About G Patrick Griffin

G. Patrick Griffin is the son of George W. and Sarah T. Griffin. The Greenville South Carolina native attended Southside High School where he excelled as a member of both the football and debate teams. Griffin was also voted Senior Class President. That he was successful at both sports and academics can be credited to his father's daily doses of stoic, but sound advice. The wisdom, anecdotes and general words of encouragement helped mold a young Griffin into the father and husband that can now tell the story of his own dad - a simple man recognized by those that knew him - as nothing less than a giant. The senior Griffin insisted that his son pursue education. And with some struggle and stick-to-itiveness, young Patrick did. He thoroughly enjoyed his undergraduate experience at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services Management. He also obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. This pleased his parents and set the stage for future accomplishments. Griffin and his wife Makeisha, live in Charlotte North Carolina where they are raising their children Keyauna and Jalen. A music lover, Patrick plays the piano as he truly believes that music is therapy for the soul. With more than 20 years of experience in various healthcare industry leadership roles, he is also a licensed real estate broker in both North and South Carolina. Aside from that, he is very active in the community through his work with the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte. This commitment to civic duty and excellence is pervasive in everything he does thanks to the examples set by his father. Patrick's life mission - and the main reason for this book - is to champion others. This is done by enabling individuals to grow personally, professionally, emotionally and spiritually. The major tools he uses to reach this outcome are mentorship and inspiration, which helps people reach their full potential. In doing so, Patrick is able to honor his father's legacy and to pass that wisdom on to inspire, motivate and encourage future generations.

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