Patricia Zigarmi, Ed.D.

MSEL Faculty
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(760) 489-5005 ext. 5205
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The Ken Blanchard Companies

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Patricia Zigarmi is a captivating motivational speaker, a highly regarded management consultant and trainer, a best-selling author, and an experienced businesswoman. Zigarmi currently serves as vice president of Business Development for The Ken Blanchard Companies. Respected for her ability to listen and to build trust, she has also been a coach to the executives and managers of many companies. Zigarmi is an expert in the areas of leadership and change management and is coauthor of Leadership and the One Minute Manager. Zigarmi received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Northwestern University and a doctorate in leadership and organizational development from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has recently worked with Ericsson, Humana, Nokia, Wendy's, SC Johnson, Microsoft, US West, Gap, Dow Chemical, LensCrafters, Dow Corning, Whirlpool, Abbott Laboratories, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Ameritech, Big Lots, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Rhone-Poulenc, Commonwealth Edison, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.