MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Patty Purpur de Vries

Patty was earned a full-athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University in 1985. She was a 9-time NCAA All-American (multiple events) and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials. She won the collegiate weight lifting championships in 1989 and was the 7th Ranked U.S. shot put thrower in 1988. Patty began her career providing personal training services in 1992. By 1997 she had incorporated TimeOut Services and grew the company to over 100 employees and over 5 million in sales in 2008. Patty and her team were instrumental in designing the original fitness centers and wellness programs for Google, Cisco, Yahoo!, Safeway and KLA-Tencor.

Keynote Topics: Career Development, Change/Career, Creating a winning mind set , Creativity & Innovation, Customer Service
Business Training Topics: Creativity & Innovation ,Customer Service, fitness & wellness, Goal Achievement

 
Motivational Speaker & Instructor
 Health, Achievement, & Living with Passion!

Clients have included: Honda, Yahoo!, Cisco, Google, KLA-Tencor, Safeway, Starbucks, VMWare, Gilead, Visa, Sandisk and The University of North Dakota.

Current Director ~ The Stanford Health Promotion Network Author ~ The Soft Side of Success President ~ TimeOut Services

Background
Patty was earned a full-athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University in 1985.  She was a 9-time NCAA All-American (multiple events) and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials.  She won the collegiate weight lifting championships in 1989 and was the 7th Ranked U.S. shot put thrower in 1988.
 
Patty began her career providing personal training services in 1992.  By 1997 she had incorporated TimeOut Services and grew the company to over 100 employees and over 5 million in sales in 2008.
 
Patty and her team were instrumental in designing the original fitness centers and wellness programs for Google, Cisco, Yahoo!, Safeway and KLA-Tencor.
 
In January, 2009, Patty realized the entrepreneurial dream and successfully sold all corporate contracts and the rights to her trademark Community BootCamp program to Plus One Holdings of New York.  Patty retains the company and the trademark TimeOut Services which now focuses on Wellness, Stress Management and Motivational Services.
 
In January 2011, after volunteering for 3 years, Patty accepted the position of Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network at the Stanford University Medical Center.

EDUCATION

2003 – Stanford Business School Executive Program

2002 – UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs

1989 – Stanford University, BA Psychology

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Current – Health Director: NAWBO Silicon Valley

2008-10 – Director: Stanford Health Promotion Network

2004-06 – President: Entrepreneurs’ Organization

2002-04 – Board Member: Entrepreneurs’ Organization

2002-04 – Board Member: National Association of Women Business Owners – NAWBO Silicon Valley

AWARDS

2008 U.S. Track & Field Masters Champion – Shot Put

U.S. Track & Field Masters Champion – Discus 2007

Inducted into the North Dakota Track & Field Hall of Fame

2005 NAWBO- Silicon Valley: Business & Beyond Award

2004

Top 50 Influential Women – Silicon Valley Business Journal

2002

Inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame

Collegiate 1985 – 1989

Nine-time NCAA All-American track athlete at Stanford

First-place – Colligate Weightlifting Nationals

Second-place U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Championships

Olympic Trials participant in Discus

Awarded full athletic scholarship to Stanford

Patty’s workshops and seminars include:

– Wellness Ambassador Training

– Volunteer Training

– Stress Management for everyday living

– Practical Stress Management (One hour overview or 6 hour in-depth)

– The Soft Side of Success – Soft Skills for Thriving in Corporate America

Patty’s own vast personal experience and her distinct narrative sets her apart as a personal coach. She combines her natural talents of being empathetic, intelligent, and a really good listener while objectively showing you a picture of where you are, what you want to be and how to get there, effectively. Her step-by-step approach makes your own work challenging, fun and fulfilling. You are instantly empowered.” ~ Veena

“Patty’s coaching techniques have helped me become more efficient and productive in both my personal and professional life.” ~ Scott

“The committee’s choice was outstanding. Patty was a part of the entire morning, greeting attendees, mingling with the crowd, the welcome speakers (UND First Lady and her husband, the UND President, the Grand Forks Mayor, the 2008 Athena Award winner event emcee, and our FCM Chairman), the exhibitors and the breakout session speakers. Patty’s keynote was superb. Patty’s presentation was somewhat unique for an event of this nature. Most speakers present and discuss a PowerPoint. Patty preferred to interact more intimately with the crowd and this approach lent a personal touch to her message which thoroughly resonated with participants. She walked amid the tables, engaging people in answering questions and discussing her thoughts on her “bucket list” theme. This proved to be an amazingly successful interaction with participants. Her message clearly connected with people in attendance as Patty’s mean rating on conference evaluations was a quite remarkable 4.92 out of 5.0. ” ~ Susan

“This presentation had me focus on my strengths rather than my weaknesses. I tend to concentrate self-improvement on correcting weaknesses. Developing current strengths could lead to both personal and professional growth and satisfaction. I enjoyed the presentation. I hope I will get my act together enough to follow through with the recommendations.” ~ Mark

“An eye-opener. A reflection of your own. See yourself from outside of your own mind and body. Soul searching-finding, discovering yourself. Becoming aware of who you may actually be, what you want and where you want to go.” ~Dennis

“Thank you! As always you provide thought provoking ideas. These ideas will resonate. I think we know/knew what we are doing but the definitions brought it into focus; allowing us to act more distinctly. Your presentation is engaging, entertaining, and informative. What I like is that you clearly apply these principles to your own life. That lends credibility to your presentation.” ~John

“Thanks so much for the ‘learning’ session. I found the entire session very helpful and enlightening. I will recommend this to my husband for his company’s use! Thanks again!” ~Sherrie

“This was what we needed. I truly believe everyone learned more about themselves and others. I plan to recommend this either for the Executive Team Retreat or for the Management Retreat. Thanks again for everything!” ~Gretchen


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