In-person keynotes and virtual talks

My talks and workshops invite people to see themselves as active participants in creating a new story of the future.

What attendees are saying:

“Terrific insights! Your customization brought it all into focus for members.” Molly Miller, Association of Alternative News Media

“Her talk was the highlight of our program.” —Jennifer Filipowski, Association of Meeting Planners 

“Patricia dove in and researched what our audience cared about and customized a powerful talk.” Meg James, event planner, National Association of American Manufacturing

“Bang up job!” Ann Dalton, Association of Junior Leagues International

“Our VIP event is always tricky. These people have heard it all. Patricia’s message and slides were cutting edge.” University of Tampa School of Business, Trustee event

About Patricia Martin

Patricia Martin is a cultural analyst, author, and speaker.  She has published three books on cultural trends: Tipping the Culture (2012), an e-book commissioned by the Doris Duke Foundation; RenGen: Rise of the Renaissance Generation (2008) Adams Media/Simon & Schuster; and Made Possible By (2003) Jossey-Bass. In 2019, she harnessed AI (artificial intelligence) to research for her forthcoming book, Will the Future Like You?, which explores the effect of the digital culture on our sense of self.

As a consultant, Martin has helped some of the world’s most respected brands interpret social signals that have the power to change consumer culture. They include: Dannon, Discovery Communications, Microsoft, Unisys, The Ms. Foundation for Women, and the New York Philharmonic. Her work has been featured in the New York TimesHarvard Business ReviewUSA Today, and Advertising Age. Earlier in her career, she designed the blueprint for the first philanthropic initiative by Bill Gates, about which he is quoted in the New York Times as saying, “History will get right as my most important legacy.”

She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Bennington College, an M.A. in literature and cultural studies from the University of Ireland, Dublin, and a B.A. from Michigan State University. In 2016, she spent two years studying Jungian theory of individuation at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. A scholar in residence at the Chicago Public Library, she gives talks worldwide about the people and ideas changing the culture.  She works in Chicago and resides in the Michiana woods near the shores of Lake Michigan.