Patrick Harbula has been a leader and teacher in the human potential movement, meditation trainer, and life coach for over 20 years He is author of the acclaimed book, The Magic of the Soul: Applying Spiritual Power to Daily Living. Patrick continues to reach hundreds of thousands with his empowering message of living one’s passion through applying life purpose. He appears regularly on radio and TV around the nation and in Canada including Good Morning America, Inside Edition, ABC, NBC, and UPN news to name a few.
Patrick has presented at hundreds of new thought centers around the country and in Canada and is a regular keynote speaker at new thought international conferences.
Patrick is a sought-after presenter on the corporate speaker circuit, and he has also been a sold-out speaker at Whole LIfe, Conscious Living, Body Mind Spirit, and Holistic Living expos dating back into the 1980s.
Patrick is founder of the Living Purpose Institute, an organization that trains coaches to help individuals discover and actualize their life purpose and succeed at their ideal careers. As a life purpose coach Patrick has helped countless individuals and organizations achieve their goals. He inspires his clients to break through blocks to living their dreams, including fears, addictive behavior, and the pervasive belief that one is unworthy of magnificence.
Patrick is also the president of the Spiritual Unity Movement, a nonprofit organization that presents interfaith events for people of all backgrounds to join together in creating a positive force for peace and goodwill in our communities and for our planet.
From 1993 to 2001, Patrick worked as a director for Sage Publications, a world-renowned social science publisher. He achieved phenomenal success for the company by applying spiritual principles to business strategy. He increased the bottom line of the company by millions during his tenure and was known for his ability to empower and motivate the 70 employees under his direction.
In 1986, Patrick founded Meditation magazine, a national consumer publication. He wrote over 50 articles on meditation, spiritual practice, health, and environment for the magazine. He was on the board of trustees for the Los Angeles Intergroup Committee (a nonprofit organization that presents interfaith community events) from 1984 through 1992 and was vice president for three years during his tenure. Patrick has been directly involved in promoting world-wide peace events, such as December 31 World Healing Day, Hands Across America, Harmonic Convergence, Peace 21, Peace Sunday, and Season for Non Violence, as well as numerous other events.
He studied metaphysical philosophy for five years with the late Dr. Earl Barnum and for three years with the late Dr. Vivian King in the theories and practices of psychosynthesis, a transpersonal psychology.
Patrick began his adult career as a renowned tennis pro and specialized in using visualization techniques and other mental technologies to coach players to their peak performance.
The message of his book, The Magic of the Soul: Applying Spiritual Power to Daily Living, is the result of his years of life coaching and teaching psychological and spiritual principles as well as his success at integrating them in corporate achievement and other areas of his life.