Patricia Aburdene

Patricia Aburdene

World-renowned Social forecaster and author Megatrends 2010

Speaker Categories: Futurist | Consumer Trends | Business & Consumer Trends | Leadership | Women Workforce Issues | Women in Business, Finance

Travels From: MA, United States.

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One of the World's Leading Social Forecasters, Co-Author of Megatrends 2000

Patricia Aburdene is a world-renown speaker, author and advocate of corporate transformation. For over twenty-five years, she has been tracking how change impacts business. Through her books, talks and workshops, Patricia Aburdene has helped thousands of organizations and millions of people make the most of social change and transformation.

Best-selling Books

Having won global recognition as co-author of the Megatrends books, Patricia now inspires audiences with a concrete blueprint of how values and consciousness will transform business. Her book, Megatrends 2010: the Rise of Conscious Capitalism launched a business revolution and her latest book, Conscious Money is a blueprint for growing wealth with integrity and making a difference by intergrating human values into personal finance.

Co-author of the New York Times number one bestseller Megatrends 2000, Patricia co-wrote the best-selling Re-inventing the Corporation and Megatrends for Women. She was John Naisbitt’s collaborator on the publishing phenomenon Megatrends which topped bestseller charts in the U.S., Germany and Japan.

"Patricia Aburdene was the perfect speaker for the Cleveland business audience. Her command of practical, conscious business principles and many vivid corporate examples, as well as her warmth and humor, informed and inspired us all. Her message is enriched by her a global perspective on business and how world trends originate, propagate and ultimately infiltrate everyday life. We hope to have her back again soon."
-- Managing Director, Candlewood Partners, Cleveland, OH 

World-renowned Speaker

She has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Clients include the Management Club of Vienna, the Professional Coach and Mentor Association, the Management Institute of New Zealand and the Consciousness in Business conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Prior Experience

Patricia’s career in business journalism began at Forbes magazine in 1978. As a Public Policy Fellow at Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1993 to 1996, she explored emerging leadership models.


Patricia Aburdene holds a BA in philosophy from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a BS in library science from Catholic University and four honorary doctorates. In 1990, she was awarded the Medal of Italy for her interpretation of global trends.

Conscious Capitalism: Profiting from the Next Business Megatrend

Conscious Capitalism is a megatrend and a business model that out-performs traditional capitalism by a wide margin, says a growing body of evidence. In the midst of the economic crisis, we already possess a blueprint for prosperity through sustainable capitalism. Patricia outlines the new model, describing five megatrends (customized by audience needs) that highlight the role investors, consumers, ordinary managers as well visionary CEOs, in transforming business.

Megatrends and Strategic Planning

Beyond the Age of Information: Technology and the New Economy of Consciousness

Women and Leadership

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  • Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity
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  • Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism
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