Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Patrick Maurer

February 19, 2014
Patrick Maurer

Patrick Maurer

Expertise:   Youth, Motivation, Youth Leadership

Speaking Style:  Humorous. Heartfelt. Entertaining.

Travels From:  San Diego, California

Nancy Says:  "Patrick is one of my very favorite people in the speaking industry. He’s real, he’s “with it,” and he’s cares greatly about the lives he touches with his words. I find him to be extraordinary!”

Discover the Extraordinary in your "Extra Ordinary" Life

Patrick Maurer is the perfect speaker to kickoff or wrap up a leadership conference, engage and impact a student body, or energize and inspire an organization. Patrick believes that everyone can find the extraordinary aspects in their lives, and he proves it by sharing his tremendous insights and real life stories. Plus, he’s a whiz at pop culture, so the audience is always in for an extra treat!

With a B.A. in Communication and a background in improvisational comedy, Patrick taught high school English before finding his real gift for speaking and training. He travels all over the country speaking to well over 30,000 students each year. It’s no wonder that when Patrick speaks, the energy is high, the applause is great, and everyone walks away feeling a whole lot better about themselves.

Learn more about Patrick Maurer...

Patrick Maurer is a dynamic speaker who has already entertained & educated audiences of all ages in over forty states and two provinces, in such venues as Six Flags Magic Mountain, and to such renowned student groups like the National Associaton of Student Councils, FBLA, Key Club International, DECA, and 4-H.

After emerging as active leader in high school where he worked as a Conflict Manager, HOBY Ambassador, Link Crew leader, class president, ASB Senator, and member of the Campbell Union HS District Student Advisory Board, Patrick was recognized by Leigh High School with the Principal’s Cup as well as the creation of a perpetual award named in his honor. Key Club International and Arizona State University further recognized Patrick’s outstanding service as a Key Club President, Top Ten Lt. Governor, and Distinguished Governor of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Key Club International by awarding him the Arizona State University/KCI Leadership Scholarship.

Patrick accepted the four year scholarship and continued to excel as a leader at Arizona State University. He worked on campus as a Programming Assistant for Student Leadership Programs, an Assistant Supervisor for Student Success Programs, and a Student Coordinator for ASU’s Welcome Week. Patrick actively volunteered as the Vice-Chair for the Arizona HOBY Leadership Seminar, an ASU campus tour guide, and the Vice-President of Membership for the award-winning ASU Student Alumni Association. ASU recognized Patrick’s involvement by making him a member of ASU’s Homecoming Royalty Court and later naming Patrick the Outstanding Male Leader of his graduating class.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Communication from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Patrick returned to San Jose, California to complete the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program at San Jose State University. While taking education courses, he also studied improvisational comedy for a year before becoming a cast member of Comedy Sportz San Jose where he performed family-friendly improvisational comedy for four years. Patrick taught English at a local high school constantly finding new ways to make material connect to students lives before leaving the classroom to create PMaurer Communication LLC.

Patrick continues to find ways to lead, governing as a board member and eventually president of the Leadership Scholarship Program alumni chapter, serving in 2011-2014 as one of 12 members of Volunteer Council for the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival, and contributing as the 2012 Youth Chair for the National Speakers Association.

Patrick now resides in San Diego, California with his wife, Jessica. In his spare time, he enjoys theatre, sailing, film, and cheering on the Padres or his alma mater at sporting events.




Patrick’s keynotes are a great way to kick off or conclude your event. His unique blend of pop culture references, humorous personal experience, insightful observation, and literary examples point out the extraordinary aspects of our “extra ordinary” lives. His stories are authentic, personal, and purposeful, tied together to provide a message that resonates with the audience. Patrick’s keynotes are customized to meet your organization’s needs.


Whether in your school auditorium, your school gym, or multipurpose room, Patrick is able to captivate the students at your school. His humor and his authenticity stand out, making the experience real and relevant to the students, challenging them to take that next step in their lives and changing the way they relate to their fellow students in the process. Audiences emerge feeling refreshed and motivated, having experienced both laughter and occasional tears, with a greater belief in themselves and those around them.Text Here


For over a decade Patrick has been educating audiences through his workshop presentations. His background and training as a classroom teacher really shine through and attendees consistently rank his presentations as the top sessions at events. While filled with detailed and applicable content, Patrick continuously finds creative ways to integrate laughter in learning as he provides attendees the tools necessary to deal with their own lives, their organizations, and/or their schools. He not only provides an insightful educational presentation, but also provides his audiences direction on additional resources and reading. Patrick’s workshops are a perfect companion to his keynote presentations and can be customized and/or created to meet your organization’s needs.


Patrick has planned and facilitated numerous leadership conferences and retreats throughout North America. Ranging from 1/2 day to 4-day retreats, Patrick customizes each event to the organization’s needs. Whether you need an active teambuilding program, an intensive brainstorming session, a reflection piece, or something entirely different, Patrick hits the mark. Attendees leave his facilitation programs feeling rejuvenated and prepared with new and strengthened friendships and an abundance of innovative ideas.



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