Lisa Patrick

Lisa Patrick is the Chairman and CEO of Convention Business Travel. She is a savvy, innovative, business-focused executive with a strong network and proven track record with corporate and strategy. Lisa started her career in law enforcement and is now the founder of several successful startups. Lisa prides herself on building relationships first and conducting business next. Today, she successfully balances business, marriage and motherhood.


Balancing Compliance with Business Growth

Government and industry regulations are changing the way entrepreneurs do business and this has an important impact on strategic and operational drivers. In today’s environment, the ability to stay profitable while quickly adapting to satisfy…

Business in Action: Leadership Retreats

According to “Fast Company” magazine, there are some key ideas to consider when planning a fun leadership retreat: seek new scenery; know that it takes time to build strong teams; incorporate fun into the regular…

Make Your Training Engaging, Memorable, and Unexpected

“Fire Hose Training,” “Death by PowerPoint,” and “Data Dumping”—experiences we have either had, heard about or are (unwilling to admit) created. Training experiences don’t have to bore participating audiences and can be unexpected engaging and…

Elements of an Effective Coach

The journey to building a successful and thriving business is difficult. Business coaching is perceived as a roadmap for success and a benefit. It’s an opportunity for you to grow and achieve optimal performance through…


Why a Retreat is Good for Your Business

Small business owners can improve productivity by investing in a company retreat. A retreat is an opportunity to engender creativity—a time to remove your nose from the grindstone and lift your head up.

An Off-Site That Motivates Employees to Inspire

I wake up in the morning rested, alert, happy and excited to start my day. If I didn’t, I know exactly what I wouldn’t do: attend a typical off-site retreat jam packed with unproductive discussions not aligned with my objectives and goals.

Learning to Tell Your Brand Story

A conversation is the currency of everyday business. But why is it sometimes that you have to sit and listen to someone and be bored out of your mind?

The Magic of Being a Great Leader

There is no magic formula that helps you become a great leader. Just like there is no one-size-fits-all leadership style. A great leader is a person who is capable of altering his or her thoughts, actions or feelings in a way that enlists others so that a common goal can be pursued and accomplished.

Effective Small Executive Retreats: Checklist for Successful Discussions

Currently you are working on a company project which requires your undivided attention, and too many distractions with an unfocused team is halting the project.

You’re Not Playing Baseball: Ditch the Pitch

Whether you are selling something or trying to get people to cooperate with you, ditch the “pitch;” leave the pitching for the baseball field.