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Speaking Engagements

Patrick Steenberge, will deliver! His entertaining and inspiring story will motivate your audience beyond expectation.

‘Tupande Kileleni – Let’s Climb to the Summit Together’ is more than a shared experience; it is a life-changing moment for all who participate.

Patrick’s powerful message and presentation is based on his personal journey, producing the first-ever American Football Game in Africa, as he has detailed in his book Create your Team, Develop their Dream. Patrick brings the passion and enthusiasm that enabled his successful execution of this historic event, to each presentation.

English or Spanish?  You choose…

As a longtime American Football Coaches Association member, and having learned Spanish in Guatemala four decades ago, Patrick currently represents the AFCA to Hispanic Amway leadership groups at their regional and national meetings and conventions.  His message of leadership, commitment and teamwork, delivered in Spanish with his typical passion for travel and goal-setting resonates ideally with the groups.  His recently re-published book, Tupande Kileleni, and account of the 2011 Global Kilimanjaro Bowl, is now available in both Spanish and English through
Amway is the official sponsor of the AFCA National Championship trophy, and as partners the two groups’ leaders interact in numerous ways.  While Patrick focuses on the Hispanic Amway groups, other notable coaches like Gary Darnell, Gene Chizek, Terry Donohue and Les Miles address Amway anglo groups.


A native of Erie, PA, Patrick reached the pinnacle of amateur athletic and academic accomplishment, playing quarterback for at the University of Notre Dame and under coach Ara Parseghian, while earning his marketing degree.

PS B&W NDIn 1996, Patrick founded Global Football with the vision of creating and producing amateur sporting events worldwide. Some 28 countries, 6 continents and 20 years later, Global Football is the world’s largest exporter of live American Football events, providing coaches, and student athletes the opportunity to open their eyes to the world as well as compete and showcase their talents internationally. One profound component of his tours is the community service element each team participates in while in the host country.

The inspiring message of ‘Tupande Kileleni – Let’s Climb to the Summit Together,’ will resonate with your group on every level. Patrick provides a charismatic delivery of the trials and tribulations, of producing an event of this magnitude, in a country that had never experienced an American Football game.

Uniting top College programs from the U.S. and Mexico, and assembling a Global team of professionals and volunteers, all committed to this extraordinary goal, is the heart of Patrick’s memorable presentation. Your event participants will leave with a renewed sense of strength and dedication to their goals and dreams, ready to apply the successful methods that Patrick introduces.

Book Patrick for a speaking engagement by calling 817-219-7274 or emailing