Your mind gets in the way of success? Call Dr. Drayton Patterson.

Dr. Drayton Patterson, Professional Speaker/Best Selling Author
What caught our eye?
Dr. Drayton Patterson
Psychologist, Professional Speaker, Author



I believe that most people will succeed upon identifying their passion, core values, and learn how to set goals appropriately.

Lesson Learned

Practice can lead to perfect, but also permanent injury. I injured my pitching shoulder by practicing an excessive amount (more than 100 pitches daily for years). It was too much stress on my arm.

Magic Moment


Motivating People

Your mind gets in the way of success? Call Dr. Drayton Patterson.

Dr. Drayton Patterson caught our Scout Team's eye with his incredible journey from being on speed dial with major sporting figures to making a difference in student's lives as a school psychologist. Dr. Patterson is an accomplished speaker, a highly regarded psychologist and a man who has a vision for the world that includes opportunity for all and a clear path to success.

Industry: Psychologist, Professional Speaker, Author

Scouted For: Mental Conditioning/ Self-Esteem/ Enhancement/ Goal Setting

Location: Chicago, Illinois USA



Chicago, Illinois USA


Chicago, Illinois USA


Fiancée, kids and furkids

Work Motto: 

"You can't be if a winner, if you're gonna be a quitter"- A.J. Foyt

Something you're doing now that would surprise your 20 year old self: 

Contributing to two Best Selling books within a 4 1/2 year period and being in demand as a professional speaker. I originally saw myself pitching for the White Sox!

The Quick 411

Dr. Drayton Patterson, Psychology

Maximization of individual & organizational potential

At the very heart of it

Maximization of individual & organizational potential

If the business was a movie

Rebirth (It's a Wonderful Life)

Belief in a few words

"Master of Mental Conditioning" who "helps others create a winning mind-set" so people can realize their goals, dreams, and aspirations, and maximize and actualize their full potential.

5 stand out characteristics

My shoulder injury and 3 1/2 years of rehabilitation therapy taught me the importance of perseverance and preparation
Working in a psychiatric hospital as a therapist allowed me to learn how much I love psychology and helping others
Becoming a School Psychologist showed me the importance of helping students, teachers, and families understand the learning style of students, thus helping students learn in a modality that was most effective for them
Serving as a Professional Baseball Scout and Sport Psychologist for the Texas Rangers gave me a greater insight into analyzing strengths and deficit areas of some of the world's most talented and wealthy individuals....and the fact that they are no different than the person who makes $6.00 per hour
Being asked to co-author a book with Jack Canfield. "The Road To Success, Vol. 1" has allowed me to share my knowledge and my experience in psychology, business, education to help others become "the best that they can be"

Important Partners That Helped Along the Way

Getting More Story Behind the Story

More pivital moments: Founding my Stress Reduction Clinic in Chicago. Being named the first player/manager with a Ph.D. in Psychology in professional baseball as well as being a School Psychology Intern Supervisor and Administrator. Each of these experiences revealed the importance of having proper leadership in place for people in order for their potential to be actualized.


What I do for fun!

Writing, listening to music, discovering new restaurants and cafe's, and watching t.v. (especially travel shows, cooking shows, real-estate shows, and old western movies)

Jeans or Khakis? 

Jogging Suit

Watch or play sports?

Due to my shoulder, knee, and back surgeries from baseball, I just watch these days

Coffee, beer or wine? 

None of the above. I prefer Half & Half-Lemonade & Iced Tea

Feet up on the desk or flat on the floor? 

Flat on the floor 

Vacation close to home or across the world? 

Across the world

Beach or ski resort? 

Beach resort

Plane, train, ship or automobile? 


Your weekend: Plan every moment or wing it? 

Plan the high points then go with the flow

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