Patrick E. Alcorn was born in South-central Los Angeles. He is the third child of an unwed teenage mother of four children. Although hardship and dysfunction marked his beginnings, Patrick excelled in grade school. However, by the ninth grade, he “rebelled until he was expelled” and placed in juvenile detention. After his detainment, Patrick attended an alternative school to ponder his future.

Fully motivated and recharged for life, he entered high school and reclaimed his passion for music and athletics.  He played trombone in the marching band, played football, and ran track.

Competitive by nature, Patrick won all-district and lettered in all activities. With no ninth grade transcript, he challenged himself through an Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum to ensure his collegiate opportunities.

Patrick’s high school schedule included more than academics and athletics. He served as a peer group counselor and was soon appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley as one of the first members of the Youth Advocacy Council created to deter other youths from making similar mistakes in judgment. As Patrick conducted presentations throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District, he discovered his passion as a public speaker.

Following high school, Patrick received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He achieved remarkable results both on and off the field.

As a US Army engineer, Patrick was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the 3rd Infantry Division Distinguished Graduate Award, the Audey L. Murphy Award for Outstanding Leadership, two Army Commendation Medals and two Army Achievement Medals.

His professional accomplishments include service as a deputy city councilman.  And he was an award-winning sales professional for a Fortune 100 company.

Today, Patrick is a successful entrepreneur who shares a message designed to unleash the winner within you. His presentations ignite a radical, mental, quantum leap in self-perception which results in a complete character transformation. To attain this Character Advantage, he shares personal anecdotes and uses high-energy, interactive techniques to educate, train and inspire diverse audiences. From inner-city youths, to academic and athletic champions, to corporate peak performers, Patrick knows how to get you from where you are to where you want to be – even under the most difficult circumstances.

This author, speaker, and strategic solutions consultant delivers power, passion and  a dynamic experience to your audience. Its time to FLIP the Switch and…Unleash the Winner within You!