Patrick Flesner

Helping Leaders Grow

Businesses and (as) Leaders

Leadership & Growth

Coaching and Consulting

If you face problems growing your business or becoming a highly effective leader, you are not alone. 

Patrick has helped many leaders and leadership teams develop their leadership skills, become cohesive and thriving teams, and grow their businesses.

Just book a call with Patrick to discuss how he can help you achieve your biggest goals.

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Leadership Workshops

As an investor, board member, coach, and mentor, Patrick has been giving workshops on how to lead and scale tech businesses successfully.

"How to create immense value in minutes? That's Patrick's playing field. We worked together on several projects and workshops. If you want to scale your business or improve your leadership skills, try to get Patrick's advice."

—Wolfgang Langeder, Senior Expansion Consultant at WeGrow International

 Please reach out if you think that Patrick can help you, too.

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The Leadership House 

Available in book stores across the globe and online book stores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

"In this little book, you will find the tools necessary to enhance your leadership journey. Thanks Patrick for giving us such a gift.”

—Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks International

"Great storytelling alongside with the simultaneous communication of facts. In this book, the essentials of leadership are impressively presented in an unusual and memorable setting." 

—Gisbert Rühl, former CEO of Klöckner & Co SE

With this leadership story, Patrick sweeps away leadership myths and shares a leadership development framework that leaders at all levels and in all kinds of organizations can apply to become highly effective leaders.

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Keynote Speaking

Patrick delivers both virtual presentations and in-person keynotes about leadership and growth topics. He wraps all topics you want him to talk about into exciting real life stories that will get your audience inspired and equipped to reach their biggest goals. 

"Patrick Flesner’s keynote was a hit – full of energy and smooth storyline to follow. His passion for leadership was contagious. His ideas are pushing leadership thinking. If you are looking for someone to give a leadership keynote on your event with passion and actionable leadership insights, then I believe Patrick is your man."

 —Harri Talin, Partner at CIVITTA and Co-Founder of

If you would like Patrick to keynote your event, please schedule a call with Patrick or send an email to speaking(at)

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Online Leadership Courses

Unlocking Your Leadership Potential


   In the online course Unlocking Your Leadership Potential, you will not only learn how to lead effectively. You will also develop your own personalized leadership development plan reflecting what you and your leadership team must do in order to achieve your biggest goals. 

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In 2021, Patrick published FastScaling, a high growth handbook for founders. It has become a No. 1 Amazon bestseller.

"I work with fast scaling companies every day - and this book provides a 360 degree view on all scaling topics, from the foundations for scaling to its acceleration. Founders and startup enthusiasts alike (as well as investors) will value Patrick's firsthand experiences and practical views as an investor himself. 
I've put it on the required reading list of all high-growth ventures and investors from now on. 10 out of 10, thanks Patrick for condensing your learnings in this book."

—Gernot Schwendtner, CEO and Co-Founder of WeGrow International

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Board Advisory

As a board member, Patrick brings his growth and leadership related expertise, knowledge, and experience to the boardroom.

"I am working with Patrick on the supervisory board of orderbird AG, Berlin. Patrick is a very active colleague, who is interested in all aspects of the company and shows a high level of commitment. His expertise in finance and investment matters impresses with a very good view of the operative business. He brings in all his expertise, speeding up processes and sharpening results orientation. His agility, passion, energy and commitment are valuable qualities in the team. It gives me great pleasure to work together with Patrick on common goals."

—Oliver Kaltner, former CEO Leica AG

Please schedule a call with Patrick if you think he could add value to your board.

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In his blog, Patrick shares unique content around leadership and growth, including the articles he writes as a contributor for the Inc. Magazine.

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About Patrick

Patrick has been working in PE/VC and M&A for two decades. He was a partner at business law firms focusing on PE/VC and M&A transactions and a partner at LeadX Capital Partners where he created one of Europe's biggest portfolios of companies active in digital commerce. At LeadX, he has invested in high growth businesses across Europe and helped them get from initial traction to sustainable high growth. Patrick is passionate about helping leadership teams lead and scale their businesses and has exited his investments successfully.


Throughout the years, Patrick has been translating his leadership and growth learnings into frameworks that he has been passing on in articles for the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Inc. Magazine, and I by IMD as well as leadership and growth workshops for startup leadership teams.

In 2021, Patrick published his high growth handbook and No. 1 Amazon bestseller FastScaling: The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses.

In April 2023, the international publishing house Wiley published his new leadership book The Leadership House.  

Patrick received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cologne and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD Business School.

With his wife and children, he lives in Cologne, Germany.

Leadership & Growth Newsletter

Sign up to Patrick's irregular newsletter about leadership and growth-related topics. Patrick will be sharing with you what has inspired him and articles on leadership and growth.

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