About Patti Cotton
Patti’s talks address the following topics, and can be customized to fit specific groups, industries, individuals, teams, and companies:
- Edge! Increase Your Leadership ROI to Meet the Future
- Adapting to Change to Achieve New Heights
- Stepping Outside the Box: Developing Your Vision, Strategies, and Execution
Patti Cotton prepares leaders to meet the future. CEO of Cotton Group, she possesses a wealth of leadership experience both stateside and abroad, in the areas of diplomatic relations, philanthropy, and entrepreneurial business development. As a former corporate executive and 7th-generation business owner, she uses her knowledge and skills to teach executives, business owners, and other chief decision-makers to sharpen their edge so that they are effective, influential, and make biggest impact.
Patti’s clients say one of her greatest talents is to help leaders develop vision, refine strategy, and master exceptional execution. This skill set served her well during her former role as chief development officer of a 5-hospital healthcare system. It was there that she designed a strategic action plan and developed a team that raised more than $23 Million in 4 years – a feat that experts said could not be done. She now helps others around the world as an executive coach and thought partner for organizational development. Patti is an international Fortune 500 speaker who provides keynotes and special presentations for conferences and diverse groups with 30 to 5,000+ attendees.
Cotton’s client roster includes small-, medium-, and large-sized privately-owned businesses, and such notables as Bank of America, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Harvard University, Sysco, Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley and more. She is co-founder and contributor to the weekly business column “Women, Money, and Mindset” for The Press-Enterprise, and her book “Act Like the Leader You Are Supposed to Be!” will be published later this year. She has received three nominations and was awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Presidents of the United States, both political parties, for her work contributing to her community and nation.
What People Are Saying
“Patti combines years of experience with exceptional insights to position companies and their leadership for the future. You will not only appreciate her engaging delivery, but enlightened and empowered by the tangible takeaways she provides.”
~ Maria Gamb, CEO, NMS Communications
“Patti brings you the information and tools you need to take an enterprise from vision to exceptional action.”
~ W.A., CEO, healthcare system