Creating a Culture of Success in Schools


Messages for Staff Members:

  • Mission Critical:  Your Personal Growth & Excitement as a Educator
  • Growth Oriented Classrooms:  Understanding Motivation & Habit Formation
  • The Change Process:  Everything is Really not Ruined!

Messages for Students (Grades 5-12):

  • Life is about Going for It!
  • How Successful People respond to Disappointment, Defeat and Rejection
  • Habits of the Best Students

Messages for Parents:

  • Life is about Going for It! or Your Kids are Tougher than You Think
  • The Path to Success:  How Successful People respond to Disappointment, Defeat and Rejection
  • How to Motivate your Child and Create Positive Habits

What others are saying about Patrick Donohue…

Pat has provided a myriad of professional development in my district, from keynote speaker on the opening Institute Day to 1:1 coaching sessions with staff. Pat always delivers a message with realistic expectations for outcomes backed by current research on change in organizations. Pat has been the catalyst to help staff collaborate in a professional learning community. -Dr. Maura Zinni, Superintendent Frankfort School District 157C

"I hired Patrick Donohue to speak as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: GPS Navigating Healthy Families. Pat did a great job connecting with the audience and providing practical study and life skill tips for high school parents. Pat combines the motivational skills of an athletic coach, with command of a great teacher and the insight of a parent to provide a presentation that is both informative and engaging. I also hired Pat to work with student leaders. With students, Pat is energetic, interactive, funny and challenging. He pushes students to think about real issues and to become their best selves. If you hire Pat for any audience, you will be hiring a speaker who is engaging, well prepared and will make your event a success."  -Gilda Ross, Community Outreach Coordinator, Director GPS, Glenbard Township District 87

"Coach Pat has been to our school to work with parents, teachers, and district administrators. Each experience has been unique and planned around the needs of our community. He implemented the plans with tremendous conviction and referenced real-life applicable experiences for the intended audience. We have seen incredible growth within our staff/community and continuously look to Coach Pat for feedback. I would strongly recommended Donohue Consulting."  -William Seidlemann, Principal, Hickory Creek Middle School

"Pat is professional and "delivers," regardless the task. He is responsive to specific needs of a program/company/task and customizes appropriately. The quality of his work is exceptional, and punctuality was never an issue. You will not be disappointed if you decide to work with Pat Donohue!" -Maria Ward, Retired Principal Downers Grove North and Glenbard East High Schools

"Pat Donohue's passion, preparation and energy set him apart as a presenter. He projects confidence, demonstrates a deep knowledge base, and crafts a clear, memorable message. One of his greatest strengths is his use of humor to hook and connect with his audience, winning their trust, inviting them to engage, and then challenging them to action: to think, to speak, to believe. You won't find a more genuine, transparent, or engaging speaker who literally embodies the message, bringing it to life in a way that leaves everyone encouraged and empowered." –Heather Treadway, Founder Dream Chicago

“Patrick is an excellent, intuitive coach and presenter with individual or teams of people. He is insightful, circumspect, creative, and solution-minded.”  - Dr. Robert McBride, Principal, Neuqua Valley High School

"Pat is an excellent presenter. His workshops are content rich, highly interactive and fun! Using written materials, inspiring videos and real life stories, Pat connects with his participants right where they are and then gives them the encouragement and the practical tools they need to forge ahead in their dreams.” Michelle Kus, writer

“Pat Donohue is both a professional coach and a trusted advisor to many in the business, sports and educational worlds. Pat brings a very simple, insightful and trusting approach to personal coaching and public speaking. .” -Dan Mack, Founder Mack Elevation Forum


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