About Patrick

Patrick Kuhse became an expert on ethics the hard way - by taking part in his own criminal acts and suffering the consequences.

Kuhse originally worked as a successful stockbroker, but he kept his clients in the dark about a number of important issues. The situation got worse when a friend offered Kuhse a position as the investment advisor for the multi-billion dollar investment portfolio of the state of Oklahoma. He accepted, and with his "greed goggles" on, illegally bumped up his commission.

After being caught, Patrick Kuhse spent four years on the lam in Costa Rica, trying to avoid the FBI and the federal government. Eventually, he decided to turn himself in and take responsibility for his actions. He spent four years in prison, and now devotes himself to speaking to audiences worldwide about the importance of ethical behavior.

Patrick's dynamic presentations have entertained, enlightened and inspired countless audiences. From Harvard to Stanford, he is a favorite on college campuses and is a frequent keynote presenter and guest speaker at various forums including in-house seminars, industry and trade conferences.

Patrick utilizes his 20+ years of experience as a financial planner, stockbroker, entrepreneur, international fugitive and federal inmate to uniquely translate common critical thinking errors into our everyday personal and professional ethical challenges and dilemmas. He takes his audiences with him as he describes his descent down the "slippery slope" of unethical behavior, his critical thinking errors, his gradual lapse into unprofessional ethics and the "greed is good" philosophy he encountered.

Speaking with high energy and passion, Patrick has the remarkable ability of capturing and holding the audience's attention with a fast-moving combination of stories, engaging examples, spontaneous humor and concrete, practical ideas and strategies that guarantee results. He shares how "seemingly unimportant decisions" created such havoc in his life and the lives of loved ones, and then masterfully ties his poignant messages together using examples taken right out of today's headlines.

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