Patrick Brown (he/they) is a strategist, advocate, coach, and facilitator focused on organizational transformation.
Through a national network of partnerships, he has created a body of work that includes executive coaching, transformative leadership development, systems change strategy mapping, and more. Patrick’s approach is full-hearted and joyful rooted in healing through rigorous individual work. As a queer Black man moving through the world he often draws from his own experiences influenced by teachings of the Buddha and Dharma, Black Feminist Theory, Somatic experience, and ancient wisdom philosophies.
Patrick was born into a lineage of union and faith-based organizers on the south side of Chicago. His background in workforce development focused on creating opportunities for marginalized communities including women in non-traditional sectors, formerly incarcerated, poor, and communities of color. He left that work for Oakland to better understand the process of transformation. Since arriving in 2011, Patrick has had the fortune to work with powerful partners to create change. They include but are not limited to: the California Congressional Black Caucus, PolicyLink, Museum of African Diaspora, Whole Foods, The United Way Worldwide, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Leadership Learning Community, People’s Institute for Undoing Racism, The Greenlining Institute, East Side Arts Alliance, The California Endowment, Urban Habitat, Othering and Belonging conference and more.
Patrick currently leads work with The Justice Collective that deepens and expands racial equity through leadership and organizational development. With a deep commitment to mindfulness and embodiment practices, he believes we can change the world by transforming ourselves.