Patti Dobrowolski

Speaker, Author, Strategic Illustrator, Change Agent

Patti Dobrowolski is a nationally acclaimed comic performer, high performance business consultant, speaker and the author of Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. 

All about unleashing your creative genius, she works with large and small teams around the world to help them create new and different strategies while literally capturing the organization’s vision in a 4′ x 8′ illustration.  Her audiences are then ready to take action on their new goals!

A veteran change agent, she spent her early consulting years on the front line as a human punching bag listening to and then inspiring teams to get re-engaged following a reduction in force or merger and acquisition. After she witnessed an artist drawing a real-time picture of the company’s new direction, she added this powerful visual aspect to her work.

She now spends her time focused specifically on new neuroscience discoveries and leveraging the power of imagination and visuals to actualize a vision of the future.  She has worked with teams and leaders in Fortune 500 companies, NGO’s and NFP’s around the world.

Patti received her Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, won the Association of Women in Communications Woman of Achievement award in 2004 and in 2008, in her former company, Alchemy:  The Art of Transforming Business, became an awardee of the Make Mine a Million $ Business program.

Patti activates and inspires teams exhausted from the relentless impacts of an ever-changing economy. Driven by creativity, innovation and inspiration Patti continues to explore the realms of change and transformation.

“Patti engages her audience through humorous and poignant stories that get at what’s real – and leaves you with tips you can apply right away.” Fortune 100 Client

“Without visuals and history, you cannot create a vision. The maps we created with Patti still hang in our facilities around the world.”  Wim Lammertink – Pall Corporation

While Patti’s training programs are customized, she always asks audiences: What’s in you or your team’s “unknown” think tank of ideas? How can you rapidly capture and capitalize on these ideas to create a high performing environment?
She then creates an extraordinary environment in which people brainstorm, strategize, visualize, and accelerate ideas to achieve their biggest goals.

If memory keeps cycling around in an old fashioned groove until you literally force yourself to take RISKS, just think what you actually draw into your world, if you purposefully step out of the familiar?


Clients include:

Association of School Business Officials International
Microsoft Corporation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hoffman La Roche
Johns Manville
Cities of Atlanta, Denver & Mukilteo


1-Drawing Solutions:
How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life

Your ability to manage change AND help others manage change has surfaced as the number one survival skill in the 21st century.   As the world heats up, each of us are being asked to be as resilient and adaptable as a chameleons.  Did you know that only 2 out of 10 people will actually make change in their life even when facing a life threatening situation?  What is the secret recipe that those two created to achieve success?  It is a combination of belief, expectation and being able to clearly picture what that future state will look and feel like and taking action to step into it.

In this hands on workshop, Patti Dobrowolski shows you a simple and easy process of visual goal setting that you can use to create—not react to–change.  Is there something you or your team would like to do differently?   A strategy, goal, or vision they’d like to build?  An unmet yearning you’d like to explore?  Then it’s time to learn the true meaning behind “a picture speaks a thousand words,” and find out how drawing solutions can help you and your team achieve your dreams.

2-The Creative Genius Equation:
How to Tap Your Innate Brilliance for Extraordinary Results

Throughout history, all societies have anointed particular individuals with creative genius status and lauded and applauded them with pedestals and prizes, and awards and accolades. Once labeled a genius, the chosen are elevated to an impervious status that is seldom reproached.  But what if creative genius is everyone’s destiny, and within everyone’s reach, despite one’s background or place in the world?

In this talk, author, speaker and change agent Patti proposes that genius and creativity are an innate birthright.  Through exploration and dream hacking, and using the author’s accessible creative genius equation, participants will have all of the tools they need to achieve the breakthrough changes that will allow them to live their lives to the fullest.  In addition to revealing her theories and strategies to achieve transformative change, Patti shares enlightening and compelling “you-can’t-make-this-up” stories from the visual goal setting experiences she has staged with her workshop participants from around the world.

Travels From: Portland, OR