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Patricia Walsh

Founder and Owner of Blind Ambition LLC, Author of "Blind Ambition", World Champion Athlete and Award-Winning Engineer

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 Patricia Walsh Biography

Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, Patricia is a world-champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in more than 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. When a friend first mentioned triathlons to her in 2009, she immediately signed up for the IRONMAN, before even owning a bike. In 2011, she set the world record for blind athletes, blowing away previous female and male records by more than 50 minutes.

Patricia has a BS in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from Oregon State, as well as a Masters in Executive Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft. Patricia is the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Para triathlon national champion, the 2012 Patco Panamerican champion, 2014 Patco Panamerican, and a bronze medalist at both the 2011 and the 2012 ITU World Championship. Today, Patricia prepares to represent her country in the 2016 Paralympics in the sport of triathlon.

Patricia Walsh is founder and owner of Blind Ambition LLC, a speaking and business consultancy that specializes in goal achievement and resilience keynotes, as well as seminars on the topics of goal achievement, overcoming obstacles, leadership, creating a winning mindset, and team building.

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Books
Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

Speaking Topics
  • Blind Ambition: Overcoming a pediatric Brain tumor to then become a Paralympic hopeful

    Patricia shares her personal story of overcoming obstacles, discovering resilience, and cultivating a skill set to overcome perceived limitations. This keynote can be adapted to meet organizational goals around adapting to change and staying vision focused.

  • Fuel, Fire, Blaze

    Patricia explains a goal hierarchy. The top level (blaze) is the intrinsic motivation. This is what change you want to make in your sport/ industry that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. The second level (fire) goal is in determining what has to happen to get you there. What are the milestones that have to occur in order to be able to make the change? The base level (fuel) is what actions have to happen daily to support the greater vision. Fuel, fire, blaze is a toolset for mapping day to day activities to higher level motivation and inspiration.

  • Dream Big

    Patricia speaks to the ways that we as professionals can empower our own success by taking on a willingness to risk. Dream big, the impossible may not be so impossible. All problems can be broken down into smaller problems that can then be solved. There is power in a willingness to take on a big risk. There is surface area for future accomplishments in evaluating the seemingly impossible for what it really is, possible.


  • • Goal Achievement
    • Overcoming Discouragement
    • Resilience
    • Training to Win
    • The power in a willingness to take on a monster task having the willingness to fail gracefully

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Patricia Walsh

Founder and Owner of Blind Ambition LLC, Author of "Blind Ambition", World Champion Athlete and Award-Winning Engineer

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Patricia Walsh Biography

Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, Patricia is a world-champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in more than 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. When a friend first mentioned triathlons to her in 2009, she immediately signed up for the IRONMAN, before even owning a bike. In 2011, she set the world record for blind athletes, blowing away previous female and male records by more than 50 minutes.

Patricia has a BS in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from Oregon State, as well as a Masters in Executive Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft. Patricia is the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Para triathlon national champion, the 2012 Patco Panamerican champion, 2014 Patco Panamerican, and a bronze medalist at both the 2011 and the 2012 ITU World Championship. Today, Patricia prepares to represent her country in the 2016 Paralympics in the sport of triathlon.

Patricia Walsh is founder and owner of Blind Ambition LLC, a speaking and business consultancy that specializes in goal achievement and resilience keynotes, as well as seminars on the topics of goal achievement, overcoming obstacles, leadership, creating a winning mindset, and team building.

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Patricia Walsh Speaking Topics

  • Blind Ambition: Overcoming a pediatric Brain tumor to then become a Paralympic hopeful

    Patricia shares her personal story of overcoming obstacles, discovering resilience, and cultivating a skill set to overcome perceived limitations. This keynote can be adapted to meet organizational goals around adapting to change and staying vision focused.

  • Fuel, Fire, Blaze

    Patricia explains a goal hierarchy. The top level (blaze) is the intrinsic motivation. This is what change you want to make in your sport/ industry that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. The second level (fire) goal is in determining what has to happen to get you there. What are the milestones that have to occur in order to be able to make the change? The base level (fuel) is what actions have to happen daily to support the greater vision. Fuel, fire, blaze is a toolset for mapping day to day activities to higher level motivation and inspiration.

  • Dream Big

    Patricia speaks to the ways that we as professionals can empower our own success by taking on a willingness to risk. Dream big, the impossible may not be so impossible. All problems can be broken down into smaller problems that can then be solved. There is power in a willingness to take on a big risk. There is surface area for future accomplishments in evaluating the seemingly impossible for what it really is, possible.


  • • Goal Achievement
    • Overcoming Discouragement
    • Resilience
    • Training to Win
    • The power in a willingness to take on a monster task having the willingness to fail gracefully

FAQs on booking Patricia Walsh

  • How to book Patricia Walsh?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Patricia Walsh for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Patricia Walsh, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Patricia Walsh or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Patricia Walsh?

    Booking fees for Patricia Walsh, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Patricia Walsh, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Patricia Walsh?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Patricia Walsh for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patricia Walsh for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Patricia Walsh or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Patricia Walsh or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Patricia Walsh is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Patricia Walsh for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Patricia Walsh generally travels from TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brad Snyder, Haben Girma, Christine Ha, Blessing Offor and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patricia Walsh for an upcoming event.

Patricia Walsh Speaking Topics

  • Blind Ambition: Overcoming a pediatric Brain tumor to then become a Paralympic hopeful

    Patricia shares her personal story of overcoming obstacles, discovering resilience, and cultivating a skill set to overcome perceived limitations. This keynote can be adapted to meet organizational goals around adapting to change and staying vision focused.

  • Fuel, Fire, Blaze

    Patricia explains a goal hierarchy. The top level (blaze) is the intrinsic motivation. This is what change you want to make in your sport/ industry that makes you jump out of bed in the morning. The second level (fire) goal is in determining what has to happen to get you there. What are the milestones that have to occur in order to be able to make the change? The base level (fuel) is what actions have to happen daily to support the greater vision. Fuel, fire, blaze is a toolset for mapping day to day activities to higher level motivation and inspiration.

  • Dream Big

    Patricia speaks to the ways that we as professionals can empower our own success by taking on a willingness to risk. Dream big, the impossible may not be so impossible. All problems can be broken down into smaller problems that can then be solved. There is power in a willingness to take on a big risk. There is surface area for future accomplishments in evaluating the seemingly impossible for what it really is, possible.


  • • Goal Achievement
    • Overcoming Discouragement
    • Resilience
    • Training to Win
    • The power in a willingness to take on a monster task having the willingness to fail gracefully

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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