Pat Williams Biography

Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. Also one of America’s top motivational and inspirational corporate speakers, Williams has addressed employees from many of the Fortune 500 companies. Pat is also the author of over 100 books, his most recent title is Revolutionary Leadership.

He has been the general manager with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers. In 1996, he was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. In 2012, he received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Williams was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable form of cancer. However, after several rounds of chemo, his doctors have told him that they are unable to detect any myeloma in his body and have given him a clean bill of health.

He and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Additionally, he has been blessed with 17 grandchildren. Williams and his family have been featured on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and Mike and Mike as well as in such diverse publications as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, and Focus on the Family.

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Pat Williams Videos

GRACE under pressure: John Baldoni with Pat Williams
Power of Sports | Game Changers - Pat Williams

How to book Pat Williams?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Pat Williams 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 Pat Williams, 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 Pat Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Pat Williams?

Booking fees for Pat Williams, 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 Pat Williams, 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 Pat Williams?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Pat Williams 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 Pat Williams 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 Pat Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Pat Williams 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.


Pat Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Basketball and Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Pat Williams for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Pat Williams generally travels from Orlando, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Coach Ken Carter, J.R. Martinez and Doug Lipp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Pat Williams for an upcoming event.

Pat Williams Videos

GRACE under pressure: John Baldoni with Pat Williams
Power of Sports | Game Changers - Pat Williams

Pat Williams Speaking Topics

  • Motivation: The Six Wisdom Principles to Pursuing Your Dreams

    Dont drift through your world; seize it! In this fast-paced, in-your-face presentation, Pat challenges the audience to not only plan your ideal future but to achieve it, as well. Using the proven principles passed along to him by his mentor, oil tycoon R.E. Littlejohn, Pat provides the road map from goal-setting to goal-achieving. Students, parents and teachers will remember this speech as one that changed their life.

  • Parenting: Coaching Your Kids to Be Winners

    As the father of 19 children including 14 adopted from four foreign countries and a sports personality, Pat has plenty of experience and insights into being involved as both a friend and a mentor in a teenagers life. In this invigorating speech, Pat gears his remarks towards parents and people working with today's youth. Intimate and insightful, powerful and practical, this talk offers encouragement and instruction to fostering the relationship you desire with your children.

  • Forging Character: Souls of Steel

    In his realistic approach, Pat teaches how you can achieve great success while maintaining your values and integrity. An entertaining yet earnest account, Pat discusses the importance of developing core values and leading by example. This speech will leave you with meaningful solutions, a sense of purpose and specific material to reinforce your leadership role.

  • Staff Development: Champions under Construction

    In this perceptive and practical speech, Pat presents the key steps needed to go from dreaming to achieving. Whether it is being a fantastic father or the top sales associate for your entire region, this developmental speech provides the blueprint for working and living a life full of passion, energy, imagination and creativity. You will see big changes in the results you seek. From executives to entry-level employees, this speech will increase your success and happiness, both personally and professionally.

  • Creating Quality: The Ten Keys to Creating a Quality Organization

    Successful people know how important it is to have excellence in the workplace. In a fascinating seminar based upon his personal principles, Pat provides the ingredients of his recipe for quality. This fast-moving series of ideas and techniques offers the practical steps that can transform any organization into a quality organization. As one of Pats most requested talks, these keys to quality can be used by anyone to enhance not only their work life, but their work environment as well.

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How to book Pat Williams?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Pat Williams 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 Pat Williams, 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 Pat Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Pat Williams?

Booking fees for Pat Williams, 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 Pat Williams, 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 Pat Williams?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Pat Williams 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 Pat Williams 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 Pat Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Pat Williams 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.


Pat Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Basketball and Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Pat Williams for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Pat Williams generally travels from Orlando, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Coach Ken Carter, J.R. Martinez and Doug Lipp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Pat Williams for an upcoming event.

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