Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, consultant, successful entrepreneur, and experienced speaker. With 24 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry. Over 3 million of his self-help books and products have sold worldwide. He received his doctorate degree from Louisiana Baptist University in Psychology of Christian Counseling in 1992.
He is the creator of ZenFrames™, which use his creative visualization & relaxation (CVR) sessions in combination with light & sound technology to help people overcome stress, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, and more. Additionally, he offers personal improvement providers a turnkey system for helping their clients achieve these same goals.
Previously, he founded Positive Changes, the world’s largest franchise network of lifestyle improvement centers. Dr. Porter’s successes were featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, People, Entrepreneur, and INC, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS, and the Discovery Channel. Dr. Porter’s entertaining speeches and seminars deliver the real life, nuts ‘n bolts concepts he used to take his business venture to a multi-million dollar international enterprise.
He has just released his fourth book titled, Thrive In Overdrive, How to Navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle. He is the author of the bestselling book, Awaken the Genius, Mind Technology for the 21st Century, which was awarded “Best How-To Book of 1994” by the North American Book Dealers Exchange. Awaken the Genius is translated into four languages and more than 140,000 copies have sold globally. He is also author of Discover the Language of the Mind, and Six Secrets of G.E.N.I.U.S.
For ten consecutive years, Dr. Porter hosted his own radio show on WNIS in Norfolk, Virginia. While in Phoenix, Arizona, he was host of his own television show. As an independent consultant, he wrote Hidden Solutions and Awaken the Genius programs for the State of Arizona. He also created Mind Over Cancer, a creative visualization and relaxation program used in oncology facilities to assist patients receiving cancer treatment to better manage stress and side effects.
Dr. Porter has produced an arsenal of nearly 400 audio-recorded motivational programs and creative visualization processes, and has sold more 2 million books and recordings worldwide.
He has devoted his professional career to developing successful methods that empower people. He has personally instructed more than 35,000 people in personal advancement.