Patrick Donadio, MBA, CSP, MCC


Patrick Donadio

Patrick Donadio is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Master Certified Coach (MCC).  Since 1986, he has guided leaders and their organizations with powerful presentations and one-on-one business communications coaching. From the boardroom to the frontlines, he shows people how to improve communication/presentation/media relations skills, increase profits, enhance credibility, deepen relationships and boost performance — in less time.

Donadio works with high-level leaders who want to develop professionally and organizations that want to grow their people and  has trained individuals from Fortune 500 companies to organizations/associations in a variety of industries.  

 A nationally recognized speaker, communication expert, author, and coach, Donadio has worked with thousands of individuals from Fortune 500 companies to associations, universities, hospitals, and governmental organizations who desire to “grow their people” to greatness.     

 As a professional speaker, Patrick has spoken nationally and internationally.  He is a longtime member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) where he earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest earned designation. Currently less than 8% of worldwide members have earned this prestigious designation, which indicates a speaking professional with proven experience and customer satisfaction.  He has served NSA in many leadership roles including the first co-chair of National Speakers Associations’ Business Coaching Profession Expert Group (PEG).   

As a keynote speaker, He has empowered audiences at international and national conferences and has appeared on the same programs with such renowned speakers as Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York; Joan Lunden, former Good Morning America host; Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboy’s Quarterback; Lou Holtz, Notre Dame Legend; Harvey Mackay, best-selling author of “Swim with the Sharks”; George Will, ABC TV news analyst and Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, just to name a few.   

As an executive/business communication coach, Patrick works with “C” Suite Executives, Entrepreneurs, and other Professional Services Providers (Consultants, Lawyers, Accountants, Physicians…) to improve presentation/communication and media relation skills, increase sales, enhance their community image and grow their business.  Donadio is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He was among the first people awarded ICF’s highest coaching distinction of Master Certified Coach (MCC).  He is also co-founder and charter member of the Central Ohio Coaches Network   

As an educator, Patrick has taught at The Weatherhead School of Management, The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Ohio University and Columbus State Community College.   

Previously, Donadio served as an administrator at Ohio University, Vice President of consulting services for a national corporation, and as Executive Director for the nationally award-winning Ohio Crime Prevention Association.  He received his Masters in Business Administration from The Ohio University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Communications.    

Patrick has authored several learning programs including:    

  • Belief Driven Success– How to take yourself to the next level professionally/personally
  • Communicating with IMPACT – A proven process to improve interpersonal communications
  • Leader Development – Rate your leaderships skills and learn where/how to improve
  • The Secrets to Powerful Presentations – Improve the way you speak/present to others
  • Business Development– Growth strategies to position yourself as a market leader

 In addition, his work has been published and profiled in numerous publications and broadcast media, including: NBC Nightly News, CBS, ABC, Fox, Small Business News-cover story, CEO Magazine, Business First, WCMH-TV, WBNS-TV, WTVN-AM, WSNY-FM, WOSU-FM… just to name a few.   

Among his many accomplishments, Patrick participated in goodwill exchanges to Japan in 1991 and 1994, promoting inter-cultural awareness.

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