amazing simplicity. Like a roller coaster ride, his stories are at times moving and at times hilarious. Patrick’s incredible energy level, humor and enthusiasm will compel your audience to take more responsibility, more initiatives, to become better leader, to go out their comfort zone, take action on their goals, instill confidence, and ultimately improve their bottom line.
In Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East, he has given more than 1 800 presentations to over 300 000 people. He speaks mostly at conferences and sales conventions, helping his participants realize their full inner potential and achieve the highest level of success in all aspects of their lives.
Patrick has the magical ability to generate commitment and enthusiasm to create measurable RESULTS that will last long after the presentation is over, through, among other things, a gift bracelet “My commitment – My Commitment” and his free weekly newsletter “Le Bulletin du Success”.
With Patrick as your main speaker, your conference will be memorable, your people will thank you, and they will think of you as a meeting planner extraordinaire!
Contact us at 450-939-3240 to receive a free proposal.
Patrick Leroux is a real sunshine! His presentation was full of emotion and everyone have found the motivation and the desire to accomplish their dreams. A contagious energy that left no one indifferent. Truly a beautiful gift to offer your employees or members!
Sophia Tanya Lupien, Marketing Coordinator – Beaulieu Canada
Your presentation helped us close our annual meeting on an exceptional note. The importance of taking action made a lot of people think. In addition, you had the highest satisfaction score among all the presentations made during the two days!
Jocelyn Jeffrey, Director Eastern Quebec – Farm Credit Canada
Your personality, your energy and your enthusiasm were outstanding. This is really the first time I feel the desire to pursue and apply the message from a guest speaker.
Guy Thibault, Director of Sales – The Ensemblier & Signal