Dr. Patti O’Brien-Richardson is an award-winning professor specializing in racial and ethnic health disparities, leadership, and cultural competency. She is the author of two books: Purge it with Patti, and The Purge it Plan - Body and Mind Reset, as well as peer-reviewed research articles, and policy reports.
Dr. Patti is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Publishing Education where she empowers educators on:
Dr. Patti O’Brien-Richardson is an internationally sought-after speaker, trainer, and workshop presenter. From South Africa to South Brooklyn, and from Newark to the NIH, she has been invited as a keynote speaker and panelist to discuss her work.
Corporations book Dr. Patti to engage:
Dr. Patti's speaking tours occur most during:
As a CEO of her non-profit organization, Move it Nation, Inc. and her leadership development firm, the Green Chair Group, Dr. Patti consults with CEOs and executives who rely on her tools and strategies to build inclusive, equitable workspaces where employees are consistently engaged, feel valued, and thrive at the table.
High performing executives seek out Dr. Patti's coaching and consulting for their own:
Her work helps busy professionals prioritize their work-life balance, increase performance, and manage their teams while being fueled by their purpose.
The Purge it Plan - Reset Your Body and Mind - a resource for busy professionals to clean, cleanse, and clear their bodies and minds so they can focus on their passion and purpose.
Move it Nation, Inc. is my 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth to move their bodies and minds
Our programs include:
- Curls on the Move: Leadership, hair, & self-care
- Mindfulness for students
- Bethany Children's Home in Umtata, South Africa, home to over 100 babies affected by HIV/AIDS
“The Purge it program helped me be more disciplined. I lost 11 pounds, it really helped my mind and soul feel great about my accomplishment and I was able to focus more on my clients and future goals.