Patrick Hollingworth works with people, teams and organisations to help them deal with a world which is becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous by the day.
After studying anthropology, geography and psychology at university, he spent a decade with a large international consultancy, working on the some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects ever built in Australia. He’s seen the very best of what large organisations can create, and also the very worst.
At the same time he began exploring the uncertainty and complexity which go hand in hand with mountaineering. Firstly, he learned the art of alpine style in the mountains of New Zealand, Canada and France, and then the science of expedition style in the mountains of Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Alaska and Argentina.
It’s taken him to great heights—literally. He’s summited multiple 8000 metre peaks, including Mount Everest. Over the past 15 years he’s been a member of small light and fast alpine-style teams, and he’s led rather large heavy and slow expedition-style teams. He’s seen the very best of what alpine style can offer, and also the very worst of what expedition style can deliver.
So Patrick lives and breathes this stuff.
Patrick is based in Australia and travels internationally to deliver keynote presentations, workshops, mentoring and consulting to a range of organisations. These include multinational companies such as British retailer Marks and Spencers, American energy giant Chevron and British-Australian miner Rio Tinto, through to mid-sized, Australian, Asian and European banks, medical and technology companies, and government departments and educational institutions.