AbOUT PATRICK SLEVIN & SL7 Consulting

                                            Patrick Slevin

Hello I'm Patrick Slevin and and welcome to my website. Whether it's politics, legislation, land development, workforce or corporate initiatives, resistance to change is the reason why SL7 Consulting is seated at the table.

Over the span of my 20 year career, I’ve changed the minds of millions of people on behalf of corporations, special interests and campaigns.  As a nationally recognized communications and stakeholder optimization firm, SL7 Consulting is retained to accomplish one primary goal – Communicating the Truth in a Rapidly Changing World.  

OVER 20 YEARS OF SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES

In 1996, I was elected the youngest mayor in history of Safety Harbor, Florida at the age of 27.  My experience as a Tampa Bay mayor, taught me a crucial and enduring lesson that "All Perspectives Are Influenced at the Local Level".  That knowledge greatly influenced a rewarding and successful career as a Fortune 500 public relations manager (Eckerd Drug Stores), national trade association media & political communications director (NFIB), PR agency senior vice president/general manager (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), and C-Suite consultant (SL7 Consulting).  

I've had the honor of working on two presidential campaigns, consulted nations on matters affecting United States national security, led multi-million dollar corporate campaigns, and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with clients faced with historic crises and national disasters. 

NIMBY PROBLEM SOLVER

My 20 years of championing change has earned me a national reputation as a consultant with an expertise on "how to" deter, deminish and defeat status quo opposition infamously known as NIMBY.  I've counseled global and local corporate developers on "how to" elevate their reputations to secure political and social support for their controversial land use projects. Check me out on my NIMBY page on this website.  I've spoken, consulted and trained executives on the battle between change and status quo around the country and published over 50 articles.  

I invite you to discuss the changing realities that you're currently facing.  I welcome the chance to connect over a cup of coffee and discuss how my consulting firm Changes Minds at the Speed of Perception!.   Email me at P.SL7@patrickslevin.com to set up an introductory java call and let's see where it takes us.  You can also call me directly at 850.597.0423.  

National Awards and Recognition:

• Influence Magazine: Patrick Slevin recognized as one of The Great Communicators, Spring 2017 Edition

• Winner of PRSA Silver Anvil Awards of Excellence for crisis and issues management (Two-Time Winner)

• Campaigns & Elections Magazine, “One of the Nation's Top Political ‘Movers & Shakers’”

• O’Dwyer’s Newsletter, “A politically savvy PR and public affairs firm.”

• Outstanding Young Man of America

• American Legion Magazine, “Grassroots Grit”

• Miami Daily Review, “Grassroots Warriors"

Professional Background

At the age of 27, I  was elected mayor of a Safety Harbor, Florida (Tampa Bay), making me one of the youngest mayors in the nation, in 1996.  

After completing my 3-year term, I was recruited to be the first public relations executive for one of the largest drugstore chains in the country, overseeing a multi-million dollar marketing communications budget.  Then I went to work for the nation’s largest small-business trade association where I was responsible for political, media and grassroots engagement in 10 southeastern states influencing federal and state legislation from Delaware/Virginia to Mississippi/Louisiana.  

Since 2002, I've consulted as strategic counsel and special projects manager for corporate interests.  From 2010 to 2013, I accepted the position as general manager and senior vice president for one of the largest global communications agencies in the world.  

SPEAKER & WRITER

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Patrick is a nationally recognized professional speaker on leadership, change management and success. His keynote, workshop and panelist presentations typically cover corporate leadership, political risk management, corporate campaigns, social sustainability, workforce empowerment, integrated communications and stakeholder engagement.

He has authored columns, op-eds and features covering topics of reality, leadership, change, stakeholder engagement, politics, ballot initiatives, activism, social sustainability, employee motivation and public relations.  

Education

Patrick studied Organizational Studies with Public Leadership at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts. 

Patrick’s course work included Principles of Leadership, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Technology & Society, Complex Organizations, Managing Cultural Diversity, Work & Occupations, Evaluation Research Methods, Organizational Dynamics, Public Administration, Organizational Consultation, and Political Organizations. 

Executive Education: MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program “Dealing with an Angry Public,” sponsored by Harvard Law School, 2004.

He was the recipient of the A.S.P.E.C. Excellence in Writing Award: Eckerd College’s highest writing award.  


Contact Patrick Slevin today for an initial consultation at P.SL7@patrickslevin.com.