Patrick Meniboon is a globally recognized speaker, writer, and courage expert who develops leadership systems that cultivate a culture of courage in individuals and organizations. With a unique combination of charisma, humility, and vulnerability, Patrick guides audiences through unforgettable experiences that challenge them to master themselves and raise their minimum standard of courage.
As a valedictorian in high school, Patrick’s stutter threatened to hold him back when he attempted to skip his own graduation ceremony because he had to give a speech, but he refused to let it define him. Through perseverance and hard work, he went on to become a District 6 finalist in the prestigious 2015 Toastmasters International Contest, coming within one win of qualifying for the world championship of public speaking.
Today, Patrick is a highly admired strategist and speaker who uses his personal experiences to guide audiences through unforgettable experiences that challenge them to master themselves and raise their minimum standard of courage.
He is also the Chief Courage Officer of Meniboon, LLC, a courage-hacking company, that develops leadership systems that cultivate culture in individuals and organizations by raising their minimum standard of courage.
Through his work with Meniboon, Patrick has helped countless individuals and organizations overcome their fears, master their mindset, and achieve their goals.
In addition to his work with Meniboon, Patrick is the creator, curator, and producer of the weekly “Courage In Real Life” video newsletter, where he shares inspiring stories of courage and vulnerability from people all around the world. Through this newsletter, Patrick empowers people to embrace their fears and live boldly, one story at a time.
Patrick’s work as a speaker has taken him all over the world, including speaking engagements at prestigious organizations such as Toastmasters International and the Nashville Project Management Institute. He has also spoken at local organizations such as the Apex Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina, the North Central University School of Business and Technology in Minnesota, and the North Central University Christian Men Breakfast, where he shared his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and embracing courage.
In addition to his local and international speaking engagements, Patrick was a featured speaker at the 24-Hour Tribe Ripple Global Confluence of 50+ speakers across all time zones worldwide, where he inspired people from all walks of life to embrace their fears and live boldly.
Patrick is also a co-author of the book “Believe” and the forthcoming book “Courage-Hacking: How I Got Paid To Stutter In Public.”
With an MBA in Project Management from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems from Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Patrick is a highly educated and accomplished individual.
When he’s not speaking or writing, Patrick enjoys mind mapping and copywriting, and he’s a fanatic for tennis and belt buckles.
Originally from Liberia, West Africa, Patrick now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he continues to inspire and motivate people to embrace their fears and live boldly.