Pat Burns is a delightful and slightly wild woman whose chronological age (typical baby boomer) doesn't even come close to her experiential age of 180! Pat has traveled the world for business, pleasure and singing with a choir (now, she just sings in the shower.) Yes, Pat has seen it all - but she's definitely not ready to say she's done it all.
Pat's extensive talents are wrapped up in three projects: ThePatBurns.com, Grandparents Rock enterprise and along with her partner Barry Ackerman, the hugely successful Orange County Children's Book Festival. As cofounder, she serves as the Executive Director.
Starting off as a single Mom with two small children, she began her real estate career in sales, and within two years reached the top 10% nation wide. After eight years of ongoing sales success, she was recruited for Century 21 International to serve as the Recruiting Manager for four states and 150 offices. At the same time, Pat moved forward to start her own training and speaking company, Pat Burns Seminars, and became a highly sought-after general session keynote speaker for more than 500 meetings and conventions. Pat has presented keynote addresses and workshops to business groups, associations and corporations throughout North America and Asia.
In addition to Pat’s successful publication of Grandparents Rock: The Grandparenting Guide for the Rock-n-Roll Generation she has written numerous articles on sales, marketing and management featured in a great variety of magazines.
Pat spent three years advancing a multi-billion dollar business, International Trading Corporation, in Saigon and Bangkok assisting the team in formation of company structure and operations. She developed cross-cultural communications skills and learned the valuable lesson of PATIENCE. Her consulting relationship with this company continues to this day.
After completing assignments in Asia (where she lived and worked off and on for nearly three years), Pat was selected to serve as general manager of the Millionaire Summit and partner with best selling authors Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. Mark is the co-creator of the phenomenally successful Chicken Soup for the Soul book series (80 million sold and growing) Bob created the "buy real estate nothing down" industry with his number one New York Times best-selling Nothing Down book and seminar series. Later that program evolved, under Pat’s direct supervision, into the high-end membership program called the Inner Circle. With the Inner Circle Pat selected unique venues and extraordinary events like a private dinner in the famous Topeka Palace, spending a day at the Abandoned Baby Center in Nairobi, Kenya, a summit of Mt. Whitney and Mt. Kilimanjaro and a private interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Pat creates memories that last forever and there’s still more to come. Philanthropy and tithing are the cornerstones of her beliefs. As a volunteer, Pat commits her time to raising funds to end illiteracy and support education.
Her two daughters are now grown and living in Scottsdale, Arizona and Vail, Colorado. She is also the VERY proud grandmother of Skye and Dylan... the cutest kids on the entire planet.